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Eric Dodson-Robinson

in response to trauma and the collapse of social order. The mirror stage and the imaginary order it establishes are fraught with antagonistic, rending impulses and emotions. The discrepancy between ideal image and fragmentary, traumatic experience stimulates not only tension between the two, but also

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Eric Dodson-Robinson

dramatizes that what is at stake in acceding to the impetus of another’s emotions is one’s very self. Finally, I outline how the early biographers and historians portray Nero, whom Seneca served as tutor and advisor, as an Atreus-like figure. This Nero models his own crimes on those of the past, which he

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Eric Dodson-Robinson

when she begs Titus to spare her son. She appeals to emotion in her tears of “passion for her son” (1.1.106); she compares Titus’s love for his own sons to her love for Alarbus (1.1.107–08), evoking the most basic hereditary ties; she appeals to his respect for Alarbus’s virtue as a soldier in his

Transcultural Lyricism

Translation, Intertextuality, and the Rise of Emotion in Modern Chinese Love Fiction, 1899–1925

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Jane Qian Liu

In Transcultural Lyricism: Translation, Intertextuality, and the Rise of Emotion in Modern Chinese Love Fiction, 1899–1925, Jane Qian Liu examines the profound transformation of emotional expression in Chinese fiction between the years 1899 and 1925. While modern Chinese literature is known to have absorbed narrative modes of Western literatures, it also learned radically new ways to convey emotions.

Drawn from an interdisciplinary mixture of literary, cultural and translation studies, Jane Qian Liu brings fresh insights into the study of intercultural literary interpretation and influence. She convincingly proves that Chinese writer-translators in early twentieth century were able to find new channels and modes to express emotional content through new combinations of traditional Chinese and Western techniques.