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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 355–358.
Published: 01 September 2003
... are the price we pay for authorizing people called creative writers to imagine situations and then write about them” (p. 197). Ruthven enjoys the opportunities he discovers to overturn comfortable assumptions, to confuse and confound cherished beliefs. At one point he welcomes the spirit of topsy...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 49–72.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of his works called him “the ‘Alpha and Omega’ of Haitian intellect and literature.” I argue therefore that, contrary to popular belief, Haiti was not isolated by non-recognition in the first two decades of independence, if by isolation we mean cut off from the rest of the world either economically...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 145–165.
Published: 01 June 2015
... epistemologies and the waning of religious belief. In mapping the poets' respective strategies for speaking of the “eclipse” of God, the essay analyzes the rhetorical choices each poet makes in evoking the transcendent while highlighting its unknowability. As one moves into the twentieth-century high modernism...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 264–272.
Published: 01 June 2022
... of Michel Foucault’s view of history careening toward the vanishing point of the human as well as a powerful echo of traditional Hindu cultural beliefs about the continuum between human and animal life-forms, about rebirth and regeneration. For Édouard Maunick, the island itself is the site of a creative...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 69–84.
Published: 01 January 2009
...” (“Sunset at Fossoli”) and Robert Antelme's L'espèce humaine ( The Human Race )—and poems by Francis Ponge. My argument centers on the ability of certain modes of temporal disjunction to subvert any a priori and potentially reductive belief in the objective historicity of an aesthetic form, especially when...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 55–67.
Published: 01 January 2010
... with his Italian predecessor. Whereas Pellico expresses a belief in the general goodness of humanity and advocates forgiveness of his oppressors, Nabokov demonstrates that in the “Communazist” era and its aftermath only an unrelenting and firm resistance to oppressors, not their absolution, will bring down...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 117–130.
Published: 01 March 2001
... it. In the fol- lowing I intend to show that the criticism according to which Darwin saps his own credibility overlooks the important fact that, along with the fabric of things, Darwin also revolutionizes the intellectual nature of belief. Opponents of the Darwinist world view like to point out...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 350–353.
Published: 01 September 2003
... the opportunities he discovers to overturn comfortable assumptions, to confuse and confound cherished beliefs. At one point he welcomes the spirit of topsy-turvy that literary frauds introduce into the staid world of scholarship. He embraces the task defined by much postmodern criticism. His work is littered...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 354–355.
Published: 01 September 2003
... the opportunities he discovers to overturn comfortable assumptions, to confuse and confound cherished beliefs. At one point he welcomes the spirit of topsy-turvy that literary frauds introduce into the staid world of scholarship. He embraces the task defined by much postmodern criticism. His work is littered...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 358–360.
Published: 01 September 2003
... the opportunities he discovers to overturn comfortable assumptions, to confuse and confound cherished beliefs. At one point he welcomes the spirit of topsy-turvy that literary frauds introduce into the staid world of scholarship. He embraces the task defined by much postmodern criticism. His work is littered...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 360–363.
Published: 01 September 2003
... the opportunities he discovers to overturn comfortable assumptions, to confuse and confound cherished beliefs. At one point he welcomes the spirit of topsy-turvy that literary frauds introduce into the staid world of scholarship. He embraces the task defined by much postmodern criticism. His work is littered...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 363–365.
Published: 01 September 2003
... are the price we pay for authorizing people called creative writers to imagine situations and then write about them” (p. 197). Ruthven enjoys the opportunities he discovers to overturn comfortable assumptions, to confuse and confound cherished beliefs. At one point he welcomes the spirit of topsy...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (4): 442–462.
Published: 01 December 2021
... beliefs, and intended to disseminate amusing fantastic accounts apt to strike t he imagination). Julien’s description here is couched in terms commonly associated with the so-called “Popular Antiquities” or “Popular Literature,” both later superseded by the neologism “Folk-Lore” coined by William John...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 265–284.
Published: 01 September 2013
... hostile to freedom of expression. Egypt is of course not new to this kind of controversy, but the objects of censure have tended to be Muslim authors (such as Naguib Mah- fouz and Haider Haider) accused of affronting Muslim beliefs. The fact that in this case a Muslim author widely respected...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (4): 489–505.
Published: 01 December 2021
... of missionaries saw it as their job to make converts of Chinese people: in other words, to accomplish a transfer of Christian doctrine from Europe to China. But like any translation, the export of belief systems carries a subtle reverse current, whereby the European beliefs acquire a Chinese context and become...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 333–353.
Published: 01 September 2001
... this works, one could find no better guide than the cyberspace guru, George Gilder, who joins neoconservative political economy to a theocratic belief in natural law in a message reinforced by other highly visible conservative media celebrities. I. George Gilder Though in the world...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 171–193.
Published: 01 June 2019
.... Voltaire’s humor advances reform, a change in the current content of the law, thus betraying his belief in the law’s power to uphold universal ideals and rights. Relatedly, his humor is universalist in nature. It assumes shared values and ideals for its success, thus excluding from its audience those who do...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (3): 214–232.
Published: 01 June 2001
..., while Holbein’s “Dead Christ” may thus elude the doctrinal function of religious art, in no way does this painting trivialize Christ’s Passion. Rowlands argues against such “nineteenth-century commentators” as Dostoevskii that the “message” of Holbein’s painting was “intended as one of belief...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 345–372.
Published: 01 September 2022
... like Vico, Herder, and Holberg may have lost the struggle of ideas that made Kantian universality dominant in the West. But if our current crisis has broken this hegemony, divergent perspectives could offer more functional beliefs. Particularly in terms of cosmopolitanism, such rethinking is pressing...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 January 2009
... to people at the same time that it renders impossible the cer- tainty of knowing their minds. It is involved with matters of trust and belief and often arises when the risk we assume in committing ourselves to others is realized as danger. Much hangs upon warrants: what are the grounds on which I trust...