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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

We are sorry to have cancelled ...

Comp Lit's biennial Grad Student Conference, originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 3-4, 2020.

The keynote address was to be given by Professor Lydia H. Liu 劉禾, the Wun Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities and Director, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University. 

Stay tuned for further details...


Also cancelled: our YEAR-END CELEBRATION!

Honoring our seniors and PhDs--and their families and friends.

Friday, May 1, 2020 from 2-4pm, AB-4052

Graduate Student Spotlight

Comp Lit celebrates our RECENT PHD's:

Gabriele Lazzari: "New Geographies of the Contemporary Novel: Scale, Border, Semi-Periphery, World" (2020)

Bernabe Mendoza: "Mythic Fertility, Impurity, and Creolization in the Works of Octavia E. Butler" (2020)

Rafael Vizcaino: "Decolonial Responses to Secularism from the Underside of Modernity" (2020)

Jeong Eun "Annabel" We: "Decolonizing Mobility in the Postwar Transpacific" (2020)

Congratulations also to:

Gabriel Bamgbose, awarded a 2020-21 Louis Bevier dissertation completion fellowship

Rudrani Gangopadhyay, selected as a 2020-2021 Fellow in the Rutgers PreDoctoral Leadership Development Academy (PLDA)


Honors Theses, Class of 2020

Congratulations to our undergrad honor student!

Christina Chen: "'The Happy Fate of Genji's Darling': Fiction and Power in the Genji and Murasaki Relationship" (dir. J. Walker)


The editors of PROTEUS: The Rutgers Undergraduate Journal of Comparative Literature are pleased to announce their 2019-2020 edition!


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