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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 355–358.
Published: 01 September 2003
... 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 (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
... 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 (2012) 64 (1): 49–72.
Published: 01 March 2012
... reviewer 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...
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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 (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): 358–360.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., “that literary forgeries 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...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 360–363.
Published: 01 September 2003
... 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-turvy that literary frauds introduce into the staid...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 363–365.
Published: 01 September 2003
... 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): 350–353.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., “that literary forgeries 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...
Journal Article
Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 354–355.
Published: 01 September 2003
... 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-turvy that literary frauds introduce into the staid...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 359–361.
Published: 01 September 2016
... famous speech in Act 9, for example, Zepp argues: This is an obvious invective against the discourse of limpieza de sangre, of course. It is also no less obviously an invective against the belief in being a chosen people, however. Based on the biblically warranted idea of divine creation, this...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 265–284.
Published: 01 September 2013
... form of religious fundamentalism 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...
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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
... Holbein’s painting was “intended as one of belief”: Such paintings, produced as aids to devotion, were meant to be as dramatic as possible, so that the viewer’s powers of imagination would be greatly intensified in contemplating the Passion and Christ’s “bloody sweat.” It was this heightened sense of...
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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 of...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 276–282.
Published: 01 September 2020
... baseball cap, captioned with the words “Stand Your Ground” and “Land Gets Stolen” ( Goldstein ). Florida’s stand-your-ground law exonerated George Zimmerman in the 2012 murder of seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin, allowing Zimmerman to argue successfully that his belief that Martin represented danger to...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 January 2009
... 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...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (4): 275–290.
Published: 01 September 2002
... nature of commands and questions, the scho- lastics developed a propositional model of irony based on Aristotelian principles of opposites. Their model recognized both the idea of implication and the role of the speaker’s implied belief. How- ever, Walter Map would not have known this propositional...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (4): 357–359.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Judaism” (p.7). Dawson contends, however, that Boyarin’s understand- ing of St. Paul (and hence, of Christian allegory) is limited by his “poststructuralist assumptions,” which get in the way of an understanding of Paul’s ability to hold simulta- neously in mind the belief in a risen Jesus together...