The Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal

A Premier Humanities Research Journal at the University of California, Berkeley

Volume 5 (2): Spring 2015 Issue

Note from the Editor in Chief

Author Biographies

Cross-reading, Cross-breeding: Literary Imagination and Science in Milton’s Paradise Lost

“A Mind of Metal and Wheels”: Technology, Instrumental Reason, and Industrialization in The Lord of the Rings

Imagining the Jungle: Environmental Knowledge and the Ecuadorian Amazon in Oral and Written Literature

Hesiod and the Vedas: Succession and Sacrifice in Th. 129-192

Besieged By a Distant Woman: Women’s Assenza-Presenza in Eugenio Montalese’s The Occasions and The Storm and Other Things