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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 253–268.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., adapts, and transforms more and more freely in each of his texts.17 The timing of the writing, translating, and publishing of the three Charlotte Summers, together with the striking textual similarities between them and Chul­ kov’s fiction strongly suggest that one of the threeCharlottes...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 62–78.
Published: 01 March 2015
... their visions of a communist future in which the very character of labor is transformed. In showing how Sand and Marx place the development and emancipation of sensuous life at the heart of their humanist projects, this discussion attends to the place of Sand's fiction in a wider history of ideas and argues...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Eric Naiman This article explores the role of surveillance in Vladimir Nabokov's novel Pnin both within its contemporary political context and as a response to two earlier examples of American campus fiction: Randall Jarrell's Pictures from an Institution and Mary McCarthy's The Groves of Academe...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 202–218.
Published: 01 June 2022
... us to refine our understanding of how such processes unfolded in India’s littoral enclaves, even while that understanding in turn sheds light on why an author writing about such an enclave would choose to transform an architectural element into the governing trope for his work of fiction...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 235–250.
Published: 01 June 2016
.... © 2016 by University of Oregon 2016 Milan Kundera Novel Literary Knowledge Ethical Criticism Transformative Fictions Works Cited Bloom Harold . The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life . New Haven : Yale UP , 2011 . Print . ———. Where Shall Wisdom...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 114–129.
Published: 01 March 2015
... prologue with a difference and taking the position of Borges while playing with and ultimately transforming the mirror-like intertex- tual logic at the heart of Borges’s fiction as a prologue to the intermedial remak- ing he is carrying out in the rest of the book. Thus, while one of the key creative...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 368–370.
Published: 01 September 2014
... studies, intellectual history, and print culture, Michael Gibbs Hill’s striking new book Lin Shu, Inc.: Translation and the Making of Modern Chinese Culture  traces the life of Lin Shu (1852–1924), early twentieth-century China’s most prominent translator of Western fiction —​with over 180...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 186–201.
Published: 01 June 2022
... these fictional works alongside their historical sources, I ask: what role do language and translation play in the process of narrativizing communities of the past for the present? And how does the turn to linguistically plural archives transform the form of the novel as a genre of fiction? Critical...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 343–345.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Catherine Toal Modernist Fiction and Vagueness: Philosophy, Form, and Language . By Quigley Megan . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2015 . 224 p . © 2017 by University of Oregon 2017 BOOK REVIEWS / 343...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 131–144.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Ulrich . “The Roads of the Novel.” The Novel . Ed. Moretti Franco . Vol. 2 . Princeton : Princeton UP , 2006 . 611 – 46 . Print . Higgins Lesley Leps Marie-Christine . “‘Passport please.’ Legal, Literary, and Critical Fictions of Identity.” Un-Disciplining Literature...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2018
... literaturnoe obozrenie , 2008 . McHale Brian . Postmodernist Fiction . Methuen , 1987 . Plato . The Republic . Translated by Lee Desmond , Penguin Books , 2003 . Plato . Alcibiades I . Translated by Jowett Benjamin , www.online-literature.com/plato/alcibiades-i/5...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 142–159.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and the Transformation of Genre.” Literary Philosophers: Borges, Calvino, Eco. Ed. Jorge Gracia, Rodolphe Gasché, and Carolyn Kors- meyer. New York: Routledge, 2002. 47–84. The Inordinate Eye: New World Baroque and Latin American Fiction. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2006. ...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 61–83.
Published: 01 March 2021
... condemning the nation qua fiction—as Wright suggests in his reading of this novel ( “Nations” )—Farah suggests that it is the state itself that should guarantee legal existence to a diverse spectrum of subjects, as well as fostering inclusive modes of citizenship. Consider how Askar reacts when he receives...
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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 (2015) 67 (1): 21–28.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Joan Marris Peter . London : Routledge , 1991 . 33 – 51 . Print . Armstrong Nancy . Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel . Oxford : Oxford UP , 1987 . Print . Aronowitz Stanley . “The Politics of the Science Wars.” Social Text 46–47...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 53–67.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and the would-be artist mark the transformation between a visionary fiction and the “Züge” of which that fiction is composed—revealing a Sternean concern for the figure of the line, which Hoffmann himself had scribbled down years earlier in pictured form. Directly following the scene of his doodling, two...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (3): 241–255.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Lind, Judith Butler, and Donna Haraway). His main sources of evidence concerning causal conceptions of iden- tity are science fiction and images of perverse violence in novels. In sci-fi, viruses, genes, or computer programs invade life forms, cross boundaries between spe- cies, and transform...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (4): 503–505.
Published: 01 December 2023
... of Disappointment is a unique comparative analysis of a body of works produced in the post–Cold War period. The book revisits the fraught intervention of Cuba in Angola by showing how post-Soviet cultural production demystifies the official redemptive narrative of Cuban heroism and how the fictional representation...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 383–401.
Published: 01 December 2011
... migrants into what Jean-Luc Nancy calls a communité desouvré , a precarious collectivity that is never completely enclosed or stabilized, always safeguarding a discrepancy among members. By doing so, these novels work to transform what Lamming calls “ways of seeing.” © 2011 by University of Oregon 2011...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (3): 276–278.
Published: 01 June 2004
... us to the confusing and contested boundaries of history and fiction. The study of performance, dress, ornament, and gesture has, as Crane vividly illus- trates, a recoverable historical reality. But I cannot separate that history from the tropes that transform it. Medieval literature is filled...