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Articles from Vol. 43, No. 3, July

"A Liberal Susceptibility to the Pains of Others": Zadie Smith's on Beauty, Haiti, and the Limits of a Forsterian Intervention
Abstract: This article explores the literary and ideological connections between Zadie Smith's On Beauty (2005) and E.M. Forster's Howards End (1910); it argues that On Beauty's transformation of Leonard Bast into Carl Thomas, a black American rapper,...
Bennett Yu-Hsiang Fu. Transgressive Transcripts: Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Chinese Canadian Women's Writing
Bennett Yu-Hsiang Fu. Transgressive Transcripts: Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Chinese Canadian Women's Writing. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012. Pp. x, 178. US$54. Bennett Fu's Transgressive Transcripts studies the ways four Chinese Canadian women...
"Double Vision": Visual Practice and the Politics of Representation in Edward W. Said and Jean Mohr's after the Last Sky
Abstract: "Double vision," a figure Edward W. Said invokes in the introduction to the photo-essay After the Last Sky, is a fitting name for the critical visual practice that the text engenders. A joint effort of Said and photographer Jean Mohr, After...
Editors' Notes
In its Winter 2012 issue, New Literary History published articles by Dipesh Chakrabarty and Robert Young addressing "The State of Postcolonial Studies." The following issue of the journal carried responses from critics including Simon During and Benita...
Intertextuality in Contemporary African Literature: Looking Inward
Ode Ogede. Intertextuality in Contemporary African Literature: Looking Inward. Lanham: Lexington-Rowman, 2011. Pp. xvii, 227. US$65.00. Ode Ogede's Intertextuality in Contemporary African Literature: Looking Inward has recuperated the term intertextuality...
Most Colonial, Postcolonial, Post-Postcolonial?: Irish Skulls and (K)iwi Bones
Abstract: This essay takes a comparative approach to the continuum between 1990s debate regarding the representation Of the Irish story in postcolonial terms and questions of contemporary Irish self-fashioning. Keri Hulme's the bone people (1984) is...
The Global Remapping of American Literature. Princeton
Paul Giles. The Global Remapping of American Literature. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2010. Pp. 340. US$45.00. Paul Giles' The Global Remapping of American Literature is an ambitious book that may well be indispensable for scholars interested in the...
"Things of Stylized Beauty": The Novels of Sudhin N. Ghose and the Fragments of an Indian Tradition
Abstract: Sudhin N. Ghose's tetralogy of novels, published between the late 1940s and 1950s, was once hailed by reviewers as among the best representations of Indian English literature. Now, however, Chose and his novels have been almost completely...