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"The Stirring of the Adventurous Heart of the Flower": A Study of a Manuscript of Zhou Mengdie

By YI Peng
Sun Yat-sen Journal of Humanities

To use the terms of “rough drafts” and “fair copy,” derived from genetic criticism, to supplant the more generalized or even misleading term of “manuscript” to describe “Fuge” or Bu fu rulai bu fu qin is perhaps more appropriate. By examining the traces in the manuscript and additional processes of transcribing and reconstruction, we hope to arrive at a “text” or avant-texte. This text or avant-texte should assist us in clarifying the complex of relationships among the published text, the creative process, and the thematic concerns of the poem under examination. The avant-texte embodies a hidden matrix and its significance affects our grasp of the published text and its relationship with the creative process.


By YI Peng
Sun Yat-sen Journal of Humanities

Between Meritocracy and the Old Boy Network: Elite Education in Contemporary American Literature

By Sophie Spieler
COPAS: Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies

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Shawn Wong‟s "Racial Project": Deconstruction and Construction in American Knees

By Wen-Ching Ho
REAL: Review of English and American Literature [Yingmei wenxue pinglun]

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Looking from South Africa to the World: A Story of Identity for our Times

By Stephen Clingman
Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies

The article is a consideration of the question of identity in South Africa, and also in a global context.