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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 246–266.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Michelle Zerba This essay reads Homer's Odyssey alongside several poems by the Greek-Alexandrian writer C.P. Cavafy who, although widely removed from the epic in time, shares a common geographical imaginary located in the Mediterranean and explores questions of cultural identity, memory, and gender...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 267–286.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Nicoletta Pireddu Within the context of the divisive intellectual debate on the cultural legacy of ancient Greece in the development of Europeanness, this essay focuses on three contemporary writers—Magris, Kundera, and Schmitt—who engage with a seminal European humanistic text, Homer's Odyssey...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 January 2009
... that has not yet been plotted. The purpose of this essay is to stake out some parameters for such a study by establishing Homer's Iliad as an exemplary text. I then extend my inquiry into the relationship between doubt and portrayals of subjectivity and to two plays, Sophocles' Philoctetes and...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 375–398.
Published: 01 December 2014
... . Ours Once More: Folklore, Ideology, and the Making of Modern Greece . Austin : U of Texas P , 1982 . Print . Homer . The Odyssey (Ομήρου Οδύσσεια) : Books I-XII . Vol. 1 . Ed. Stanford W.B. . New York : St. Martins Press , 1959 . 2 vols. Print . Jakobson Roman . “On...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 319–332.
Published: 01 September 2015
... itinerant rhapsodes, who variously selected, arranged, and circulated the Homeric epics in ancient Greece, and extending well into the twenty-first century, in the self-conscious invocations of the Odyssey by filmmakers such as the Coen Brothers and Richard Linklater. Crowdsourcing, the unruly and never...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 241–245.
Published: 01 September 2015
...: The Journey Home . Columbus : Ohio State UP , 2014 . Print . Graziosi Barbara Greenwood Emily , eds. Homer in the Twentieth Century . New York : Oxford UP , 2007 . Print . Monro D.B. Allen T.W. , eds. Odyssey, Homeri Opera . Vol. 3 . Oxford : Clarendon P , 1917...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (1): 23–32.
Published: 01 January 2007
... origin of the novel itself in Homer’s Odyssey. By examining this genealogy, we can better un- derstand how Cervantes, in his turn, transformed and transmitted these inher- ited literary plots and, in doing so, founded the modern genre of the novel. Joyce’s own rewriting of the Odyssey insisted upon...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 312–318.
Published: 01 September 2015
... imagination of the “return” as a figure of modernity's self-overcoming. © 2015 by University of Oregon 2015 orality-literacy ethnography conservatism Third Republic France Homer's Odyssey Works Cited Austin Norman . Archery at the Dark of the Moon . Berkeley : U of California P...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (4): 283–299.
Published: 01 September 2004
... (as in the case of Hadji Murad), or should I slaughter the suitors for my wife because they have TOLSTOY & HOMER/285 violated the rules of hospitality (as in The Odyssey). At the level of gender these and other values are concretized between, on...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 160–175.
Published: 01 June 2018
... function as a document of loss, whose formal structure produces spectral, ghostly, and even traumatic effects. Analyzing catalogues from Homer’s Iliad , Charles Dickens’s American Notes for General Circulation , and Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 , this essay demonstrates that the formal capacity for spectrality is...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 333–344.
Published: 01 September 2015
... François Raffoul engage Jean-Luc Nancy September 21, 2014 Adelaide Russo:  First of all, could you share your thoughts with us about the role that Homer’s Odyssey plays in your literary imagination? Are there characters that especially inspire you (Odysseus, Penelope...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 142–159.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of congruence between Joyce’s Ulysses and Homer’s Odyssey continue to attract (though I shall never understand why) the dazzled admiration of the critics” (Fictions 86; 1:499). Beginning with this disparagement of Joyce’s classical “points of congruence,” Borges’s admiring comments about...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (4): 312–327.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Ansatz.” New Literary History 16 ( 1985 ): 627 -31. Homer. The Iliad of Homer . Trans. Richmond Lattimore. 1951. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1961 . ____. The Odyssey of Homer . Trans. Richmond Lattimore. 1965. New York: HarperPerennial, 1999 . ____. Opera. Ed. Thomas Allen...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (2): 130–163.
Published: 01 March 2003
... epics, and even some tragedies, all in hexameter. He also translated both the Iliad and the Odyssey (apparently from the Latin), as well as the Argonautica, in the same meter (Homers Werke, 2 vols., 1778). Bodmer’s Homer translations were speedily followed, and eclipsed, by the more authentic ones of...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 351–369.
Published: 01 December 2016
...). Auerbach’s main contention in his own work is that the Homeric style remains all “foreground,” an absolute present devoid of suspense (7). Yet Auerbach is careful to point out that this style is a feature of the Odyssey, but not necessarily of epic itself: Both Schiller and Goethe raise Homer’s...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2018
... Voyage 26 ). From the time of Homer’s Odyssey the sea has provided a narrative landscape of extremes, allowing authors to explore the human penchant for quests into the unknown and the struggle for survival in the face of the greatest of natural powers ( Cohen 1 ). Although the boat narratives...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 430–448.
Published: 01 December 2017
... . Cavanagh Michael . Professing Poetry: Seamus Heaney’s Poetics . Catholic U of America P , 2009 . Chapman George . Chapman’s Homer: The Iliad , edited by Nicoll Allardyce , Princeton UP , 1998 . Corcoran Neil . “ The Melt of the Real Thing ”. Keynote lecture at “Seamus...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 314–332.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Fontanals, and with his successors, discussed below, the generally short romances were once part of longer popular epic poems, like Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey in the ancient world, or like El Cid in the peninsular context. Audiences remembered and repeated snippets of this longer performance and...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (3): 207–227.
Published: 01 June 2008
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 230–232.
Published: 01 June 2012
.... Two of Cook and Tatum’s most provocative readings are of W.E.B. Du Bois’ deployment of classical myth in The Souls of Black Folk and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man juxtaposed to Richard Wright’s Native Son as resonant with the Odyssey and the Iliad, respectively. As Cook and Tatum show, Du...