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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 200–219.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Maya Barzilai Following the 1988 translation of Roland Barthes's Camera Lucida into Hebrew, Ronit Matalon, an Israeli writer of Egyptian extraction, began interpolating Barthes into her writing, in part through unacknowledged quotations. This essay explores how Camera Lucida “traveled,” as a piece...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 182–199.
Published: 01 June 2013
... similar conceptions of the role of subjective aesthetic response in criticism. Finally, the article examines Barthes's Camera Lucida , arguing that this text on photography confirms Adorno's insistence that in individual literary works we can find embodied the hope of “attaining universality through...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 317–336.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jessica Pressman Abstract Amaranth Borsuk and Brad Bouse’s Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012) is an augmented-reality book of poetry: a codex filled with Quick Response codes that, when activated by a web-camera connected to the Internet, project the appearance of text between the book’s...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (1): 54–76.
Published: 01 January 2004
... of Nebraska Press, 1988 . ____. “Del tradurre.” Paragone 34 . 396 ( 1983 ): 3 -5. ____. “Il testamento di Virginia Woolf.” Paragone 14 . 168 ( 1963 ): 100 -104. ____. “Introduzione.” La camera di Jacob . By Virginia Woolf. Trans. Anna Banti. Milano: Mondadori, 1980 . 5 -16...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (4): 291–320.
Published: 01 September 2000
... the camera” (51; “redouble lui-même la caméra,” 73). Metz’s comparison of perception to “soft wax and no longer an emitting source” (50; “cire molle et non plus source émettrice,” 71), echoes Ovid’s description of COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/300 Pygmalion’s “fingers ma[king] an imprint on the yielding...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (2): 143–156.
Published: 01 March 2000
... they slavishly serve. 7 The spinning carousel that appears toward the beginning of Das Kabinet des Dr. Caligari cites the historical link between cinema and amusement park, much as the organ grinder in the foreground alludes to the manual cranking of the movie camera. RILKE...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 166–183.
Published: 01 June 2021
... twentieth- and twenty-first-century filmmaker-theorist heirs, the factory gates are where the camera organizes the workforce. 1 In his seminal film and companion essay, Harun Farocki sees the image of workers leaving the factory as a specifically cinematic “rhetorical figure” recurring across film genres...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 312–331.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of productive self-alienation in favor of moving directly to a comparison in which the film actor’s alienation is like looking in a mirror —​another deeply Pirandellian theme (491; 261). He then concludes that the actor’s alienation before the camera can be understood as a reflection of her distance from...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 237–254.
Published: 01 June 2021
... into the surrounding clouds, vegetation, bridges, and faraway mountains. In her series of sometimes blurry and often tilted pictures, the camera angle merges a beach with a seawall, puts fishing boats and swimmers in rubber rings on the same plane, and conflates a boardwalk and a sea crest. Narahashi’s art blurs...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 101–104.
Published: 01 March 2018
... that rhymes with two earlier moments: her writhing when she is raped by Arsène and the writhing of a rabbit killed by hunters for sport. The impartial camera chooses these things and frames them similarly by virtue of their reduction of emotive expression to pure sentience—a non-revelatory intelligence...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (3): 243–261.
Published: 01 June 2004
... managed to come into direct contact with the subject, recording intimate conversations, ges- tures, even intonation. Strangely angled, impromptu photographs of the suspect receiving a compromising package or haggling over tomatoes suggest the use of a concealed camera. The narrative also jumps between...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 442–461.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., but Ermo declines. The camera follows her heading home on a dirt road, exchanging greetings with an old man squat- ting on a haystack, and passing old women sunning at the village boundary stones. As the audio shifts from chirping birds to crowing ravens, one senses an ominous change in a Third-World...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 184–208.
Published: 01 June 2021
... of a degraded swan found a purchase on Haussmann’s urban renewal schemes for nineteenth-century Paris? In the last minute of the Dutch filmmaker Joris Ivens’s short promotional documentary Rotterdam Europoort (1966), the camera focuses on a dark figure hanging from a kite as it sails through the skyway...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (3): 244–260.
Published: 01 June 2008
... makes about fi lm is roughly analogous to the argument he makes about the new narrative techniques of the newspaper. As he notes in his essay “The Work of Art in the Age of Its Techno- logical Reproducibility,” “[i]t is through the camera that we fi rst discover the optical unconscious, just as we...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 247–263.
Published: 01 September 2018
...” diffractively with “Camera Lucida,” a different possibility emerges. As Michael North has shown, the idea of the death of the author can be interpreted as a result of Barthes’s interest in photography and, in particular, the accidental, non-intentional authorship that photography enables. North explains...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 316–326.
Published: 01 June 2009
... intercut with images of the ruins of post-war Berlin and the Holocaust. In the midst of all this, the characters attend two concerts given by the bands in a ruined night club. The scene in which Crime and the City Solution appears is marked by a swooping camera that travels from shots of the band...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 427–449.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., probably his room, dressed in shorts, a T-shirt and black socks, face up or face down, “en el estado de abandono propio de un durmiente” (259; “in the sleeper’s customary state of abandon,” 280). The victim, only an androgynous shadow at the foot of the bed, holds up a camera that seems...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 209–224.
Published: 01 June 2021
...-range thermal imaging cameras deployed on the cliffs allow Britain’s Border Force to monitor departures from the French coast ( BBC News ), while the vigilante effort to prevent migrant landings staged by the far-right group Britain First bears the grandiose name “Operation White Cliffs” ( Mahmood...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 207–213.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Comparative Literature, who looks briefl y into the camera, wide-eyed, exclaiming “Youjust before the shots? Or do the shots come like four blows on the door of misfortune, ringing out on some foreign beach? If there is something absurd about such scenes (which could be multiplied end- lessly...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 222–237.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of invading their private worlds through the camera lens. The knowledge of others’ inner worlds makes Amir feel confident, unlike the insecurity he had experienced in his earlier Arab life. He thus not only steals Yonatan’s identity, but also seeks to possess his perspective: “I wanted to see if I...