First issue (Dec. 2018) – contents sneak peek

Table of Contents Number 40 December 2018 


Editor’s Note


Feature Topic “Literary Criticism Scene of the 1980s, Revisited”

Guest Editor Yoshiaki Mihara (Hitotsubashi University, Japan)

Introduction: What We Talk about When We Talk about the Eighties / By Yoshiaki Mihara and Chun-yen Chen

Research Articles

Vico or Spinoza: An Other Way of Looking at Theory, circa 1983 / By Yoshiaki Mihara (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Language and Society, Hitotsubashi University, Japan)

Laboring Intellectuals, Writing Workers: A New Critical Perspective on 1980s-1990s South Korean Cultural History / By Jung-Hwan Cheon (Professor, Department of Korean Language and Literature, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea)

Kanbun and Translation: Revisiting Naoki Sakai’s Voices of the Past / By Takeshi Kimoto (Associate Professor, School of International Liberal Studies, Chukyo University, Japan)


1980: Structuralism and Poststructuralism / By Jonathan Culler (Class of 1916 Professor, Department of English, Cornell University, USA)

The Emergence of Postcolonial Studies in Britain in the 1980s: A Personal Retrospect / By John Thieme (Senior Fellow, School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, University of East Anglia, UK)

Lessons in Difference in the American Feminist Criticism of the 1980s / By Keiko Nitta (Professor, College of Arts, Rikkyo University, Japan)

Allegorical and Parabolic: Sinophone Malaysian Literary Community in the 1980s Revisited / By Tee Kim Tong (Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan)

Fireworks in Afterimage: My Encounter with the Eighties / By Hsien-hao Sebastian Liao (Distinguished Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University, Taiwan)


General Topics – Research Articles

Phytophallogocentrism: Developing a Posthuman Aesthetics through Barthes, Bose, and Woolf / By Chiu-Hua Su (Associate Professor, Department of English, Soochow University, Taiwan)

“Art Has Well-Nigh Spoiled You”: The Overwhelming System of Things and the (Dis)embodied Woman in Lady Audley’s Secret / By Han-ying Liu (Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan)

A Cognitive Approach to Shakespearean Notions of Love, Madness, and Poetry / By Chih-chiao Joseph Yang (Associate Professor, Department of English, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan)

In the Gaze of Loving Children: The Affects of Motherhood in Chang Tso-chi’s Thanatos, Drunk / By Chialan Sharon Wang (Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Hamilton College, USA)