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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...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 45–53.
Published: 01 March 2017
... on work that historicizes both the formation and use of different oceans; that underscores the differences between Oceanic Studies and histories of globalization; and that interrogates the role for literature, art, and aesthetic theory more generally in engaging with research into the oceans. Along...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 156–170.
Published: 01 June 2022
... multiple elsewheres. They conjure the Indian Ocean through tastes, scents, and views of its rich interiors, which delineate a distinctively coastal world implicated to different degrees in the vaster oceanic region. Borrowing from aesthetic theories, the article explores the poem’s sensuality...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 370–393.
Published: 01 December 2017
... abstraction. This article examines Gogol’s visual poetics within the context of Russian culture’s late, self-conscious appropriation of Renaissance perspective, drawing on contemporaneous developments in Russian art history and twentieth-century aesthetic theory. As seen in several key moments in Dead Souls...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 84–109.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Sunayani Bhattacharya Abstract This article examines the novels of the nineteenth-century Bengali author Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay in light of classical Sanskrit literature and the rasa theory and argues that practices of Sanskrit kāvya literature are as dominant in the structural and aesthetic...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 93–95.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., architecture, and the arts. Robert Doran’s contribu- tion, The Theory of the Sublime from Longinus to Kant, which approaches the topic from the perspective of literary criticism and philosophical aesthetics, focuses on texts by Longinus, Boileau, Dennis, Burke, and Kant. As an in-depth study...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 121–149.
Published: 01 June 2012
... as hysteria. Contemporary theory has taken shape in and around these two modes of response to the disappearance of the absolute addressee. The four movements considered are New Criticism, structuralism (and post-structuralism), New Historicism (and Cultural Studies), and what I call the “New Vitalism...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 95–99.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Anna A. Berman BOOK REVIEWS / 95 theory? Or, finally, is Kant developing an idea of moral sublimity in its own right, di erent from his aesthetic theory of the sublime and his pre-Critical theory? Doran provides a con- vincing...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 182–199.
Published: 01 June 2013
... as Negative Dialectics (1966) and Aesthetic Theory (1970), is the dour prince of modernist philosophy. Barthes, despite his period of structuralist rigor, tends to be viewed as a hedonistic dilettante, celebrated for his Mythologies (1957) of popular French culture and his ideas regarding the Pleasure...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of “point of view,” a phrase that implies the equal weighting of distinctive outlooks in an aesthetic akin to political liberalism and helped enshrine “the appreciation of alterity” as a “cat- egorical assumption” at the core of Anglo-American novel theory (Hale 82). Although it is easy to assume...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 32–44.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Elizabeth DeLoughrey This essay outlines the development of the “oceanic turn” and the rise of “critical ocean studies” as vital to figuring the Anthropocene. It builds upon the work of Elizabeth Povinelli's theory of “geontologies,” and by turning to the submarine sculptures of Jason deCaires...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Yuri Corrigan Abstract This essay explores Donna Tartt’s adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novels The Adolescent , The Idiot , and The Brothers Karamazov in The Goldfinch as a guide to understanding Dostoevsky’s unorthodox and theologically inflected theory of trauma. The essay argues that both...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 344–359.
Published: 01 September 2021
... background, shifting from the unspeakable atrocity of the concentration camp to a reality seemingly more banal, but perhaps more cunning as well—that of what German philosopher Theodor Adorno termed “the culture industry.” Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory , published in 1970 shortly after his death, is perhaps...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (3): 193–213.
Published: 01 June 2001
...GERALD L. BRUNS University of Oregon 2001 Adorno, Theodor. Ästhetische Theorie . Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1973 . ____. Aesthetic Theory . Trans. Robert Hullot-Kentor. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997 . ____. “Looking Back on Surrealism.” Notes to Literature . Trans...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (2): 185–190.
Published: 01 March 2003
... aesthetic theory, recon- structing their chronological, at times intermitted or explanted, Begriffsgeschichte, i.e., history of concepts. The survey begins around 1700, when the discourse of aesthetics and an ensuing academic discipline of that name originated and when many of its key con- cepts...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 45–61.
Published: 01 March 2015
... latent in post-Enlightenment mythography. © 2015 by University of Oregon 2015 Keats Hegel Hyperion System-Program Post-Enlightenment Mythography Works Cited Adorno Theodor W. Ästhetische Theorie . Frankfurt am Main : Suhrkamp , 1970 . Print . ———. Aesthetic Theory . Ed...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (2): 177–185.
Published: 01 March 2003
... since antiquity. Rather, they were intended to offer a contemporary as well as historical lexicon that investigates the focal concepts of modern aesthetic theory, recon- structing their chronological, at times intermitted or explanted, Begriffsgeschichte, i.e., history of concepts. The survey...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 208–226.
Published: 01 June 2014
... by University of Oregon 2014 Works Cited Adorno Theodore . Aesthetic Theory . Trans. Hullot-Kentor . Minneapolis : U of Minnesota P , 1997 . Print . Alcalá Rosa . Identities in Relation: Transcribers, Translators, and Performers in Twentieth-Century American Poetry . Diss...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 238–249.
Published: 01 June 2017
.... In relation to Adorno’s aesthetic theory, of course, these sorts of evaluative claims are hardly surprising; they serve to legitimate his investment in high mod- ernism as the epitome of “progress” in the arts (and as a welcome refuge from, if not alternative to, an alienated and commodified world...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2011
... in Valéry’s well- known poetic theory and practice of poésie pure. Nor is it the case that Benjamin’s approach to Baudelaire is governed by considerations of a predominantly non- aesthetic nature, such as, for instance, those provided by the more recognizable codes of historical, materialistic...