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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 201–221.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Jang Wook Huh After Langston Hughes was shadowed by Japanese police in the port city of Chongjin, Korea, on his trip from the Soviet Union to Japan and China in 1933, he drew a parallel between the racialization of Koreans under Japanese colonial rule and that of American Negroes under Jim Crow...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 250–252.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Humberto Garcia Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel . By Aravamudan Srinivas . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2012 . 342 p. © 2014 by University of Oregon 2014 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 250 the sciences and by paraprofessional programs that...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (4): 355–357.
Published: 01 September 2007
... fascinating. What seems to be missing, however, is a more thorough exploration of the term “Orientalism” and a direct engagement with the vast critical literature on the relation- ship between Orientalism and modern Jewish history and culture. After all, Peleg is not the first to address the ambiguous...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 345–362.
Published: 01 September 2013
... transcribes in pseudo thirteenth-century Hebrew script on antique parchment from Palestine. Unfortunately, just after completing the poems, Kron misplaces them while attending a lecture at the Oriental Institute in Berlin. At the end of the novel, following the burning of the Reichstag and the Nazi rise...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 32–52.
Published: 01 March 2020
... appropriation after Orientalism WHAT DOES IT MEAN to recreate Chinese antiquity in contemporary France? Does it mean resuscitating the experience of ancient Chinese literature and its ideas so that they can be somehow relived in the modern French language? Or, if we take “recreation” in the sense of a...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (2): 127–144.
Published: 01 March 2002
... orientalist clichés had already been assimilated, the ultimate romantic myth of Spanish gypsyness was born: Prosper Mérimée’s Carmen. Originally published as a three-chapter novella in 1845, the year the word “exotisme” appears for the first time in the French Académie—“orientalisme” had appeared in 1840...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (1): 78–83.
Published: 01 January 2002
...Kate Jenckes Ideology and Inscription: Cultural Studies After Benjamin, de Man, and Bakhtin. By Tom Cohen. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. 258 p. University of Oregon 2002 García-Pabón, Leonardo. La patria íntima: Alegorías nacionales en la literatura y el cine de...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 72–92.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Sunny Xiang This essay tracks the discourse of “Oriental writing” in Ha Jin’s fictional Korean War memoir War Trash and the autobiography of Wang Tsun-ming, an actual Korean War POW. “Oriental writing” designates a racialized ambiguity between a self-present subject and an automatized mechanism...
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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 (2018) 70 (1): 25–45.
Published: 01 March 2018
... realist text turns out to be oriented not to the problematics of civil society (contractarian) aggregation but rather, like tragic drama, to the coercive logics of the state? Put another way, what happens when a realist narrative, with all of its inherited civil-society paraphernalia (as an ostensible...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 129–141.
Published: 01 March 2017
... his works' deeply felt uncertainties about our present times (post-dictatorial reconciliation, narcoterror, the women of Ciudad Juárez). Focusing on the short novel Amulet , the essay proposes Bolaño's writing as an experiment in infrapolitical dwelling in an age unmoored from the orienting promise of...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 381–407.
Published: 01 December 2019
... intertexts anticipate the major concerns of Il Piacere’ s protagonist: how to engage with beauty and art to obtain pleasure, and how to overcome an improper orientation to reach amorous, artistic, and authorial objectives. 11 The Torquatus family is not only the subject of Catullus’s carmen but also an...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2014
... metaphysical notions of individualism. This manifestly challenges both the heuristic intimations of pre-social — whether libidinal or creaturely — subjectivity and the emancipatory ethos attached to community-oriented agendas in much contemporary Marlowe criticism (Greenblatt, Belsey, Dollimore, Sinfield, and...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 132–144.
Published: 01 June 2018
... “vernacularization” as a process of opening spaces for “the local,” vernacular languages, ontologies, and epistemologies are paradoxically oriented towards English/the West. What happens if the word, term, concept, process “vernacular” loses this purchase? What might we notice if we refused to rehabilitate...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 363–381.
Published: 01 September 2013
... to Scholem's early principles, for a process of remembrance oriented towards the Palestinian victims of redemption. In this context, the way to reveal the Jewish exilic consciousness is through the words of the victim of the “utopian return,” through the words of Mahmoud Darwish, the great...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 317–336.
Published: 01 September 2018
... pages and the reader’s computer screen. The work’s title suggests its formal aesthetic and also the type of reading practice it promotes: a comparative textual media approach. This essay uses Between Page and Screen as a case study for considering what new possibilities and orientations are opened up by...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 43–51.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Jeffrey J. Williams This essay focuses on the remediation of higher education in the U.S. In the period after World War II, higher education was cast as a remediation of social ills, particularly inequality. The period saw the opening of colleges and universities to unprecedented numbers of people...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 160–176.
Published: 01 March 2009
... controversial. Indeed, in the view of some medievalists the Middle Ages cannot be “postcolonial,” because the term by definition refers to historical circumstances and cultures that emerged only after the disintegration of the global empires that were formed in the modern period by European powers such as...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 137–161.
Published: 01 June 2013
.... Drawing on a psychoanalytic toolbox, this essay develops a provincial reading of psychosexual and geopolitical fantasies in these writers' work within the context of Austrian culture after Austria's defeat to Prussia (1866) and subsequent German unification (1871). The analysis devotes special attention...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
... dialectical (im)possibility of utopia after upheaval, generating consideration of a new political and social order. In both works, the reader is left to make meaning in a spatialized, affective framework wherein spectral melancholy is not necessarily tied only to mourning or loss but also to imagination...