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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 400–415.
Published: 01 September 2009
...CHRISTOPHER K. COFFMAN One would find it difficult to overstate the importance of Marcel Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu to James Merrill's work. Although almost any of Merrill's works could be read with an eye to Proustian concerns and motifs, Merrill's final two collections of poems, The...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 86–110.
Published: 01 January 2011
... possible to go beyond the familial, fraternalist, and androcentric configuration of politics. Thapa presents the philosophically persuasive case for democracy as dharma —not the claiming of rights but the dispropriative structure of responsibility that sustains collectivities. I demonstrate, however, that...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 336–339.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Monika Kaup Misplaced Objects: Migrating Collections and Recollections in Europe and the Americas . By Spitta Silvia . Austin : University of Texas Press , 2009 . xii, 280 p . © 2011 by University of Oregon 2011 BOOK REVIEWS...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 46–58.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Antony Rowland János Pilinszky's ruminations about trauma and memory struck a particular chord with Ted Hughes. At the same time as the Yorkshire poet was working on translations of Pilinszky's poetry with János Csokits in the early 1970s, he was writing two of his own collections that contain...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 June 2014
...-Africanist and Soviet internationalist collectivities while simultaneously staging two poetic coups that play with and against avant-garde and agitprop poetic conventions to draw into focus the uneasy relationship between empire, aesthetics, and racial politics. The literary mastery manifest in this endeavor...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 322–339.
Published: 01 September 2014
... against the collective post-World War II memory that had come to associate it with the Holocaust. Mikhail Bakhtin's concept of the “chronotope” provides a theoretical tool that captures the unique characteristics of the use of time and temporality in the Jewish train genre. The speeding train and the...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 116–129.
Published: 01 June 2016
... comparison (the “color line”) in response to lynching and imperial conquest. Arguing that the question of comparison in the present must be resolved by collective action rather than scholarship, it tentatively suggests a few possible lines of study attuned to the local and geopolitical dynamics of race and...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2018
... process of spectral recuperation, these children of survivors employ the figure of the child to tell the event of their own refugee becoming. Former child refugees recently come of writerly age across a multilingual global diaspora are thus reappropriating an in-between generation’s collective postmemory...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 346–365.
Published: 01 June 2009
... work ostensibly realigns the coordinates of the Latin American novel, breaking with the model of magical realism, it too foments a (pre)conception of alterity that satisfies the fantasies and collective imagination of U.S. cultural consumers. Citing the extremely low numbers of Latin American works...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 68–88.
Published: 01 January 2010
... incomplete members of either Israeli or Palestinian (national) collectives. University of Oregon 2010 Abbas, Faiz. “`Arab Work' a Comedy Series about the Life of an Arab Journalist Who Adopts the Lifestyle of an `Ashkenazi.'” Rev. of “Avoda Aravit,” by Sayed Kashua. Assennara 23 Nov. 2007 . &lt...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 179–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., critical practices thus become part of the necessary imaginative actions of struggling peoples whose desires at their best appear in visions of a transformed collective world. A defense of literature becomes, then, a defense of criticism and an illustration of its value as a necessary profession...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 253–268.
Published: 01 September 2011
... and their peculiarly transformed counterparts in its Russian translation and examines how Chulkov appropriates these elements to his own literary purpose, in both his voluminous collection The Mocker (1766–1768) and his short picaresque novel The Comely Cook or The Adventures of a Debauched Woman...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 383–401.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., suturing readers and colonial migrants into what Jean-Luc Nancy calls a communité desouvré , a precarious collectivity that is never completely enclosed or stabilized, always safeguarding a discrepancy among members. By doing so, these novels work to transform what Lamming calls “ways of seeing.” NICOLE...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 144–158.
Published: 01 June 2020
... movement is blocked. Focusing on Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks and the critical reception of Hegel’s master-slave dialectic among other references, this essay argues that the model of impasse and breakthrough occludes politics’ narrowness as compared with other organizations of collective well-being. By...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 299–315.
Published: 01 September 2020
... geographically continuous with, and affectively connected to, Cuba. This article reads the poetry of Mohammed el Gharani and Ibrahim al-Rubaish, former detainees included in Marc Falkoff’s collection Poems from Guantánamo: The Detainees Speak , and of José Ramón Sánchez, longtime resident of the Cuban city of...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 March 2012
... heterogeneous to serve as a collectivity, and he imagines, in vague detail, the emergence of a new man not bound by identity at all. This article seeks to restore this more radically anti-ideological aspect of Rashed's poem while illustrating the potential of Spivak's category for the study of literature. A...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 450–465.
Published: 01 December 2013
... transfer of guilt and perpetratorship from one generation to the next, processes that have marked public discourses in both national collectives in the aftermath of the war. I show how both authors challenge such habitual transfer, instead insisting on critical distance, empathic witnessing, and narrative...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 208–226.
Published: 01 June 2014
... individualism that begins at the locale, and extends in a non-linear curvature. Vicuña's poetry and art constitute an epistemology that recurs during the performance of locality and redefines the collective expression of historical time from the events of language that realize the present. © 2014 by...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (4): 291–306.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., Mania . Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1992 . Ronen, Omry. “Puti Shklovskogo v `Putevoditele po Berlinu.'” Zvezda 4 ( 1999 ): 164 -72. Stewart, Susan. On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection . Durham: Duke University Press, 1993...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (3): 217–228.
Published: 01 June 2003
... the Twentieth Century . Trans. Deborah Furet. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999 . Halbwachs, Maurice. The Collective Memory . Trans. Francis J. Ditter and Vida Yazdi Ditter. New York: Harper and Row, 1980 . Hardt, Michael, and Antonio Negri. Empire . Cambridge: Harvard University...