SPECIAL ISSUE – Immaterial and Material Discourse

  • Arantzazu Saratxaga Arregi – An Ontology of Nothingness: From a Matrixial Dialectic to a Multivalent Ontology of Matrixial Materialism, Endo/Interior-Relation Toward an Ontological Multivalence Versus Substantive Immaterialism
  • Sean Collins – The Arrival of Ecological Objects: Materiality in the Anthropocene
  • Asher Ashkar Gohar – Truth as the Essence of Beauty in Rabindranath Tagore’s Play Chitra
  • Ikea Johnson – Toward a Poetic Justice: (Im)material Antiquity in the Works of Albery Allson Whitman
  • Renjini Ramankutty – Ritual Subversions in Medieval Kerala: Reading N.S. Madhavan/s “Pulapedi” as a Cultural Text



  • Stuart WaltonAdorno’s Aesthetics as a Literary Theory of Art. By Mario Farina. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 237 pp.
  • Anand Jayprakash VaidyaIndian Philosophy: A Reader. By Jonardon Ganeri (Ed.). NY: Routledge, 2020. 376 pp.
  • Niyati BhatPerforming Commemoration: Musical Reenactment and the Politics of Trauma. By Annegret Fauser & Michael A. Figueroa (Eds.). Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 2020. 308 pp.
  • James NeffKierkegaard and Philosophical Eros: Between Ironic Reflection and Aesthetic Meaning. By Ulrika Carlsson. Bloomsbury Academic, 2021. 178 pp.
  • Sreenath V. S.Memory, Metaphor and Mysticism in Kālidasa’s Abhijñānaśākuntalam. By Namrata Chaturvedi (Ed.). London: Anthem Press, 2020. 252 pp.
  • Dhirendra Kumar ShahThe Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Emotions in Classical Indian Philosophy. By Maria Heim, Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad & Roy Tzohar (Eds.). UK: Bloomsbury Academic, 2021. 346 pp.
  • Christy Xueying ShaoQuaint, Exquisite: Victorian Aesthetics and the Idea of Japan. By Grace Lavery. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. 240 pp.
  • Anwesha SahooFrom Obscurity to Light: Women in Early Medieval Orissa (Seventh to Twelfth Centuries AD). By Devika Rangachari. London and New York: Routledge, 2020. 272 pp.
  • Ankita SundriyalJane Austen and Critical Theory. By Michael Kramp. Routledge, 2021. 234 pp.
  • Amitrajeet MukherjeeWhat Is Political Philosophy?. By Charles Larmore. Princeton University Press, 2020. 194 pp.


SPECIAL ISSUE – Untranslatability: Theory, Practice and Politics

  • Deepshikha Behera – Introduction
  • Lisa Foran – An Ethical Suspension of the Political: Untranstability with Beauvoir and Cassin
  • Brian James Braer – Untranstability and the Cold War: Theory in Context
  • Sabina Folnovic Jaitner Daesin in Translation: Untranslatable as Equivalence?
  • Natalia Avtonomova – Notes on Translation and Untranstability in Philosophy and Culture (Russia and Europe)
  • Eesha Kumar – Triśaṅku’s Heaven: Translation Zone
  • Chris Campanioni – Silence as Noise: The Resistance of Translation; Translation as Resistance
  • Abhinaba Chatterjee – The (Many) Worlds of World Literature: Redefining World Literature in the Context of Untranslatability
  • Sheng-mei Ma – The Subtitle that Wags the Show: The Untranslated and One Second’s Cultural Revolution
  • Tuhin Bhattacharjee – Translating Matricide: Orestes and Parashuram
  • Wang Chutong – Translation as Mirroring: Untranslatability and How to Deal with It
  • Marianna Deganutti – Code-switching and Untranslatability
  • Alex Obrigewitsch – How is Translation Possible?: The Secret of Maurice Blanchot
  • Madeleine R. Clark – Indigenous Art and Kantian Aesthetics: Kant’s Sensus Communis and the Problem of Visual Language
  • Anna Ferrari – The Untranslatability of a Private Code: John Weir’s Eddie Socket and AIDS Camp Humor
  • Vandana Lal – Rethinking Translation and Publication Politics: Dalit Writings in English Translation as World Literature
  • Ayan Chakraborty – Translating The Nation: Of Meaning and the Mythic
  • Rea Hazra – Dereification of the Politics of Untranslatability and Interminability
  • Aaron Carpenter – Tied to German, Unable to Find a Foothold in Yiddish: Examining Kafka Editing Choices of Yitzhak Löwy’s ‘Vom jüdischen Theater’
  • Byron Taylor – Untranslatability: The Rebirth of Theory?
  • Fernando Bayer – The Untranslatability of the Argentine Political Situation in Julio Cortázar’s ‘Segunda vez’
  • Seema Sinha – The Indefiniteness of Textuality



  • Telling Lives, Signifying Selves: Life Writing, Representation, and Identity
  • Writing Self, Writing Resistance: Women’s Life Writing in India
  • Perspectives in Contemporary Critical Theory
  • Reception of Sanskrit Studies in the 19th Century European Ideology
  • Textual Strategy: Understanding and Interpretation
  • Painting and Poetry: New Accents
  • Indian Aesthetics and Contemporary Theory
  • Everyday Aesthetics
  • Shakespeare and Indian Aesthetics

The Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics publishes special volumes on themes of current critical interest. Some of the special issues published in the past include “Deconstruction in Contemporary Criticism” (1985), “Representation in Contemporary Criticism” (1986), “Frankfurt School of Aesthetics” (1988), “Prague School Structuralism” (1991), “Indian Aesthetics and Contemporary Theory” (1992), “Italian Aesthetics since Croce” (1993), “Aesthetics Today” (1994), “Environmental Aesthetics” (1995), etc. The journal welcomes proposals for possible special issues at any time.