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Despite distance and differences in culture the early twentieth century was a time of literary cross-pollination between Ireland and Japan. Notably the Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats had a powerful inuence on Japanese letters at the same time that contemporary and classical Japanese literature and theatre impacted Yeatss own literary experiments. Citing an extraordinary range of Japanese and Irish texts Aoife Hart ar- gues that Japanese translations of Irish Gaelic folklore and their subsequent reception back in Ireland created collisions erasures and confusions in the interpretations of literary works. Assessing the crucial roles of translation and transnationalism in cross-cultural exchanges between the Celtic Revival and Japanese writers of the modern period Hart proves that interlingual dialogue and folklore have the power to reconstruct a cultures sense of her- itage. Rejecting the notion that the Celtic Revival was inward and parochial Hart suggests that seeking to protect their heritage from the forces of global- ization the Irish adapted their understanding of heritage to one that exists within the transnational contexts of modernity a heritage that is locally produced but internationally circulated. In doing so Hart maintains that the cultural contact and translation between the East and West traveled in more than one direction it was a dialogue presenting modernitys struggles with cosmopolitanism gender ethnic identity and transnationalism. An inspired exploration of transpacic literary criticism Yeats scholar- ship and twentieth-century Japanese literature Ancestral Recall tracks the interplay of complex ideas across languages and discourses. Aoife Assumpta Hart is an independent scholar who has taught at the University of British Columbia. She lives in San Francisco. Sometimes image sometimes word and often both or neither concrete poetry emerged out of an era of groundbreaking social and technological developments. Television nuclear weapons radio transistors space travel and colour photography all combined to drastically alter the representation of the world in the period following the Second World War. While never fully embraced as poetry or as visual art and often criticized for an aesthetic that veers too close to commercial design concrete poetry is an ambitious critical project that strives to break free of national languages and narrow literary traditions. Crossing national and disciplinary borders to highlight connections between poems and a variety of other cultural material Jamie Hilder shows how the movements international character predates and initiates some trends now associated with globalization. Hilder places concrete poetry alongside such transformative projects as the mod- ernist city of Braslia the development of computers and the rise of concep- tual art in order to accentuate its signicance as one of the major poetic movements of the twentieth century. Heavily illustrated with examples of poems that exhibit the politically engaged complex and varied aspects of the movement Designed Words for a Designed World illuminates how a group of poets fascinated by the possibilities of a rapidly transforming cultural geography operated within an emerging global imaginary. Jamie Hilder is instructor in the Department of Critical and Cultural Studies at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. 3 9 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 6 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S June 2016 978-0-7735-4691-2 37.95A 37.95A 25.99 paper 978-0-7735-4690-5 110.00S 110.00S 76.00 cloth 6 x 9 472pp Ebook available S P E C I F I C AT I O N S June 2016 978-0-7735-4734-6 37.95A 37.95A 25.99 paper 978-0-7735-4733-9 110.00S 110.00S 76.00 cloth 6 x 9 272pp 51 photos Ebook available Ancestral Recall The Celtic Revival and Japanese Modernism aoife assumpta hart A comparative modernist study of the connections between Irish and Japanese literature opening up uncharted avenues of cross-cultural exchange. Designed Words for a Designed World The International Concrete Poetry Movement 19551971 jamie hilder Reading concrete poetry as the worlds rst global literary movement. L I T E R A R Y S T U D I E S I R I S H A S I A N S T U D I E S L I T E R A R Y S T U D I E S C U LT U R A L S T U D I E S