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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 181–185.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Andrew Ford The Play of Character in Plato's Dialogues. By Ruby Blondell. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xi, 452 p. Poetics Before Plato: Interpretation and Authority in Early Greek Theories of Poetry. By Grace M. Ledbetter. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003. viii...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 173–185.
Published: 01 June 2014
... of the self if one person could be substituted for another with nobody being the wiser? This article examines two medieval reflections on the possibility of an absolute resemblance that enables one character to be substituted for another. The first is the case of the “False Guenevere” in the Lancelot section...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (1): 83–86.
Published: 01 January 2006
...David A. Brewer The One vs. the Many: Minor Characters and the Space of the Protagonist in the Novel. By Alex Woloch. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003. ix, 391 p. University of Oregon 2006 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/70 BOOK...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 375–393.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Rosa Mucignat This article considers how the concept of national character changed in post-revolutionary Europe by examining how Italians are depicted in Madame de Staël's Corinne , Percy Bysshe Shelley's “Lines Written among the Euganean Hills,” and Giacomo Leopardi's “La ginestra.” I show how...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 222–237.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Maurice Ebileeni This article focuses on a rare leitmotif in literary productions by Palestinians. Both Susan Abulhawa's Mornings in Jenin and Sayed Kashua's Second Person Singular present Arab characters who, under unusual circumstances, impersonate or literally acquire the identity of the Israeli...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 388–399.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and at the same time makes use of stereotypes and cliché in order to mark its analytical distance from the character. While Un Cœur simple  is characterized by narrational duplicity, narration in The Good Anna  constantly shifts between proximity and detachment: The tradesmen of Bridgepoint learned...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., and ideas on consciousness, of several characters from each novel, focusing particularly on Levin and Birkin, who resemble their authors more than any other characters in their novels. Birkin is found to be less self-contradictory than Levin, since he is less anti-intellectual and more aware...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 25–34.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Desmond Tutu's curious insertion of a character from Dorfman's play into his Foreword to the Final Report) with contemporary manifestations of an older understanding of remediation as a process of medical healing or legal redress (ongoing campaigns by apartheid victims regarding their right to remedy...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 43–53.
Published: 01 January 2009
...NINA PELIKAN STRAUS What does W.G. Sebald mean by the doubling of his character Jacques Austerlitz with Ludwig Wittgenstein, a “poetic” philosopher who, although of Jewish ancestry, had little to say about the fate of the Jews during the Nazi period? Sebald's initiation of the reader...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 January 2010
... Was Thursday by the Russian director Alexander Tairov. This fantastic novel by Chesterton is itself the site of multiple betrayals, both in the plot-level reversals of its characters and in its use of the oscillating narrative style characteristic of the fantastic literary mode. The resulting undecidability...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 228–245.
Published: 01 June 2010
... condition of multi-historicity—that is, a simultaneity of multiple emplotment possibilities for the Russian state. In order to bring these possibilities to light, I read the novel with an eye on Dostoevsky's journalism from the early- to mid-sixties, a period characterized by an urgent recognition...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 336–360.
Published: 01 September 2010
... each of these writers produced dissimilar imaginaries of the global reach of their bourgeois characters and plots. Finally, in a coda to this double hypothesis, I connect the interpretative models of the globalization of the novel and the novelization of the global with the rentrée of the concept...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 246–261.
Published: 01 June 2010
...DAVID BARNES This essay performs a new reading of John Ruskin's The Stones of Venice , placing the work in the context of nineteenth-century Italian nationalist debates on the character and history of Venice. Using letters, diaries, and other sources, the essay discusses the ways in which...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2012
... modern tragedy, a theatrical form that cannot be read only for plot, character, and imagery. © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 Works Cited Abrams M.H. The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition . Oxford : Oxford UP , 1953 . Print . Addison Joseph...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 383–401.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of parataxis; The Emigrants responds to the generic conventions of postwar British neo-realism through parataxis as well as paralipses. These experimental strategies interrupt the plotting of migration as Bildung . The resistance to character development and narrative closure enacted in Voyage in the Dark...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 26–35.
Published: 01 March 2013
... to conceive of a perfect man-made language, Chinese seemed a likely model. However, Leibniz's dream of a Universal Character relied on a combination of competing semiotic and systemic requirements that only the misguided view of sinographs and hexagrams as an integral part of one Chinese script system could...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2013
... a reading of The Turn of the Screw , that James's narrative technique and typical configuration of characters create a mechanism very different from the ethically sensitive portrayal of distinctive “perspectives” enshrined as the Jamesian contribution to a liberal Anglo-American aesthetics of the novel...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 113–126.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to deconstruct this oppositional relationship, imbuing Tituba with precisely the characteristics that make Proctor's character so compelling in The Crucible . The ultimate result is not just to critique Miller's representation of Tituba but also to challenge her treatment both at the hands of the Salem community...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 60–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Elana Gomel; Vered Karti Shemtov This article analyzes a new form of historical representation that we term “limbotopia” (by analogy with utopia and dystopia). Limbotopia is a genre of the “broad present,” in which history seems to come to a standstill and characters inhabit a changeless—and often...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 176–193.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Heidi Morse Abstract Since the 1970s, the topic of feminist adaptations of Greco-Roman mythology has been dominated by narratives of revision and retelling from the perspective of female characters, including—via Hélène Cixous—Medusa as a creative muse for women’s writing. Pairing the modernist US...