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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 370–393.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Molly Brunson In fragmented fever dreams of St. Petersburg’s cityscape and during frenzied flights on country roads, Nikolai Gogol represents imperial Russia with a unique, often disorienting descriptive prose, which has been considered both striking in its realism and protomodernist in its...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 73–98.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Emily Wang Abstract Lord Byron’s reputation in Russia’s literary imagination might surprise those who remember him not only as a multifaceted poet or political commentator, but also as a sexual libertine. Following his death in Greece, the tempestuous Byron came to stand for both freedom...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 97–127.
Published: 01 March 2009
...LINA STEINER Written in 1828, Pushkin's narrative poem Poltava ushered in a new period in the poet's creative life, one in which Pushkin's task was to become a national bard (or, using the romantic terminology of the day, a national “genius”) whose poetry expressed Russia's innermost “spirit...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 228–245.
Published: 01 June 2010
...ILYA KLIGER This essay studies a crucial feature of Dostoevsky's novelistic poetics, and the poetics of Crime and Punishment (1866) in particular, in light of contemporaneous debates regarding the historical fate of Russia. The novel, I argue, is a thought experiment exploring the emerging...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 140–152.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Jinyi Chu Abstract What is the connection between class and race? Socialist revolutionaries in early twentieth-century Russia engaged with this question in their political essays. The imperial partition of China and the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway made the China question one...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 161–178.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Lauren Lydic Dubravka Ugrešić's 1983 short story “Hrenovka u vrućem pecivu” (“Hot Dog on a Warm Bun”) self-consciously parodies N.V. Gogol′'s 1836 “Nos” (“The Nose”). Building on the tradition of “noseology,” a literary sub-genre in 1820s and 1830s Russia, Ugrešić parodies the highly symbolic...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2020
... strands: usage of the term and form/content of the novels. The genre began in England with Richardsonian domestic fiction and spread to Russia, where it evolved along different lines, shaped by the different social and political context. In England, the fate of the term turns out to be tied up...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 101–122.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Stanislav Shvabrin Overlooked by students of John Keats's reception in Russia and misattributed by scholars researching the earliest stages of the writer's evolution, Vladimir Nabokov's Russian domestication of “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” (1921) poses before its interpreter a set of problems ranging...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 394–412.
Published: 01 December 2017
... in the essay negotiate multiple attachments to spaces in Russia, the United States, and even Israel. Using theory in cultural criticism and urban geography, the article demonstrates that the fiction locates home on the scale of the city, neighborhood, and domestic space, rather than the nation. Applying...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of the soul—and its affective manifestation in comparable contexts of postrevolutionary modernization and agricultural-economic transition. Both texts rupture the social realism that had dominated the literary scenes of Russia and Mexico, respectively, in the early twentieth century through the use...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 194–212.
Published: 01 June 2019
...-accentual verse in Russia in the 1730s–40s, which represented an encounter between Polish, German, and French practices of versification. In addition to the general compensatory principle and local effects of borrowing, the article discusses a previously unexplored kind of formal complexity that evolves...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 247–263.
Published: 01 June 2022
..., Russia, India, China, and South Africa) formation, re-entrench a problematic Orientalism while pushing further to the margins still the complex, long-standing regional histories. This essay juxtaposes Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis trilogy and Kevin Kwan’s Rich trilogy in relation to Indian Ocean histories of trade...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 327–347.
Published: 01 September 2023
... elaborates on literary elements from Russia in his 1924 story “Nights of Spring Fever,” which deploys the metonymic confines of impoverished, narrow spaces in order to explore wider topics of social class and transcultural encounter. kjc6471@psu.edu Copyright © 2023 by University of Oregon 2023...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (3): 246–265.
Published: 01 June 2003
... prejudice, but Makine’s self-construction also relies heavily on a romantic image of Russia and Russians. The second part of this article focuses on Makine’s contributions to this discussion, both in the novel itself, which thematizes the psychology and the history of the bilingual artist, and in his...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 253–268.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Online>. Mc Murran Mary Helen . The Spread of Novels: Translation and Prose Fiction in the Eighteenth Century . Princeton : Princeton UP , 2010 . Print . Morris Marcia A. The Literature of Roguery in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Russia . Evanston : Northwestern UP...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (1): 63–89.
Published: 01 January 2007
.... Pasternaka . St. Petersburg: Sankt-Peterburgskii gosudarsvennyi universitet, 1995 . Suny, Ronald Grigor. “The Empire Strikes Out. Imperial Russia, `National' Identity, and Theories of Empire.” A State of Nations. Empire and Nation-Making in the Age of Lenin and Stalin . Ed. Ronald Grigor Suny and Terry...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 25–45.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... Henry and the Theory of the Short Story . Translated by Titunik I.R. , Michigan UP , 1968 . Etkind Alexander . Internal Colonization: Russia’s Imperial Experience . Polity P , 2011 . Freidenberg Olga . Image and Concept: Mythopoetic Roots of Literature . Edited...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 376–386.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of the non-Romanian researchers specializing in Roma- nian history, maintains that the Roman conquest of Dacia triggered an emotional imperial obsession that was later enhanced by the assimilation of Romania by one empire after another, from the Ottoman Empire to Soviet Russia (12). This French historian...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 188–206.
Published: 01 June 2023
... in an era of conspiracy-driven public discourse that echoes what Richard Hofstadter in 1964 called “the paranoid style” of American Cold War politics ( 77 ), now transformed into an almost unrecognizable present-day manifestation fueled by twenty-first-century information technologies. In both Russia...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 360–375.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of it, certainly in Eastern Europe (including Russia and the Baltic countries), but also in Italy, Greece, Scandinavia, and, last but not least, in a still fragmented Germany. About this vast and still insufficiently understood process, which I discuss in greater detail elsewhere, I wish to make here two...