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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 370–388.
Published: 01 December 2016
...José María Pérez Fernández This essay focuses on two early English Hispanists, James Mabbe (1571/2–1642?) and Thomas Percy (1729–1811), who exemplify different stages in the pre-history of Comparative and World Literature. It explores their appropriation of La Celestina and Don Quijote as case...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 61–83.
Published: 01 March 2021
... that constitutes another crucial determinant affecting Farah’s thematic and formal choices. In this sense, Kazan aptly notes that “to be a Somali outside Somalia, writing prose rather than poetry, and in English rather than Somali, is to be triply outside” ( 256 ). Farah embodies a diasporic consciousness...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (2): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Stephen Arata Literature, Politics, and the English Avant-Garde: Nation and Empire, 1901-1918. By Paul Peppis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. x, 236p. University of Oregon 2002 BOOK REVIEWS/187...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 15–25.
Published: 01 March 2013
... this long held piety. I argue that reading in translation can be a valuable practice for scholars of English and comparative literature alike because it demands that we reconsider the link between the commitment to original languages and the promotion of theories of culture that prize alterity...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 33–48.
Published: 01 March 2012
... translation — the word for word — in favor of cultural expression and thus risks emptying cultural translation of its linguistic specificity. Much recent criticism of early modern English literature and culture has been so engaged by arguments about the making of the English nation and of the English...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 306–324.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Tomoko Masuzawa The Bible has been considered one of the Great Books of Western Literature, and “the Bible as Literature” is regularly found in the curriculum of English departments in American colleges and universities. An underlying assumption is that the Bible possesses great literary value...
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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 (2010) 62 (4): 315–335.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of world literature in English translation now available for classroom use (Norton, Bedford, Longman), this essay explores the possible pitfalls comparatists face as general readers of world literature no less than as scholars when they study texts in languages they do not speak. The author, a professor...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 220–230.
Published: 01 June 2009
...ALFRED J. LÓPEZ Hugo Meltzl de Lomnitz's 1877 list of ten “founding” languages for comparative literature implicitly includes the Americas, where at least five of the originary ten languages (English, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish) were widely spoken at the time. Yet until very recently...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2020
... ( 2019 , forthcoming). Bierbaum Fredrich Julius . History of the English Language and Literature from the Earliest Times until the Present Day including the American Literature . Heidelberg : George Weiss , 1889 . Birch Dinah . The Oxford Companion to English Literature , 7th ed...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 361–375.
Published: 01 September 2010
...” is inexact; its agency is misplaced. For it is not so much that the globe is shrinking, but rather that Pound is traversing it, actively seeking materials he hopes will produce a revolution in English language poetry. “Our literature,” Pound writes (speaking of literature written in English...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 49–72.
Published: 01 March 2012
... to the 1819 English translation of Vastey’s Reflex- ions politiques published in London (10). COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 64 Caleb Cushing also connected Vastey’s writings to the post-Enlightenment dis- course of regeneration and degeneration circulating in the Atlantic World when he noted that Vastey...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 52–72.
Published: 01 March 2022
... tsveyhundertyorikn geburtstog” (“On the Occasion of My Two-Hundredth Birthday”), analyzing the text as a tendentious reading of T. S. Eliot and the hierarchy of Yiddish-English difference. To grow old in Yiddish was not simply a biological experience for Glatshteyn. Rather, it was an aesthetic commitment—a mode...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 273–288.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., in this case Indian literature including Anglophone Indian literature, as a given. While the global Indian novel circulates in English, the South Asian postcolonial comparative literary critic has always known of the dominance of certain literatures in languages such as Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 251–270.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Chinese Alice, who does not have access to the English version and reads purely for pleasure. COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 264 To find out, I showed the Chinese text for “Jabberwocky” to two native Chinese speakers —​both professors and friends of mine, both unfamiliar with the original poem...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (3): 193–212.
Published: 01 June 2000
... of America . 1885. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1890 . ____, and Ellen Mackay Hutchinson. A Library of American Literature . New York: Webster, 1888 -91. Taine, Hippolyte. Histoire de la littérature anglaise . Paris: Hachette, 1863 . ____. History of English Literature . 1870 . Trans...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 448–451.
Published: 01 December 2011
... uncontested, growth into a de facto linguistic standard for political and commercial interaction throughout the world. As he declares in a particularly notable passage from the opening chapter: “The global spread of English and the rise of English language literatures in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 452–454.
Published: 01 December 2011
... language literatures in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific Rim, and elsewhere are cultural realities that need to be studied and are unlikely to be thwarted or slowed by English departments or literary critics turning away from the language specificity of Anglophone poetries. However diversified...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 454–456.
Published: 01 December 2011
... language literatures in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific Rim, and elsewhere are cultural realities that need to be studied and are unlikely to be thwarted or slowed by English departments or literary critics turning away from the language specificity of Anglophone poetries. However diversified...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 19–40.
Published: 01 March 2019
... .” College Literature 37 ( 2010 ): 190 – 203 . TAYEB SALIH’S SEASON OF MIGRATION TO THE NORTH begins with a return. 1 It is a novel of loops and digressions, of replacements and displacements, characterized by uncanny repetitions. Since its publication in 1966 and translation into English...