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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 264–277.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Isabel Hofmeyr Abstract In the British Empire, much printed matter originated from outside the colony and was funneled through port cities, where customs checked the material to see that it was not pirated, obscene, or seditious. Customs and Excise hence became the section of the colonial state...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 123–138.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Katherine Hallemeier Abstract This article argues that reading for the vernacular of Standard American English in Nigerian Anglophone literature creates the opportunity to think about how the Englishes of British and American empire have not always been negotiated as singular or sequential, either...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 293–312.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Academic Publishing, 2001 . GLOBAL RENAISSANCE/293 SU FANG NG Global Renaissance: Alexander the Great and Early Modern Classicism from the British Isles to the Malay Archipelago1 Southeast...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 7–15.
Published: 01 March 2017
... around spatial scale. © 2017 by University of Oregon 2017 Atlantic world Indian Ocean world British Empire eighteenth-century literature transnational Works Cited Agnani Sunil . Hating Empire Properly: The Enlightenment and the Limits of Anticolonial Reason . New York...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 235–236.
Published: 01 June 2012
... classical drama onstage in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain; and literature, which includes writers from former British colo- nies in India and the Caribbean, who take up the classics as a natural extension of their own education even when being subversive. Christopher Stray shaped the...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 334–337.
Published: 01 September 2012
... end of British and the begin- ning of English history. Hengist and Horsa triggered the slaughter of the Night of the Long Knives when they told their men “nim eure sexes” (grab your axes), which Vortigern and his Britons did not understand. But does this mean that “English” starts with the Saxons...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (2): 177–180.
Published: 01 March 2006
... a historical lesson. COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/178 Working in the British Library and daily exposed to the news of Hong Kong’s handover to the PRC in the summer of 1997, the author realized that the issue of empire and national sovereignty is as pressing today as in the past. Moving beyond...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 446–449.
Published: 01 December 2015
... greater to lesser tolerance for interracial marriage an artifact of chapters that go from Iberian to English BOOK REVIEWS / 449 texts, given the Portuguese colonial authorities’ well-known promotion of interracial mar- riage and British...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Union COMPAR ATIVE LITERATURE / 82 to the British Empire, a connection reinforced by the clerk’s homeland, for the Caucasus is a region that has long been subject to Russian conquest. Khalid’s dec- laration of the greatness of Russian language and literature also reflects an ideo- logical shift...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 283–301.
Published: 01 June 2010
... consciousness. Debuisson, who is a loyal French agent and grandson of a British rum distiller on Jamaica, is ultimately able to abandon the revolutionary mission because he cannot engage critically with his familial and political connections to either the French or British Empire. Unlike Debuisson’s...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 95–112.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Tiffany Tsao This comparative study of Wuthering Heights (a mid-nineteenth-century British novel by Emily Brontë) and Saman (a late-twentieth-century Indonesian novel by Ayu Utami) examines the two novels' respective treatments of internal colonization — a shared thematic concern that only becomes...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 March 2014
... from British models. And he makes his own work the point de repère of modernism/o's overlooked Anglo-Spanish constitution in the early twentieth century. I articulate through both his work and issues in modernist studies of the past two decades an approach to modernisms as interconnected phenomena that...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of implicating Arabic studies, a field in which the question of which languages are relevant may seem as counterintuitive as in American studies. Given its (post)colonial contexts, comparative approaches to Arabic literature have tended to emphasize its relations with British and French literatures...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 383–401.
Published: 01 December 2011
... through the use of parataxis; The Emigrants responds to the generic conventions of postwar British neo-realism through parataxis as well as paralipses. These experimental strategies interrupt the plotting of migration as Bildung . The resistance to character development and narrative closure enacted in...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 97–127.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., 2000 . Tomashevskii, B. “Pushkin i narodnost'.” Pushkin . Moscow-Leningrad: Akademia Nauk SSSR, 1961 . 106 -53. Trumpener, Katie. Bardic Nationalism: The Romantic Novel and the British Empire . Princeton: Princeton UP, 1997 . Tyn'ianov, Y.N. “Arkhaisty i Pushkin.” Istoria literatury...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 160–176.
Published: 01 March 2009
...- edly also affects other scholarly traditions. But the risk here is not only of misrep- resenting medieval culture but also of performing a quite specifi c political sleight of hand in that the hegemony of English and of an Anglo-centric point of view in the North American and British academy and/or...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 137–161.
Published: 01 June 2013
... up in the Eastern borderlands of the Habsburg Empire, in the Crownland of Galicia, which was inhabited by Ukrainians, Jews, and Poles. A third figure with a distinctly Habsburg imperial biography, Sigmund Freud, provides both techniques for reading and serves as a subject of analysis in his own right...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 370–388.
Published: 01 December 2016
... by the self-interested policies of cultural imperialism. © 2016 by University of Oregon 2016 James Mabbe translation and trade translation and empire Anglo-Hispanic relations English Cervantism Works Cited Alemán Mateo . The rogue: or The life of Guzman de Alfarache...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 272–275.
Published: 01 September 2020
... among languages, and a study of the denial of that equivalence when necessary. “Native” as a rather violent mark of that historical denial belongs largely to the British empire. The term native is double-edged. On the one hand, it is an ugly word, and associated with another ugly word, nigger . The...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2017
... plant; and (2) a grammatically incorrect synonym for “hydro-colonic” (colonic irriga- tion that at times appears as “hydro-colonial irrigation COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 4 Indian Oceans, two arenas normally kept apart (the first versus the second British empire; the plantation economy versus trade...