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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 423–426.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jaime Hanneken Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity. By Monica L. Miller. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009. 390 p. University of Oregon 2010 BOOK REVIEWS Or l a n d o f u r i o s o...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 339–343.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Peter Goodrich Riding the Black Ram: Law, Literature, and Gender . By Heinzelman Susan Sage . Stanford : Stanford University Press , 2010 . xxv, 168 p . © 2011 by University of Oregon 2011 Works Cited Agamben Giorgio , Le Règne et la gloire. Pour un généalogie...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 52–72.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Scott Newman Abstract This article examines the figuring of Black voices in literature, specifically addressing the grotesque sonority of Anglophone and Francophone African writing. The analysis focuses on the Zimbabwean Dambudzo Marechera’s stuttered speech in the semi-autobiographical short...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (4): 269–293.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Noydens publicadas en la de 1674 . Ed. Martín de Riquer. Barcelona: S.A. Horta, 1943 . Deguzmán, María. Spain's Long Shadow: The Black Legend, Off-Whiteness, and Anglo-American Empire . Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005 . Delgado, Richard, ed. Critical Race Theory: The Cutting...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (1): 102–104.
Published: 01 January 2004
...James Smethurst Beyond the Color Line and the Iron Curtain: Reading Encounters Between Black and Red, 1922-1963. By Kate Baldwin. Durham: Duke University Press, 2002. 346 p. University of Oregon 2004 BOOK REVIEWS/99...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 94–113.
Published: 01 March 2015
... in Wankhade's criticism, from early writings on Whitman's “spiritual democracy” to essays on the Black Arts Movement and Ralph Ellison, which were repurposed by a generation of Marathi Dalit writers. These writings imagined new terms of Dalit identity outside of the discourse of the Indian nation...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 107–115.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Keith P. Feldman This introductory essay considers the critical purchase of “relationality” in current scholarly debates in Comparative Ethnic Studies and Comparative Literature. It foregrounds Blackness and/as incommensurability as they are treated in these fields' distinct and overlapping...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 116–129.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of “multiculturalism” as the governing sociopolitical imagination of racial justice sponsored by U.S. global power. It reads the production of blackness and antiblackness in the Ferguson protests through a concept of “imperialism's racial justice” and reviews W.E.B. Du Bois's 1899 development of a theory and method...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 130–140.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Therí A. Pickens This essay asks what kinds of theoretical paradigms are possible in a geographical space where the foundational racial split is along the fault lines of Blackness and whiteness. What other relationships are possible between communities of color in this geo-political, socio-cultural...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 June 2014
... to distinguish it from Hughes's 1920s poetry, associating the latter with a black nationalist literary aesthetic linked to an embrace of Pan-Africanism and the former with a proletarian poetic tied to a decidedly Marxist analysis of race and class-conflict. This article offers a counter-narrative...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 119–140.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Alexander Lewis Abstract This article looks at the influence of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s early philosophy of language on the Black Arts Movement. Amiri Baraka’s essay / prose poem “Expressive Language” ends with a quotation from Wittgenstein: “Can the concept of God exist in a perfectly logical...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 185–206.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Steven S. Lee In June 1932, Langston Hughes and twenty-one other African Americans traveled to Moscow to make a movie. Set in the contemporary U.S. South, Black and White was to have exposed Jim Crow to the world, but soon after Hughes and his companions arrived the project was cancelled — due...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 246–261.
Published: 01 June 2010
... revolution. Ruskin's awareness of and conflict with the leggenda nera (black legend) debate—the political myth of a despotic Venice first propagated by apologists for Napoleon's annexation of the city—is discussed in depth. Ruskin's work is further compared with two contemporary American treatments of Italy...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 200–219.
Published: 01 June 2013
... as a means of disrupting photography's contingency and introducing indeterminacy into the black/white order of Africa, as well as the racial orders of Israel and Palestine. © 2013 by University of Oregon 2013 Works Cited “Contingency.” Oxford English Dictionary . 1989 . Web. 25 Aug. 2011...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 149–172.
Published: 01 June 2014
...César Braga-Pinto Given the growing concern with urban crime and the fate of the black man in the aftermath of the abolition of slavery in Brazil in 1888, it is not surprising that the figure of Othello in its various versions, appropriations, and adaptations would become emblematic. In this essay...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 113–126.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Suzanne Roszak This article considers the figure of Tituba in Arthur Miller's The Crucible (1953) and in Maryse Condé's I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem (1984). Although Miller's dramatic retelling vindicates the falsely accused and wrongly executed figure of John Proctor, Miller declines...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 298–313.
Published: 01 September 2019
... considers how the contemporary “Black Lives Matter” movement reckons with the problem of particularity and identity while also gesturing toward an incalculable singularity—infinitely deferred yet always “present.” Of course, the appearance of the Danish king’s ghost differs from that of Horton’s Whos...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 276–282.
Published: 01 September 2020
... ideological commitment to racial purity, and he casts these reflections alongside movements such as Standing Rock and Black Lives Matter. Copyright © 2020 by University of Oregon 2020 Osage racial capitalism settler colonialism ZANI WAWIHOI PI konbra. I-e do-e ikipshe konbra. Thet-zani wi-ekshi...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 293–305.
Published: 01 September 2022
...R. A. Judy Abstract Offering an itinerary of the thinking that led to Sentient Flesh: Thinking in Disorder, Poiēsis in Black , R. A. Judy explains the concept of “poetic socialities” mentioned in it. This explanation begins with an account of the Muslim peripatetic philosophers’ reception...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 172–187.
Published: 01 June 2023
...-racism at the interface of flesh and place, metaphor and materiality, ecology and affect—contradictions manifested in the ways in which Brown and Black bodies were mapped onto the triumphalist architecture of socialist internationalism. Attending to built infrastructures—metro stations, sports arenas...