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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 97–118.
Published: 01 March 2007
... Semiosphere.” Comparative Literature 52 . 4 ( 2000 ): 339 -62. Atchley, Ruth Ann, et al. “Cerebral Hemispheric Mechanisms Linking Ambiguous Word Meaning Retrieval and Creativity.” Brain and Cognition 40 . 3 ( 1999 ): 479 -99. Attridge, Derek. Peculiar Language: Literature as Difference from...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 449–452.
Published: 01 December 2015
... mental affirmation of an empirical “reality.” In tracing “the intersection of the ghostly with various media and discursive fields,” Andriopoulos begins with a chapter on Kant and “the Magic Lantern of Philosophy” (23–47). Kant’s account of speculative metaphysics as a “magic lantern of brain...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 234–238.
Published: 01 June 2005
... cultural products to fungible social “indicators.” As always with brain transplants, the risk is high: if the result is not outright and immediate tissue rejection, a long learn- ing period will ensue during which the Area Studies limbs will have to learn new reflexes and the Comparative Literature...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 446–449.
Published: 01 December 2015
... ghostly with various media and discursive fields,” Andriopoulos begins with a chapter on Kant and “the Magic Lantern of Philosophy” (23–47). Kant’s account of speculative metaphysics as a “magic lantern of brain phantoms” (Critique of Practical Reason, 1788; A 255) is already anticipated in his...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (1): 90–93.
Published: 01 January 2007
... or outer stimuli awakening the appetitive interest of the brain’s frontal cortex while we sleep such that neural pathways processing somato-sensory, visual, and auditory information are triggered to produce hallucinations. These hallucinations are then constructed into dreams and symptoms...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 117–130.
Published: 01 March 2001
.... Would any one trust in the convictions of a monkey’s mind, if there are any convictions in such a mind?” (Life and Letters 1:315-16). Behind Darwin’s doubt is his core argument that the mind (as brain) is an evolved organ on a par with others, rather than an ethereal substance. As such, the mind is...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 74–90.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Antonio . Descartes' Error. Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain . New York : C.P. Putnam's Sons , 1994 . London: Papermac, 2006. Print . Damasio Antonio . “Subcortical and Cortical Brain Activity during the Feeling of Self-generated Emotions.” Nature Neuroscience 3 . 10 ( 2000...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (1): 87–90.
Published: 01 January 2000
...). I will conclude by singling out for special mention Robert Brain’s essay “Standards and Semiotics,” which epitomizes the methodological strengths of Inscribing Science’s integration of the history of laboratory science with postmodern theories of textuality. In this essay Brain focuses on the...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (1): 90–96.
Published: 01 January 2000
...). I will conclude by singling out for special mention Robert Brain’s essay “Standards and Semiotics,” which epitomizes the methodological strengths of Inscribing Science’s integration of the history of laboratory science with postmodern theories of textuality. In this essay Brain focuses on the...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 214–218.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Season of Migration to the North, where what is lost in translation is in fact precisely a gap. Spivak quotes a passage of the novel where an old woman says to a man, “Your whole brain’s in the head of your penis and the head of your penis is as small as your brain” (60; SM 84). She then moves from...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (1): 93–95.
Published: 01 January 2007
... stimuli awakening the appetitive interest of the brain’s frontal cortex while we sleep such that neural pathways processing somato-sensory, visual, and auditory information are triggered to produce hallucinations. These hallucinations are then constructed into dreams and symptoms, according to...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 399–419.
Published: 01 December 2014
... on Dis- eases of the Brain and Spinal Cord (1828), which was distributed in German transla- tion (1821) even before Abercrombie had edited the papers for an English publi- cation. And in his Inquiries Concerning the Intellectual Powers (1830), Abercrombie presents the case study of a patient who...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 21–28.
Published: 01 March 2015
... . New York : Springer , 2009 . 39 – 60 . Print . Kaplan Hillard S. Gurven Michael Lancaster Jane B. . “Brain Evolution and the Human Adaptive Complex: An Ecological and Social Theory.” The Evolution of Mind: Fundamental Questions and Controversies . Ed. Gangestad Steven W...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (4): 339–362.
Published: 01 September 2000
... moves to “naturalize” human culture by suggesting links and analogies to such scientific phenomena as biogeochemistry, the structure of the brain, and molecular symmetry. Lotman’s aim is to propose a model of how culture works everywhere around the globe. The breadth, boldness, and eclecticism of...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 72–92.
Published: 01 March 2018
... facts and avatars of race. This essay will first address Wang’s “autobiography” in the context of the Korean War “brainwashing” controversy and prisoner repatriation negotiations. “Brain- washing,” an indoctrination method deemed specific to the Chinese Communists, draws on the logic of “Oriental...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 September 2018
....) In this audiobook Derrida speaks in what he calls—in the introduction to his reading—a “loud” or “high” voice ( voix haute )—what might have been conceived in the print book as a silent voice (similar, one might imagine, to Foster’s “brain voice”). The relation between the two upsets the project of...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 247–263.
Published: 01 September 2018
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2018
... master’s permission) re-enters the narrator’s eye. However, as he does so, the narrator observes that the “black folio . . . nicked [his] pupil and a sharp pain ricocheted through [his] brain” (59). When the blackness does not dis- sipate, the narrator flees his mistress’s apartment, with, he says...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 278–294.
Published: 01 September 2018
...” (122; jumps at the throat and flows to the brain), “la gorge de Georges ” (69); the narrator perceives her father’s and her physical likeness in the throat: “parfois j’ai le rire de mon père dans la gorge ” (139; sometimes, I have my father’s laughter in my throat); a resistance (laughter) the...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 339–355.
Published: 01 December 2012
... name is ultimately disclosed by a graffito in a telephone booth where “some anonymous artist had begun blocking squares —​a chessboard, ein Schachblatt, un damier . . . There was a flash in my brain and the word settled on my tongue: St. Damier!” (197–98). The “anonymous artist” is prob- ably...