The Rutgers Journal of Comparative Literature
Volume IX, 2008
"Textuality and Terror"

Copyright © 2008, Graduate Program in Comparative Literature
Rutgers, The State University of New jersey

Cover Illustration:
Case Revolver (2001)
Image used with permission from Nicholas Ganz
Graffiti World: Street Art from Five Countinents
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 2004. page 43

Table of Contents:
Page 1 | Introduction

Page 3 | "Toward A Non-Normative Concept Of Terrorism"
by Ron Wheeler

Page 23 | "Nomadology And The Rhetoric On Terror"
by Sandra Sokowski

Page 35 | "Otherness In Anna Letitia Barbauld's "Eighteen Hundred And Eleven": Prophesizing Terror In 19th Century England"
by Rachel Golland

Page 51 | "Otherness In Anna Letitia Barbauld's "Eighteen Hundred And Eleven": Prophesizing Terror In 19th Century England"
by Maryam El-Shall

Page 75 | ""A Terrible Beauty Is Born": A Postmodern Definition of Terrorism And Don Delillo's "The Uniforms"
by Natalie Leppard

Page 93 | "The Terror Complex: Don Delillo's Cosmopolis"
by Patrick Jagoda

Faculty Spotlight

Comp Lit News

SAVE THE DATE for our Fall 2017 Welcome Back Party: Thursday, Sept 14, 4-6 pm


Congratulations to Comp Lit grad JENNIFER NOJI, now a Fulbright Teaching Assistant in Berlin for 2017-18!



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Graduate Student Spotlight

Comp Lit celebrates our recent PhDs:

  • Shawn González: "Translating Linguistic Conflicts: A Decolonial Perspective on Multilingual Caribbean Literature" (2017)

  • Matthew Mangold: "Chekhov's Medical Aesthetics: Environments, Psychology, Literature" (2017)

  • Huseyin Ekrem Ulus: "Nationalism, Secularism, Belonging, and Identity in Philip Roth, Salman Rushdie, and Orhan Pamuk" (2016)

  • Carolyn Ureña: "Invisible Wounds: Rethinking Recognition in Decolonial Narratives of Illness and Disability" (2017)

Congratulations also to...

  • María Elizabeth Rodríguez Beltrán, awarded a Ford Foudation Pre-Dissertation Fellowship
  • Qingfeng Nie and Penny Pui Chee Yeung, each the winner of a 2017 Mellon Summer Study Award
  • Gabriele Lazzari, Qingfeng Nie, and Jeong Eun (Annabel) We, who recently passed their doctoral exams
  • Rudrani Gangopadhyay, winner of the 2017 Cinema Studies Graduate Essay Prize for “Gazing into the Past: Memory in Michael Haneke’s Caché


Rutgers Comp Lit wins Mellon Grant to support Critical Theory in the Global South initiative

The Rutgers Program in Comparative Literature is pleased to announce a five-year collaboration with the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM). This partnership, funded generously by the Mellon Foundation’s Critical Theory in the Global South initiative, will support reciprocal dissertation workshops in Mexico City and New Brunswick, as well as the creation of a new interdisciplinary course, to be taught concurrently in English and Spanish at Rutgers and UNAM, on “The University and Its Publics: North, South, and In Between.”

Rutgers Comp Lit participates in this initiative as a member of the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs (ICCTP), co-directed by Judith Butler (UC Berkeley) and Penelope Deutscher (Northwestern). For further information about the Rutgers-UNAM collaboration or the ICCTP, please contact Andrew Parker, the principal investigator for the Rutgers Mellon Grant, or go to http://www.criticaltheory.northwestern.edu/mellon-project/critical-theory-in-the-global-south/.