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Edited By: David Amigoni

Online ISSN: 1741-4113

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Reading Beowulf in the Ruins of Grozny: Pre/modern, Post/human, and the Question of Being-Together

By Professor Eileen Joy (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)

This keynote lecture was given as part of the 2009 Compass Interdisciplinary Virtual Conference. Our special thanks go to Eddie Van Wessel for generously allowing us to include his breathtaking photography of Grozny in this video. All of these images belong to © Eddy van Wessel Photography: any publication only after his explicit permission.

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Archipelagic Orinda? Katherine Philips and the Writing of Welsh Women’s Literary History
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Global Modernisms Special Issue - FREE online

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In April 2012, Oxford University Press published the Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms, edited by Mark Wollaeger with Matt Eatough, including 28 essays on some of the many modernist movements and works that emerged around the world between the later nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries. Literature Compass Editor-in-Chief Regenia Gagnier and Associate Editor Laura Doyle invited leading scholars in comparative literature, world literatures, postcolonial, globalization, and translation studies to comment on the Global Modernisms collection for the Global Circulation Project (GCP at Responses by Supriya Chaudhuri, Elleke Boehmer, Steven Yao, Paul Young, Wang Ning, and Katie Trumpener are published in this special issue with an Introduction by Doyle and Gagnier, and other responses are forthcoming. Meanwhile, we invite all readers who have read the Oxford volume to enter the dialogue via the Literature Compass blog (

This special issue is currently FREELY availble online here.