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Comparative Literature (1 June 2015) 67 (2): 131–144.
Published: 01 June 2015
... with the reality of modern movement control. Taking a first step towards a literary history of movement control, this comparative study identifies three successive modalities of the novel/passport interface via readings of exemplary literary works: Schnabel's Insel Felsenburg (1731–43), Goethe's...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2009) 61 (1): 54–68.
Published: 01 January 2009
... through parody, travesty, and psychoanalytic pastiche. Taking as points of departure Jenefer Shute's framing of Nabokov's conflict with Freud as an attempt to ensure hermeneutic control over his own texts and the cultural fields within which Nabokov's works were written and read, I analyze a literary...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 307–327.
Published: 01 September 2011
... involved in both trafficking and pimping, most sensationally the all- Jewish mafia known first as the Varsovia and then as the Zwi Migdal. However, although this mafia controlled important sectors of prostitution and trafficking throughout the first three decades of the twentieth century and at times...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2003) 55 (3): 217–228.
Published: 01 June 2003
.... Although these writers might never have lived under state socialism, they main- tained a deep investment in the international workers’ movement, even when it was clear that the Soviet Union and its satellites were on the road to ruin.2 They produced works that lament not only the passing of the labor...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2013) 65 (2): 200–219.
Published: 01 June 2013
... “truth” of that friend’s being. In the more immediate context of her visit to Gaza, the insistent search for a photograph taken from 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...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2010) 62 (1): 68–88.
Published: 01 January 2010
...) between Israel and the Palestinians that involves an exchange of territories and populations. Watching the Israeli news reports, the narrator and his family learn that Israel has agreed to dismantle many of its illegally built settle- ments, put Jerusalem under UN control, and even give up almost the...