Publication of March 2021 issue of Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies – “Idealism”


Dear colleagues,


We take great pleasure in announcing the publication of the March 2021 issue of Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, “Idealism,” guest-edited by Justin Prystash. This special issue features an interview and six research articles. There are also five research articles on general topics. All articles are available on our website; for more information please visit



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Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, Vol. 47 No. 1 (March 2021)

Special Issue “Idealism”



Idealism / Justin Prystash



Idealism: A Conversation with Elizabeth Grosz / Elizabeth Grosz and Justin Prystash



Tantric Metaseity in the Rig Veda’s “Creation Hymn”: A Sarkarian Reading and New Translation of X.129 / Justin M. Hewitson


Holism as Idealism: The Zhuangzi and the Concept of the “Understanding of the Men of Ancient Times” / Benjamin B. Olshin


The Rhetoric of Idealism in Tagore’s Pan-Asianism / Seong-Woo Choi


The Idealistic Elements in Modern Semiotic Studies: With Particular Recourse to the Umwelt Theory / Lei Han


The abnihilisation of the etym”: Finnegans Wake’s Entanglement in Quantum Ideality / Pingta Ku


Žižek’s Return to the Idealist Subject: Beckett, the Failed Absolute and the Poetry of Anxiety / Will Greenshields




Literary and Cultural Criticism

Female Desire and Transformed Masculinity: Imogen Cunningham’s Photographs of the Male Nude / Jui-Ch’i Liu


Jane Austen and the Gothic Novels: The Reception of Northanger Abbey in China / Shuo Sun


The Theatre of Essence in the Making: The Secret Art of EX-Theatre Asia’s Actor Training Approach / Tsu-Chung Su


The Stagnation and Transcendence of the Queer Patriarchy: Truman Capote’s Other Voices, Other RoomsYen-Lian Liu


Super Whitman 1855 / Manuel Herrero-Puertas


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