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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Persian, Rashed confronted a readership for whom those gestures could only be signs of Indo-Persian nostalgia, and the poem was largely misread as a paean to the cultural identity of the East. Yet for Rashed, Asia is not a marker of cultural heritage but closer to what Gayatri Spivak has called...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 247–263.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Neelofer Qadir Abstract Popular rhetoric of the twenty-first century as the “Asian century” frequently coheres around China as a rising global superpower and thus focuses on its financial and material ambitions in sites across Asia and Africa. Such narratives, ensconced within the BRICS (Brazil...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 446–449.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Su Fang Ng Empires of Love: Europe, Asia, and the Making of Early Modern Identity . By Nocentelli Carmen . Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press , 2013 . 262 p. © 2015 by University of Oregon 2015 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 446 the travels of Marco Polo...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 160–176.
Published: 01 March 2009
... to occlude important evidence of cultural contact and hybridities; and 4) recognizing that the insights afforded by postcolonial theory give us a better understanding of how “Europe” came into being, how it related to the rest of the world, and how the medieval history of contact between Europe and Asia...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 86–110.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of English, which is tied to the notion of South Asia as a postcolonial space. I argue that postcolonialism in this case functions as a catachresis, but that the inadequacy of the category is an enabling rather than disabling feature. Both Thapa and Derrida are preoccupied with the question of whether...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 132–144.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Geeta Patel Abstract Vernacularization as a concept has gained circulation in our time within the ambit of South Asia: scholars use it to name what they designate as local—whether sexuality, language, architecture, religion, capital, or aesthetic practices. When claims are made...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 320–343.
Published: 01 September 2021
... influenced by free verse poetics in Marathi, making clear that any consideration of modern Hindi literature must take into account the complex interrelationships of literary cultures in South Asia. Thus, Muktibodh’s long poem prompts a reconsideration of the role of genre and form in our understanding...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 147–155.
Published: 01 June 2022
... oceanic space that has mediated a dynamic cross-cultural traffic across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. In response to the territorial logic of old and new comparative literature, the polysemic nature of the Indian Ocean invites the following the question: what would world literature look like when...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 73–88.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Lara Norgaard Abstract This essay analyzes representations of Asia in the satirical 1911 short story “O homem que sabia javanês” (“The Man Who Knew Javanese”) by Brazilian author Lima Barreto. Like much of Barreto’s work, the short story critiques the deterministic categories of scientific racism...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 201–221.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the discourse of Afro-Orientalism that represents Asia as an undifferentiated, static entity and thus marginalizes Asian cultural production. © 2017 by University of Oregon 2017 Langston Hughes Korea the Harlem Renaissance translation anticolonialism Works Cited and Consulted Arendt...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 389–403.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of Islands.” Asia/Pacific as Space of Cultural Production . Ed. Rob Wilson and Arif Dirlik. Durham: Duke University Press, 1995 . 86 -98. Hereniko, Vilsoni, and Rob Wilson, ed. Inside Out: Literature, Cultural Politics and Identity in the New Pacific . Boulder, CO: Rowman and Littlefield Press, 1999...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 445–446.
Published: 01 December 2015
... objective status for what we could consider fantasy” and “has located fairyland in a definite place” (135, 144). What a shock. It is a simplification of the argument to say that Murrin located Fairy Land somewhere in Cen- tral Asia, but not a great simplification. So striking was the claim that rumors...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 140–152.
Published: 01 June 2023
... pushed southward its border with the Qing Empire in Central Asia and the Far East ( Urbansky 15–39 ). Facing these unprecedented challenges, the Chinese people sought changes. The Taiping Rebellion, the Boxer Uprising, and Sun Yat-sen’s democratic revolution made the headlines of major Russian...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 333–356.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., and declare the existence of the “other” phantasmagoric literary identity and history. Copyright © 2019 by University of Oregon 2019 1 A recent editorial in Himāl Southasian comes closest to how I imagine South Asia in this article and more generally. Their upside-down map “is an attempt...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 141–154.
Published: 01 June 2016
... by University of Oregon 2016 Relational comparison Bandung China world literature W.E.B. Du Bois Works Cited 60 Years: Asia-African Conference. Spec. issue of TEMPO ( 26 April 2015 ). Print . Anderson Perry . “Sino-Americana.” London Review of Books 34 . 3 ( 2012 ): 20...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 293–312.
Published: 01 September 2006
...: Cambridge University Press, 2003 . Chaudhuri, K.N. Asia Before Europe: Economy and Civilisation of the Indian Ocean from the Rise of Islam to 1750 . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990 . Cheah Boon Kheng. “The Rise and Fall of the Great Melakan Empire: Moral Judgement in Tun Bambang's...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 313–338.
Published: 01 September 2006
... ambiguous. Europa has a prefatory dream in which she sees two continents fig- ured as women, one of whom, named Asia, represents herself as Europa’s mother, while the other, as yet nameless, seems foreign and unknown; each of the women claims that Europa belongs to her, and the foreign one takes her away...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 252–271.
Published: 01 September 2019
... into English herself. Both books were serialized in Chinese in World Today magazine in the 1950s. Both were also later distributed as bound books to various USIS outposts throughout Southeast Asia, provided as free reading material to local visitors of the USIS libraries. These two texts are thus deeply...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 404–425.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Cheah and Bruce Robbins. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1998 . 216 -29. Barlow, Tani E. Introduction. Formations of Colonial Modernity in East Asia . Ed. Tani E. Barlow. Durham: Duke University Press, 1997 . 1 -20. ____. “'green blade in the act of being grazed': Late Capital...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 144–146.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., Asia, and Latin America. Using previously unpublished archival materials, personal interviews, photographs, and a variety of critical sources, this monograph investigates how the second and the third world were mutually constitutive. Djagalov’s approach is characterized by depth of analysis of cultural...