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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 416–431.
Published: 01 September 2009
...JONATHAN ULLYOT According to Theodor Adorno, the modern artwork makes the beholder shudder and reflect, purging his habit of over-conceptualizing. Furthermore, although the modern artwork may seem incomprehensible and foreign to the beholder, it expresses only a simple message: “this is how it is...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 339–355.
Published: 01 December 2012
... and essentially external reading. Where mise en abyme is typically associated with the self-enclosed autonomy of the artwork, allegory tends in the opposite direction by treating the text as a disposable means to a proper meaning. Through readings of the chess motifs in Vladimir Nabokov's The Real...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (3): 193–213.
Published: 01 June 2001
...: “Functional forms and cult objects may develop historically into artworks,”2 and so may pieces of prehistoric rubbish—but do we know how? The experience of modern art, perhaps of any art, is comparable to the anthropological experi- ence of arriving somewhere where something apparently recognizable...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 45–61.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., from the point of view of a later cul- ture that no longer venerates the old gods but has inherited their figurations in artworks these gods freeze into immovable relics. The two registers of stone in Hyperion are hence the geological and the sculptural. If, as the poem intimates, “the Titans...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 420–437.
Published: 01 December 2014
... into the fictional writing of an author who calls semiotics his main occupation should not be surprising. Thus far, the primary concerns of critics exploring the many layers of the novel’s possible meanings have been expressive (the artwork as a mirror of the artist’s mind) and pragmatic (the...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (3): 207–226.
Published: 01 June 2004
...- claimed faithfulness to reality, verisimilitude—in other words, realism—as the guiding motto of their artistic program” (20). COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/212 artwork is to reflect objective reality “as it really is” (“wie sie tatsächlich beschaffen ist” [“Es geht um den Realismus” 225 That Lukács...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 239–245.
Published: 01 June 2005
... visual image of the mediation present both in texts themselves and in the practice of Com- parative Literature. Let us begin with the awareness of mediation in the artwork. The piece consists of two objects: a digital telescope trained on a poem9—hence one referent of the title, Telepoesis. The poem...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 325–330.
Published: 01 September 2012
... thus has affinities with the history of the senses in literature, media studies, and anthropology. He is especially interested in how the ancients responded to artworks’ materiality — their mass, their luminosity, the details of their production or facture. “The not-so hidden premise of my...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 330–334.
Published: 01 September 2012
... thus has affinities with the history of the senses in literature, media studies, and anthropology. He is especially interested in how the ancients responded to artworks’ materiality — their mass, their luminosity, the details of their production or facture. “The not-so hidden premise of my...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 334–337.
Published: 01 September 2012
... experience. Por- ter’s work thus has affinities with the history of the senses in literature, media studies, and anthropology. He is especially interested in how the ancients responded to artworks’ materiality — their mass, their luminosity, the details of their production or facture. “The not-so...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 114–129.
Published: 01 March 2015
...,” in which “each work determines its own medium and form according to its needs” (25). As Higgins’s use of both the ready-made and the happening suggests, he essentially conceived the intermedial artwork as constituting an “uncharted land” between “art media” and “life media” in which each...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 September 2018
... components of literary artifacts. Works Cited Ankerson Ingrid . “ Murmuring Insects .” 2001 . Rhizome , 29 Dec. 2016 < https://rhizome.org/art/artbase/artwork/murmuring-insects/ >. Ankerson Ingrid . “ Murmuring Insects: Full Description .” Rhizome , 11 Nov. 2011 . 29...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 182–199.
Published: 01 June 2013
...-social artworks can stage the “inter- nally contradictory” reality of society (38). Barthes is also fundamentally con- cerned with representing a dialectical oscillation between the particular and the universal. But, whereas Adorno focuses on analyzing the discrete artwork, Barthes tries to achieve...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (4): 300–316.
Published: 01 September 2004
... temperament formalistically in the artwork by privileging dissonance and non- sense, and thereby refuting a definitive image of the individual and the artist. (A Reconsideration 125) In other words: as the classic idea of form central to the mimetic-realistic artwork tended to dissipate over time and was...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 177–179.
Published: 01 March 2007
... autonomy the ideal of absorbed and disinter- ested contemplation implies, the artwork occasions powerful acts of self-forgetting in which the distinctions between art and life and between work and respondent cease to exist. As portrayed above all in the artworks themselves, “the effect of the aesthetic...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 179–182.
Published: 01 March 2007
... autonomy the ideal of absorbed and disinter- ested contemplation implies, the artwork occasions powerful acts of self-forgetting in which the distinctions between art and life and between work and respondent cease to exist. As portrayed above all in the artworks themselves, “the effect of the aesthetic...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 March 2007
... absorbed and disinter- ested contemplation implies, the artwork occasions powerful acts of self-forgetting in which the distinctions between art and life and between work and respondent cease to exist. As portrayed above all in the artworks themselves, “the effect of the aesthetic per- spective is not...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 190–192.
Published: 01 March 2007
... absorbed and disinter- ested contemplation implies, the artwork occasions powerful acts of self-forgetting in which the distinctions between art and life and between work and respondent cease to exist. As portrayed above all in the artworks themselves, “the effect of the aesthetic per- spective is not...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (2): 125–141.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., Dinah. Ruskin's Myths . Oxford: Clarendon, 1988 . Bloom, Harold. The Ringers in the Tower: Studies in Romantic Tradition . Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971 . Buck-Morss, Susan. “Aesthetics and Anaesthetics: Walter Benjamin's Artwork Essay Reconsidered.” October 62 ( 1992 ): 3...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 121–149.
Published: 01 June 2012
... De Man, Blind- ness 229–45; and Brooks, Well-Wrought Urn x). On the other hand, in its embrace of the autonomous artwork, its interest in formal reflection, and its disinterested stance, the New Criticism incorporates rationalist elements (see Brooks, Well- Wrought Urn xi). It remains at one...