NLH Books

See below for special issues of New Literary History that have been published in expanded form as books.

NLH: Best Essays of the Last Twenty Years in Chinese TranslationNLH: Best Essays of the Last Twenty Years in Chinese Translation

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Comparison: Theories, Approaches, UsesComparison: Theories, Approaches, Uses

edited by Rita Felski and Susan Stanford Friedman

352 pages | The Johns Hopkins University Press | Buy on Amazon >>

A group of distinguished contributors reflect on the ethics, politics, and aesthetics of comparison in literary studies and beyond. This book is an expanded version of the NLH issue on Comparison, with new essays by Susan Stanford Friedman, Linda Gordon, Walter Mignolo, Haun Saussy, Shu-mei Shih, and Zhang Longxi.

Sekai Bungakushi wa Ikanishite Kano kaSekai Bungakushi wa Ikanishite Kano ka

edited and translated by Toru Kiuchi, Noboru Fukushima, and Azusa Nishimoto

Tokyo: Seibido, 2011 | Buy on Amazon >>

A translation of New Literary History, Volume 39, Number 3 (Summer 2008), "Literary History in the Global Age."

Rethinking TragedyRethinking Tragedy

Rita Felski (Editor)

384 pages | The Johns Hopkins University Press | Buy on Amazon >>

This groundbreaking collection provokes a major reassessment of the significance of tragedy and the tragic in late modernity. A distinguished group of scholars and theorists extends the discussion of tragedy beyond its usual parameters to include film, popular culture, and contemporary politics.

Rethinking TragedyHistory And...: Histories Within the Human Sciences

Ralph Cohen (Author, Editor) & Michael S. Roth (Editor)

413 pages | University of Virginia Press | Buy on Amazon >>

This work aims to understand the importance of history as it relates to a wide range of scholarly disciplines. It looks at attempts to refigure its content and mode of representation.