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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (4): 357–359.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Seth Lerer Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity. By John David Dawson. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2002. x, 302 p. University of Oregon 2002 BOOK REVIEWS/357...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 285–305.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Seth Kimmel This essay argues that the effort to define and police the shifting boundaries of Christianity in early modern Spain produced a counter-intuitive peninsular logic of secularization. Hoping to stem the extension of ecclesiastical power over everyday cultural life, New Christians and...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 265–284.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Saba Mahmood Based on fourth-century Christological debates and the travels of an Egyptian monk, the Arabic novel Azazeel (2008) was accused by the Coptic Orthodox Church of defaming Christianity and fomenting Christian-Muslim sectarian strife in Egypt. The conflict over the novel was quickly...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 453–456.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Christian J. Emden Nietzsche's Jewish Problem: Between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Judaism . By Holub Robert C. . Princeton : Princeton University Press , 2016 . 296 p. © 2016 by University of Oregon 2016 BOOK REVIEWS / 453...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 143–159.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the veneration of saintly relics in Christianity, was secularized in the tale of Lemminkäinen in the Finnlandic epic Kalevala . In the biblical tale of the Levite of Ephraim, in contrast, the dismembered parts of the protagonist's violated spouse are sent to the tribes of Israel to unite them against...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 314–332.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Seth Kimmel Abstract Early modern editors of Iberian popular ballads, known in Spanish as romances , excluded the poems’ musical notation from their publications. They also catered to contemporary audiences’ tastes by focusing on poems that represented battles among Christian and Muslim nobles...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 257–269.
Published: 01 September 2012
... does in fact construct a specific method for literary understanding. Second, this hermeneutics stems from his decades-long preoccupation with figural interpretation, the essentially Christian mode of reading that he traces from late Roman antiquity through the Middle Ages. Third, there emerges out of...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 300–315.
Published: 01 September 2012
... nationalities seek refuge, in a side-by-side nature, from the racist storm of white Christian fundamentalism, without losing their singular self-defining traits. ARTURO ARIAS EpiCentro: The Emergence of a New Central American- American Literature...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 345–362.
Published: 01 September 2013
... secular Hebrew shares roots with an Orientalist Christian world view that is allied with Nazism. Goldberg's protagonist attempts to resolve this crisis by addressing a community of women readers whose exclusion from the world of traditional Jewish texts might enable them to envision and create a secular...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 399–419.
Published: 01 December 2014
... staging of fable and the harlequinades introduced modes of multiple role-playing on the stage. Hoffmann found in Johann Christian Reil and Gotthilf Heinrich Schubert strong advocates for play-acting as a cure for madness. Locating that opportunity in the disguises of carnival, Hoffmann has the mountebank...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 361–363.
Published: 01 September 2014
... conversion narratives considered in this book. This literary historical approach is particularly apt for studying the works of Christian apologists, Szpiech con- tends, because of the fundamentally “narrative structure” (5) of Christian sacred history. Although a sequential eschatology is embedded in...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 455–456.
Published: 01 December 2017
... critical issue of lingering influence, many recent studies have focused on conversion and pseudo-conversion in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, not infrequently with an emphasis on the fluid boundaries between Christians and Moriscos in an era nominally marked by inquisition and intolerance...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (2): 164–185.
Published: 01 March 2008
... Nigeria.” Interfaces Between the Oral and the Written, Interfaces entre l'écrit et l'oral . Ed. Alain Ricard and Flora Veit-Wild. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2005 . 219 -31. Ajayi, J.F. Ade. Christian Missions in Nigeria 1841-1891, The Making of a New Elite . Evanston: North-western University Press, 1965...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 359–361.
Published: 01 September 2016
... religious characteristics of these texts. The first, converso, describes “the particular historical experience” of Jews who were forced to con- vert to Christianity, and is applied to the texts treated in chapters 1, 2, and 3: La Celestina, Dialoghi d’amore, and El Lazarillo de Tormes respectively. The...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 365–368.
Published: 01 September 2014
... also prod- ded the Aksumite empire to convert to Christianity in the fourth century, thus making the Habesha “among the earliest Christian kingdoms in the world” (33). In fact, this book argues, Johnson undertook the translation of Le Grand because it resonated with his own internal religious...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (4): 359–362.
Published: 01 September 2002
... BOOK REVIEWS CHRISTIAN FIGURAL READING AND THE FASHIONING OF IDENTITY. By John David Dawson. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2002. x, 302 p. Near the opening of this book, John David Dawson reviews a particularly knotty set of passages in the New Testament...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (4): 363–366.
Published: 01 September 2002
... BOOK REVIEWS CHRISTIAN FIGURAL READING AND THE FASHIONING OF IDENTITY. By John David Dawson. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2002. x, 302 p. Near the opening of this book, John David Dawson reviews a particularly knotty set of passages in the New Testament...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (1): 14–28.
Published: 01 January 2008
... justification for a retired life by developing the idea of worthy leisure (otium cum dignitate).9 Although the Christian world inherited the Roman suspicion of otium, associating it with the sin of acedia, some Christian writers transform otium into an occasion to serve God through contemplation, while negotium...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 121–149.
Published: 01 June 2012
... silently — and prior to the full unfolding of early modern philosophical discourse — in the division of the Christian Church effected by Lutheran sola fide during the first half of the six- teenth century. This division initiates a movement toward internalization that will culminate (despite the fact...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 363–365.
Published: 01 September 2014
... stories of conversion were tools of Christian religious polemic. Szpiech is not responsible for the disciplinary and publishing pressures that undoubtedly shaped the decision to tell a far-reaching medi- eval story and to include a wide variety of sources. Nonetheless, he has forgone the oppor...