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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 232–235.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Patrice D. Rankine African American Writers and Classical Tradition . By Cook William W. and Tatum James . Chicago : The University of Chicago Press , 2010 . 454 p. © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 BOOK REVIEWS...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 94–113.
Published: 01 March 2015
... and the restrictive language of the caste system. By constructing a racialized, “culturally dualistic” America, Wankhade's Marathi essays sought in African American narratives a way of describing the historical trauma, alienated labor, and “double consciousness” of Black life that could resonate with Dalit...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of coastal form through a focus on the African Indian Ocean littoral and with reference to the oeuvres of Mia Couto and Abdulrazak Gurnah. Both are shown to muddle the inside-outside binary that delineates nations and continents, and which has been particularly stark in framing Africa in both imperial...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 47–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Glenn A. Odom This article examines Yael Farber's Molora , an adaptation of The Oresteia , in the context of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission as a narrative form. I argue that, in performance, the play prevents the culmination of both reconciliation and the tragic form, leaving...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (3): 227–242.
Published: 01 June 2004
...-Degrange, Arlette. Emancipation féminine et roman africain . Dakar: Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1980 . Chevrier, Jacques. Littérature nègre . Paris: Armand Colin, 1974 . Coly, Ayo Abiétou. “Neither Here nor There: Calixthe Beyala's Collapsing Homes.” Research in African Literatures 33...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (3): 274–275.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Gaurav Desai Relocating Agency: Modernity and African Letters. By Olakunle George. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003. 227 p. University of Oregon 2004 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/262 BOOK REVIEWS FICTION...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 415–428.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Matt Sandler This article tests Americanist claims about Edgar Allan Poe's racism against Latin American, Caribbean, and contemporary African-American literature written under his influence. I start with a discussion of Toni Morrison's agenda-setting reading of Poe in Playing in the Dark: Whiteness...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (4): 421–441.
Published: 01 December 2021
... impulse to identify as Berber what he calls the “Spanish way” paved by passion and wisdom against a modern European one pigeonholed by scientific thinking echoes a refrain in Spain’s modern history: the “Africanization” of Spain that draws on the historical and ethnic heritage of al-Andalus to reflect...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 389–407.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Alena Rettová A central discussion in African Philosophy concerns the “African concept of time,” famously theorized by John S. Mbiti. Mbiti makes a distinction between a circular and a linear concept of time, associating the former with Africa and the latter with the West. Critical...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 315–337.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Maureen Moynagh This essay considers the child-soldier figure in contemporary African fiction as a vehicle for a critique of modernity as a particular time consciousness and of its attendant geopolitics. In the work of novelists Ahmadou Kourouma, Chris Abani, Abdourahman Waberi, and others...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 64–85.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Melissa Tandiwe Myambo Exploring the relationship between capitalism and the discourse of multicultural democracy that animates the New South Africa's notion of itself as Rainbow Nation, this article attempts to understand why it is impossible for politically progressive postapartheid South African...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 19–31.
Published: 01 March 2020
... absence of Palestinians from these texts and from this dystopic imagination. Despite their obvious presence in Israel’s current reality, Palestinians have no role whatsoever in these texts. We are dealing therefore with exclusively Jewish dystopias. Read against some of the dystopian white South African...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 169–191.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Rebecca Peabody In 1952 publisher Dodd, Mead and Company invited African American writer and intellectual Langston Hughes to create an introduction, select illustrations, and prepare discursive captions for a new edition of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin . The mid-twentieth century...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 25–34.
Published: 01 March 2014
... through the lens of Chilean-Argentine author Ariel Dorfman's play Death and the Maiden , its staging and reception in Johannesburg and its inscription into the 1998 Final Report of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). By juxtaposing a case of literary remediation (TRC Chairperson...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 June 2014
... to distinguish it from Hughes's 1920s poetry, associating the latter with a black nationalist literary aesthetic linked to an embrace of Pan-Africanism and the former with a proletarian poetic tied to a decidedly Marxist analysis of race and class-conflict. This article offers a counter-narrative...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 185–206.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Steven S. Lee In June 1932, Langston Hughes and twenty-one other African Americans traveled to Moscow to make a movie. Set in the contemporary U.S. South, Black and White was to have exposed Jim Crow to the world, but soon after Hughes and his companions arrived the project was cancelled — due...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 201–221.
Published: 01 June 2017
... rule. This essay examines Hughes's writings on Korea in conjunction with Korean translations of Hughes. Hughes employs the poetics of what I call “overlapping dispossessions” to analogize Korean colonial subjugation with African American racial oppression. In what I call a form of “cross-racial...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 316–339.
Published: 01 September 2020
... factors. In contrast, this article examines China as a trope in Congo Inc. (2014) by In Koli Jean Bofane. Congo Inc. is one of the first African novels to take the Africa-China relationship as central theme, depicting how Congolese actors negotiate the PRC’s presence in the Democratic Republic...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (3): 228–245.
Published: 01 June 2000
...- ization that suggests that the “Third World” is at once wholly other than the first world and guilty of belatedness.1 I, too, want to characterize Third-World literature by focusing on the depiction of nation-states. However, in African litera- ture—as in Caribbean and Latin American literature...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (2): 164–185.
Published: 01 March 2008
...MORADEWUN ADEJUNMOBI University of Oregon 2008 Adamu, Abdalla Uba. “Loud Bubbles from a Silent Brook: Trends and Tendencies in Contemporary Hausa Writing.” Research in African Literatures 37 . 3 ( 2006 ): 133 -53. Adejunmobi, Moradewun. “Nigerian Video Film as Minor Transnational...