Publications 2020

Here is a selection of studies published by current and former members of the ICLA Research Committee on Literary Theory in 2020:

Raphaël Baroni (co-ed. w. Claus Gunti), Introduction à l’étude des cultures numériques (Paris: Armand Colin);

Vladimir Biti, “Post-imperial Europe: Integration through Disintegration,” European Review 28.1: 62–75;

Luiz Costa Lima, “‘Blanco’: A Version of Mallarmé’s Heritage,” in Transpoetic Exchange, ed. Marília Librandi, Jamille Pinheiro Dias, and Tom Winterbottom (Lewisburg: Bucknell UP), 62–72;

Divya Dwivedi (ed.), L’Inde : colossale et capitale (= Critique 872–73);

Angela Esterhammer, Print and Performance in the 1820s: Improvisation, Speculation, Identity (Cambridge: Cambridge UP);

Alexandre Gefen (co- ed. w. Sandra Laugier), Le pouvoir des liens faibles (Paris: CNRS Éditions);

Jernej Habjan, Ordinary Literature Philosophy (London: Bloomsbury);

Péter Hajdu, “East-Central Europe in Comparative Literature Studies: Introduction,” Neohelicon 47.2: 595–601;

Marko Juvan, “Literature, Theory and Politics of the Long ’68: The Last Season of Modernism and Peripherality,” European Review,;

Woosung Kang, “Bartleby and the Abyss of Potentiality,” Concentric 46.2: 37–61;

Ulrike Kistner (co-ed. w. Philippe Van Haute), Violence, Slavery and Freedom between Hegel and Fanon (Johannesburg: Wits UP);

Svend Erik Larsen (ed.), Mind the Gap: Bridging Secondary and Higher Education (= European Review 28.S1);

Françoise Lavocat, “Dido Meets Aeneas: Anachronism, Alternative History, Counterfactual Thinking and the Idea of Fiction,” Journal of Literary Theory 14.2: 194–214;

Joep Leerssen, “Cultural Mobility and Political Mobilization: Transnational Dynamics, National Action,” in The First World War and the Nationality Question in Europe, ed. Xosé M. Núñez Seixas (Leiden: Brill), 17–36;

Reingard Nethersole, “Language in Limbo: Being Suspended between Consolation and Control,” Philosophy and Rhetoric 53.3: 306–11;

Matthew Reynolds (ed.), Prismatic Translation (Cambridge: Legenda);

Silvina Rodrigues Lopes, “Of Literature as a Composition of the Disparate and its Political Implications,” Portuguese Studies 36.2: 132–46;

Ruth Ronen, “Possible Worlds,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature,;

Monika Schmitz-Emans, Zeitungstheater. Über Bühnen und Akteure von Humorblättern und Comicbeilagen um 1900 (Hannover: Wehrhahn Verlag);

Robert Stockhammer (co- ed. w. Thomas Erthel), Welt-Komposita (Paderborn: Fink Verlag);

Galin Tihanov, “Revisiting Lukács’ Theory of Realism,” Thesis Eleven 159.1: 57–63;

Dominique Vaugeois, “Se situer pour s’instituer. Le sujet et son territoire dans les écrits sur l’art de Maryline Desbiolles,” in Territoires de la non-fiction, ed. Alexandre Gefen (Leiden: Brill), 353–68;

Darío Villanueva, “Posverdad y distopía,” Revista de Estudos Literários 10: 673-95;

Stefan Willer, “‘Sey geduldig, du bist schuldig’. Poetische Schuldtransfers bei Clemens Brentano,” KulturPoetik 20.1: 59–77;

Robert J. C. Young, Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction. Second Edition (Oxford: Oxford UP);

John Zilcosky, “Freud träumt von Rider Haggard,” in Abenteuer in der Moderne, 91–104.

Gefen & Laugier (ed.): Le Pouvoir des liens faibles

Alexandre Gefen, member of the ICLA theory committee, has co-edited, with Sandra Laugier, the book Le Pouvoir des liens faibles (The Power of Weak Ties). Published by CNRS Éditions, the volume reconsiders Mark Granovetter’s concept of weak ties to address intersubjective relations in the era of new social media, new urban spaces, a new environmentalism, and a new notion of the commons. The contributions are organized into four parts: “The Knowledge of Weak Ties,” “The Politics of Weak Ties,” “Forms of Attachment,” and “Weak Ties and Intimacy.”