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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 444–465.
Published: 01 December 2018
... shall try to fly by those nets.” 6 Derrida’s reading of Lévi-Strauss cautions that all discourse is in fact intertextual bricolage , and that the engineer’s intellectual prowess and “originality” is a myth ( Writing and Difference 278–94 ). For my reading of Roth’s novel, and specifically...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 128–141.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... Racevskis, Karlis. Postmodernism and the Search for Enlightenment . Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 1993 . Roberts, Martin. Michel Tournier: Bricolage and Cultural Mythology . Saratoga: Anma Libri, 1994 . Rorty, Richard. “The Continuity between the Enlightenment and `Postmodernism.'” Baker...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 93–109.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., for example, or S+7 12 — and in pronouncements such as this one from Lescure: “Je veux dire que ça n’est pas intéressant de savoir pourquoi et com- ment je veux parler. Romantisme tout ça, psychologie, bricolage” (151; I mean it isn’t interesting to know why and how I want to speak. That’s just...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 448–451.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... In particular, chapter 5 complicates any simplis- tic distinction between “Modernist Bricolage and Postcolonial Hybridity,” concluding that “only by breaking out of exclusionary models of tradition as either Eliot’s ‘mind of Europe’ or its postcolonial obverse (‘an autonomous entity separate and apart from...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 452–454.
Published: 01 December 2011
... between modernism and postcolonialism as critical categories for twentieth- and early twenty-first-century verse in English. In particular, chapter 5 complicates any simplis- tic distinction between “Modernist Bricolage and Postcolonial Hybridity,” concluding that “only by breaking out of exclusionary...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 454–456.
Published: 01 December 2011
... between modernism and postcolonialism as critical categories for twentieth- and early twenty-first-century verse in English. In particular, chapter 5 complicates any simplis- tic distinction between “Modernist Bricolage and Postcolonial Hybridity,” concluding that “only by breaking out of exclusionary...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 338–349.
Published: 01 September 2003
... episteme” (11). In so doing, Hanssen argues, Foucault was gesturing toward critical theory in an attempt to “capture the his- torical possibility of a rapprochement” (11). Because his methodology was related to a structuralist bricolage that would not admit of monolithic, reifying concep- tual...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 241–256.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... In literary texts, the new accumulates upon the old quantitatively; when the accumulated changes pass from being purely quantitative to being qualitative, a new form is born (232–37). In Modern Epic, Franco Moretti re-elaborates this idea by arguing that, because bricolage is the motor of literary...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (4): 291–306.
Published: 01 September 2002
... something of a commonplace that writing in general—modern- ist and postmodern poetics in particular—depends heavily upon techniques of fragmentation and juxtaposition. Literary theory teems with terms like collage, assemblage, and bricolage, and often the emphasis is on a text’s dismemberment...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 119–141.
Published: 01 June 2011
... the words of an article you would like to make a poem of, shake them gently in a bag, and then reassemble them in the order in which you removed them from the bag — ​and “the poem will resemble you” (92). Randomness instead of inten- tionality, bricolage instead of authority, ready-mades instead...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (2): 142–163.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., metaphor, and repetition. Paul Surgi Speck has described Tristram Shandy’s style as a bricolage that “liberates Sterne from the limiting assumptions which underlie history and science, which are replaced ad hoc by analogies that serve the synthesizing need of artistic cre- ativity” (67), thereby...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (4): 325–356.
Published: 01 September 2002
... of bardic transport. It has also become fairly orthodox to observe—as anyone observes when talking about Joyce or Nabokov or Kundera—that Ben Jelloun’s bricolage is not unat- COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/352 tached to his genius. His narrative is a study in grace and brutality, an erotic spectacle...