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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
... that Couto and Gurnah evolve the alternative aesthetic I describe as “amphibian.”1 It is characterized by the perspectival ambivalence and optical bifocality that arises from littoral proprioceptivity, in which sensory recep- tion is oriented simultaneously towards land and sea, interior and...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Studies oceanic routes hydro-colonialism amphibian aesthetics sea ontologies Works Cited Best Stephen Marcus Sharon . “Surface Reading: An Introduction.” Representations 108 . 1 ( 2009 ): 1 – 21 . Print . Blum Hester . “Introduction: Oceanic Studies.” Atlantic...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2018
... narrator of his novel The Sympathizer ( 2016 ) asserts that the phrase “smacks of anthropological condescension, evoking some forgotten branch of the human family, some lost tribe of amphibians emerging from ocean mist, crowned with seaweed” ( 366 ). In response to such protests against the...