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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (1): 65–85.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Rachel Green Abstract This article considers Ala Hlehel’s Au Revoir Acre and Ibtisam Azem’s The Book of Disappearance , two Arabic-language novels published in 2014 by Palestinian authors with Israeli citizenship. It argues that both texts thematize empathy, despite its familiar pitfalls...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 68–88.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Gil Hochberg This essay is dedicated to the writings of Sayed Kashua, the young Israeli Palestinian novelist, journalist, and screenwriter who has become a central, if controversial, figure within the Israeli public domain: a target of both political and literary praise and blame. Specifically...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 19–31.
Published: 01 March 2020
... absence of Palestinians from these texts and from this dystopic imagination. Despite their obvious presence in Israel’s current reality, Palestinians have no role whatsoever in these texts. We are dealing therefore with exclusively Jewish dystopias. Read against some of the dystopian white South African...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 222–237.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Maurice Ebileeni This article focuses on a rare leitmotif in literary productions by Palestinians. Both Susan Abulhawa's Mornings in Jenin and Sayed Kashua's Second Person Singular present Arab characters who, under unusual circumstances, impersonate or literally acquire the identity of the Israeli...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 171–193.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Liron Mor Abstract This article explores the operation of humor in Palestinian author Emile Habiby’s novel The Pessoptimist (1974) and compares it to Voltaire’s humor in Candide , which it explicitly cites. The differences between the two authors’ modes of humor are read as an index...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 363–381.
Published: 01 September 2013
... to Scholem's early principles, for a process of remembrance oriented towards the Palestinian victims of redemption. In this context, the way to reveal the Jewish exilic consciousness is through the words of the victim of the “utopian return,” through the words of Mahmoud Darwish, the great Palestinian poet...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 360–381.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Rebecca C. Johnson Abstract This article looks at cross-revolutionary writing among Arab writers who, after the 1967 War, looked to Vietnam as an anti-imperialist revolutionary co-cause of the Palestinians and a possible alternative future of national liberation, and to Vietnamese literature...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 357–380.
Published: 01 December 2019
... . “ Palestinian Trajectories: Novel and Politics since 1948 .” Modern Language Quarterly 75 , no. 4 ( 2014 ): 511 – 39 . Adnan Etel . Sitt Marie Rose , translated by Kleege Georgina . Sausalito, CA : Post-Apollo Press , 1982 . Agamben Giorgio . Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2010
... of young Sephardim in Jerusalem in 1926, and “Eretz Yisrael,” (“The Land of Israel”), which he delivered to Jewish youths in Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania, 1929. In the course of the essay, I argue that by configuring Arab-Jews (Jews from the Arab world) and, with greater vigor, Palestinians, as those who live...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 200–219.
Published: 01 June 2013
... short fiction, Matalon uses the elevated Hebrew of Barthes in translation as a surreal device of linguistic and narrative estrangement from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and from the predictable script of an Israeli journalist's visit to a mourning family in Gaza. Parodying Barthes's discovery...
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Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 2. Poster, “Solidarity,” by Kamal Boullata. Poster used by the General Union of Palestinian Students, 1969. The Palestine Poster Project Archives (PPPA). More
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 259–271.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., beautiful, and brilliant expression of this idea. This remarkable essay comes in two parts—in the first, Shammas talks about what happens to both signifier and signified when Palestinian pain is made into language, not for simple expression but to make pain present as evidence of torture. That very move...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 429–444.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of the state’s creation and the dispossession of Palestinians. In elevating the image of a heteronomous, inarticulate male hero who participates in a pattern of sacrifice that becomes (consciously or uncon- sciously) sanctioned with each additional portrayal of death, tragic plots mask not only...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... City was published, Israel was entering the fifth year of the First Intifada (the Palestinian uprising, 1987–93), in the course of which Israel came to employ a range of security apparatuses based on a principle of preemption, such as arbitrary curfews, mass imprisonment, modified rules of engagement...
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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...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 130–140.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Diaspora . Berkeley : U of California P , 2009 . Print . Hammad Suheir . Born Palestinian, Born Black . New York : Harlem River P , 1996 . Print . ———. ZaatarDiva . New York : Cypher Books , 2008 . Print . Hartman Michelle . “‘This sweet/sweet music’: Jazz, Sam Cooke...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (3): 187–204.
Published: 01 June 2006
... or was adopted by an affluent Lebanese family. Rather than a foundation stone that affirmed Anton’s identity, the boulder became a point of departure for a tortuous search both for his lost cousin and for his own identity as an Israeli, a Palestinian-Arab, a Christian, and a storyteller (not necessarily...