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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (4): 476–502.
Published: 01 December 2023
... not exist as immaterial products of the mind but rather are always incarnate in the physicality of language. In defining this kind of language as analogical, the article argues that for Leopardi the linguistic act takes the shape of a bodily gesture: language, then, is not just the concrete translation...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 159–179.
Published: 01 June 2020
..., enclosure can be understood as a process by which gendered labor and criminalized mobility, two forms of what Marxist critics call “non-work,” became integral features of capital accumulation over the course of the Romantic period. This article pursues an analogy between what John Hunter defined...
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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (1): 105–124.
Published: 01 March 2024
... suffering under the Nazis swerves between comparability and in comparability, ineffability and analogy, in legal and literary representations. Focusing on M. NourbeSe Philip’s poetry in her work Zong! , which features an entanglement between the articulative capacity of Holocaust analogies for articulating...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 432–446.
Published: 01 September 2009
... in 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 underscores some...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 345–365.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Andrew J. Counter This article considers the figures of the anarchist and the homosexual in Oscar Wilde's play Vera, or the Nihilists (1880) and Émile Zola's novel Paris (1898) and argues that the two are ideologically associated and structurally analogous. In Zola's novel and French and English...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 339–355.
Published: 01 December 2012
... to make their dynamic a productive one — first by treating the interaction of mise en abyme and allegory as analogous to the relation of part to whole in the hermeneutic circle, and then by relating texts as metaphors of production processes to texts as metonymically resulting from those same production...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 36–45.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., analogy, opposition, and similitude, on which “difference is crucified”). Thus, Richard Rorty's claim that philosophy / “theory” and literature have very little to do with each other is refined to suggest that one of the few unifying threads of contemporary French philosophy is precisely its foundational...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 93–109.
Published: 01 March 2012
... with regard to the perceived relationship between creativity and constraint. The essay makes its case by analogy with two authors often cited by the Oulipo — the medieval theologian Ramón Llull and the Atomist philosopher Lucretius — between whom Calvino draws a parallel in one of his final works...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 52–70.
Published: 01 March 2014
... part brings the insights of this minor text to bear on both the controversial “rule-following” paradox from Philosophical Investigations and the role of skepticism in Wittgenstein's late philosophy. I suggest two related analogies, or what Wittgenstein himself might have called “family resemblances...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 60–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Elana Gomel; Vered Karti Shemtov This article analyzes a new form of historical representation that we term “limbotopia” (by analogy with utopia and dystopia). Limbotopia is a genre of the “broad present,” in which history seems to come to a standstill and characters inhabit a changeless—and often...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 348–372.
Published: 01 September 2023
...John Hoffmeyer Abstract This essay develops a comparative account of Walter Benjamin’s and Hart Crane’s architectonic metaphors for text, culture, and history. I argue that theorist and poet alike employ parallel conceptual frameworks that analogize the “building” of the text to the condensation...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 201–221.
Published: 01 June 2017
... rule. This essay examines Hughes's writings on Korea in conjunction with Korean translations of Hughes. Hughes employs the poetics of what I call “overlapping dispossessions” to analogize Korean colonial subjugation with African American racial oppression. In what I call a form of “cross-racial...
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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2024
..., or plot) through Aristotle’s Poetics reveals a different conception of literature—one that this article argues is not representational but analogical. While Aristotle sees mythos/plot as forming the main vehicle through which mimesis manifests itself in poetry, mythos ( khurāfa ) according...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 37–44.
Published: 01 March 2015
... . London : Routledge and Kegan Paul , 1978 . Print . Filimowicz Michael . “Digital and Analog: Some Refinements and New Semiotic Directions.” neme.org ( 2014 ): < http://www.neme.org/1682/digital-and-analog >. Gunaratne Shelton A. “Understanding Systems Theory: Transition...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., but also structural correspondences: Plato’s The Republic. Of special importance are the passages (in books VI and VII) in which Socrates explains to Glaucon the idea of the good by using the analogy of the sun, the analogy of the divided line, and the allegory of the cave. These pas- sages seek...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2011
...; Writer of Modern Life  111). The supplemental addition that slightly but tellingly displaces the analogy —​the city of Paris is like glass not  in its empirical appearance, but only in reference to its meaning —should​ give pause to any reading and no doubt explains the alacrity with which...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 25–31.
Published: 01 March 2017
... . Print . Teaiwa Teresia . “bikinis and other s/pacific n/oceans.” The Contemporary Pacific 6 . 1 ( Spring 1994 ): 87 – 109 . Print . ———. “On Analogies: Rethinking the Pacific in a Global Context.” The Contemporary Pacific 18 . 1 ( Spring 2006 ): 71 – 87 . Print...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 257–276.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to be in a better position to argue that what Beiser calls Herder’s intentional push towards literature may be better described as Herder’s philosophical defense of poetry. Central to Kant’s critique is Herder’s use of analogical reasoning, since it entails, for Kant, a notion of force by which Herder seeks...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 107–113.
Published: 01 June 2020
... in Lenora Hanson’s essay, “‘Ludicrous Anachronisms’: Dreams, Enclosures, and Mary Robinson’s ‘The Maniac,’” which examines the implications of enclosure through an analysis of analogical relations in late eighteenth-century accounts of dream logics. Hanson begins by identifying an impasse between two...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 445–446.
Published: 01 December 2015
... as textual play, and James Nohrnberg’s The Analogy of ‘The Faerie Queene’, in which Fairy Land is held together by a system of internal analogies, or symbolic resemblances, into which everything is absorbed and nothing comes out. As Mallarmé said, tout au monde existe pour aboutir à un livre (all...