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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 222–237.
Published: 01 June 2017
...-Jewish other. In the fictional creations of Ismael/David and Amir/Yonatan, Abulhawa and Kashua, respectively, construe characters whose existence blurs the borderline between various versions of today's Palestinian Arab and mainstream projections of its Israeli-Jewish counterpart. These characters...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 19–31.
Published: 01 March 2020
... there is such an unclear ‘religious awakening.’ I don’t think this is the way to ‘clean house’. It’s as if we said ‘Given that Israeliness is already so fifthly, let’s go back to Judaism,’ which is presented as a pure space of empathy, ethics and respect for the other. [I think it comes from] a longing for a state...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 200–219.
Published: 01 June 2013
... an “identity card” —a doc- ument issued by the Israeli government to control residency and regulate, among other things, the movement of Palestinians — reinforces the barrier between the narrator and her hosts, and so prevents any shared process of mourning. The endeavor to find a photo...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 357–380.
Published: 01 December 2019
... by the Israeli state to his “de facto statelessness”: In other words, and despite pages and pages of legal argument, based on so many precedents that one finally got the impression the kidnapping was among the most frequent modes of arrest, it was Eichmann’s de facto statelessness, and nothing else...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 68–88.
Published: 01 January 2010
... the Israeli Arab/Palestinian is created as a national minority who as such is also (and necessarily so) a traitor, an inauthentic Palestinian, a wannabe Jew, in short, a failed identity. Indeed, Kashua's insistence on his “Israeliness” (by writing in Hebrew, referring to himself as an Israeli Arab...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 60–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
.../life/books/the-israeli-nomad-in-search-of-the-promised-land-1.378547 . 30 May 2015 . Jameson Fredric . Archaeologies of the Future: The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions . Verso , 2007 . Jameson Fredric . Postmodernism, or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (3): 187–204.
Published: 01 June 2006
... of the category of fiction in Hebrew criticism. 19 Two other factors that helped shape the novel’s reception are its appeal to Canaanite sentiments and the tendency to read Israeli works that deal with the pre-State period in sentimental terms. 20 Shammas often distinguishes between what he calls “Jewish...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 127–128.
Published: 01 March 2023
... of these ghosts in the development of modern Hebrew literature and contemporary Israeli culture provides the subject of Karen Grumberg’s illuminating, revelatory critical study Hebrew Gothic . Because it has been tied for more than a century to the development of a national culture, forged primarily through...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 171–193.
Published: 01 June 2019
... of the state, he seems to be characterized as the only collaborator against the backdrop of the other characters who are resisting Israeli rule. Even his name is made up of dichotomous terms: his first two names, Saʿid abi al-Naḥs, roughly translate as “the luckless felicitous person,” while his last name, al...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., “Motherhood.” As an Israeli mother, Dolly is expected to protect her son, on the one hand, and give him up to the military system (or accept his possible death), on the other. Shiffman argues that these contradictory demands are the source of Dolly’s madness. 16 The classic articulation...
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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (1): 65–85.
Published: 01 March 2024
... be taken in adherence with Israeli law ( Nasser 260 ; Makhoul 13 ). However, by failing to halt continued Israeli land expropriation and settlement construction, among other failures, the accords stymied the conditions necessary to implement their primary goal of establishing a Palestinian state ( Zreik...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 408–426.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in Goldberg's play and Edgar Allan Poe's “Masque of the Red Death” (1842) to expose a shared conceptualization of the relationship between art and the real: the aesthetic sanctuary, designed to exclude time and other agents of the real, is nevertheless subject to and even dependent on its trespass. In light...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 348–350.
Published: 01 September 2017
... poet Chayim Nachman Bialik famously described as “a match made in heaven” was perceived as a failed, if not inappropriate, relationship by many of his peers. As the lines quoted above —​from a longer and painful poem by the Polish-born Israeli poet Avot Yeshurun —​suggest, the tension that stood...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 429–444.
Published: 01 December 2015
... fights passionately and aggressively against Israeli injustices towards the Pales- tinians. Like the earlier tragic heroes of Hebrew letters, she confronts and com- prehends the suffering of others and bears responsibility for them; yet, unlike these heroes, she exchanges the bonds of kinship...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 363–381.
Published: 01 September 2013
...,” “realistic,” and “rational-enlightened” community. Yet, on the other hand, messianism was also reinterpreted as the basis for a national “secular” myth, with Zionism (“the utopian return”) as its fulfillment, and Israeli secular culture is based on the notion that the state is the realization...
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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...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 177–179.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of discussions about the struggle between Palestinians and Israelis: namely, that the two are continually imagined as ineluctably different, opposed in their very radical otherness, when in fact they have much in common: shared histories and proximate and overlapping ethnicity(ies). In the Zionist...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 179–180.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of discussions about the struggle between Palestinians and Israelis: namely, that the two are continually imagined as ineluctably different, opposed in their very radical otherness, when in fact they have much in common: shared histories and proximate and overlapping ethnicity(ies). In the Zionist...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 181–184.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of discussions about the struggle between Palestinians and Israelis: namely, that the two are continually imagined as ineluctably different, opposed in their very radical otherness, when in fact they have much in common: shared histories and proximate and overlapping ethnicity(ies). In the Zionist...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 184–187.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of discussions about the struggle between Palestinians and Israelis: namely, that the two are continually imagined as ineluctably different, opposed in their very radical otherness, when in fact they have much in common: shared histories and proximate and overlapping ethnicity(ies). In the Zionist...