Dr Sarah Hudspith
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
Primary Reading (in order of study)
Yakhina, Guzel, Zuleikha, trans. Lisa Hayden, London: Oneworld, 2019.
Cueto, Alonso, The Blue Hour, trans. Frank Wynne, London: Windmill, 2013.
Tawada, Yoko, Memoirs of a Polar Bear, trans. Susan Bernofsky, London: Portobello Books, 2017.
Ferrante, Elena, The Story of the Lost Child ISBN: 9781609452865 (softcover); 1609452860 (softcover), trans. Ann Goldstein, London: Europa Editions, 2015.
Dib, Mohammed, 'The Savage Night', in The Savage Night, trans. C. Dickson, Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2001, pp. 47-72.
Zeh, Juli, The Method ISBN: 9780099551768 (pbk.) : 9; 0099551764 (pbk.) : 9, trans. Sally-Ann Spencer, London: Vintage, 2012.
Required secondary reading
Parks, Tim. ‘The Dull New Global Novel’, The New York Review of Books, 9 February 2010, https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2010/02/09/the-dull-new-global-novel/
Roy, Nilanjana, ‘Zuleikha by Guzel Yakhina – freedom in exile’, The Financial Times, 31 May 2019 https://www.ft.com/content/4e8eac74-7d4e-11e9-8b5c-33d0560f039c
Prose, Francine, ‘Exiled to Siberia: A first novel revisits Stalin’s Great Purge’, The New York Times, 1 March 2019, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/01/books/review/guzel-yakhina-zuleikha.html
Galaydov, Daniil, ‘Zuleikha opens her eyes to dark spots of Russian history’, The Moscow Times, 22 May 2020 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/22/zuleikha-opens-her-eyes-to-dark-spots-of-russian-history-a70351
Amos, Howard, ‘ “Learn to live with it, even forgive”: Russia’s best-sellling author Guzel Yakhina on the traumas of Soviet history’, The Calvert Journal, 4 March 2019 https://www.calvertjournal.com/articles/show/11030/learn-to-live-with-it-even-forgive-russias-literary-sensation-guzel-yakhina-stalinism-soviet-history
Costa-Kostritsky, Valeria and Shcherbina, Vera, ‘There’s a Problem with Zuleikha’, Tribune, 6 June 2020 https://tribunemag.co.uk/2020/06/theres-a-problem-with-zuleikha
Maguire, Muireann, ‘Climbing the mountain and crossing the wall: politically sensitive post-Soviet women’s literature in translation’, Translating Women – Activism in Action, ed. by Olga Castro and Helen Vassallo, Institute of Translation and Interpreting, 2020 https://www.iti.org.uk/resource/translating-women-iti-research-e-book-published.html (Click 'login' to create a FREE account and download the e-book).
Chauca, Edward, 'Mental illness in Peruvian narratives of violence after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission', Latin American Research Review Vol. 51, No. 2 (2016), pp. 67-85. (Read pp. 67-70 for contextual background, and pp. 76-80 re: The Blue Hour).
Lambright, Anne, 'Chapter 1: Sustaining Dominant Narratives', in Andean Truths: Transitional Justice, Ethnicity and Cultural Production in Post-Shining-Path Peru, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2015.
Dickson, Kent 'Trauma and trauma discourse: Peruvian fiction after the CVR', Chasqui, Vol. 42, No. 1 (Mayo 2013), pp. 64-76.
Kafka, Franz, ‘A Report to an Academy’, in Franz Kafka: The Complete Stories (any edition)
Sturm-Trigonakis, Elke ‘Contemporary German-Based Hybrid Texts as New World Literature’ in German Literature as World Literature, ed. Thomas Beebee, New York: Bloomsbury, 2014, pp. 177-195
Sobelle, Stefanie, ‘Susan Bernofsky Walks the Tightrope: An Interview About Translating Yoko Tawada’s “Memoirs of a Polar Bear”, Los Angeles Review of Books, 9 November 2016
Herrmann, Elisabeth, ‘How Does Transnationalism Redefine Contemporary Literature?’, in Transnationalism in Contemporary German-Language Literature, eds. Elisabeth Hermann, Carrie Smith-Prei and Stuart Taberner, Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2015, pp. 19-42
Fischer, Molly, 'Elena Ferrante and the force of female friendship', The New Yorker. ISSN: 0028-792X, 4 September 2014, https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/elena-ferrante-liking-like
Wood, James, 'Women on the Verge. The fiction of Elena Ferrante', The New Yorker, 21 January 2013, http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/01/21/women-on-the-verge
Mah, Ann, 'Elena Ferrante’s Naples, Then and Now', The New York Times, 14 January 2016, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/17/travel/elena-ferrante-naples.html?_r=0
Ferrante, Elena, 'Our Fetid City', The New York Times, 15 January 2008, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/15/opinion/15ferrante.html?_r=1
Cavanaugh, Jillian R. 'Indexicalities of Language in Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels: Dialect and Italian as Markers of Social Value and Difference', in The works of Elena Ferrante : reconfiguring the margins , ed by Grace Russo Bullaro e Stephanie Love (New York: Palgrave Mcmillan, 2016)
'Language versus dialect, or why we're obsessed with Elena Ferrante', The World in Words, Public Radio International (PRI), Boston USA, 7 April 2017: https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-04-07/elena-ferrante-language-versus-dialect.
'Ties that bind. A four-volume feminist novel from Naples has become an unlikely global hit', The economist. , 27 August 2015, http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21662488-four-volume-feminist-novel-naples-has-become-unlikely-global-hit-ties-bind
Simpson, Mona, 'Elena Ferrante Writes Fiction That Feels Autobiographical. But Who Is She?', New republic. 10 October 2014, http://www.newrepublic.com/article/119727/elena-ferrantes-those-who-leave-and-those-who-stay-reviewed
Wehling-Giorgi, Katrin, 'Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels: Writing Liminality', Allegoria. , 73 (2016), pp.204-210. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (afp 28/10/2020)
Lowry, Elizabeth, 'Friends and Other Enemies', Wall Street Journal, 21 November 2015 https://www.wsj.com/articles/friends-and-other-enemies-1448054911
Maerhofer, John W. ‘Algeria “Revisited”: Imperialism, Resistance, and the Dialectic of Violence in Mohammed Dib's “The Savage Night”, College Literature 37(1) (December 2010): 204-221
Enyida, David, ‘Rhythm of Violence in Mohammed Dib's Short Stories’, scribd.com 2019, https://www.scribd.com/document/414069636/Rhythm-of-Violence-in-Mohammed-Dib-s-Short-Stories
Fanon, Frantz, ‘Concerning Violence’, in The Wretched of The Earth, trans. Richard Philcox, New York: Grove Press, 2004: 27-47.
Smith-Prei, Carrie, ‘Relevant Utopian Realism: The Critical Corporeality of Juli Zeh's Corpus Delicti’, Seminar : a journal of Germanic studies. ISSN: 0037-1939; 1911-026X 48.1 (February 2012), pp.107-123
Koellner, Sarah, Data, Love, and Bodies: The Value of Privacy in Juli Zeh’s Corpus Delicti, Seminar : a journal of Germanic studies, 52.4 (November 2016), pp. 407-425
McCalmont, Virginia and Maierhofer, Waltraud, 'Juli Zeh's "Corpus Delicti" (2009): Health Care, Terrorists, and the Return of the Political Message', Monatshefte. ISSN: 0026-9271, 104.3 (Fall 2012), pp. 375-392
Further recommended reading
General scholarship on world/global/comparative literature
Beecroft, Alexander, An Ecology of World Literature, London: Verso, 2015.
Hutchinson, Ben, Comparative Literature: a Very Short Introduction, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.
Walkowitz, Rebecca, Born Translated: The Contemporary Novel in an Age of World Literature, New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.
Warwick Research Collective (WReC), Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2015.
‘World Lite: What is Global Literature?’, n+1, Issue 17, 2013: https://nplusonemag.com/issue-17/the-intellectual-situation/world-lite/
Conquest, Robert, The Great Terror: A Reassessment, London: Pimlico, 2008. (For historical background)
Dobrenko, Evgeny and Lipovetsky, Mark, eds, Russian literature since 1991 , Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015 (For general background on contemporary Russian literature)
Kaznelson, Michael, 'Remembering the Soviet State: Kulak children and dekulakisation', Europe-Asia Studies vol. 59, no. 7 (Nov 2007), pp. 1163-1177. (Focuses on the experience of children, but is useful in giving context about dekulakisation and about the process of remembering and relating the experience).
Espinosa, Agustin; Paez, Dario; Velazquez, Tesania; Cueto, Rosa Maria; Seminario, Evelyn; Sandoval, Salvador; Reategui, Felix; Jave, Iris, 'Between remembering and forgetting the years of political violence: psychosocial impact of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Peru, Political Psychology vol. 38 no. 5 (2017), pp. 849-866
Shang Ndi, Gilbert, 'Righting the aftermath: on the ethics of recognition in the postwar novels of Alonso Cueto and Julien Kilanga Musinde', Comparative Literature Studies vol. 57, no. 1 (2020), pp. 95-125
'Mario Vargas Llosa in conversation with Alonso Cueto: Celebrating Don Quixote', Review (Americas Society) vol. 50, no. 1 (2017), pp. 42-48
Rivera, Fernando, 'Writing the sexual-cultural encounter in the Andes: La hora azul by Alonso Cueto', Bulletin of Hispanic Studies vol. 90, no. 7 (2013), pp. 853-866.
Beebee, Thomas ed. German Literature as World Literature, New York: Bloomsbury, 2014
Herrmann, Elisabeth, Carrie-Smith Prei, and Stuart Taberner, eds. Transnationalism in Contemporary German-Language Literature, Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2015
Taberner, Stuart, Transnationalism and German-Language Literature in the Twenty-First Century, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
Slaymaker, Doug, ed. Yoko Tawada: Voices From Everywhere, Lanham: Lexington Books, 2007 (provides useful biographical information on Tawada, as well as an introduction to her other work)
De Donno, ‘Translingual Affairs of World Literature: Rootlessness and Romance in Jhumpa Lahiri and Yoko Tawada’, Journal of World Literature, 6.1 (2021), pp. 103-122
McNeill, Elizabeth, ‘Writing and Reading (with) Polar Bears in Yoko Tawada’s Etüden im Schnee', The German Quarterly, 92.1 (2019), pp. 51-67
Interviews, Reviews and Newspaper Articles
Brandt, Bettina, ‘The Postcommunist Eye: An Interview with Yoko Tawada' World Literature Today, Jan-Feb 2006.
Goldman, Nathan, ‘Memoirs of a Polar Bear: Yoko Tawada’, Full Stop: Reviews, Interviews, Marginalia, February 9 2017
O’Key, Dominic, ‘Writing between species: Yoko Tawada’s Memoirs of a Polar Bear’, 3am Magazine, 16 May 2017
Chihaya, Sarah; Emre, Merve; Hill, Katherine; Richards, Jill, The Ferrante Letters: an Experiment in Collective Criticism New York: Columbia University Press, 2020.
Tortorici, Diana, 'Those Like Us: On Elena Ferrante', n + 1, Issue 22, https://nplusonemag.com/issue-22/reviews/those-like-us/
Coly, Ayo A. The Pull of Postcolonial Nationhood: Gender and Migration in Francophone African Literatures (Lexington 2010)
de Berg, Henk, 'Mia gegen den Rest der Welt. Zu Juli Zehs Corpus Delicti,' in: Kalina Kupczynska and Artur Pelka (eds.), Repräsentationen des ethischen : festschrift für Joanna Jablkowska ISBN: 9783631627136, Wuerzburg: K&N 2013 - IN GERMAN!
Marcuse, Herbert One-Dimensional Man, London: Routledge 2012
This list was last updated on 12/01/2022