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Comparative Literature (1 January 2009) 61 (1): 43–53.
Published: 01 January 2009
... photographs included in Austerlitz . Indeed, Austerlitz and Wittgenstein mirror each other in so many ways that a reader familiar with Ray Monk's biography of the philosopher and Wittgenstein's own work might suspect that Sebald lifted specific elements from these texts into his own. But Sebald's work also...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 15–24.
Published: 01 March 2014
... underlying point in “Plato's Pharmacy” also applies: environmental remediation is itself a dissimulating text whose remedial promise both conceals and depends upon its constitutive other, its equal potency as an environmental poison. I investigate these issues by first suggesting that the promise of...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 52–70.
Published: 01 March 2014
... writing about Beethoven Wittgenstein is writing about his philosophical self as well, not only touching on what he believed to be the relationship between his project and Beethoven's, but also trying to identify the path for his later philosophy within his own cultural and historical context. The second...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2014) 66 (4): 459–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Uno Kōji (1891–1961). Uno's case demonstrates not only the humanistic folly and attendant violence that biographical discourse can commit but also the possibility of the writing ( graphia ) of life ( bios ). If there is any conceptual transaction between these two possibilities, it is to be found in...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2009) 61 (3): 189–208.
Published: 01 June 2009
... discipline in the U.S. and, more particularly, the recent development of the comparative study of the Americas. This growing field is variously referred to as Americas Studies, Transamerican Studies, Interamerican Studies, Hemispheric Studies and, depending upon the program or curriculum, it may also involve...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2009) 61 (4): 400–415.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Inner Room and A Scattering of Salts , demand particularly close considerations of the intertextual presence of Proust's novel. Such considerations reveal not only superficial connections between the work of the two authors, but also Merrill's deep engagement with interpretive strategies modeled by...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2009) 61 (3): 295–315.
Published: 01 June 2009
... is primary among the European theorists, but Saussure and Kristeva are also central to her evaluation of Sarduy. While Malcuzynski remains critical of certain aspects of these theories, she also implies that their historical rootedness in Latin America and the Caribbean make them more useful...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2009) 61 (4): 432–446.
Published: 01 September 2009
... the twentieth century, as well as the recent importance of translation and translation studies to our field. Pointing to some deep similarities of method and aim between the two areas of study—particularly their dependence upon the analogical and abductive methods associated with and —it also...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2010) 62 (2): 122–143.
Published: 01 March 2010
... these works depict. In both texts the portrait raises the issue of the relation between identity and representation. Since in both stories the portrait is that of a woman and the painter is a man, they also deal with the way the power to represent (and thus determine or construct identity) relates to...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2010) 62 (2): 144–160.
Published: 01 March 2010
... to court on indecency charges in Vilhelmine Berlin, the French version became a scandal, and Strindberg never authorized the novel for publication in Sweden. Although A Madman's Defense helped cement Strindberg's reputation at home and abroad as a paranoid misogynist, it also provides a complementary...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2010) 62 (2): 179–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Paul A. Bové Since Bruce Robbins's Upward Mobility and the Common Good: Toward a Literary History of the Welfare State deals with the novel, readers will rightly place it next to Lukacs and more recent historians and theoreticians of the genre. Critically, however, I believe it is also important...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2012) 64 (3): 270–285.
Published: 01 September 2012
... lesser-known writings on “passionate sarcasm” — a politically progressive manifestation of irony that vigorously ridicules the corruption of the social status quo while also building a positive movement for historical change. It argues that although Kierkegaard's philosophical study of irony is of...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2012) 64 (3): 286–299.
Published: 01 September 2012
... centers on one such nodal city, Danzig/Gdańsk, in order to respond to Thomas Mann's meditation on cosmopolitanism in The Magic Mountain. Castorp is also a postcolonial response to the canonical German text; it calls for rememorizing and reimagining the presence of German history in the Polish landscape...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 26–35.
Published: 01 March 2013
... multiplicity of linguistic and cultural expressions that are the corpus of Comparative Literature as a discipline. However, the term “original” also has less benign innuendos that conceptually void hybridity and polyvalence: the original (versus the copy), the origin (versus derivation and decadence), as well...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2012) 64 (3): 300–315.
Published: 01 September 2012
... traditional identities associated with Latinoness and questions the stability of this very concept, changing in the process fundamental assumptions about the field. It also explores the work and impact of Maya Chinchilla, one of the founders of the group and editor of the anthology. The article attempts to...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 382–406.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., Molière's Dom Juan, ou le festin de pierre . Reading Molière's play alongside French and German tragedy reveals not only how deeply both versions of the “mourning play” are implicated in the political ideology of royal absolutism but also the availability of a quite different model of social and political...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 46–61.
Published: 01 March 2013
... gap that the play of literary language as also the play of living creation comes to be, together creating a dense relationship between the human form and its poetic scripting. The essay argues that Tagore offers a different imagining of the modern human condition — one that employs literary thinking...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2012) 64 (1): 93–109.
Published: 01 March 2012
... undelivered lectures Six Memos for the Next Millennium . It argues, however, that Llull and Lucretius represent two opposing models of combinatorics and that the former encapsulates Calvino's views at the start of the period in question, while the latter neatly exemplifies his later position. The essay also...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 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 (1 June 2013) 65 (2): 162–181.
Published: 01 June 2013
... certainties towards a salutary uncertainty. But somnambule Sicherheit also presents the possibility that the current may be reversed, that narrative may move under cover of uncertainty towards certainty. That Sebald criticism has not been more troubled by this possibility is in no small part due to the fact...