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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
... 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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (4): 388–399.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Good Anna  narrative discourse is legible as ironical citation insofar as it manifestly echoes the charac- ter’s verbal expressions 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...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., this article will consider the characters’ ideas and traits in relative isolation from their respective contexts in the novels. Doing so is a differ- ent kind of exercise in the case of each author and reveals in turn differences between Tolstoi’s and Lawrence’s modes of characterization...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 312–331.
Published: 01 September 2016
... representation of diva culture in Luigi Pirandello's 1916 film novel Si gira … ( Shoot! ) and the dynamics of the “test performance” in his play Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore ( Six Characters in Search of an Author , 1921, 1925) enable us to revise our sense of how film interacts with older media such as...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 128–143.
Published: 01 June 2020
... titular character’s revolt in terms of his fanatical adherence to the universality of law, the essay argues that Kohlhaas’s insurrection is predicated on the death of his wife, Lisbeth, whose post-mortem appearance in the novella introduces a promise that is structurally prior to the state’s constitution...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 406–417.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Rodríguez; the novel El hombre de hierro ( The Iron Man ; 1907) by Rufino Blanco Fombona, which was interpreted as a copy of Flaubert’s Madame Bovary but justified by its local character; and the very curious case of Rafael Bolívar Coronado, whose writing implodes the category of authorship that underlies...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 226–251.
Published: 01 September 2019
... properly “literary” nayī kahānī texts were written, the essay shows how the movement inaugurated a modernist realism characterized by attention to genre, rhetoric, and style on one hand, and commitment to social reality on the other. Combining rhetorical strategies—such as shifting narrative voice...
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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...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 26–35.
Published: 01 March 2013
... possibility 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...
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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...
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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...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 399–419.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the paradigm shift from the Classic to the Romantic. As in his other tales with delusional protagonists, Hoffmann draws from contemporary mental pathology, not just in constructing character but also in adapting medical case studies as narrative models. The revival of commedia dell'arte and the...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 21–28.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Joseph C. Carroll This essay argues that the sciences most relevant to literary study form an integrated complex summarized by the term “biocultural theory.” Foundational theories accepted currently in literary scholarship are incompatible with a biocultural understanding of the evolved character...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 62–78.
Published: 01 March 2015
... visions of a communist future in which the very character of labor is transformed. In showing how Sand and Marx place the development and emancipation of sensuous life at the heart of their humanist projects, this discussion attends to the place of Sand's fiction in a wider history of ideas and argues for...