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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 (2015) 67 (3): 287–311.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of the notion of interactive universalisms, which I borrow (and modify) from Seyla Benhabib. © 2015 by University of Oregon 2015 world-forming interactive universalisms indenture creolization coolitude Works Cited Alpers Edward A. The Indian Ocean in World History . New York...
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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 (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): 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): 156–170.
Published: 01 June 2022
... multiple elsewheres. They conjure the Indian Ocean through tastes, scents, and views of its rich interiors, which delineate a distinctively coastal world implicated to different degrees in the vaster oceanic region. Borrowing from aesthetic theories, the article explores the poem’s sensuality...
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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
..., forced into bondage, as he travels with a trading caravan from the Swahili coast toward the African interior at the onset of European colonialism in East Africa in the early twentieth century. Both novels draw on multilingual nineteenth-century sources to recreate a colonial Indian Ocean world...
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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): 233–246.
Published: 01 June 2022
... Coast: Littoral Locations and Amphibian Aesthetics .” Social Dynamics 38 , no. 3 ( 2012 ): 499 – 515 . Samuelson Meg . “ Coastal Form: Amphibian Positions, Wider Worlds, and Planetary Horizons on the African Indian Ocean Littoral .” Comparative Literature 69 , no. 1 ( 2017 ): 16...
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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 (2012) 64 (4): 446–461.
Published: 01 December 2012
... in part to the commercial activities facilitated by Bomma. History has retained few traces of these men, but they serve as an entry into the cosmopolitan and erudite universe of the northern Indian Ocean. Ghosh provides a magnificent description of that world prior to Vasco de Gama’s arrival...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 219–232.
Published: 01 June 2022
... in an unequally globalized world. THE QUESTION THAT ends this epigraph is troubling. It unsettles and provokes. Enunciated by Olivier, a policeman from the French island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean, the epigraph points out that in September 2015, at the very same time as lifeless migrant corpses—including...
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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 (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): 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 (2015) 67 (3): 241–245.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and unpredicted possibilities.” Françoise Lionnet’s contribution, “World Literature, Postcolonial Studies, and Coolie Odysseys: J.-M.G. Le Clézio’s and Amitav Ghosh’s Indian Ocean Novels,” is simultaneously a commentary on decentering fictions by two very different award- winning novelists...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 293–312.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., and ideas traveled over great distances. Like the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean connected its different shores into a single economic entity with consider- able cultural continuities.6 Globalization is not a new phenomenon. The Malay Archipelago was connected to the wider world through networks...
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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 (2022) 74 (3): 306–325.
Published: 01 September 2022
... in English as Comparative and World Literature .” University of Toronto Quarterly 88 , no. 2 ( 2019 ): 229 – 45 . https://doi.org/10.3138/utq.88.2.10 . Hatch Emelyn . “ ‘A Deep Ocean One Can Plunge Into’: Interview with Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin .” Wake Forest University Press. Wake Up...