Comparative Criticism is an annual journal of comparative literature and cultural studies that has gained an international reputation since its inception in 1979. It contains major articles on literary theory and criticism; on a wide range of comparative topics; and on interdisciplinary debates. It includes translations of literary, scholarly and critical works; substantial reviews of important books in the field; and bibliographies on specialist themes for the year, on individual writers, and on comparative literary studies in Britain and Ireland. This volume was first published in 1981.
List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Editor's note: rhetoric, 'orientalism', and comparative method; Part I. Rhetoric and History: 1. The discourse of history Roland Barthes, translated with an introduction by Stephen Bann; 2. The historian as taxidermist: Ranke, Barante, Waterton Stephen Bann; 3. Literature and ideology J. P. Stern, translated by Sheila Stern; 4. Langland's ymaginatif and late-medieval theories of imagination Alastair J. Minnis; 5. Rhetorical and anti-rhetorical tropes: on writing the history of elocutio Brian Vickers; 6. The epic of ideas: Lucan's De bello civili and Paradise Lost Charles Martindale; 7. Foundations of oriental and comparative studies: the correspondence of Sir William Jones Garland Cannon; 8. Letters of Sir William Jones and his correspondents: letters to Richard Johnson, Sir John Macpherson, Thomas Maurice, the Starcks, and from Whang Atong, James Burnett, Eliphalet Pearson, and Sir George Yonge; Part II. Translations: 9. 'Pentecost' and other poems Alessandro Manzoni, translated by Kenelm Foster; 10. Manzoni's poetry and the witnessing of events Michael Caesar; 11. Allegories of trivialization: Strindberg's view of history Goran Printz-Pahlson; 12. The mysticism of world history August Strindberg, translated by Michael Robinson; Part III. Essay Reviews: 13. The rhetoric of history and the history of rhetoric: on Hayden White's tropes Arnaldo Momigliano; 14. New rhetorics for old Peter France; 15. Translating for humanists: Erasmus and Rabelais Terrence Cave; 16. Halliday's linguistic model for criticism Roger Fowler; 17. On Hugh MacDiarmid's Complete Poems 1920-1976 Edwin Morgan; Books received; Bibliography of rhetoric studies, 1970-80; Bibliography of comparative literature in Britain, 1978.
Series: Comparative Criticism : Book 3
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 29th October 1981
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.69