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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 382–406.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Christopher Braider Walter Benjamin confides to his friend Hugo von Hofmannsthal that “I sometimes think about writing a book on French tragedy as a counterpart to my Trauerspiel book,” noting that his “plan for the latter had originally been to elucidate both the German Trauerspiel and the French...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 407–428.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Sonam Singh Walter Benjamin's two essays on Charles Baudelaire — “The Paris of the Second Empire in Baudelaire” (1938) and “On Some Motifs in Baudelaire” (1939) — are regularly taken as profound readings of that poet's work. This essay argues that, whatever claims may be made for Benjamin as a...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2013) 65 (3): 363–381.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin The main intention of this essay is to use Walter Benjamin's insights in his “On the Concept of History” as a critical tool for examining Zionist discourse. Specifically, the theses provide a vector for reading the perception of Zionism as reflected in the writings of...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2016) 68 (3): 312–331.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Michael Subialka By examining key sources Walter Benjamin uses in his essay “Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit” (“The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility,”1935–39), I recover essential depictions of early cinema that Benjamin obscures. The...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2017) 69 (2): 181–200.
Published: 01 June 2017
...E. S. Burt Around the time he was conceiving his thesis on allegory in the Baroque mourning-play, Walter Benjamin equated perception with reading. To align phenomenal experience with reading texts is unusual, and gives rise to questions. Benjamin's teacher, Georg Simmel, had identified a crisis in...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2002) 54 (1): 76–78.
Published: 01 January 2002
...Karin Bauer; Bernard Deschamps In the Language of Walter Benjamin. By Carol Jacobs. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999. 136 p. University of Oregon 2002 Adorno, Theodor W. Prisms . Trans. Samuel and Sherry Weber. London: Neville Spearman, 1967 . Bullock, Marcus. Rev...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2002) 54 (1): 78–83.
Published: 01 January 2002
...Kate Jenckes Ideology and Inscription: Cultural Studies After Benjamin, de Man, and Bakhtin. By Tom Cohen. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. 258 p. University of Oregon 2002 García-Pabón, Leonardo. La patria íntima: Alegorías nacionales en la literatura y el cine de...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2002) 54 (4): 363–366.
Published: 01 September 2002
...John McCole Walter Benjamin and the Corpus of Autobiography. By Gerhard Richter. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2000. 309 p. University of Oregon 2002 BOOK REVIEWS/357...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2008) 60 (2): 125–141.
Published: 01 March 2008
...KEVIN A. MORRISON University of Oregon 2008 Adorno, Theodor. “Der Essay als Form.” Noten zur Literatur 1 ( 1998 ): 9 -49. Arendt, Hannah. “Walter Benjamin: 1892-1940.” Illuminations: Essays and Reflections . By Walter Benjamin. Ed. Hannah Arendt. New York: Schocken, 1969 . 1...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2008) 60 (3): 244–260.
Published: 01 June 2008
.... Allegories of History: Literary Historiography after Hegel . Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992 . Benjamin, Walter. Gesammelte Schriften . 7 vols. Ed. Rolf Tiedemann and Hermann Schweppenhäuser. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1972 -89. ____. “On the Concept of History.” Selected...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Kevin Newmark This essay considers Baudelaire's “Le Cygne” in terms of the crucial place the poem should occupy in any theoretical reflection on literary and historical “modernity.” Despite the proliferation in recent years of references to Walter Benjamin in the reception of Baudelaire's poetry...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2010) 62 (4): 376–398.
Published: 01 September 2010
... non-Europe and associated with Walter Benjamin's dialectical image, the figure of the flâneur furnishes a comparative approach based on collision, encounter, and touch, rather than the mimetic, vision-based models of comparison that claim equivalence or commensurability. I detect a similar...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2013) 65 (4): 408–428.
Published: 01 December 2013
... accounts, while correct in debunking the myth of Upward's slavishness to Moscow, erase the crucial comparative frame through which his work must be understood. Reading Upward's writing of the 1930s alongside Georg Lukács, Walter Benjamin, and socialist realists such as Fyodor Gladkov and Alexander Fadeev...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 123–135.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., it is also one that demands to be read against other key intertexts of the modern moment, including Darwin's Descent of Man , Flaubert's Un Coeur Simple , and the more recent voices of Walter Benjamin, Giorgio Agamben, and Maurice Blanchot. Weaving these diverse materials together in a manner that...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2015) 67 (1): 114–129.
Published: 01 March 2015
... that Benjamin Lee and Edward LiPuma have defined as “cultures of circulation.” © 2015 by University of Oregon 2015 Agustín Fernández Mallo Jorge Luis Borges intertextuality intermediality cultural circulation Works Cited Allen Graham . Intertextuality . New York : Routledge...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2019) 71 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., endurance, and ambiguity about the future, loosely in the vein of Fredric Jameson’s linking of death to utopia and Walter Benjamin’s vision of “mortification.” Copyright © 2019 by University of Oregon 2019 ghost revolution affect theory utopia Juan Rulfo Те идеи, которые входят в сознание...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2010) 62 (3): 283–301.
Published: 01 June 2010
... “messenger writer.” In contrast with prior studies that evaluate the historical realism of these works, I draw on Walter Benjamin's notions of revolutionary historiography in order to show how both the content and circumstances of publication of Seghers's and Carpentier's fiction illuminate their struggles...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2018) 70 (4): 426–443.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Benjamin Lewis Robinson Abstract J. M. Coetzee conceived of Life & Times of Michael K (1983) as an “interpretive translation” of Heinrich von Kleist’s Michael Kohlhaas (1808/10). Drawing on Coetzee’s notes and drafts, this essay explores his attempt to generate the literary and political...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2018) 70 (1): 25–45.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... Copyright © 2018 University of Oregon 2018 political allegory sovereignty in fiction Walter Benjamin Michel Foucault Carl Schmitt Works Cited Ahmad Aijaz . “ Jameson’s Rhetoric of Otherness and ‘National Allegory.’ ” Social Text , vol. 17 , 1987 , pp. 3 – 25 . Allen...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2002) 54 (4): 357–359.
Published: 01 September 2002
... a disciplinary proclivity. Historians often think, and think well, allegorically. Historical allegory, as Walter Benjamin argued, can proceed by way of dialectical images, where the object world under analysis is well served by the dual signification. In the introduction to Fin-de-siecle...