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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 446–461.
Published: 01 December 2012
... . 2012 ACLA PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS Françoise Lionnet Shipwrecks, Slavery, and the Challenge of Global Comparison: From Fiction to Archive in the Colonial Indian Ocean he Indian Ocean has always been the most “global” of all oceans...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 95–112.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of literary comparison that alternately analyzes the similarities and differences between texts rather than attempting to maintain a balanced view of both at once, this essay also hopes to contribute to recent discussions within the field of comparative literature on how to treat textual convergences...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 259–271.
Published: 01 September 2020
... thematization. With reference to Anton Shammas, Bessie Head, and John Berger, he reflects critically on the practice of comparison as embedded in the ethics of knowledge production. Copyright © 2020 by University of Oregon 2020 ethics comparison Rohingya Anton Shammas TWO YEARS AGO, then ACLA...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 255–269.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of “all literature,” before the concepts of Weltliteratur and comparative literature gained currency. The divergence of the two genesis stories is the result of competing geopolitical interests, which determine which literatures enter into the sphere of comparison, on what terms, within which paradigms...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 219–232.
Published: 01 June 2022
... . Shih Shu-mei . “ Comparison as Relation .” In Comparison: Theories, Approaches, Uses , edited by Felski Rita and Stanford Susan , 79 – 98 . Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University Press , 2013 . Tadjiri Ahamada . “ Critique: Tropique de la violence de Natacha Appanah...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 111–126.
Published: 01 March 2023
..., the latter situates one text within the global field of others. For comparison to be possible, initially, the things being compared must stand apart; to claim the status of world literature for a given work, conversely, is to make it part of a broader whole. Comparative and world literature may thus be said...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 246–255.
Published: 01 June 2005
...STEVEN G. YAO COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/246 STEVEN G. YAO The Unheimlich Maneuver; or the Gap, the Gradient, and the Spaces of Comparison To address the current institutional situation and disciplinary conservatism of the comparative literary enterprise...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 266–282.
Published: 01 September 2023
...) in the conversations about comparison that occur specifically in this field. Often my own engagements with comparative literature have been at the service of thinking about my work in Pacific literary studies—a field that is comparative and multilingual by definition, by design and by default. I have found a great...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 185–192.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Zhang Longxi Early China/Ancient Greece; Thinking through Comparisons. Edited by Steven Shankman and Stephen W. Durrant. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002. 320 p. University of Oregon 2005 Auerbach, Erich. Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 116–129.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Vince Schleitwiler This essay connects recent academic debates over antiblackness and the rise of new theories and methods of comparison to the movements against police violence that are gaining visibility after the protests in Ferguson, MO, arguing that they all demonstrate the fracturing...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 105–113.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Annette Damayanti Lienau Abstract This essay introduces the American Comparative Literature Association Forum “Vernacular Comparisons beyond the Europhone.” Characterizing the Europhone “vernacular” as a protean term of diverse application, the essay highlights the paradoxes associated with its use...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 360–381.
Published: 01 September 2021
... as a parallel “literature of resistance.” Taking the Vietnam-Palestine comparison as a focal point, this article illuminates a transnational Arab network of avant-garde literary production that corresponded with, translated, and published each other’s work in Morocco, Syria, Lebanon, and the United States...
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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (1): 105–124.
Published: 01 March 2024
... the suffering of the transatlantic slave trade and the simultaneous tendency for such comparisons to occlude the very subject that such a comparison seeks to articulate, the argument identifies the tensions that inevitably emerge out of a discourse of comparative memory. Moving outside of Zong! , the essay...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 376–398.
Published: 01 September 2010
... and non-Europe and associated with Walter Benjamin's dialectical image, the figure of the flâneur furnishes a comparative approach based on collision, encounter, and touch, rather than the mimetic, vision-based models of comparison that claim equivalence or commensurability. I detect a similar...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 22–40.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Luke Sunderland This article proposes a comparison between the ethics of rebellion developed in recent publications by Julia Kristeva and in the medieval poetry of Bertran de Born. Both Kristeva and Bertran see revolt as a continuous and crucial process of transformation and questioning, of renewal...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 246–261.
Published: 01 June 2010
..., Nathaniel Hawthorne's “romance” The Marble Faun and William Dean Howells's Venetian Life , an account of his time as U.S. consul in Venice. This comparison highlights the variety of ways in which Anglo-American literary figures engaged with contemporary Italian politics in their visions of Italy—from...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 361–375.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Paul Stasi Ezra Pound argued that it was impossible to think in only one language in the contemporary world. To this end he worked in The Cantos to create a world culture built on the comparison of works of “great value” from a variety of cultures. Pound's epic poem serves to displace the English...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 162–181.
Published: 01 June 2013
... argument, however, involves an extended comparative analysis of sleepwalking in Sebald's Austerlitz and Hermann Broch's 1933 trilogy The Sleepwalkers . Although these writers have not previously been the object of any sustained comparison, sleepwalking in Broch's novels illuminates much that is left...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2014
... are not the absolute differences of disciplinary procedures but certain grounds of comparison themselves: something that I believe is more than the subject of a historical inquiry alone. © 2014 by University of Oregon 2014 Works Cited Apter Emily . The Translation Zone . Princeton : Princeton UP...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 June 2014
... for the reader's engagement with the text. The argument aligns the differences in each author's narrative ethics with the differences between modernist and postmodernist modes of addressing the loss of ontological certainty as outlined by Brian McHale in Postmodernist Fiction . Thus, this comparison strives...