CRITIQUE OF SUSAN BASSNETT'S "REFLECTIONS"
CAO Sh unqing
Remarks from the Editor
Reflections on Comparative Literature in the Twenty-First Century
Susan Bassnett's Unnecessary Struggle
Bassnett's Quixotian Fight: Reading Note on: Susan Bassnett, "Reflections on Comparative Literature in the Twenty-First Century."
CAO Shunqing, WANG Lei
Failed Prediction and Outdated Prescription
SUN Jingyao & DUAN Jing
Bassnett's struggle: With whom does she struggle? For what does she struggle?
The Crisis of Comparative Literature and the Rise of World Literature
The Focus of Comparative Literature in the World Has Shifted to China
The Imagists' Misinterpretation of Classical Chinese Poetics
D UAN Lian
Yiqu: Implied Meaning and Its Conceptualization
——A Comparative Approach to Chinese Poetics from Chinese and Western Perspectives
LITERATURE AND THE HISTORY OF THOUGHT
A Study of American Critical Humanism: Irving Babbitt, Lionel Trilling and Edward Said
Post-War American Intellectuals and Public Space: A Case Study of Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Political Unconsciousness: Reading Yan Geling's The Ninth Widow
Resistance, Absorption, Hybridity and Reconstruction: On Chinese-American
Culture in Chinese-American Women Writers' Literary Texts
In the Remains of Theory: Ethical Criticism in Contemporary Literary Studies
Deconstructing Liaison Interpreters' Invisibility
On Building Expertise in Simultaneous Interpreting
On the Significance of Extra-linguistic Preparation of Interpreting
A Case Study on Rhetorical Vagueness in Press Conference Interpreting
Working with Assumptions——the Dialogue Interpreter as Communication
Facilitator in Medical Encounters
Here remains the crucial difference between ethical criticism of the past and newethical criticism of today. While the former, in its worst forms of expression,practices overt didactic reading of a literary text with the sole purpose of endorsingor promoting one moral agenda or another, the latter is only interested indiscovering the various ethical values embedded in literary works that are part ofthe manifestation of their significance. To do this, new ethical criticism must remainin dialogue with the aesthetic structures of a text, for the tension between theseaesthetic structures and a text's ideological components solidifies a production oftextual meanings. Attention to these aesthetic structures may profitably contribute toa nonmonologic, nonthematic ethical criticism by demonstrating how to readliterature for insight, not into the kinds of ethical claims a text might convey, butinto the way ethical claims may be expressed or validated. This is not say thatethical themes can be sifted completely out of the process of ethical reading, butthese themes need not be taken as the exclusive object of study; rather, they areunderstood as simply an ideological effect of an equally important signifyingprocess. On this view, the structural example of ethically charged voices engaged inmoral dialogue within a text may serve both as the object of ethical criticism and asa morally illuminating model for one way critics may articulate their ownnonmonologic interpretive claims about a text's moral component.