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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 54–73.
Published: 01 March 2017
...S. Shankar This essay harnesses the use of translation as a critical method to explore affect in a comparative mode. By way of readings of ethnography (Margaret Trawick's Notes on Love in a Tamil Family ), film (the Hindi-language masala film Guide ), and fiction (Chinua Achebe's Nigerian novel A...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Lynley Edmeades John Cage's “Empty Words” (1974–75) was designed to collapse the space between music and language. In attempting to do so, the work simultaneously disrupts and depends upon expectations generated by our regular interpretive frameworks. Using contemporary affect theory, I offer a new...
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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 OF...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 274–295.
Published: 01 September 2016
... their similarities rather than their differences. Boccaccio and Christine are both profoundly concerned with marital affection, an emotion in a state of flux in late-medieval Europe. Through narrative, both authors attempt to theorize how this emotion should be experienced and performed by the virtuous...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 450–453.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Davide Stimilli Affecting Grace: Theatre, Subject, and the Shakespearean Paradox in German Literature from Lessing to Kleist . By Calhoon Kenneth S. . Toronto : University of Toronto Press , 2013 . 279 p. © 2016 by University of Oregon 2016...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 85–100.
Published: 01 March 2013
... writers are gazers at nature (in the sense that they situate action in a natural environment that they make visible), by adopting an “affective fallacy” (traditionally called the “pathetic fallacy”) they also convey the “feelings” of the natural world (in this case, its sorrow, suffering, and mourning...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
... 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 of...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 86–107.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Rafael Acosta Morales Abstract This article explores a divide between the affective effects of freedom as a political core concept and its discursive articulation. It analyzes the failure of a Hegelian discourse of freedom that is often articulated in relation to colonial relationships. Departing...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 299–315.
Published: 01 September 2020
... geographically continuous with, and affectively connected to, Cuba. This article reads the poetry of Mohammed el Gharani and Ibrahim al-Rubaish, former detainees included in Marc Falkoff’s collection Poems from Guantánamo: The Detainees Speak , and of José Ramón Sánchez, longtime resident of the Cuban city of...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 January 2009
...MICHELLE L. ZERBA Doubt is intrinsic to our situation as beings immersed in a world that connects us to people at the same time that it renders impossible the certainty of knowing their minds. It has both an affective side that is linked with such kindred emotions as fear, anxiety, and suspicion...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 432–446.
Published: 01 September 2009
... underscores some key differences. I argue above all for the gains to be had in “thinking translation” as we go about our increasingly transnational and interdisciplinary teaching and writing in comparative literature. These gains include a range of new questions affecting what we mean by “text,” and “close...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 47–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
... reconciliation. Affectively, we are too close to judge, but too distant to experience catharsis. Molora thus dramatizes the dilemma of a reconciliation that cannot happen unless it has already begun to happen and the retributive tragic form that never stops happening. University of Oregon 2011 Balme...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 235–252.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of “passion,” a term that in its various Greek, Latin, and vernacular forms signifies not only a psychological affect but also a state of being-acted-upon more generally. The Rime 's participation in this discourse is signaled by certain features of its vocabulary, its adoption of ancient poetic...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 307–327.
Published: 01 September 2011
... consensus about white slavery and its univocal narrative of anti-Semitism, can actually help to theorize a different affective relationship to history. Claire Solomon Reconsidering Anti-Semitism and White Slavery in Contemporary Historical...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 June 2014
... trace the evolution of late nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature — from the ontologic instability of modernist prose to the ontologic plurality of postmodernist prose — with the focus on how this shift affects the formation of the subjectivity of the reader. The author proposes that Freud's...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 459–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
... concerted text of life—the body that styles across the phenomenal boundary between text and life. In tracing the styling body, I argue, we may witness the singular continuity that is writing, affecting text and life as life-text and affording a different experience of biography's palpability— bio-graphy...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 429–444.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Mikhal Dekel This essay argues that in emotionally and politically fraught terrains tragic literature may offer an embodied, affective critique of the existing political order that is more effective than theoretical-didactic critiques. As a form that makes room for conflict, violence, and desire...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 181–198.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Le Portier thus challenges the idea that “politically motivated pornography” directly affected public opinion in the late eighteenth century. © 2016 by University of Oregon 2016 Enlightenment Colonial Mexico Religion History French Literature Works Cited Adamy Paule . “De...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 357–380.
Published: 01 December 2019
... reiterate the terms they claim to diagnose or contest. It also argues that, in their affective relation to decolonization, Arendt—and Foucault and Agamben—conjures and advances a social panic in a desire to domesticate the destabilizing force of anticolonial struggle. Finally, the article reads Kanafani’s...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 161–181.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Field Work (1979). His view of Miłosz, however, is affected by associations against which Miłosz himself rebels. Most notable for this comparison is Miłosz's insistence that “noble feelings” are dangerous for literature and — in spite of his avowed anti-Romanticism — his bardic aura. Heaney's experience...