Literatures of the World and the Future of Comparative Literature

Proceedings of the 22nd Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association

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The 2019 congress of the International Comparative Literature Association attracted many hundreds of scholars from all around the world to Macau. This volume contains a modest selection of papers to discuss the four hottest fields of the discipline: the future of comparison, the position of national and diaspora literature in the context of globalization, the importance of translation, and the concepts of world literature. The contributions cover huge geographical and cultural areas, but pay special attention to the connections between Western (both American and European) and Asian (especially Indian and East-Asian) literatures. The literatures of the world might be different but they are also connected.

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Péter Hajdu studies Classical Philology and Hungarian at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. He obtained his degree in Classical Philology in 1998, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is currently professor at Shenzhen University.

Xiaohong Zhang studied English and American literature, applied linguistics and Chinese literature in Hunan Normal University, Hunan University and Leiden University. Now vice president of Shenzhen University, China. On the Executive Council of both International Comparative Association and Chinese Comparative Literature Association.
Preface

Part 1 Comparative Literature



1 Introduction
Ning Wang

2 Aphorism in Modern Japanese Literature: Elements for a Brief History of the Reception of a Foreign Literary Genre
Marie-Noëlle Beauvieux

3 Female Narrative as a Strategy in Kingston’s and Amy Tan’s Fiction
Aimin Cheng

4 Between Waves and Trees: Digital Humanities and Comparative Reading of Texts
Bernard Franco

5 Two Faces of A.K. Hasheem in Colombo: Intelligent Tourist Agents Navigating the Waves of Anglo-Japanese Relations
Yorimitsu Hashimoto

6 Performance as Act: A New Trend in Intercultural Theatre Studies
Chengzhou He

7 Germinal and Minas De San Francisco: Journey(s) of “Disquiet” to the Center of the Earth and the Human in Émile Zola and Fernando Namora
Odete Jubilado

8 The Drama Thunderstorm by Cao Yu and Its Presentation in South Korea
Linjie Niu and Lyu Xin

Part 2 National Literatures and Diaspora Literature



9 Introduction
Anfeng Sheng

10 The Progressive Movement and Some Aspects of the Debate over Bangla Poetry
Kunal Chattopadhyay

11 A Study on Novels Dealing with Japanese-Korean Romances or Marriages during the Late Japanese Colonial Period
Huiying Liu

12 The Role of Poetry and Voice of the Oppressed: Bengali and Telugu
Prabuddha Ghosh

13 Spatial Narrative in Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Xiaoye Dong

14 Experience-Oriented Reading of Literature versus Literary Criticism
Anders Pettersson

15 Queering the Brazilian White Patriarchal Home: An Improbable Room/ a Deauthorized Voice
Rita Terezinha Schmidt

16 Culinary Representations of Vitality and Heroism in Mo Yan’s Red Sorghum
Mingwen Xiao

17 Embodying the Chimera: Cultural Identity and Gazing in Amy Tan’s the Hundred Secret Senses
Chunfang Yi

Part 3 Translation Studies



18 Introduction
Yifeng Sun

19 Translating the Untranslatable: Foreign Otherness and Cross-Cultural Readability
A Case Study of Wang Rongpei’s Translation of The Peony Pavilion
Kexin Du

20 “Nature” in Wordsworth’s Poems Translated in Late Nineteenth-Century Japan
Ching-Wen Wu

21 The Influence of Translated Poetry on the Occurrence of Modernity in Modern Chinese Poetry
Hui Xiong

Part 4 World Literature



22 Introduction
Lucia Boldrini

23 Literature: A World History—the View from Europe
Theo D’haen

24 Responsiveness to Comparison
Fatima Festić

25 Hungarian Literature as World Literature
Péter Hajdu

26 “Cosmopolitics”: Derrida on Cosmopolitanism and Sovereignty
Nick Mansfield

27 A Triple Configuration: Comparative Literature, World Literature, and Single-Language Literature
Harish Trivedi

28 China and World Literature Studies: Re-Orient?
Theo D’haen

Index
Scholars and students of comparative literature and world literature studies.
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