Vol. 46, No. 4, Winter 2023 [Regular Issue]

  • Kenichiro Otani – The Predilection for White and Black in Le Clézio’s Early Works
  • Puspa Damai – The Wounds of History and the Strategies for Survival in Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictée
  • Chenyu Bu – Schopenhauerian Musical Formalism: Meaningfulness without Meaning
  • Shun-Liang Chao – Answering the Question: How Can Music (and Some of the Arts) Be Sad?
  • Giulia Cervato – ‘Idols that Have Mouths but Do Not Speak’: Levinas’ Critique of Art between Platonism and Jewish Aniconism
  • Zhiyao Ma – The Yinyang belief concatenation
  • Hapsatou Wane – Transglocal Fiction: Diasporic Poetics of Resistance in Bessie Head’s A Question of Power (1977) and Marilene Felinto’s As Mulheres de Tijucopapo (1981)
  • Rawad Alhashmi – Mapping Arabic Dystopian Novels: Double-Edged Sword
  • Francesca Medaglia – Transmediality vs. Intermediality in a Transcultural Context
  • Maria Clara Menezes – Beneath the flower beds: A Comparative Reading of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet (1986) and Barbey d’Aurevilly’s “Le Dessous de cartes d’une partie de whist” (1874)
  • Jean-François Vernay – The Paradox of Teaching Fiction in French Educational Contexts
  • Swarnika Ahuja – ‘Art in the Time of Censorship’: The Subversive Politics of Toshio Saeki’s Art
  • Joshua Hall – Questions of Race in Leibniz’s Logic
  • CP Hertogh – Thought Experiment Analyses of Zhuangzi’s Butterfly Dream Happiness of Fish
  • Samuel Bendeck Sotillos – The Jewish Tradition and its Science of the Soul
  • Felicia A. Soskin – Post-colonialism in Allende’s Daughter of Fortune and Murakami’s Norwegian Wood
  • Sinjan Goswami – The Excremental as Ethical?: Reading and Representing Violence in J.M.Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians
  • Sreya Mukherjee – The Paradox of Choice in Interactive Fiction: A Critical Analysis of Bandersnatch’s ‘Choose-Your-Own-Adventure’ Structure
  • Diganta Roy – Vampirism and Global Power Relations: A Study of the Fictive Histories in the Adaptations of Dracula
  • Anees Mohd. AlNajjar – The Role of John Keats’ Poetry and Negative Capability in the Cultivation of Readers’ Taste: An Aesthetic Study


  • Soni WadhwaComparative Everyday Aesthetics: East-West Studies in Contemporary Living. By Eva Kit Wah Man & Jeffrey Petts (Eds.). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2023. 296 pp.
  • Sindhu PoudyalLevinas on the Primacy of the Ethical: Philosophy as Prophecy. By Jeffrey Bloechl. Northwestern University Press, 2022. 208 pp.
  • Chi Derek AsabaTranslation of Contemporary Taiwan Literature in a Cross-Cultural Context: A Translation Studies Perspective. By Szu-Wen Kung. London, NY: Routledge, 2021. ix+137 pp.
  • Pankaj Kumar VermaThe Social Aesthetics of Human Environments: Critical Themes. By Arnold Berleant. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2023. 204 pp.
  • Fabio TononiA Companion to Arthur C. Danto. By Lydia Goehr & Jonathan Gilmore (Eds.). NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2022. 412 pp.
  • Fabio TononiBelieving in Dante: Truth in Fiction. By Alison Cornish. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022. 276 pp.
  • Yue WangA History of Chinese Literature. By Zhang Longxi. New York & London: Routledge, 2022. 422 pp.
  • Ikea M. JohnsonDeadpan: The Aesthetics of Black Inexpression. By Tina Post. NY: New York University Press, 2023. 320 pp.
  • Sreya MukherjeeThe Moral Imagination of the Mahabharata. By Nikhil Govind. New Delhi: Bloomsbury, 2022. 164 pp.
  • Diksha BhartiDream Projects in Theatre, Novels and Films: The Works of Paul Claudel, Jean Genet, and Federico Fellini. By Yehuda Moraly. Brighton, UK: Sussex Academic Press, 2021. 224 pp.
  • Sreelakshmi RenjithAnthropocene: Climate Change, Contagion and Consolation. By Sudeep Sen. London: Pippa Rann Books and Media, 2021. 176 pp.
  • Sindhu PoudyalMetatranslation: Essays on Translation and Translation Studies. By Theo Hermans. Routledge, 2023. 233 p.
  • Sinjan Goswami In Other Words: Transpositions of Philosophy in J.M. Coetzee’s ‘Jesus’ Trilogy. By Stephen Mulhall. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2023. 132 pp.
  • Ayan ChakrabortyGandhi and the Idea of Swaraj. By Ramin Jahanbegloo. UK: Routledge, 2023. 125 pp.



  • Design and its Relations
  • On the Condition of Language: Translation & Philosophy
  • Intermedial Poetries: Alternative Methods and Practices
  • Art and Emotion: Philosophical Engagements with Painting
  • New Currents in Neuroaesthetics and Narratives
  • Pakistani Literature in English
  • Understanding and Enjoyment in Aesthetic Experience
  • Perspectives in Contemporary Critical Theory
  • Reception of Sanskrit Studies in the 19th Century European Ideology
  • Painting and Poetry: New Accents

The Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics publishes special volumes on themes of current critical interest and contemporary relevance. 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 of 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.