Special Issue Engaging Communities in Comparative Literature Guest Editor: Jessica Tsui-yan Li Introduction Engaging Communities in Comparative Literature Jessica Tsui-yan Li 166 Comparative Literature: Reading the Canadian Nation(s) Paul D. Morris 172 Digital Culture in Hong Kong Canadian Communities: Literary Analysis of Yi Shu’s Fiction Jessica Tsui-yan Li 191 Experiencing It through the Skin: Karen Connelly’s Writing on Travel Magali Sperling Beck 202 To Want and Want Not: Manifestations of Desire in “Barbie-Q” by Sandra Cisneros and "The Couch" by Fatima Hamad Al Mazrouei Doris Hambuch 218 Fixating on and Fixing the African American Woman’s Representation of Self in Modern Periodicals Lourdes Arciniega 231 Same-Sex Desire and Jewish Community: Queering Biblical Texts in Canadian and American Jewish Literature Shlomo Gleibman 249 Communauté et environnement dans la fiction océanienne contemporaine (pêle-mêle sur quelques récits d’Albert Wendt, Alexis Wright, Patricia Grace, Chantal Spitz et Déwé Gorodé) Lambert Barthélémy 268 War and Sentimentalism: Irony in Voltaire’s Candide, Sterne’s Tristram Shandy, and Lessing’s Minna von Barnhelm Andrea Speltz 282 Following the Aesthetic Impulse: A Comparative Approach to a Poetics of Trauma at the Intersections of Literary Theory, Expressive Arts Psychotherapy, and Feminist Trauma Theory Jenna Brooke 298 Silent Landscapes: A Comparative Approach to José Leonilson and Louise Bourgeois Ana Lúcia Beck 317 Book Reviews Fletcher, Angus The Topological Imagination: Spheres, Edges, and Islands William J. Urban 336 Chevrel, Yves, Annie Cointre et Yen-Maï Tran-Gervat, éds. Histoire des traductions en langue française XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles Sathya Rao 338 Weiss, Rudolf, Ludwig Schnauder, and Dieter Fuchs, eds. Anglo-German Theatrical Exchange: “A Sea-Change Into Something Rich and Strange?” David Barnett 340 Van Compernolle, Timothy J. Struggling Upward: Worldly Success and the Japanese Novel Yukiko Shigeto 343 Martin-Junquera, Imelda, ed. Landscapes of Writing in Chicano Literature Grażyna Zygadło 346 Robson, Laura, ed. Minorities and the Modern Arab World: New Perspectives Ziad Bentahar 351