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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 25–31.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Alice Te Punga Somerville Tracing the various names used for the Pacific Ocean and drawing on Pacific scholarship and poetry, this article suggests alternative genealogies for the field of Ocean Studies that are visible from the Pacific region. Observing that the claim that Ocean Studies began in...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 45–53.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Rachel Price This response highlights several important currents in Oceanic Studies raised in the essays included in this special forum on the topic. It signals the importance of such work in an era in which the sea's status as a global commons is both freshly vital and imperiled. It then comments...
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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 (2017) 69 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2017
... assess the current field of Oceanic Studies. “Routes” points to work on the chronotope of the ship; vernacular and subaltern cosmopolitanisms at sea; inter-imperial assemblages; new metageographies; and the resource exploitation, militarization, and securitization of the ocean. “Oceanic” points to recent...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 287–311.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Françoise Lionnet J.-M.G. Le Clézio and Amitav Ghosh are prolific award-winning writers who train their reader's eye on transversal and lateral exchanges in the Indian Ocean. This essay presents an approach to the study of their novels as littérature mondialisante rather than littérature-monde...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 32–44.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Elizabeth DeLoughrey This essay outlines the development of the “oceanic turn” and the rise of “critical ocean studies” as vital to figuring the Anthropocene. It builds upon the work of Elizabeth Povinelli's theory of “geontologies,” and by turning to the submarine sculptures of Jason deCaires...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
... literature Mia Couto Abdulrazak Gurnah Anthropocene Works Cited Blum Hester . “Introduction: Oceanic Studies.” Atlantic Studies 10 . 2 ( 2013 ): 151 – 55 . Print . Bose Sugata . A Hundred Horizons: The Indian Ocean in an Age of Global Imperialism . Cambridge : Harvard UP...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 446–461.
Published: 01 December 2012
... , 2001 . Print . Vaxelaire Daniel . Une si jolie naufragée. Le roman vrai de Paul et Virginie . Paris : Flammarion , 2001 . Print . Vink Markus P.M. “Indian Ocean Studies and the ‘New Thalassology.’” Journal of Global History 2 . 1 ( 2007 ): 41 – 62 . Print...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 389–403.
Published: 01 September 2001
... in an expressive synergy called Asia-Pacific, and little harm will be done except to purists of cul- tural borders, nation-mongers, or diehard pre-modernists who refuse to dream in the late-capitalist future over the world’s biggest ocean. More than stylistic promise or commercial slogan, “Asia...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 231–243.
Published: 01 June 2009
... ceases to conceive of America as a ready-made thing that had always been there and that one day miraculously revealed its hidden, unknown, and unforeseeable being to an awe-struck world, then the event which is thus interpreted (the fi nding by Columbus of unknown oceanic lands) takes on an entirely...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 271–287.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Katarzyna Bartoszyńska This essay uses a comparative reading of two novels, Jan Potocki's Manuscrit Trouvé à Saragosse ( Manuscript Found in Saragossa , 1804–15) and Charles Maturin's Melmoth the Wanderer (1820), to investigate the methodologies of comparative and world literature studies. Although...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 March 2014
... cemeteries,” he writes —​ brings to mind Edgar Lee Masters, and, as Graciela Nemes de Palau notes, he fuses this meditation with the oceanic themes of the book in a manner that resembles his interpretations of Valéry’s “Le cimetière marin” (200). He sees a “cheerful cem- etery” that is “como el de...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 220–230.
Published: 01 June 2009
... successfully and, across an ocean, the other not.1 The fi rst is from the inaugural issue of Hugo Meltzl’s Acta comparationis litterarum universarum, the introductory essay of which —Meltzl’s “Present Tasks of Compar- ative Literature”—is widely credited with founding the discipline known today as...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 264–277.
Published: 01 September 2018
... outer anchorage. This vista enables a simultaneous focus on the scenic delights of the bay (“wavy tiers of foliaged hills”) and the technological achievements of the port itself with its two prominent breakwaters reaching into the ocean and the dredging operations that had conquered a formidable sand...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 208–226.
Published: 01 June 2014
... avoiding italics. The Con-cón is a beach in Valparaíso, Chile, where the Acongagua River, which runs along the Andes through communities that depend on irrigation, empties into the Pacific Ocean. It is also the site of a recurring indigenous ritual called “los bailes chinos,”6 as well as an...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 439–459.
Published: 01 December 2020
...—[. . .] I have found in the Ocean’s Musick [. . .] an enjoyment not to be put into words . . . ” (9-14-1817). There is a joy in the tremor, because his true sea is a terrible one, one so obscurely obstinate in carrying the message to John’s feet as he stands immobile on the shore. It is a sea like the...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 64–85.
Published: 01 March 2019
... chandail bleu au milieu d’un océan de feuilles pourries et trempées par l’orage de la nuit derrière comme sur un radeau, les jambes repliées sous moi. J’ai dans mon sac le tome II d’ Anne Karénine , le journal de K. M. et une orange. 3 (NMR 5.38) The pine trees all around me. I am sitting on my...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 361–375.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., lithe daughter of Ocean; And the wave runs in the beach-groove: “Eleanor, eλe´ and eλe´ And poor old Homer blind, blind, as a bat, Ear, ear for the sea-urge, murmur of old men’s voices: (II.6) The sources here are many. Pound refers both...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 445–446.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., extending over vast 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...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 455–458.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Patrick Collier In becoming the favored print technology for insurgent writers across oceans and centuries, the little magazine traveled the globe as a form while individual titles and issues often could not. In exploring this point, this geographically expansive book would have benefited from a...