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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 (2021) 73 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., contemporary affect theory can learn much from German literature and its scholarship. While affect theory already draws considerably on German thought, new insights can be gained from reading German literature for how it theorizes affect. Nagel’s book is a case in point and also illustrates the inverse, namely...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 459–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Astrid Lac This study is situated against the broader theoretical premise: when modern Japanese literary criticism made an epochal turn towards theory in the 1980s, all that might fall under the designation of the “biographical”—material, method, or ethic—became the unmourned remains...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 235–252.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Ross Knecht This essay seeks to refine the debate on subjectivity in Petrarch's Rime sparse by arguing that while the poems do present a distinct subject position, it is a position thoroughly compromised by passivity. The essay places the poems in the context of Aristotelian and Scholastic theory...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 54–73.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Gregory J. . The Affect Theory Reader . Durham : Duke UP , 2010 . Print . Guide . Dir. Anand Vijay . Perf. Anand Dev Rahman Waheeda . Navketan , 1965 . Film . Gyasi Kwaku Addae . “Writing as Translation: African Literature and the Challenges of Translation...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 247–263.
Published: 01 September 2018
...-qualitative—research methods that are no longer rooted in the subject of humanism. Such methods have also been expanded into sociological theories of affect by P. T. Clough . These new empiricists attempt to find modes of critical engagement that bypass the subject as transcendentally defined. Seen...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 180–202.
Published: 01 June 2020
... of Oregon 2020 cruel optimism undecidability rhetoric literary theory affect theory WHAT DO WE mean when we say that certain social or political conditions are intolerable? The term has long been attractive to radicals, beginning with Marx and Engels , who, in The German Ideology , take...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., and ambiguity about the future, loosely in the vein of Fredric Jameson’s linking of death to utopia and Walter Benjamin’s vision of “mortification.” Copyright © 2019 by University of Oregon 2019 ghost revolution affect theory utopia Juan Rulfo Те идеи, которые входят в сознание под огнем...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 181–185.
Published: 01 March 2005
... OF THE AFFECTS. By Charles Altieri. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003. x, 299 p. My first impulse after finishing The Particulars of Rapture, Charles Altieri’s brilliant ex- amination of affect in literature and visual art, was to try out Altieri’s theory on one of my favorite recent pop songs...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 178–181.
Published: 01 March 2005
... OF RAPTURE: AN AESTHETICS OF THE AFFECTS. By Charles Altieri. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003. x, 299 p. My first impulse after finishing The Particulars of Rapture, Charles Altieri’s brilliant ex- amination of affect in literature and visual art, was to try out Altieri’s theory on one of my...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 185–192.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Altieri’s brilliant ex- amination of affect in literature and visual art, was to try out Altieri’s theory on one of my favorite recent pop songs, Daniel Johnston’s “Speeding Motorcycle” (perhaps most fa- miliar in the version by Yo la Tengo): Speeding motorcycle Of my heart Speeding...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 193–195.
Published: 01 March 2005
... THE PARTICULARS OF RAPTURE: AN AESTHETICS OF THE AFFECTS. By Charles Altieri. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003. x, 299 p. My first impulse after finishing The Particulars of Rapture, Charles Altieri’s brilliant ex- amination of affect in literature and visual art, was to try out Altieri’s theory...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 195–197.
Published: 01 March 2005
... impulse after finishing The Particulars of Rapture, Charles Altieri’s brilliant ex- amination of affect in literature and visual art, was to try out Altieri’s theory on one of my favorite recent pop songs, Daniel Johnston’s “Speeding Motorcycle” (perhaps most fa- miliar in the version by Yo la Tengo...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 274–295.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of an internal, stable gender identity, the medi- eval wife’s performances created the illusion of an internally coherent, feeling self. In theory, performance thus made a wife’s internal volition readily discernable and also rendered wives who did not demonstrate marital affection morally and spiritually...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 369–391.
Published: 01 December 2018
... and Freud, attentive to the unfathomable depths of musical expression, develop theories bound up in ambivalence toward the musical score and its inability to cope with the very range of affects that it seeks to render transparent. To what extent can ambivalence be credited with initiating modalities...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 361–376.
Published: 01 December 2020
... this project with feminist and queer scholars such as Sedgwick, Wilson, and Rachel Lee , who seek more nuanced models of the biological in feminist accounts of embodiment and affect, previously foreclosed by the “antibiologism” of feminist theory that equates biology with gendered essentialisms. Within...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 74–90.
Published: 01 March 2017
... . “Pathos and Pastoralism: Aristotle's Rhetoric in Medieval England.” Speculum 89 . 1 ( 2014 ): 96 – 127 . Print . Copeland Rita Sluiter Ineke , eds. Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300–1475 . Oxford : Oxford UP , 2009 . Print . Damasio...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 170–172.
Published: 01 March 2001
... and destiny of the human species have been precipitated as a collection of affective particularisms, the antinomy that animates Kant’s aesthetics dis- solves, and no tension between the sensible and supersensible remains to energize theory. In the sixth chapter Cascardi reconstitutes that tension. He uses...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 172–174.
Published: 01 March 2001
... and destiny of the human species have been precipitated as a collection of affective particularisms, the antinomy that animates Kant’s aesthetics dis- solves, and no tension between the sensible and supersensible remains to energize theory. In the sixth chapter Cascardi reconstitutes that tension. He uses...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 175–176.
Published: 01 March 2001
... and destiny of the human species have been precipitated as a collection of affective particularisms, the antinomy that animates Kant’s aesthetics dis- solves, and no tension between the sensible and supersensible remains to energize theory. In the sixth chapter Cascardi reconstitutes that tension. He uses...