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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 355–369.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Stefanie Heine This article examines how breathing pauses organize prose rhythm in ancient rhetoric and in modernist texts. In Virginia Woolf’s “Time Passes” and “The Lady in the Looking Glass: A Reflection” as well as in a late chapter of Robert Musil’s The Man Without Qualities , breath...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 246–261.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Ruskin's appropriation of Venetian history may be read in parallel with the rhetoric of Italian nationalism as both aimed to recover a lost, proud, ancient Venice. University of Oregon 2010 David Barnes Historicizing the Stones: Ruskin’s The Stones of Venice...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 176–193.
Published: 01 June 2018
... speaks, Bogan’s Medusa is a metonymic figure—the ancient Gorgoneion mask that preceded the woman in myth—whose silent rhetorical force dislodges a literary history of petrified gender relations first consolidated in Ovid’s Metamorphoses . By rethinking Ovidian mythological figures in Bogan’s “Medusa...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2012
... (Poetics 1459b27–28). 5 Since the whole weight of the ancient rhetorical tradition maintained that the best way to move the passions of an audience was to exhibit those passions, it seemed perfectly reasonable to define tragedy not as the imita- tion of an action but (as Milton does in his preface...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 January 2000
... is no longer at the center of discussion about the sublime, the con- tribution of Peri hupsous to the rhetorical tradition has been extraordinary, not only in associating the literary sublime with the grandeur of its sources, but also in opening for wider discussion considerations about the impact of art...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 160–175.
Published: 01 June 2018
... and the remembrance. —Herbert Blau, Take Up the Bodies 216 THE LITERARY CATALOGUE is an ancient device that remains contemporary. Creative writers continue to deploy it in innovative ways, while technological developments have prompted new applications for the catalogue in daily life, from Google search...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (1): 33–62.
Published: 01 January 2007
... on Poetry, Painting, and Music, with an Inquiry into the Rise and Progress of the Theatrical Entertainments of the Ancients . 3 vols. London, 1748 . Duncan, David Allen. “Persuading the Affections: Rhetorical Theory and Mersenne's Advice to Harmonic Orators.” French Musical Thought, 1600-1800 . Ann...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (1): 11–52.
Published: 01 January 2000
...-and-Spanish repertoire of rhetorically intensified and BOSCÁN AND MARLOWE/41 amplified emotions, in which the main show was the full articulation of Leander’s licentia and Hero’s admiration against the background of the he- roic topography of the ancient...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 241–245.
Published: 01 September 2015
... it sometimes appears to erode the immediacy of human bonds by focusing us on our instruments, digital interconnectedness sets in motion a circulatory energy that returns us to orality —​not ancient orality but, as one of our contributors, Haun Saussy, suggests, a new orality of language, rhythm...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 328–331.
Published: 01 September 2011
... to assess critically the rhetoric of torture —​and our own role as witnesses to it —​in the media-saturated America of today. Ballengee’s aim here is not to forge an unbroken genealogy from ancient Greece and Rome to the present, although she does refreshingly set aside the common periodization...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 336–339.
Published: 01 September 2011
... the distance to assess critically the rhetoric of torture —​and our own role as witnesses to it —​in the media-saturated America of today. Ballengee’s aim here is not to forge an unbroken genealogy from ancient Greece and Rome to the present, although she does refreshingly set aside the common...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (2): 168–191.
Published: 01 March 2004
..., 1986 . 73 -105. ____. “Literary History and Literary Modernity.” Blindness and Insight: Essays in the Rhetoric of Contemporary Criticism . 1971. 2nd ed. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1983 . 142 -65. ____. “The Rhetoric of Temporality.” Blindness and Insight . 181 -228. de...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 325–330.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Sean Gurd The Origins of Aesthetic Thought in Ancient Greece: Matter, Sensation, and Experience . By Porter James I. . New York : Cambridge University Press , 2010 . 624 p. © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 BOOK REVIEWS...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 246–266.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in ways that resonate with the Odyssey 's own preoccupations. The conceptual framework used to bring these poets into dialogue draws from ancient skepticism as a posture or way of being in the world that shapes philosophical and literary works bound up in what the Pyrrhonists called “the searching way...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 331–335.
Published: 01 September 2011
... suggests, can give us the distance to assess critically the rhetoric of torture —​and our own role as witnesses to it —​in the media-saturated America of today. Ballengee’s aim here is not to forge an unbroken genealogy from ancient Greece and Rome to the present, although she does refreshingly set...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 339–343.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., and nowhere is this appropriation more evident than in practices of torture. Torture, in other words, is a highly effective means of harnessing the signifying potential of pain as a rhetorical resource. The torturer is a ventriloquist, forcing the body to speak his or her message through its suffering...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 330–334.
Published: 01 September 2012
... THE ORIGINS OF AESTHETIC THOUGHT IN ANCIENT GREECE: MATTER, SENSATION, AND EXPERIENCE. By James I. Porter. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 624 p. This is a powerful book with significant implications for how ancient literature, paint- ing, sculpture, and music will be studied in the next...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 334–337.
Published: 01 September 2012
... BOOK REVIEWS THE ORIGINS OF AESTHETIC THOUGHT IN ANCIENT GREECE: MATTER, SENSATION, AND EXPERIENCE. By James I. Porter. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 624 p. This is a powerful book with significant implications for how ancient literature, paint- ing, sculpture, and music...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 32–52.
Published: 01 March 2020
... extant treatises by Gorgias, in particular. In ancient China: Gongsun Long. In Rome: On the Nature of Things —by Titus Lucretius Carus. In the French language: Jean de la Fontaine. These different writers—all known for extraordinary rhetoric and style—are posited in comparison and parallel to each...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 85–100.
Published: 01 March 2013
... LITERATURE / 94 least to Virgil’s “antiquam silvam” (ancient forest) (Aeneid  6. 179–81) and descrip- tion of Misenus’s funeral pyre. Chaucer deviates from his sources in many ways, both in rhetorical style and in the specific choice of trees. First, he appears to set out to distinguish himself from...