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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 220–241.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Andrew Barnaby This essay explores the mutual implication of Shakespeare's Hamlet and Freudian psychoanalysis as works of mourning. More particularly, it takes up how both the play and a series of Freud's writings — from early letters to Fliess to the Interpretation of Dreams to “Mourning and...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 369–391.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., especially in the face of Freud’s self-attestation—his resolute conviction that he was “ganz unmusikalisch”—which astonishingly matches Monteverdi’s own resistance to music. Copyright © 2018 by University of Oregon 2018 Sigmund Freud Claudio Monteverdi The Interpretation of Dreams dissonance...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 400–415.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Inner Room and A Scattering of Salts , demand particularly close considerations of the intertextual presence of Proust's novel. Such considerations reveal not only superficial connections between the work of the two authors, but also Merrill's deep engagement with interpretive strategies modeled by...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 123–135.
Published: 01 March 2013
... way is of course to characterize it as a compressed and conflated figuration. However, the fact that it appears to Austerlitz in a dream demands its interpretation as an example of what Freud called Verdichtung, that creative unconscious process of condensation in which certain of the dream’s...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 336–360.
Published: 01 September 2010
... expansion of the novel form hand-in-hand with the colonial enterprise of Western Europe. With this interpretative concept, I review the historical and theoretical parameters that have been used to study both the historical spread of the novel from Europe to the peripheries and the constitution, at the end...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 430–448.
Published: 01 December 2017
...” sound and the translucent, aerial voice of a dream vision. The article concludes with a consideration of the different interpretative possibilities opened up by this juxtaposition of rhythm and sound in Heaney’s translation of Virgil’s katabatic narrative. Copyright © 2017 University of Oregon 2017...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Catherine Toal This essay proposes an alternative account of the significance, for the development and interpretation of his work, of Henry James's engagement with French literature. Beginning with James's critique of the “cruelty” of the Goncourt brothers' novel Sœur Philomème , it argues, through...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 26–35.
Published: 01 March 2013
... possibility to conceive of a perfect man-made language, Chinese seemed a likely model. However, Leibniz's dream of a Universal Character relied on a combination of competing semiotic and systemic requirements that only the misguided view of sinographs and hexagrams as an integral part of one Chinese script...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (1): 72–75.
Published: 01 January 2002
...William Kumbier Dreaming by the Book. By Elaine Scarry. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999. 292 p., index. University of Oregon 2002 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/72 BOOK REVIEWS DREAMING BY THE BOOK. By Elaine Scarry. New...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 59–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
...-reflexivity and metanarrative, the representation of the past, and the use of pronouns. This leads to an analysis of the reception of The Fall and the manner in which critics have turned to paratextual material in their historico-political interpretations, a form of “reading into” which I suggest is prompted...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., there are still very few examples of the kind of interpretation that Benjamin's allegorical model of understanding would require in a sustained reading of a text like “Le Cygne.” The essay explores why Benjamin's thinking about allegory seems to be resisted by literary critics in their reading of...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to describe it. In particular, it questions the widespread tendency to adapt the metaphysical polarity subject-object to the interpretation of plays that, while making ample use of it, encourage readers and playgoers to dismiss such polarity as existentially ineffective. Only by tentatively adhering...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 315–335.
Published: 01 September 2010
... professor of modern German literature, sets out to attempt a reading of a poem by the medieval Japanese writer Fujiwara no Teika, only to discover that what remains when linguistic barriers cannot be overcome and cultural specificity cannot be recognized is an interpretation that is constricted by the...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 201–227.
Published: 01 June 2010
...” (“Duineser Elegien “wir nicht sehr verläßlich zu Haus sind / in der gedeuteten Welt” (24; “we don’t feel very securely at home / in this interpreted world,” 25). Therefore, the metaphoric idea of some form of spatial outsideness remains central to understanding the relationship between language and...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 142–159.
Published: 01 March 2009
...” tangible and personal to the reader, since the story of the reader’s own death is included in the mindless omniscience that such a library would contain. Another story, “Las ruinas circulares” (“The Circular Ruins tells of a magician who dreams of another man, only to discover that he himself was “a...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 370–393.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of Gogol’s prose has been mobilized by critics for distinct, often contradictory, aes- thetic and ideological purposes: interpreted, for example, by the religious philosopher Vasily Roza- nov as morally suspect, and by the modernist writer Andrei Bely as artistically complex and ecstatic in its...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 179–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., embedding them in the interwoven experiences of migration, the American Dream, liberal social opportunity within market capitalism, and the ON READING BRUCE ROBBINS / 181 classical formations of most literary representations of upward mobility —which, like...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 366–382.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Lawrence Langer terms “common memory.” Bevan’s return to the metaphor at the end of “Ubique” inscribes this testamentary entrapment into the poem’s structure. Through the Donkey’s Ears refers to repeated dreams in which Bevan still receives orders to fire — “For many months I woke in the night to...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 161–178.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Interpretation of Dreams . Trans. James Strachey. The Pelican Freud Library 4. New York: Pelican Books, 1976 . ———. Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality . Trans. James Strachey. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud 7. London: Hogarth Press, 1953 . Gallop, Jane...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 407–428.
Published: 01 December 2012
... methodology and peremptory interpretations in his two essays on Baudelaire. Finally, it offers a close comparative reading of Baudelaire's lyric “The Swan” and Benjamin's ninth aphorism in “On the Concept of History,” staging an unexpected and revealing correspondence between the two works to argue that “The...