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Harold Bloom and William Shakespeare

The ‘Saints of Repetition’ and the Towers of Babel

Taoufiq Sakhkhane

originality. It is therefore critically important to bear in mind the fact that part of Bloom's project, more especially The Western Canon and its sequel Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human is an exercise in elaborating how that tradition works and how

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A Transtextual Hermeneutic Journey

Horst Rosenthal's Mickey au camp de Gurs (1942)

Yaakova Sacerdoti


Gérard Genette's transtextuality theory serves as the basis for a hermeneutic inquiry into Horst Rosenthal's Mickey au camp de Gurs. Multiple levels of meaning emerge from transtextual links to other literary genres and works of Western culture, from Disney's early animations to fairy tales and satire, concluding with Dante's Inferno. This article analyses Rosenthal's transtextual discourse and shows how his use of the comic genre to depict the horrors of the Gurs internment camp involves readers in what happened there and produces a text that speaks to all. Using Mickey Mouse, the international cartoon hero, alongside referencing the Inferno, a cornerstone of the Western canon, turns Rosenthal's experience into a universal one and permits author and reader to focus on the emotional level that transcends all rationality.

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Rasmus Karlsson and Kalle Eriksson

to the political theory canon. In brief, Zerilli argues that feminists – while typically deeming the Western canon to be ‘more or less bankrupt for the development of feminist political theory’ (seeing as the canonical texts almost exclusively

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Reimagining Frankenstein

Otherness, Responsibility, and Visions of Future Technologies in Ahmed Saadawi's Frankenstein in Baghdad and Jeanette Winterson's Frankissstein

Amal Al Shamsi

, Saadawi's novel, originally written in Arabic, recognizes its marginality as an Arab-centric story and could be seen as embodying Shelley's story as way to insert itself into the Western canon of classics: a status that other Arab works have been denied

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Dis-orienting Western Knowledge

Coloniality, Curriculum and Crisis

Zeus Leonardo

the curriculum does not stop at displacing the western canon. Replacing Marx (tepid on nationalism) with Malcolm X (strong on nationalism) as canonical figures on the left stops short of considering the limitations of alternative politics like

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Predator or Prey Who Do You Think You Are?

The Dystopian Interpretation/Adaptation of Titus Andronicus in the animation PSYCHO-PASS

Kyoko Matsuyama

authority of Shakespeare's play very clearly, and the combination of flamboyance and canon strengthened the power and dominance of the Western canon within Japanese society. Notes 1 Julie Sanders, Adaptation and Appropriation , 2nd ed. (Routledge

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An Otaku with Chinese Characteristics?

Localizing Japanese ACG Currents in Lu Yang's The Beast

Fred Shan

academic critique of the Western canon, all the while straddling the institutional fine art and haute couture markets. Similarly, Lu's appropriation of otaku fandom inadvertently risks exacerbating its normalization and subsequent commodification within the

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The Social Life of Fighting Words

The Case of Political Correctness

Ronald S. Stade

multiculturalists” who were said to substitute inferior cultural expressions for the established canon. In the 2010s, fascists 10 like Trump and Duterte are not concerned with the Western canon and intellectual achievements more generally. The battlefield for their

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Bernadette Andrea

elsewhere in “the Muslim world” did ( Euben 2006: 90–133 ). 1 Instead, they confronted and altered the western canon of literature, history, and art through their intellectual productions and demographic presence. By “striking back” through their writing

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Organic Vehicles and Passengers

The Tsetse Fly as Transient Analytical Workspace

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

despiritualized and needs a perspective outside the Western canon. As I will show from one specific thought collective shared across much of Africa, an animal, big or tiny, never walks alone or without reason; it is always spiritual(ized) matter and therefore not