This special issue aims to seek new ways to read and write across and beyond assumptions about national allegiance through a transnational lens and comparative practice. The four essays and two book reviews in the issue investigate various forms of encountering and competing “locations of culture,” to borrow the term from Homi K. Bhabha, based upon an explicitly inter-relational and interdisciplinary framework. Rethinking questions of national identity, racial politics, material culture, and aesthetic affiliation, the collection presents an exciting array of scholarly conversations engaged in discussions around a number of historical, literary, cultural and technological issues across the Atlantic Ocean. The authors navigate through the seemingly opaque, intricately enmeshed networks of Atlantic exchange and their permeable borders with insight. This wide-ranging presentation displays much of the latest research being conducted in this dynamic and rich field. The thematic diversity, methodological variety and theoretical heterogeneity here exemplify the renewing vigour and creative stimulation in the current criticism of Transatlantic Studies......
Literature and Linguistics (Vol. 1 No. 2); Literature and Violence (Vol. 3 Nos. 1-2)
Women, Consumption and Popular Culture (Vol. 4 No. 1); Life, Community, and Ethics (Vol. 4. No. 2)
The Making of Barbarians in Western Literature (Vol. 5 No. 1); Chaos and Fear in Contemporary British Literature (Vol. 5 No. 2)
Taiwan Cinema before Taiwan New Wave Cinema (Vol. 6 No. 1); Catastrophe and Cultural Imaginaries (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Affective Perspectives from East Asia (Vol. 9 No. 2); Longing and Belonging (Vol. 10 No. 2, produced in collaboration with the European Network for Comparative Literary Studies)
Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations, 1776 to the Present (Vol. 11 No. 2).