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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 446–461.
Published: 01 December 2012
... , 2008 . Print . Haring Lee . Stars and Keys: Folktales and Creolization in the Indian Ocean . Bloomington : Indiana UP , 2007 . Print . Heim Raymond . Le Naufrage du St-Géran. La légende de Paul et Virginie . Paris : Fernand Nathan , 1981 ; and Mauritius: Ed. de l'océan...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 287–311.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Françoise Lionnet J.-M.G. Le Clézio and Amitav Ghosh are prolific award-winning writers who train their reader's eye on transversal and lateral exchanges in the Indian Ocean. This essay presents an approach to the study of their novels as littérature mondialisante rather than littérature-monde...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 147–155.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Firat Oruc Abstract Although the study of Indian Ocean literary circularities is a relatively new and dynamic field, it calls for alternative paradigms for global literary history in light of the nascent conversation between comparative world literature and oceanic studies. Following the creative...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 156–170.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Clarissa Vierke Abstract The Swahili poetry of the master poet Fumo Liyongo, which dates between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries, draws much of its imagery from the Indian Ocean, and in a particularly sensuous way: the poems paint baroque tableaux of Swahili material culture, evoking...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 186–201.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Kritish Rajbhandari Abstract This article explores the representation of multilingual Indian Ocean pasts in novels by Amitav Ghosh and Abdulrazak Gurnah, two key contemporary postcolonial writers from the opposite shores of the ocean. It theorizes the historical impulse in the novels as anarchival...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 247–263.
Published: 01 June 2022
..., Russia, India, China, and South Africa) formation, re-entrench a problematic Orientalism while pushing further to the margins still the complex, long-standing regional histories. This essay juxtaposes Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis trilogy and Kevin Kwan’s Rich trilogy in relation to Indian Ocean histories of trade...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 233–246.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Weihsin Gui Abstract This essay argues that contemporary literary anthologies of Indian Ocean narratives offer a distinctive way of representing the diversity of voices and experiences that traverse the ocean and connect the different countries and cultures along its rim. Whereas the single-author...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of coastal form through a focus on the African Indian Ocean littoral and with reference to the oeuvres of Mia Couto and Abdulrazak Gurnah. Both are shown to muddle the inside-outside binary that delineates nations and continents, and which has been particularly stark in framing Africa in both imperial...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 171–185.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Vilashini Cooppan Abstract The circulatory connectivity that defines the Indian Ocean as critical object also inheres in objects themselves and the descriptive economies surrounding them. Combining regional chronotopes, the thingly imaginary of Abdulrazak Gurnah’s novel By the Sea , Graham Harman’s...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 264–272.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Françoise Lionnet Abstract The continued strategic importance of the Indian Ocean has led to contests over the sovereignty and integrity of its islands and territorial waters. Francophone Mauritian writers have been vocal about a situation they have denounced as unacceptable. Their literary...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 219–232.
Published: 01 June 2022
... of forcing us to confront silences that can never be filled? Through a series of detailed close-readings, the essay argues that Tropique de la violence takes a nuanced and often ironical approach to the facile equivalences between the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean (in terms of migratory tragedy...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 7–15.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Ashley L. Cohen This essay begins by observing that the Indian and Atlantic Ocean worlds were deeply linked in eighteenth-century British literature and colonial discourse—so deeply, in fact, that they shared a common name: “the Indies.” Theorizing outward from this case study, this essay advocates...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2017
... : U of California P , 2009 . Print . Hofmeyr Isabel Dhupelia-Mesthrie Uma Kaarsholm Preben . “Durban and Cape Town as Port Cities: Reconsidering Southern African Studies from the Indian Ocean.” Journal of Southern African Studies 42 . 3 ( 2016 ): 375 – 87 . Print...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 202–218.
Published: 01 June 2022
... .” History of the Present 10 , no. 1 ( 2020 ): 9 – 27 . Byl Julia , and Sykes Jim . “ Ethnomusicology and the Indian Ocean: On the Politics of Area Studies .” Ethnomusicology 64 , no. 3 ( 2020 ): 394 – 421 . Cardoso Hugo C. “ The Indo-Portuguese Creoles of the Malabar...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 241–245.
Published: 01 September 2015
... classics, the Odyssey has been both paragon and lightning rod. Over the past five decades or more it has become a narrative to read aggressively against the grain. We find this particularly in the literature that has emerged from the Carib- bean and the Indian Ocean, where Homeric adaptations have...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 445–446.
Published: 01 December 2015
... but traversable distances of some of the most forbidding terrain on earth, were the dark foundations for the light-as- air tales of romance. In the second part the scene shifts south to the Indian Ocean with an account of the romance of Huon of Bordeaux, and once again the most fantastic episodes...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 293–312.
Published: 01 September 2006
...: Cambridge University Press, 2003 . Chaudhuri, K.N. Asia Before Europe: Economy and Civilisation of the Indian Ocean from the Rise of Islam to 1750 . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990 . Cheah Boon Kheng. “The Rise and Fall of the Great Melakan Empire: Moral Judgement in Tun Bambang's...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 45–53.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., Atlantic, Pacific, or Indian Ocean Studies, or inchoate initiatives such as the “Energy Humanities” (see Reviews). Reflecting on the field itself, the invited contributions also draw upon specific long-standing projects that take the oceans as their framework for research: a half-dozen years ago...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 446–449.
Published: 01 December 2015
... but traversable distances of some of the most forbidding terrain on earth, were the dark foundations for the light-as- air tales of romance. In the second part the scene shifts south to the Indian Ocean with an account of the romance of Huon of Bordeaux, and once again the most fantastic episodes...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 237–254.
Published: 01 June 2021
... Horizons on the African Indian Ocean Littoral.” In “Oceanic Routes .” Special issue, Comparative Literature 69 , no. 1 ( 2017 ): 16 – 24 . Sciamma Céline , dir. Portrait of a Lady on Fire ( Portrait de la jeune fille en feu ). New York : The Criterion Collection , 2020 . DVD...
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