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Comparative Literature (1 March 2002) 54 (2): 187–190.
Published: 01 March 2002
... BOOK REVIEWS TROUBLING CONFESSIONS: SPEAKING GUILT IN LAW AND LITERATURE. By Peter Brooks. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. x + 207 p. In 1868 a pamphlet entitled The Confessional Unmasked, published by Henry Scott, a Wolverton metal broker, became the subject of a legal...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2002) 54 (2): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2002
... BOOK REVIEWS TROUBLING CONFESSIONS: SPEAKING GUILT IN LAW AND LITERATURE. By Peter Brooks. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. x + 207 p. In 1868 a pamphlet entitled The Confessional Unmasked, published by Henry Scott, a Wolverton metal broker, became the subject of a legal...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2002) 54 (2): 193–195.
Published: 01 March 2002
... BOOK REVIEWS TROUBLING CONFESSIONS: SPEAKING GUILT IN LAW AND LITERATURE. By Peter Brooks. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. x + 207 p. In 1868 a pamphlet entitled The Confessional Unmasked, published by Henry Scott, a Wolverton metal broker, became the subject of a legal...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2004) 56 (3): 243–261.
Published: 01 June 2004
... suspect so that s/he fit this image. Investigation Files: From Autobiography to Confession The suspect’s synthetic characterization both closed the surveillance file and served as a basis for arrest. After the arrest the investigation file was opened, largely as a record of interrogation...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 113–126.
Published: 01 March 2014
... life is never made visible during any of the play’s four acts; Tituba simply appears on stage to mourn the possible loss of Betty, to confess to having practiced witchcraft, and, finally, to proclaim that the “Devil, him be pleasure-man in Barbados, him be singin’ and dancin’ in Barbados” (122...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2018) 70 (1): 72–92.
Published: 01 March 2018
... ambiguity between spontaneous emotional responsiveness and external- ized mechanical activity. This ambiguity, I suggest, reveals a family resemblance between the voluntary testimonies enabled by American “reeducation” and the compulsory confessions demanded by Communist “brainwashing.” Wang shares...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2016) 68 (1): 59–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
... burden of guilt by provoking a confession, Changez —​we assume —​ with a view to avoiding, or perhaps instigating, a physical attack. The representation of the relations between narrator and interlocutor, how- ever, differs significantly. From early on in The Fall Clamence constructs complicity...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2016) 68 (2): 235–250.
Published: 01 June 2016
... order to receive a positive evaluation. As Kundera confesses, even his celebrated political rebellion in communist Czechoslovakia was not immune to this form of playacting. Because he believed in the eventual overthrow of the regime, his rebellion was, at least in part, fueled by his moral...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2000) 52 (4): 321–338.
Published: 01 September 2000
... of the confessional form fits Seven Pillars, inasmuch as Lawrence’s “vision” (to use Said’s terminology ) of the Arab world is exactly what he has come to identify himself with. When the novel takes this form, Frye notes, “we may call this very important form of prose fiction the confession form...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2014) 66 (2): 250–252.
Published: 01 June 2014
... (Crébillon) COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 252 or a confessing vagina (Diderot) —​shaped it-narratives as much as subject-centered domes- tic realism did. As evidence for this claim, Aravamudan briefly references the homology between Prévost’s Story of the Modern Greek Woman (1740) and Richardson’s...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2015) 67 (3): 287–311.
Published: 01 September 2015
.../blog/?p=1210 >. ———. “Confessions of a Xenophile.” Chimurenga 14 ( 2009 ): 35 – 41 . Print . ———. Interview . History of the Present: A Journal of Critical History 2 . 1 ( 2012 ). Web. < http://www.historyofthepresent.org/2.1/interview.html >. ———. In an Antique Land...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2007) 59 (4): 294–314.
Published: 01 September 2007
... woman whom you will love will kill you—there COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/298 is no doubt of it” (117),6 and soon enough, Raphael confesses to her: “You were a true prophet. Foedora is killing me.” Pauline smiles and asks, “Is there only one woman in the world?” (130), but, Raphael recalls, “The sound...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2013) 65 (2): 137–161.
Published: 01 June 2013
.... While Franzos often depicts crossings of national or confessional boundaries as transgressions punished by society, cultural hybridity was a source of fascination for Sacher-Masoch, and his works often spotlight protagonists who do not quite fit the national mold. None of the writers discussed...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 25–34.
Published: 01 March 2014
... subjects him to a “trial” in which he is forced to “confess” his supposed crimes. This is, of course, the very sort of trial that Gerardo’s truth commission precludes. Much has been written about this play (see McClennen 181), and I have space here only to touch on a few issues relevant to my...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2009) 61 (1): 43–53.
Published: 01 January 2009
... Witt gen- steinian. Only when Austerlitz is approached as a radically innovative genre — the philosophical novel/travelogue/photo album/confession — do Wittgenstein’s descriptions of his own work as album and landscape begin to connect Sebald’s methods to the philosopher’s. Wittgenstein...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2014) 66 (3): 361–363.
Published: 01 September 2014
... conversion in Confessions. By the fifteenth century, the Iberian Christian apologists Juan Andrés and Pablo de Santa María, the former a con- verted Islamic jurist from Xátiva and the latter a prominent Jew from Burgos, among many others, had combined aspects from both Paul’s and Augustine’s conversion...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2015) 67 (4): 449–452.
Published: 01 December 2015
... reality” (100–02). Like a Don Quixote succumbing to madness after reading too many romances, Ludwig Tieck confessed to fits of madness provoked by “his ten-hour recitation of Grosse’s Gothic novel Horrid Mysteries” (1796), and Friedrich Nicolai, upon reading Lesage’s Gil Blas (1715 –1735...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2017) 69 (3): 340–342.
Published: 01 September 2017
... political concepts in Jacques Der- rida, Giorgio Agamben, and Roberto Esposito. Hamilton confesses that, as a consequence, his approach is “admittedly episodic, almost kaleidoscopic, and resists formulating a sin- gle, overarching narrative” (21). Security does indeed cover an unusual range, including...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2003) 55 (3): 266–269.
Published: 01 June 2003
... listing many books I have not consulted that are held in only one or two American libraries. This confession of scholarly dereliction is an example of parabasis, speaking directly to the audience, as Avitel Ronell reminds us in Stupidity. The trajectory of Ronell’s writing is hard to chart because...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2009) 61 (1): 26–42.
Published: 01 January 2009
... translation is uni- versal, the audible accent is not. In a text that often falls into an autobiographical, even confessional, register, Derrida surprises the reader with a strange avowal: “j’ai contracté, je l’avoue, une inavouable mais intraitable intolerance: je ne sup- porte ou n’admire, en...