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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Katrin Pahl Ambiguous Aggression in German Realism and Beyond: Flirtation, Passive Aggression, Domestic Violence . By Barbara N. Nagel New York : Bloomsbury , 2019 . 176 pages. Copyright © 2021 by University of Oregon 2021 With the flare-up of #MeToo in 2017 (a movement...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 41–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
... into the richly ambiguous Indo-Persian literary and cultural idiom. The article examines the ambiguities introduced into Faiz’s text through intertextuality with this idiom derived from the Persian dastān and Urdu ghazel traditions. With the help of both direct and indirect allusion to those traditions...
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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 (2020) 72 (4): 377–405.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., despite the ingenious difficulty of his own writings, refuses to countenance this stance. This refusal turns also on Borges’s distinction between writing he fervently praises as “classic” and writing he ambiguously blames as “baroque.” The former serves as the explicit model for his own invention; but the...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 418–438.
Published: 01 December 2020
... other kinds of containment in “A Game of Chess” from The Waste Land , resolving some of the section’s enduring ambiguity concerning images of vacuity and the disembodied voice. Ultimately, this article contributes to debates in lyric studies, arguing for a reappraisal of the nightingale in comparative...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., endurance, 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...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 251–270.
Published: 01 September 2017
... definitions, the article then redefines nonsense experientially, that is, as the experience, in time, of rewarding sense-juggling inspired by a semantically ambiguous text that resists conclusive interpretation. This new definition is explored and defended from a comparative perspective through an analysis of...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 97–118.
Published: 01 March 2007
... Semiosphere.” Comparative Literature 52 . 4 ( 2000 ): 339 -62. Atchley, Ruth Ann, et al. “Cerebral Hemispheric Mechanisms Linking Ambiguous Word Meaning Retrieval and Creativity.” Brain and Cognition 40 . 3 ( 1999 ): 479 -99. Attridge, Derek. Peculiar Language: Literature as Difference from...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (3): 256–259.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Robert Lamberton Birth of the Symbol: Ancient Readers at the Limits of Their Texts. By Peter T. Struck. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004. 316 p. University of Oregon 2006 Atherton, Catherine. The Stoics on Ambiguity . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993 . De...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Chubanshe , 2006 . Norris Christopher . Contest of Faculties: Philosophy and Theory after Deconstruction . Methuen , 1985 . Norris Christopher . “ Introduction: Empson as Literary Theorist: From Ambiguity to Complex Words and Beyond .” William Empson: The Critical Achievement , edited...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (3): 259–261.
Published: 01 June 2006
... talking about the meaning of texts). Chrysippus’s point is that (at least in Hesiod’s account, enhanced by nineteen dubious lines) Athena was born in the gut/womb of Zeus (nhduv" is conveniently ambiguous) and only emerged from his kefalhv/korufhv, so that frovnhsi" in this account is right where it...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (3): 261–263.
Published: 01 June 2006
... (for Chrysippus) a suvmbolon is (as opposed to how the term can facili- tate talking about the meaning of texts). Chrysippus’s point is that (at least in Hesiod’s account, enhanced by nineteen dubious lines) Athena was born in the gut/womb of Zeus (nhduv" is conveniently ambiguous) and only...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (3): 263–265.
Published: 01 June 2006
... talking about the meaning of texts). Chrysippus’s point is that (at least in Hesiod’s account, enhanced by nineteen dubious lines) Athena was born in the gut/womb of Zeus (nhduv" is conveniently ambiguous) and only emerged from his kefalhv/korufhv, so that frovnhsi" in this account is right where it...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 47–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
... Selves: Greek Antiquity, West African Modernity.” Rethinking Tragedy . Ed. Rita Felski. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2008 . 263 -325. Print. Ricoeur, Paul. Essays on Biblical Interpretation . Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1980 . Print. Sanders, Mark. Ambiguities of Witnessing: Law and...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (2): 127–144.
Published: 01 March 2002
... informed by feminist theory see her as an affirmation of free will, independence, and liberation; those in- formed by postcolonial theory seek to unmask the misogynist and racist under- tones toward the other, which ultimately neutralize those emancipatory impulses. The ambiguous nature of the Carmen...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (2): 112–129.
Published: 01 March 2003
... York: Cambridge University Press, 1992 . ____. The Limits of Interpretation . Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990 . ____. The Open Work . Trans. Anna Cancogni. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1989 . Empson, William. Seven Types of Ambiguity . Edinburgh: New Directions Book...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (1): 58–71.
Published: 01 January 2002
... Columbus’s Lettera rarissima, so Labé’s Sonnet 21 is recast in order to eliminate the complex play on contem- porary notions of art, nature, and humanity that structures the text’s densely ambiguous performance. In fairness, it should be noted that Greene’s imagined “conversation” recalls in some...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 46–58.
Published: 01 March 2016
... inmates; here is where he first meets inhabitants of the death camps” (George xxi). This episode encap- sulates Pilinszky’s ambiguous war identity: he is a “perpetrator” —​or at least complicit —​in that he works for the Germans, yet he has no rifle; he is also a victim in the British Library...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (3): 246–254.
Published: 01 June 2000
...- tially connected to continuing problems of Third-World social, political and cultural domination. As a result, postcolonial critics’ refusal to define postcolonial theory in an un- ambiguous manner might not necessarily point to diversity or vitality, but rather to personal projects and games of...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 105–113.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., translational essay on Sappho, Miraji indirectly addresses a colonial “process of governance” through vernacularization, instrumentalizing English pedagogical archives to reveal the ambiguities of vernacular fealty. Responding to a perceived “loss of value in Urdu’s literary progenitors,” and persisting under...