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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 19–31.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Gil Hochberg Abstract This article is about a recent wave of literary dystopias published in Israel, most of which center on the soon-to-come destruction of the Jewish state. Notable among these are The Third ( Ha-shlishi ) by Yishai Sarid (2015), Mud ( Tit ) by Dror Burstein (2016), and Nuntia...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Sami Shalom Chetrit In this essay I offer a radical Mizrahi reading of the poetry of the Ashkenazi Zionist poet Haim Nahman Bialik—that is, a reading that examines Jewish and Israeli history and culture through the radical Mizrahi discourse that has evolved in Israel during the past generation, as...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 200–219.
Published: 01 June 2013
... of both visual theory and personal reflection, to the Israel of the first Intifada and its aftermath. Drawing on Matalon's use of Barthes, the essay seeks to highlight Camera Lucida 's theoretical tensions and to show how these tensions were productive for an experimental mode of critical writing. In...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 68–88.
Published: 01 January 2010
... essay examines Kashua's active participation in the Israeli (Hebrew) public sphere and the way in which his writings take part in the construction of a critical minority discourse. By this I do not simply mean the obvious: that, as a Palestinian citizen of Israel, Kashua occupies a minority position...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 143–159.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the veneration of saintly relics in Christianity, was secularized in the tale of Lemminkäinen in the Finnlandic epic Kalevala . In the biblical tale of the Levite of Ephraim, in contrast, the dismembered parts of the protagonist's violated spouse are sent to the tribes of Israel to unite them against...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 394–412.
Published: 01 December 2017
... in the essay negotiate multiple attachments to spaces in Russia, the United States, and even Israel. Using theory in cultural criticism and urban geography, the article demonstrates that the fiction locates home on the scale of the city, neighborhood, and domestic space, rather than the nation...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 459–461.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Erwin Rosinberg Spirals: The Whirled Image in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art . By Israel Nico . New York : Columbia University Press , 2015 . 299 p. © 2016 by University of Oregon 2016 BOOK REVIEWS / 459 to...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 222–237.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Rachel Feldhay . “The Search for Identity in Israeli Arab Fiction: Attallah Mansour, Emile Habiby, and Anton Shammas.” Israel Studies 6 . 3 ( 2001 ): 92 – 102 . Print . Dabbagh Selma . Out of It . New York : Bloomsbury , 2012 . Print . Dallal Shaw . Scattered like Seeds...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 456–459.
Published: 01 December 2016
... York intellectuals sought to repudiate Soviet Jewish culture —​seeing it as essentially an oxymoron —​as the Stalinist-sponsored anti-Semitism that erupted after the creation of Israel unfolded. In a disagreement with Jean-Paul Sartre over what constituted “authentic” Jewishness, figures like...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 60–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
...: Selected Stories and Other Writings . New Directions , 1964 . Castel Bloom Orly . Human Parts . Translated by Bilu Dalya , David R. Godine Publisher (first published in Israel in 2002) , 2003 . Eshel Amir . Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past . U of...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 171–193.
Published: 01 June 2019
...-protagonist: Saeed the Pessoptimist—a satirical antihero and a Palestinian citizen of Israel. The novel begins with Saeed’s miraculous disappearance, as he takes off with extraterrestrial creatures, and then unfolds in Saeed’s depictions of the events that led him to disappear. One might therefore say that...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (4): 331–354.
Published: 01 September 2008
...” war (in his case, against the Ammonites). As one of ancient Israel’s judges, he is also a representative of Israel’s pre-monarchical mode of self-governance, which, especially for Dutch and English varieties of republicanism, had something of...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 408–426.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Israel . Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 1998 . Print . ———. Modern Hebrew Drama . New York : St. Martin's Press . 1979 . Print . Adorno Theodor W. “Cultural Criticism and Society.” Prisms . Trans. Nicholsen Shierry Weber Weber Samuel . Cambridge : MIT Press , 1983 . 19...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... process. For a valuable discussion of the transformations of risk under neoliberalism, see Dillon 319 . 9 As Neve Gordon writes, the Palestinian uprising marked a transition in Israel’s attitude toward the Occupied Territories. From a model of colonization and administration of a colonized...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 363–381.
Published: 01 September 2013
... attitude may also help us to read Scholem’s history against the grain in order to expose the victims of the nationalization of Jewish memory —​both Arabs and Jews —​and to re-think the Jewish collectivity in Palestine/Eretz-Israel. Scholem was also among the most sensitive critics of secular Zionism...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 158–177.
Published: 01 March 2005
... `Departenance.'” Research in African Literature 24 ( 1993 ): 13 -25. Shen, Yishayahu. “Poetica shel hetrogeniut” [Hetrogenic Poetics: A Review of Albert Swissa's Aqud]. Davar 3 March 1991 . 18 . Shohat, Ella. “Sephardim in Israel: Zionism from the Standpoint of Its Jewish Victims.” Social...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 367–387.
Published: 01 September 2009
... in books that in the Land of Israel it was hot. Always hot. The authors lied! And at Zionist festivities they declaimed: “Strong be the hands . . .” “Indeed the people is grass . . .” —Long live our national poet! . . . . Beneath the gray coarse blanket they will lug the scythes beneath the tin...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 429–444.
Published: 01 December 2015
... potential for serious political work. The essay takes Hebrew culture as its primary example. © 2015 by University of Oregon 2015 Tragedy Zionism Oedipus Antigone Ronit Matalon's Sarah Sarah Butler Works Cited Abrahams Israel . Jewish Life in the Middle Ages . 1898 . New York...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 177–179.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007. xiii, 192 p. What would it mean to bring the contested terrain of Israel/Palestine into the ever- shifting terra fi rma of comparative literature? Or, to fl ip the question around, what would it mean to bring comparative literature —its way of framing...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 179–180.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007. xiii, 192 p. What would it mean to bring the contested terrain of Israel/Palestine into the ever- shifting terra fi rma of comparative literature? Or, to fl ip the question around, what would it mean to bring comparative literature —its way of framing...