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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 287–311.
Published: 01 September 2015
... . Print . ———. The Known and the Uncertain: Creole Cosmopolitics of the Indian Ocean . Mauritius : L'Atelier d'écriture , 2012 . Print . ———. “Shipwrecks, Slavery, and the Challenge of Global Comparison: From Fiction to Archive in the Colonial Indian Ocean.” Comparative Literature 64 . 4...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 171–185.
Published: 01 June 2022
... object-oriented ontology, and world literature, this essay explores how a close encounter with objects, stories, and descriptive language can reveal the form and poetics of the Indian Ocean. A concept of regional relationality, encompassing both connectivity and narratability, emerges alongside...
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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): 247–263.
Published: 01 June 2022
..., this essay reveals how an elongated temporal frame that accounts from non-European vantages—even in contemporary Anglophone literature—reorients not only what we consider the past and present of Indian Ocean worlds, but also how those pasts bear on the contemporary. Works Cited Amrith Sunil...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and nativist thought. At the same time, coastal form is found to decenter, extend, and thicken constructions of world literature, while opening to a planetary perspective sensible to the prodigious and implacable forces of the Anthropocene. © 2017 by University of Oregon 2017 Indian Ocean African...
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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 (2022) 74 (2): 186–201.
Published: 01 June 2022
... to the linguistic aspects of cross-cultural interactions, the article traces the divergent ways in which the semantic drift among languages stage the materiality and historicity of trans-oceanic encounters. krajbhan@reed.edu Copyright © 2022 by University of Oregon 2022 Indian Ocean literature...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 233–246.
Published: 01 June 2022
..., Slavery, and the Challenge of Global Comparison: From Fiction to Archive in the Colonial Indian Ocean .” Comparative Literature 64 , no. 4 ( 2012 ): 446 – 61 . Lionnet Françoise , and Jean-François Emmanuel Bruno . “ Literary Routes: Migration, Islands, and the Creative Economy...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2017
... 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 and commerce; the realm of “race” versus that of “caste”; Christian versus Muslim; West versus East). Instead...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 156–170.
Published: 01 June 2022
... presence was of even more marginal importance than in other oceanic regions, like the Atlantic and the Mediterranean ( Pearson 3 ), non-European-language cultures and literatures in the Indian Ocean have been rather sidelined. With respect to East African Indian Ocean literary imaginations, it has been...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 446–461.
Published: 01 December 2012
... for the novella’s 1806 edition. COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 452 to analyze in detail here in order to foreground the role of early women voyagers in the Indian Ocean, be they slave or free, traveling alone or accompanied. To understand the past and its bearing on the present requires that we examine what...
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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 (2022) 74 (2): 202–218.
Published: 01 June 2022
.... . “ Transition Spaces in an Indian Context .” Athens Journal of Architecture 6 , no. 3 ( 2020 ): 193 – 224 . Samuelson Meg . “ Coastal Form: Amphibian Positions, Wider Worlds, and Planetary Horizons on the African Indian Ocean Littoral .” Comparative Literature 69 , no. 1 ( 2017 ): 16 – 24...
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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 (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 (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 (2006) 58 (4): 293–312.
Published: 01 September 2006
... as a unifier of economy and culture, see Braudel; on the Indian Ocean’s similar function, see Chaudhuri. COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/296 Peninsula and Sumatra, where his official host was someone he had met in India (Dunn 257). At around the time of the fall of Melaka to the Portuguese in 1511...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 283–297.
Published: 01 September 2023
... (in Graham’s Maori tradition, a koauau or putorino , but perhaps also, given the sculpture’s location in Seattle, an American Indian flute). Similarly, the concave body of the ocean-voyaging canoe—which features a noticeable slit cut through the center of its hull, highlighted with white paint...
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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...