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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 399–419.
Published: 01 September 2010
... not only dominant, formal, explicit high textual traditions of poetics, but also subaltern and popular epistemologies that may be “emergent” or “latent” in praxis. Toward this end, the essay proposes an alternative in the form of “world literary knowledges” and presents three examples of “literary...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 179–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Criticism’s practical authority in the English-speaking world, both ordinary and distinguished practitioners of close reading typically objected that Frye’s efforts to create a science of literary knowledge neglected the specifi city and differ- ences of particular texts and authors, leading to, among...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 235–250.
Published: 01 June 2016
.... © 2016 by University of Oregon 2016 Milan Kundera Novel Literary Knowledge Ethical Criticism Transformative Fictions Works Cited Bloom Harold . The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life . New Haven : Yale UP , 2011 . Print . ———. Where Shall Wisdom...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2011
... it to the very same illusions of historical knowledge and progress that are supposed to be “exposed” by the text in the first place? The exposure of impoverished experience that does not, and indeed cannot, appear as such within Benjamin’s “literary mon- tage” will therefore have to occur by means...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 299–319.
Published: 01 September 2021
... southern side, which faces the cosmopolitan İstiklal Avenue, a knowledgeable observer might identify Semen Ivanonich Aralov, the Bolshevik ambassador in Ankara in 1922 and 1923, wearing his Lenin cap. 1 Generally speaking, comparative literary scholarship has neglected what the historian Adeeb...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 237–265.
Published: 01 September 2023
... disciplines, this essay calls for decolonizing comparative literature via a critique of the discipline from the nineteenth century to the present. From evolutionary scientism at its origin, overarching and continuing Eurocentrism, the disavowal of area studies, the rise of literary theory, and the primacy...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 85–100.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., medieval literary texts in fact reveal a keen awareness and dedicated study of natural phenomenon. Comparing how the three authors discussed here describe the trees, forest, and defoliation in their elegies highlights their knowledge of the natural environment and their affective response to deforestation...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 325–344.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Wendell, W.D. Howells, Charles Chesnutt, and Norman Foerster), this essay demonstrates how a methodological or theoretical focus on aesthetic formalism is a symptom of the secularization of knowledge in the nineteenth century. The variations in the use of “form” among this essay's case studies...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 73–88.
Published: 01 March 2023
... that Castelo succeeds not only in securing the tutoring position but also in becoming a famous linguistic expert in the new republic’s capital. Without more than a passing knowledge of the Javanese alphabet and a small arsenal of encyclopedic facts about the island of Java and its literary history, the man...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2014
...- man continental philosophy, circulates at a different rate and intensity. If the para- digmatic approaches of contemporary comparative literature are complex mea- sures of their contribution to knowledge in general and literary study in particular, they do not necessarily exhaust or adjudicate...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (3): 261–278.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., are frequently unsignaled. They underlie the narrative like palimpsests, or like the earlier sites beneath the buildings and streets of Paris and London that preoccupy the protagonist. To be recognized, however, unmarked allusions depend on the accidents of a reader’s personal literary knowledge...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 69–84.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., and the self-consciously literary historicism conceptualized by Goethe. In doing so, Bassani produces knowledge about the past that is beholden to its refusal to provide documentation and stable, verifi able reference — and this by way of a Manzonian homage to the “desires, the fears, the suffering...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (1): 42–56.
Published: 01 January 2003
... another, how should they combat, what title is at stake—quite simply, what pur- pose is served by placing them in opposition? The opposition is actually not just a whim: Borges, in whom we find such impeccable literary knowledge and taste, disliked Proust, that other paragon of cultural refinement. Why...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (4): 352–353.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of a particular kind of literary realism. Weinrich relies instead on paraphrase and summary to show that the interplay between forgetting and memory is treated differently by different writers and, conversely, that similar con- ceptions recur, with variations, throughout Western literature, although...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (4): 354–355.
Published: 01 September 2005
... and American literature are represented only by a brief passage on John Locke and a more substantial consideration of Saul Bellow. Lethe does not offer the close analysis of selected passages that allows readers of Mimesis to see for themselves the gradual emergence of a particular kind of literary...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (4): 356–358.
Published: 01 September 2005
... what they see as a bankrupt literary profession, many have used cognitive science as just one tool to help further our knowledge of how fiction-making (chirographic, gestural, and/or oral) works cross cul- turally to engage audiences (readers, listeners, viewers). Hogan is one such scholar who...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (4): 359–361.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of a particular kind of literary realism. Weinrich relies instead on paraphrase and summary to show that the interplay between forgetting and memory is treated differently by different writers and, conversely, that similar con- ceptions recur, with variations, throughout Western literature, although...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (4): 362–364.
Published: 01 September 2005
... what they see as a bankrupt literary profession, many have used cognitive science as just one tool to help further our knowledge of how fiction-making (chirographic, gestural, and/or oral) works cross cul- turally to engage audiences (readers, listeners, viewers). Hogan is one such scholar who...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 29–36.
Published: 01 March 2015
... of itself. Such can only restrict and not expand knowledge: simple math. ACLA FORUM / 35 Carroll, Joseph. Literary Darwinism: Evolution, Human Nature, and Literature. London: Routledge, 2004. Print. Deyo, Brian Daniel...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 272–297.
Published: 01 September 2019
... by Persian culture yet where this culture coexisted with other literary traditions, such as Arabic and Turkic, with none achieving hegemony, are here described as Persianate.) I will show how Bākīkhānūf’s cosmopolitanism is intrinsic to his interdisciplinary approach to historical knowledge. Bākīkhānūf’s...