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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 128–143.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Kir Kuiken Abstract While “impasse” in politics implies deadlock or standstill, this essay examines how a counter-tradition, exemplified by Blanchot’s The Unavowable Community , treats impasse as the condition of possibility of a new form of community. Focusing on Blanchot’s conception...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 114–116.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Audrey Wu Clark Transpacific Community: America, China, and the Rise and Fall of a Cultural Network . By Richard Jean So . New York : Columbia University Press , 2016 . 260 p. Copyright © 2019 by University of Oregon 2019 Transpacific Community: America, China, and the Rise...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 195–197.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Stephen Arata Imaginary Communities: Utopia, The Nation, and the Spatial Histories of Modernity. By Phillip E. Wegner. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. xxvi, 297p. The Senses of Modernism: Technology, Perception, and Aesthetics. By Sara Danius. Ithaca: Cornell University Press...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (1): 87–90.
Published: 01 January 2000
...Bruce Clarke Inscribing Science: Scientific Texts and the Materiality of Communication. Ed. Timothy Lenoir. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998. xv, 457 p. University of Oregon 2000 BOOK REVIEWS/87...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 62–78.
Published: 01 March 2015
... l'Aurore , 1982 . Print . ——. Œuvres autobiographiques . 2 vols . Ed. Lubin Georges , Paris : Gallimard , 1971 . Print . Schor Naomi . George Sand and Idealism . New York : Columbia UP , 1993 . Print . Toscano Alberto . “Destructive Creation, or, The Communism...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., a reluctant heir to Heidegger. Approaching Marlovian drama from the perspective of Badiou's meta-ontology of truth-procedures sheds new light on the etiology of dramatic impasse. This perspective exacts the subtraction of a “subject of truth” from every community and from received metaphysical notions...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 272–297.
Published: 01 September 2019
...). Bākīkhānūf’s historical work conceptualizes community outside the framework of the nation, while conjoining distinctive strands of epistemic and cultural cosmopolitanism. As I explore Bākīkhānūf’s historical writing, I consider how the Persianate literary tradition of which he partakes advance a cosmopolitan...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 130–140.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Therí A. Pickens This essay asks what kinds of theoretical paradigms are possible in a geographical space where the foundational racial split is along the fault lines of Blackness and whiteness. What other relationships are possible between communities of color in this geo-political, socio-cultural...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (4): 476–502.
Published: 01 December 2023
... of the subject and Merleau-Ponty’s emphasis on the communicative power of the body, the article looks at the reverberations that Leopardi’s teoria del piacere (understood as an anthropological system) exerts on his theory of language and builds a neck-to-neck comparison with Locke’s linguistic functionalism...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 128–141.
Published: 01 March 2009
... to the failed revolt on the Speranza ; and the utopian ideal of a better society actually creates a relatively egalitarian and peaceful community for the span of twelve years, a limited prospect that does not seem possible in Delblanc's novel. Moreover, although avarice and the urge to subdue others finally...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 383–401.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Nicole Rizzuto This essay argues that the Caribbean migration narratives of Jean Rhys and George Lamming employ formal tactics associated with modernism to question values subtending literary realism and provide alternative models for thinking about relations between the novel form and community...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 291–306.
Published: 01 September 2011
... fragmentation experienced by the novel's Salish community makes that socialization impossible. By adapting the Bildungsroman to represent this historical situation, McNickle's novel forces us to rethink theories of the genre that have focused primarily on the European case. In the somewhat unorthodox final...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 270–285.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Andrew M. Opitz This article examines the politics of irony and considers the role this ostensibly elitist mode of communication plays in a world characterized by economic inequality and unequal access to educational resources. Its study of the political uses of irony is grounded in an analysis...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 March 2012
... a “position without identity” — a geographical category that Iran and India may claim but not fully possess. In Rashed's poem the narrator's ephemeral and contingent experiences of Iran serve as a critique of the two modes of belonging then prevalent in the Urdu literary community, progressivism and Indo...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 429–449.
Published: 01 December 2013
.../o communities. Significantly (and tragically), Letters ' Chicana protagonist, Teresa, envisions her recovery of a cohesive cultural identity as a return to a distant indigenous past (via traveling from the U.S. to Mexico) — which, I demonstrate, places Letters in conversation with Mexican...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 306–324.
Published: 01 September 2013
... was considered essential for the welfare of both the individual and the commonwealth. At the backdrop of the lawsuit was the emergence of the public school system and also a surge in the Catholic immigrant population, which began to challenge the de facto Protestant establishment of many American communities...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 345–362.
Published: 01 September 2013
... 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 Hebrew culture...
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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 (2019) 71 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and techniques. It argues that Dolly City reflects, thematically and formally, a shift between two biopolitical models of governance: from a welfare model based on a calculable and statistical futurity and on communal sacrifice, to a neoliberal model grounded in a speculative futurity and a zero-risk principle...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 139–153.
Published: 01 June 2019
... languages by Raimbaut de Vaqueiras, and “Lo ferm voler,” a sestina by Arnaut Daniel, are read as experimental compositions that promote the function of lyric forms to provide stability to the vernacular in a fluid oral context by communicating meaning in nondiscursive ways. The influence of these works...