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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 March 2007
... it aspires. In the process, it paradoxically confirms the insuperable mediations representation entails. When added to the way in which, in both novels, fictional con- summation takes the fetishistic form of an aestheticized corpse, the compulsion to repre- sent reveals its true vocation in an aesthetic...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 93–95.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Laura Levitt Unwanted Beauty: Aesthetic Pleasure in Holocaust Representation. By Brett Ashley Kaplan. Urbana, Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2007. 215 p. University of Oregon 2009 BOOK REVIEWS TRANSATLANTIC TRANSLATIONS...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 325–330.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Sean Gurd The Origins of Aesthetic Thought in Ancient Greece: Matter, Sensation, and Experience . By Porter James I. . New York : Cambridge University Press , 2010 . 624 p. © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 BOOK REVIEWS...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 182–199.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Lucy O'Meara This article is a comparative study of Theodor Adorno and Roland Barthes. These rarely compared thinkers share a profound affinity: their lifelong work on ideology critique proceeds from similar bases, and they each accord preeminence to aesthetic reflection. Their shared insistence...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (1): 81–84.
Published: 01 January 2003
... the read- ing public?” (p. 180). Of Woolf’s novel he will observe, “Throughout To the Lighthouse there is a complex vacillation between what one might call the irruption of the ethical into the aesthetic, on the one hand, and the aestheticization of the real, on the other” (p. 198). In his...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (2): 185–190.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Richard J. Golsan The Search for Modern Tragedy: Aesthetic Fascism in Italy and France. By Mary Ann Frese Witt. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001. 259 p. University of Oregon 2003 BOOK REVIEWS/177...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (4): 389–391.
Published: 01 September 2008
...: Fordham University Press, 2006. 226 p. Aesthetics has often been conscripted as a convenient strawman to stand against poli- tics, culture, history, and ideology. Such orchestrated clashes might have been beneficial or even necessary for the discipline...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 47–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
.... Glenn A. Odom South African Truth and Tragedy: Yael Farber’s Molora  and Reconciliation Aesthetics N HIS REVIEW OF the Barbican theater’s 2008 staging of Yael Farber’s Molora, I a South African re-envisioning of The Oresteia, London Times...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 195–197.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Stephen Arata Imaginary Communities: Utopia, The Nation, and the Spatial Histories of Modernity. By Phillip E. Wegner. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. xxvi, 297p. The Senses of Modernism: Technology, Perception, and Aesthetics. By Sara Danius. Ithaca: Cornell University Press...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 83–102.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Jonas Rosenbrück Abstract This article analyzes the notions of clarity and obscurity in the work of Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten and Maurice Blanchot, arguing that the latter’s thought of the “other night” proposes a radical reversal, indeed, a corruption, of Baumgarten’s founding of aesthetics...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 238–249.
Published: 01 June 2017
... dramatically, both in relation to Negritude politics (see the ground-breaking work of Gary Wilder) and in relation to its poetics. This review essay examines the recent (re)turn to Negritude by looking at Carrie Noland's 2015 Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 162–181.
Published: 01 June 2013
... implicit on the topic in Sebald's fiction and points toward some difficult questions regarding the role of aesthetics and agency in Sebald's work. © 2013 by University of Oregon 2013 Stephen Thomson Sleepwalking Certainties: Agency, Aesthetics, and Incapacity in W...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 408–428.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., I show how Upward's work was centrally shaped by Soviet aesthetics, a reception which led him to an innovative conception of literary commitment, surprisingly resistant to the powerful critiques later offered by Theodor Adorno and Raymond Williams. This conception of commitment emerges through...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 325–344.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Jordan Alexander Stein Borrowing a turn of phrase from Talal Asad, this essay asks: What might an aesthetic study of secularism look like? Examining four case studies between roughly 1880 and 1930 (with attention to the critical writings of Walt Whitman, T.W. Higginson, Matthew Arnold, Barrett...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (1): 84–86.
Published: 01 January 2003
... the read- ing public?” (p. 180). Of Woolf’s novel he will observe, “Throughout To the Lighthouse there is a complex vacillation between what one might call the irruption of the ethical into the aesthetic, on the one hand, and the aestheticization of the real, on the other” (p. 198). In his...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 320–337.
Published: 01 September 2003
... and the Genre of the Holocaust Memoir.” The Weekly Standard ( April 21 , 1997 ): 29 -35, 31. COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/320 BRETT ASHLEY KAPLAN “The Bitter Residue of Death”: Jorge Semprun and the Aesthetics of Holocaust Memory N HIS...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 178–181.
Published: 01 March 2005
...David Mikics The Particulars of Rapture: An Aesthetics of the Affects. By Charles Altieri. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003. x, 299 p. University of Oregon 2005 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/178 BOOK REVIEWS THE PARTICULARS...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (4): 502–505.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan ragini.ts@gmail.com World Literature for the Wretched of the Earth: Anticolonial Aesthetics, Postcolonial Politics . By J. Daniel Elam . New York : Fordham University Press , 2021 . 192 pp. Copyright © 2022 by University of Oregon 2022 What...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (4): 448–470.
Published: 01 December 2022
... “Work of Art” essay and elsewhere, warns of totalizing artistic forms, suggesting that they lead to totalitarian social movements. Both sides of his famous distinction between the aestheticization of politics and the politicization of aesthetics points to an understanding of the mutual imbrication...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 416–431.
Published: 01 September 2009
... it is.” The artwork is not in itself an imposition, demand, or confrontation, though it may have all of these effects. Ontologically, the artwork is an expression: “It is thus.” To avoid the trap of conceptualization, Adorno varies the concept-name of this simple expression throughout Aesthetic Theory —from Sosein...