Comparative Criticism addresses itself to questions of literary theory and criticism. The new volume looks at the humanist tradition in the twentieth century. Articles include: James Hankins on two twentieth century interpreters of Renaissance Humanism; Jill Kraye on Lorenzo Valla; Erika Rummel on Erasmus; Bernhard Fabian on the book in the totalitarian context; Iain Boyd Whyte on the architectural projects of Hitler's Berlin; Tim Benton on Mussolini's Rome; Stephen Bann on psychoanalysis and humanism; Heinrich Dilly, Ernst Osterkamp, and Christopher Green on art history. Reviews include Anthony Levi on the new Harvard I Tatti series of Renaissance texts and translations. The winning entries in the 1999–2000 BCLA/BCLT translation competition are also published.
• Includes a wide range of comparative topics and interdisciplinary debates • Features substantial bibliographies on individual writers and specialist themes for the year • Publishes winning entries from the 1999 BCLA/BCLT translation competition
List of illustrations; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Humanist Tradition in the Twentieth Century Bernhard Fabian: The book in the totalitarian context; Lorenzo Valla and changing perceptions of Renaissance humanism Jill Kraye; Erasmian humanism in the twentieth century Erika Rummel; Humanism and Fascism Tim Benton; Hitler's Berlin Iain Boyd Whyte; The German National Committee of the Fifteenth International Congress of the History of Art in London, 1939 Heinrich Dilly; Civilization and barbarism: an anthropological approach Pat Caplan; Scientific humanism Gregory Blue; Walter Pater to Adrian Stokes: psychoanalysis and humanism Stephen Bann; Art history and humanist tradition in the Stefan George Circle Ernst Osterkamp; Humanisms: Picasso, Waldemar George and the politics of 'Man' in the 1930s Christopher Green; Part II. Literature and Translation: Molière Sganarelle (translated from the French by Bill Kirton); Juan Manuel Arango This Place in the Night: poems (translated from the Spanish by Anabel Torres); Halldór Laxness The Fair Maiden: two chapters from a novel (translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton); Ruben Fonseca Lúcia McCartney: a short story (translated from the Portuguese by Ana Frankenberg-Garcia); Part III. Essay Reviews: On the I Tatti Renaissance Anthony Levi; On Franz Steiner, Selected Writings, volume I: Taboo, Truth and Religion N. J. Allen; volume II: Orientpolitik, Value and Civilisation; Turning Descartes upside down: on Katherine Hayles, How we Became Posthuman Jeff Wallace; Books and periodicals received.