Volume Index 1980-1989

Volume 4, Issue 2 (Spring 1980) Special Issue on African Literature

1. Claire L. Dehon: Introduction: Francophone and Lusophone Literatures in Africa
2. Eric Sellin: Literary Aftershocks of the Revolution: Recent Developments in Algerian Literature
3. Albert Gérard and Jeannine Laurent: Sembène’s Progeny: A New Trend in the Senegalese Novel
4. Richard Bjornson: Evembe’s Sur la terre en passant and the Poetics of Shame
5. W. Curtis Schade: Politics and the New African Novel: A Study of the Fiction of Francis Bebey
6. Kenneth Harrow: Sembène Ousmane’s Xala: The Use of Film and Novel as Revolutionary Weapon
7. Emil A. Magel: Theme and Imagery in Tchicaya U Tam’si’s A Triche Coeur
8. Ingeborg M. Kohn: Satire in African Letters: Black Appraisals of White Ethnologists in the Works of Ferdinand Oyono, Tchicaya U Tam’si and Yambo Ouologuem
9. Irwin Stern: Luandino Vieira’s Short Fiction: Decolonization in the Third Register
10. Patricia A. Deduck: Kafka’s Influence on Camara Laye’s Le Regard du roi

Volume 5, Issue 1 (Fall 1980) Special Issue on Modernism and Postmodernism

1. Rainer Nägele: Modernism and Postmodernism: The Margins of Articulation
2. Michael T. Jones: Avant-Garde: The Convulsions of a Concept
3. Helen Fehervary: The Gender of Authorship: Heiner Müller and Christa Wolf
4. Biddy Martin: Socialist Patriarchy and the Limits of Reform: A Reading of Irmtraud Morgner’s Life and Adventures of Troubadora Beatriz as Chronicled by her Minstrel Laura
5. Sara Lennox: In the Cemetery of the Murdered Daughters: Ingeborg Bachmann’s Malina
6. Walter H. Sokel: Quotation and Literary Echo as Structural Principles in Gabriele Wohmann’s Frühherbst in Badenweiler

Volume 5, Issue 2 (Spring 1981) Special Issue on Roland Barthes

1. Betty R. McGraw-Steven Ungar: R.B. Polygraphe
2. Francis Bartkowski: Roland Barthes’s Secret Garden
3. Tom Conley: A Message Without a Code?
4. Lynn A. Higgins: Barthes’s Imaginary Voyages
5. Armine Kotin Mortimer: Narrative Finality
6. Leon S. Roudiez: Roland Barthes: Recollections in Gratitude
7. Jean-Jacques Thomas: Sensationalism
8. Gregory L. Ulmer: Barthes’s Body of Knowledge
9. Steven Ungar: A Musical Note

Volume 6, Issues 1 and 2 (Fall 1981 and Spring, 1982) Double Special Issue on the Semiotics of Literary Signification

1. Jonathan Culler: Semiotic Consequences
2. Susan Rubin Suleiman: The Question of Readability in Avant-Garde Fiction
3. Gerald Prince: Understanding Narrative
4. Livia Polanyi: The Nature of Meaning of Stories in Conversation
5. Irene R. Fairley: On Reading Poems: Visual and Verbal Icons in William Carlos Williams’ “Lanscape With The Fall of Icarus”
6. Mieke Bal: On Meanings and Descriptions
7. Thomas G. Pavel: Fiction and the Ontological Landscape

Volume 7, Issue 1 (Fall 1982)

1. Helmut Koopmann: “German Culture is Where I am”: Thomas Mann in Exile
2. Arnold Weinstein: Kafka’s Writing in Machine: Metamorphosis in the Penal Colony
3. David Matual: The Gulag Archipelago: From Inferno to Paradiso
4. Roch C. Smith: Tchen’s Sacred Isolation—Prelude to Malraux’s Fraternal Humanism
5. David J. Bond: The Forces of Life and Death in Roch Carrier’s Fiction
6. Isaac Yetiv: Du Scorpion au Désert, Albert Memmi Revisted
7. Margaret Lael Mikesell and John Christian Suggs: Zamyatin’s We and the Idea of the Dystopic

Volume 7, Issue 2 (Spring 1983) Special Issue on Juan Ramón Jiménez

1. Howard T. Young: Introduction: Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881-1958): A Perspective
2. Andrew P. Debicki: Construction and Deconstruction: The Theme of Fleetingness in Poems by Juan Ramón Jiménez and Pedro Salinas
3. Graciela Palau de Nemes: Juan Ramón Jiménez: Of Naked Poetry and the Master Poet (1916-1936)
4. Mervyn Coke-Enguídanos: Towards a Poetry of Silence: Stéphane Mallarmé and Juan Ramón Jiménez
5. John P. Devlin: Juan Ramón Jiménez and Nietzsche
6. John C. Wilcox: An Inquiry into Juan Ramón’s Interest in Walter Pater
7. Richard A. Cardwell: “The Universal Andalusian,” “The Zealous Andalusian,” and the “Andalusian Elegy”
8. Allen W. Phillips: The Literary Criticism and Memoirs of Juan Ramón Jiménez

Volume 8, Issue 1 (Fall 1983) Special Issue on Paul Celan

1. James K. Lyon: Introduction
2. Nicholas J. Meyerhofer: Ambiguities of Interpretation: Translating the Late Celan
3. Howard Stern: Verbal Mimesis: The Case of “Die Winzer”
4. James K. Lyon: Poetry and the Extremities of Language: From Concretism to Paul Celan
5. Joachim Schulze: Celan and the “Stumbling Block” of Mysticism
6. John Felstiner: Paul Celan in Translation: “Du sei wie du”
7. Encounters: American Poets on Paul Celan
        Paul Auster
        Jerome Rothenberg
        Jed Rasula
        Cid Corman
        Clayton Eshleman
        Jack Hirschman
        David Meltzer
8. Jerry Glenn: Paul Celan in English: A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Literature
9. Jerry Glenn: Paul Celan: A Selected Bibliography of Recent Secondary Literature

Volume 8, Issue 2 (Spring 1984)

1. Nancy B. Mandlove: At the Outer Limits of Language: Mallarmé’s Un Coup de dés and Huidobro’s Altazor
2. David K. Herzberger: Numa and the Nature of the Fantastic in the Fiction of Juan Benet
3. Heidi M. Rockwood: Writing as a Magician’s Game: The Strange Early World of Christoph Meckel
4. Carol de Dobay Rifelj: Circumscription: Proust’s The Captive and the Problem of Other Minds
5. Judith Ricker-Abderhalden: An Interview with Adolf Muschg
6. Anne Leone Philbrick: Space and Salvation in Colette’s Chéri and La Fin de Chéri
7. Nina M. Scott: Vital Space in the House of Buendía
8. Andrée Douchin-Shahin: The Doubles in Julien Gracq’s Au Château d’ Argol
9. D. Barton Johnson: Inverted Reality in Nabokov’s Look at the Harlequins!

Volume 9, Issue 1 (Fall 1984) Special Issue on Mikhail Bakhtin

1. Michael Holquist: Introduction
2. Nina Perlina: Bakhtin and Buber: Problems of Dialogic Imagination
3. Clive Thomson: Bakhtin’s “Theory” of Genre
4. Anthony Wall: Characters in Bakhtin’s Theory
5. Ann Shukman: Bakhtin and Tolstoy
6. M. Pierette Malcuzynski: Polyphonic Theory and Contemporary Literary Practices
7. Paul Thibault: Narrative Discourse as a Multi-Level System of Communication: Some Theoretical Proposals Concerning Bakhtin’s Dialogic Principle
8. Maroussia Ahmed: The Relevance of the Carnivalesque in the Québec Novel
9. Robert Polzin: Dialogic Imagination in the Book of Deuteronomy
10. Caryl Emerson: Bakhtin and Intergeneric Shift: The Case of Boris Godunov
11. M.L. Gasparov: M.M. Bakhtin in Russian Culture of the Twentieth Century (Translated by Ann Shukman)

Volume 9, Issue 2 (Spring 1985)

1. Joshua S. Mostow: Brancusi and his Poets
2. Gerald Prince: Recipes
3. Robert K. Anderson: Myth and Archetype in Recollections of Things to Come
4. Lorna Martens: Autobiographical Narrative and the Use of Metaphor: Rilke’s Techniques in Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge
5. Leon S. Roudiez: Radiguet Revisited
6. Linda K. Stillman: Marguerite Yourcenar and the Phallacy of Indifference
7. Ingeborg Drewitz: The Contribution of Women Authors to the Discovery of People of the Female Sex in German-Speaking Literature since 1945
8. Thomas G. Marullo: Besmirching “Bezhin’s Meadow”: Ivan Bunin’s “Night Conversation”

Volume 10, Issue 1 (Fall 1985) Special Issue on History and Literature

1. Lynn A. Higgins: Introduction
2. Philippe Carrard: Writing the Past: Le Roy Ladurie and the Voice of New History
3. Colette Gaudin: Marguerite Yourcenar’s Prefaces: Genesis as Selfeffacement
4. Lawrence D. Kritzman: History and His-Story in André Malraux’s La Corde et les souris
5. Steven Ungar: Paulhan before Blanchot: From Terror to Letters between the Wars
6. Mary Jean Green: Toward an Analysis of Fascist Fiction: The Contemptuous Narrator in the Works of Brasillach, Céline and Drieu la Rochelle
7. Kathleen White Smith: Forgetting to Remember: Anamnesis and History in J.M.G. Le Clézio’s Désert
8. Lynn A. Higgins: Language, the Uncanny, and the Shapes of History in Claude Simon’s The Flanders Road

Volume 10, Issue 2 (Spring 1986)

1. Geoffrey Waite: The Order of Bourgeois Protest
2. Lawrence R. Schehr: Unreading Borges’ Labyrinths
3. Shira Wolosky: Paul Celan’s Linguistic Mysticism
4. David H. Richter: Eco’s Echoes: Fictional Theory and Detective Practice in The Name of the Rose
5. Margaret H. Persin: The Syntax of Assertion in the Poetry of Claudio Rodríguez
6. Philip E. Bishop: Brecht, Hegel, Lacan: Brecht’s Theory of Gest and the Problem of the Subject
7. Warren F. Motte Jr.: Twenty Questions for Noël Arnaud

Volume 11, Issue 1 (Fall 1986) Special Issue on Walter Benjamin

1. Rainer Nägele: Benjamin’s Ground
2. David E. Wellbery: Benjamin’s Theory of the Lyric
3. Timothy Bahti: Theories of Knowledge: Fate and Forgetting in the Early Works of Walter Benjamin
4. Rodolphe Gasché: Saturnine Vision and the Question of Difference: Reflections on Walter Benjamin’s Theory of Language
5. Beryl Schlossman: Proust and Benjamin: the Invisible Image
6. Avital Ronell: Street Talk
7. Werner Hamacher: The Word Wolke—If It Is One

Volume 11, Issue 2 (Spring 1987)

1. James H. Reid: Mauriac: The Ambivalent Author of Absence
2. S.E. Sweeney: Nabokov’s Amphiphorical Gestures
3. Saul Myers: The Way Through the Human-Shaped Snow
4. Mary Lee Bretz: Voices of Authority and Linguistic Autonomy in Niebla
5. Bettina L. Knapp: Nathalie Sarraute’s Between Life and Death: Androgyny and the Creative Process
6. Philip Sicker: Practicing Nostalgia: Time and Memory in Nabokov’s Early Russian Fiction

Volume 12, Issue 1 (Fall 1987) Special Issue on Edmond Jabès

1. Edmond Jabès: My Itinerary
2. Edmond Jabès: From The Book of Resemblances
3. Richard Stamelman: On Dialogue and the Other: An Interview with Edmond Jabès
4. Edmond Kaplan: The Atheistic Theology of Edmond Jabès
5. Jean Frémon: Endlessly Signifying What is Absent
6. Joseph Guglielmi: The Book of Resemblances Remains to Be Written
7. Massimo Cacciari: Black and White
8. Stéphane Mosès: Edmond Jabès: From One Path to Another
9. Richard Stamelman: The Dialogue of Absence
10. Eric Gould: Jabès and Postmodernism

Volume 12, Issue 2 (Spring 1989)

1. John Daniel Stahl: Literature and Propaganda: The Structure of Conversion in Schenzinger’s Hitlerjunge Quex
2. Sydney Lévy: Oulipian Messages
3. Leonard Olschner: Anamnesis: Paul Celan’s Translations of Poetry
4. Arkady Plotnitsky: The Maze of Taste: On Bataille, Derrida, and Kant
5. Lawrence Schehr: Tournier’s Theoretical Pretext Works Like a Charm
6. Leona Toker: Nabokov’s “Torpid Smoke”

Volume 13, Issue 1 (Winter 1989) Special Issue on Contemporary French Poetry

1. Roger Little: André Frénaud’s Plural Voice
2. Suzanne Nash: Living Transcription: The Poetry of Jean Tortel
3. John Naughton: The Notion of “Presence” in the Poetics of Yves Bonnefoy
4. Richard Stamelman: The Unseizable Landscape of the Real: The Poetry and Poetics of Philippe Jaccottet
5. Yves Bonnefoy: Words, Names, Nature, Earth: On the Poetry of Pierre-Albert Jourdan
6. Laurie Edson: Thought and Perception: Bernard Noël and the Mind’s Eye
7. Rosmarie Waldrop: Shall We Escape Analogy
8. Michael Bishop: Contemporary Women Poets

Volume 13, Issue 2 (Summer 1989)

1. Roddey Reid: Modernist Aesthetics and Familial Textuality: Gide’s Strait is the Gate
2. Naomi Ritter: Art and Androgyny: The Aerialist
3. Judith Nantell: Retracing the Text: Francisco Brines’ Poemas excluidos
4. Sander L. Gilman: Jewish Writers in Contemporary Germany: The Dead Author Speaks
5. Peter T. Hoffer: Klause Mann’s Mephisto: A Secret Rivalry
6. Maia A. Kipp: In Search of a Synthesis: Reflections on Two Interpretations of Edvards Radzinskii’s Lunin or the Death of Jacques, Recorded in the Presence of the Master
7. Richard Chapple: Moral Dilemmas in the Work of Yury Trifonov