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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 315–335.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of world literature in English translation now available for classroom use (Norton, Bedford, Longman), this essay explores the possible pitfalls comparatists face as general readers of world literature no less than as scholars when they study texts in languages they do not speak. The author, a professor...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 373–376.
Published: 01 September 2022
... scholars more generally, is to ask a series of difficult questions that cut to the core of our profession: What justifies our work as teachers of literature, above all in times of crisis? What grounds do we have, really, for remaining in the classroom and teaching literature as the world burns around us...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., on literature as an instruction manual, distinguishes Landy’s argument. Landy is motivated by what he sees as a failure in classroom practice. He decries the consumer model of education that treats literature as a content provider “designed to give [us] useful advice” (3). His case in point...
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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (1): 20–43.
Published: 01 March 2024
... on the “everyday” New India lays bare the ongoing challenges of teaching non-Western Anglophone literatures in the US university classroom. In order to distinguish Bhagat’s “global” writing, language, and voice from that of his “postcolonial” predecessors, critics have read Bhagat as a kind of vernacular Indian...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 141–143.
Published: 01 March 2022
... the idea further explored through a few brief examples. Lahiri writes in a clear and direct style, one that makes her writing strikingly more useful in a classroom setting than many other books about the same postcolonial figures. Each of these arguments is self-contained enough to be abstracted...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 March 2013
...? How many discussions of Genesis are not based on ancient Hebrew? Even among widely taught and modern languages, how many discussions of Borges are not based on reading him in Spanish? And this is to say nothing of what happens in classrooms, qualifying exams, or broader patterns of reading...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 250–252.
Published: 01 June 2014
... right. If what we need is training, however, then process is essential, and if a particular kind of process is essential, then form is essential” (19). One could well make the case that the small classroom discussion, live and in person, is an essential form for the essential process of training...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (1): 58–82.
Published: 01 January 2001
... when Frye began publishing, the New Criticism was taking charge of the classroom; willy-nilly, I.A. Richards’s psychologism had “paved the way for the study of poems as independent structures” or “consideration of the poem as a separate world.” 8 But Frye’s approach was pan-textual or pan-literary...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 259–271.
Published: 01 September 2020
.... The consequences of comparing are very likely going to be enlisted in asserting or confirming value, sophistication, development, progress, civilization. Even in very subtle and coded ways we transmit those values in the classroom—in the very ways we pose questions and pronounce judgments that assume a natural...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 233–246.
Published: 01 June 2022
... and politics of such canon-forming, classroom-facing anthologies (see Damrosch ; Lawall ; Kilcup ). However, I am interested in another type of anthology that has a specific thematic focus, because the two published by the Centre for Stories are not ostensibly intended for pedagogical use. In contrast...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (4): 363–366.
Published: 01 September 2000
... of performance poetry; the rela- tion of teaching and the “literate classroom” environment to means of retention and presentation, with particular attention to the actor’s function as well as the dramatist’s; analogies between courtroom and theatrical representations and structures of argument...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (4): 366–369.
Published: 01 September 2000
... of performance poetry; the rela- tion of teaching and the “literate classroom” environment to means of retention and presentation, with particular attention to the actor’s function as well as the dramatist’s; analogies between courtroom and theatrical representations and structures of argument...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (4): 369–372.
Published: 01 September 2000
... of performance poetry; the rela- tion of teaching and the “literate classroom” environment to means of retention and presentation, with particular attention to the actor’s function as well as the dramatist’s; analogies between courtroom and theatrical representations and structures of argument...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (4): 372–376.
Published: 01 September 2000
... presentation, espe- cially in contrast with the oral, memory-based tradition of performance poetry; the rela- tion of teaching and the “literate classroom” environment to means of retention and presentation, with particular attention to the actor’s function as well as the dramatist’s; analogies between...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 286–299.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., for example, he is discouraged by the political propa- ganda he encounters in the classroom: “he reached the preliminary information about the country and was obliged to read out loud ‘This is Nicholas, Tsar of All the Russians’” (225). Likewise, when he turns to German literature, the instructor raves...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 481–488.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 486 4 Some twenty years ago Tobin Siebers wrote an essay I very much admired. In it he wondered if any of us really knew what we were doing in the classroom, if in fact what we are doing is in any serious way knowable. He said that it wasn’t clear to him whether in fact...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 29–36.
Published: 01 March 2015
... that might just as well have been asked by an ecocritic. Fox goes on to explain that in his activist-centered pedagogy, “rather than focusing on what a text says, students focus on how it has been and could be used in the world beyond the classroom” (15). It is curious that Fox does not reference...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 246–255.
Published: 01 June 2005
... over short geographical distances” (231). THE UNHEIMLICH MANEUVER/253 than assuming them to be either functional equivalents to originals or necessary evils due to the constraints of the classroom, the gradient allows the process of translation itself...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 448–451.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the centripetal vortex of the nation-state or its dilated counterpart in unitary migrant communities, cross-cultural writing and read- ing can, if taken seriously in criticism and the classroom, evoke non-coercive and nonata- vistic forms of transnational imaginative belonging” (31). Chapter 3 takes up...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 452–454.
Published: 01 December 2011
... by modernist poetry may suggest a different disciplinary model of ‘citizenship’: instead of replicating the centripetal vortex of the nation-state or its dilated counterpart in unitary migrant communities, cross-cultural writing and read- ing can, if taken seriously in criticism and the classroom, evoke...