Matthew Reynolds, member of the ICLA Committee on Literary Theory, has co-edited, with Nicola Gardini, Adriana X. Jacobs, Ben Morgan, and Mohamed-Salah Omri, Minding Borders: Resilient Divisions in Literature, the Body and the Academy. Published in “Transcript,” a Legenda book series edited by Reynolds, the volume, far from celebrating the crossing of borders, or dreaming of their abolition, traces their troubling and yet generative resilience; the contributors range comparatively across geography, politics, cultural circulation, creativity, and the structuration of academic disciplines, hoping that the analysis of borders in one domain may illuminate their workings in another.
Vladimir Biti, Honorary President of the ICLA Committee on Literary Theory, has edited Claiming the Dispossession: The Politics of Hi/storytelling in Post-imperial Europe. Published by Brill, the book features contributions by former Committe member Marko Juvan as well as Davor Beganović, Zrinka Božić-Blanuša, Bernarda Katušić, Nataša Kovačević, Petr Kučera, Aleksandar Mijatović, Guido Snel, and Stijn Vervaet.
Monika Schmitz-Emans, former member of the ICLA Research Committee on Literary Theory, has co-edited, with Stephanie Heimgartner, Komparatistische Perspektiven auf Dantes ‘Divina Commedia’ (Comparative Perspectives on Dante’s Divine Comedy) and, with Petra Gehring and Kurt Röttgers, Ketten (Chains). The former edited volume was published by de Gruyter, and the latter by Die blaue Eule.
Sowon S Park, Honorary President of the ICLA Committee on Literary Theory, has co-edited, with Ben Morgan and Ellen Spolsky, Situated Cognition and the Study of Culture, a special issue of Poetics Today.
Raphaël Baroni, member of the ICLA Committee on Literary Theory, has written Les rouages de l’intrigue : les outils de la narratologie postclassique pour l’analyse des textes littéraires (The Wheels of Intrigue: Tools of Postclassical Narratology for the Analysis of Literary Texts). The book was published by Éditions Slatkine and comes with a preface by Jean-Louis Dufays.
Recently, Baroni has also co-edited, with Samuel Estier, a collective volume on the “voices” of Michel Houellebecq: Les “voix” de Michel Houellebecq (Université de Lausanne; Fabula).
Robert Stockhammer, Honorary President of the ICLA Committee on Literary Theory, has written 1967: Pop, Grammatologie und Politik. Published by Wilhelm Fink, the book marks the fiftieth anniversary of major events in literature, philosophy, popular culture, and politics that so far have been undeservingly overshadowed by May ’68.
The DFG research training program “Globalization and Literature,” co-chaired by the Committee’s honorary president Robert Stockhammer at the University of Munich, has published a call for applications for six doctoral positions. The deadline is 31 October 2017.