1-20 of 78 Search Results for

anachronism

Follow your search
Access your saved searches in your account

Would you like to receive an alert when new items match your search?
Close Modal
Sort by
Journal Article
Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 69–84.
Published: 01 January 2009
... progressive anachronism), this initially playful lit- erary technique becomes much more serious. Morier’s third form of the fi gure, anachronisme régressif or catachronisme (regressive anachronism or catachronism), does not “update” the past to the present but rather situates the problems of the...
Journal Article
Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 159–179.
Published: 01 June 2020
... “ludicrous anachronisms” of dreams and such forms of “non-work” as they appear in Mary Robinson’s 1791 poem “The Maniac.” Framed as an opium-induced dream that enables Robinson to share a psycho-physiological state akin to the wanderer “mad Jemmy,” Robinson forges relations between the poet and Jemmy that...
Journal Article
Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 203–223.
Published: 01 June 2020
... to retrace the turns and detours of those writings that are emphatically marked by the errancy, anachronism, and forgetfulness that recurrence and iterability entail. It is in such an attempt that this article offers commentaries upon several passages from the oeuvres of Friedrich Nietzsche, Maurice...
Journal Article
Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 105–113.
Published: 01 June 2018
... anachronism, distortion, and incommensurability be managed across disparate contexts? This introduction offers an overview of the contributing essays and concludes with remarks on the advantages and drawbacks of employing the term “vernacular” in pursuing South-South comparisons. Copyright © 2018 by...
Journal Article
Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 107–113.
Published: 01 June 2020
... retraces the turns and detours through which Friedrich Nietzsche, Maurice Blanchot, and Robert Musil confront the errancy, anachronism, and forgetfulness that recurrence entails. “There may be no getting beyond recurrence,” as Mendicino explains in her conclusion, “and no end to citing that which will have...
Journal Article
Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (3): 228–240.
Published: 01 June 2007
... spirit of the nineteenth-century zarzuela, as one recent inter- pretation has it? (Lamas). Or does Almodóvar in fact make a distinctive contri- bution to contemporary Spanish culture, a contribution not reducible to the leyenda negra of failed modernity?6 While such outright anachronism is best...
Journal Article
Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (1): 96–106.
Published: 01 January 2008
... 1891).7 Joan Lluís Marfany has viewed with derision the broad irreverent humor of Los cent conçeyls, and yet the booklet is much more medieval than all the Renaixença trobes put together (Marfany 152-56). Despite a good number of intentional, and some surely unintentional, linguistic anachronisms...
Journal Article
Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., and Joan Brossa), Sobrer charts the themes, variations, and myriad forms that medievalism took when planted in the fertile soil of Catalunya, and how it came to represent almost simulta- neously nostalgia and tradition, innovation, anachronism, and modernity. This collection thus celebrates the...
Journal Article
Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 19–31.
Published: 01 March 2020
... because it underscores the anachronism intrinsic to Zionism, and hence to all Zionist utopias as well as dystopias. To borrow some of Tony Judt’s words, “the Zionist project is anachronistic” because it “arrived too late”; “has imported a characteristically late-nineteenth-century separatist project...
Journal Article
Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 97–116.
Published: 01 March 2001
... difficulties—a problem of anachronism, or the need to join comparatist with historicist methods—any number of other difficulties could be addressed as well.1 Despite comparatists’ considerable efforts, contemporary critics still too 1 For example, while we may approve an expanded, inclusive vision of...
Journal Article
Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 142–159.
Published: 01 March 2009
...: Menard has (perhaps unwittingly) enriched the slow and rudimentary art of reading by means of a new technique — the technique of deliberate anachronism and fallacious attribution. That tech- nique, requiring infi nite patience and concentration, encourages us to read the Odyssey as if it came after...
Journal Article
Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 169–191.
Published: 01 June 2012
... the plaid fab- ric of her upended dress. Although Hughes’s caption states that Stowe’s Topsy is “humorous, but human,” the photos do not support this assertion. The blatant anachronism of an adult woman in blackface playing a twelve-year-old girl is heightened by the temporal anachronisms of...
Journal Article
Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 244–255.
Published: 01 June 2009
... anything” (Collected Poetry 69). From his perspective as a poet-historian, Kamau Brathwaite creates imaginary eras out of the colonial past and neocolonial present through a kind of subver- sive anachronism. Historical fi gures, fi gures of speech, tropes, images, and occur- rences drawn from...
Journal Article
Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 15–25.
Published: 01 March 2013
... author ren- ders the novel timeless in the sense of a classic; his status as co-translator renders it untimely in the sense of an anachronism. We should use the odd and disjunctive temporality of the translated novel to better describe the multiple geographies and traditions (Bengali, Indian...
Journal Article
Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 149–172.
Published: 01 June 2014
... biologically and, moreover, translated into a tendency to commit crime. To put it another way, criminality for Lombroso (as for Caminha) was a sort of anachronism or form of reverse heredity. It could be associated with traces or symptoms of primitivism that remained readable in both modern man and mod...
Journal Article
Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (4): 269–293.
Published: 01 September 2007
Journal Article
Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 426–441.
Published: 01 September 2001
...? At the risk of perversity, I’m tempted to suggest that Ishiguro makes use of the anachronism of the butler and the great English country house in part so as to offer an almost futuristic portrait of a pure or absolute workplace—a workplace which is also a resi- dence for those who work there and...
Journal Article
Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 110–124.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Newcomes . The Compact Oxford English Dictionary , s.v. “Barmecide.” 15 For comments on the historical range and anachronism of the tale, see Garcin 91–93; Hoang 178–79. 16 Hoang comments that the good consciences of the two Muslims, the Jew, and the Christian compensate for the cruelty...
Journal Article
Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 358–360.
Published: 01 September 2003
... these different approaches raise . . . Cervantes anticipates, challenges, and in some cases outstrips the insights that contemporary literary criticism brings to” his texts (p. 2). There is a real danger here of anachronism. This danger does not trouble Anne J. Cruz, who discusses a number of...
Journal Article
Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 360–363.
Published: 01 September 2003
... that contemporary literary criticism brings to” his texts (p. 2). There is a real danger here of anachronism. This danger does not trouble Anne J. Cruz, who discusses a number of psychoanalytical and feminist stud- ies of Cervantes’s works, mostly by American scholars, among them Carroll Johnson’s...