Category Archives: European Lit

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Transnational Conceptions of Russian-Language Literature

A review of Russophonia: Towards a Transnational Conception of Russian-Language Literature, by Naomi Caffee. Naomi Caffee’s 2013 dissertation offers a long-demanded, yet scarcely attempted reappraisal…

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Guo Moruo and the Chinese Revolution

A review of The Phenomenology of “Zeitgeist”: Guo Moruo and the Chinese Revolution, by Pu Wang. When I began studying Chinese, a young learner but…

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Museum Culture in the Victorian Novel

A review of On View: Museum Culture in the Victorian Novel, by Christa M. Tiernan. The relationship between museums, material culture and literature is a…

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Futuristic Writings in 19th-Century France

A Review of The Future Looks Backward: Projection and the Historical Imagination in 19th-Century France, by Thomas Chapman Wing. A sense of the future is…

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Urban Space in Postwar Madrid

A review of Zones of Influence: The Production of Madrid in Early Franco Spain, by Adam Winkel. In Zones of Influence: The Production of Madrid…