Canadian Review of Comparative Literature Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée The latest print issue of the CRCL is: SPECIAL ISSUE Modernity, Folklore, and Transnational Possibilities Guest editor: Liyan Shen Editor’s Note Jonathan Hart 6 ARTICLES Modernity and Folklore from the Perspective of Comparative Literature: An Introduction Liyan Shen 8 Th e Mosaic of Chinese Modernism in Fiction and Film: Th e Aesthetics of Primitivism, Taoism, and Buddhism Rujie Wang 14 La novela de la caña: Insular or International Phenomenon? Danielle D. Smith 40 Borgès as Megistus: Hermetic Shadows in an Enlightened Mirror Lucy Stone McNeece 52 Apuntes on Orientalism in/and Latin American Literature: Darío, Tablada, Borges, Paz and Sarduy Gabriela Jauregui 59 Folkloric Elements in Avant-garde Fiction: Yu Hua’s “One Kind of Reality” and “World like Mist” Liyan Shen 73 Th e Search for Extratextual Life: Transcultural Narration in El hablador Mileta Roe 87 Ramcharitmanas to Dhnoraicharitmanas: An Overview of the Construction of Identity of an Indian and India Ronita Bhattacharya 95 Gendered and Classed Aesthetics: Transnational Women’s Art as Seen in Modotti, Izquierdo, and Brenner Tabitha Morgan 106 REVIEW ARTICLES Canada, America, and the Americas: Th e Quest for a Continental Identity in the New World Albert Braz 121 Cucendo la Vela: A Polyphonic Journey through Spanish Literary Time Milton B. Knutson 131 BOOK REVIEWS Haidu, Peter. Th e Subject Medieval/Modern: Text and Governance in the Middle Ages Gwendolyn A. Morgan 141 Hill, Janet. Stages and Playgoers: From Guild Plays to Shakespeare Cindy Chopoidalo 143 Hoeckley, Cheri L. Larsen, ed. Shakespeare’s Heroines: Characteristics of Women, Moral, Poetical and Historical Suzanne Gossett 147 Chaouachi, Slaheddine. Les Sensations Orientales et le Merveilleux dans l’oeuvre de Th éophile Gautier Lilia Coropceanu 150 Lyu, Claire Chi-ah. A Sun Within a Sun: Th e Power and Elegance of Poetry Greg Keeler 153 Simonsen, Karen-Margrethe, Marianne Ping Huang, and Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, eds. Reinventions of the Novel: Histories and Aesthetics of a Protean Genre Patrick Parrinder 155 Zamora, Lois Parkinson. Review of Th e Inordinate Eye: New World Baroque and Latin American Fiction Patricia Nisbet Klingenberg 159 Edwards, Brian T. Morocco Bound: Disorienting America’s Maghreb, From Casablanca to the Marrakech Express Clement M. Henry 161 Klaver, Elizabeth. Sites of Autopsy in Contemporary Culture Amanda K. Booher 164