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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 162–181.
Published: 01 June 2013
... implicit on the topic in Sebald's fiction and points toward some difficult questions regarding the role of aesthetics and agency in Sebald's work. © 2013 by University of Oregon 2013 Works Cited Adorno Theodor W. Negative Dialectics . Trans. Ashton E.B. . London : Routledge...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 96–99.
Published: 01 March 2016
...John T. Hamilton Minding the Modern: Human Agency, Intellectual Traditions, and Responsible Knowledge . By Pfau Thomas . Notre Dame : University of Notre Dame Press , 2013 . 673 p. © 2016 by University of Oregon 2016 Works Cited Adorno Theodor W. Minima Moralia...
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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 (2004) 56 (2): 111–129.
Published: 01 March 2004
.../111 2004 Volume 56, Number 2 WILLIAM N. WEST Reading Rooms: Architecture and Agency in the Houses of Michel de Montaigne and Nicholas Bacon Die Aufgaben, welche...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 235–252.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., and its grammatical structures. In particular, the use of the passive voice, the grammatical expression of the state of being-acted-upon, at key moments in the cycle presents a subject deprived of agency, maintaining priority in the sentence but ceding action to its object. This passive position grants...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 207–229.
Published: 01 June 2012
... resistance. The essay begins with a brief overview of recent theories of poetic difficulty, finding in the personifications and anthropomorphic metaphors of interiority that appear in those theories evidence of the ways in which we project agency, will, and moral choice onto poems that resist our attempts...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 300–315.
Published: 01 September 2012
... to place the anthology within what Aníbal Quijano has called the “coloniality of power,” a term deployed to move thinking beyond Western and Eurocentric conceptualizations. This approach provides a new way of framing the issues of cultural production and agency in order to transcend identities originally...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 375–393.
Published: 01 December 2015
... national typing based on immutable factors such as climate and physiology was reformulated in a way that foregrounded history and human agency. The old discourse of civic humanism, with its emphasis on virtues and good government, is invoked here both as explanation and remedy for Italy's decline. Staël's...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 408–425.
Published: 01 December 2018
...: From its inception as counter-mythology, presupposing the existence of myth that it can either affirm or critique, the lyric does not present an alternative between enchantment and disenchantment but rather—in negotiating between the two—shows us the agency we have in fashioning our enchantments...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 247–263.
Published: 01 September 2018
... concerns, insights, and methods across time. Copyright © 2018 by University of Oregon 2018 materiality intermediality agency affect Roland Barthes THE CHILDREN’S SEARCH-BOOK The Yellow Balloon by the Dutch-French artist Charlotte Dematons ( 2017 ) offers a series of landscapes...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 298–307.
Published: 01 September 2023
... Copyright © 2023 by University of Oregon 2023 intervention agency literariness national imaginary loose-yet-effective link To clearly convey my perspective and stance, I want to start from my own practice and experience. Perhaps this will help clarify my topic. I am not a literature...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (4): 307–324.
Published: 01 September 2002
... York: Monthly Review Press, 1971 . 127 -86. Appadurai, Arjun. Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization . Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996 . Aravamudan, Srinivas. Tropicopolitans: Colonialism and Agency, 1688-1804 . Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1999...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 354–372.
Published: 01 September 2001
... . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992 . Bean, Annemarie. “Disclosures, Silences, Agency: African Female Genital Circumcision.” Women and Performance 7 . 2 -8.1 ( 1995 ): 324 -38. Buckman, Alyson R. “The Body as a Site of Colonization: Alice Walker's Possessing the Secret of Joy.” Journal...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 275–282.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of common good and the shared prac- tice of human rights? This special issue of Comparative Literature is a collective academic enterprise, a discursive exercise of intellectual and educational agency in order more fully to comprehend our volatile world and cultivate a cosmopoli- tan historical...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (4): 503–505.
Published: 01 December 2023
... and the Brazilian struggles for racial equality of the twentieth century. Chapter 5 studies the postmodern take on the historical novel genre by showing that unlike in socialist realism, characters no longer have agency over history. This is the case of Padura’s El hombre que amaba a los perros (2009...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 228–232.
Published: 01 June 2015
... authority after the first century of the conquest, which focuses on the agency and stakes of Mexican Creoles in the future of Spanish rule. Replace Borges’s character Ts’ui Pên with the historically neglected seventeenth-century Mexican polymath Carlos Sigüenza y Góngora and the novel/labyrinth...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 442–461.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... All That is Solid Melts into Air: The Experience of Modernity . New York: Penguin, 1988 . Berry, Chris. “If China Can Say No, Can China Make Movies? Or, Do Movies Make China? Rethinking National Cinema and National Agency.” Modern Chinese Literary and Cultural Studies in the Age of Theory . Ed...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 116–129.
Published: 01 June 2016
... continues and justice does not arrive for the dead. The agency you must assert in speaking or writ- ing is itself conditioned by the violence before you position yourself for or against it, and any statement against injustice necessarily risks inviting or inciting the violence that proclaims itself...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (3): 262–266.
Published: 01 June 2004
...- dence of subjectivity and the somatic and hence has confounded its own basis in sensation for a universal interest. If the body is the least common denominator of human history, it has been the task of lyric to move the subjective forward toward more complex structures of agency and engage- ment...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (3): 266–269.
Published: 01 June 2004
... of human history, it has been the task of lyric to move the subjective forward toward more complex structures of agency and engage- ment. In addition, functional models are fixed on the attribution of simple cause and so have little cognitive utility. The merit of a general history is its capacity...