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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 418–438.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and bodily containment, the nightingale’s song mediates between sound and space. This article builds on Michel Serres, Gilles Deleuze, and Félix Guattari, who use the bird to think about enclosure (sonic, spatial) and territorial possession. Nesting T. S. Eliot’s nightingales within a wider context clarifies...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 366–382.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Antony Rowland This article examines the categories of victim and perpetrator testimony in relation to the writing contained in the Salamander Oasis Trust archive in the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. In Dimensions of the Holocaust , Elie Wiesel famously commented that the Holocaust produced...
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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 (2015) 67 (4): 429–444.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., tragic literature has the capacity to engender a non-utopian, engaged political critique that is truer to experience and less vulnerable to disintegration or attack than most modes of polemic political critique. As a dialectic, morally flexible form, it is able to contain its own contradictions...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 356–381.
Published: 01 December 2012
... to represent a key resource both for the ideal of lyric propagated in Germany in the Geniezeit and (more unexpectedly) for Tiutchev's lyric practice. The first two sections of the article contain an overview of the chief temporal categories that occur in Pindar's corpus (and, more generally, in Ancient Greek...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 257–269.
Published: 01 September 2012
... important legacy avoids the real work of reading Mimesis and the interpretive strategies it contains, and that such a reading requires bracketing the historical conditions of his work's composition, a story with an easy appeal to pathos. To truly discern the significance of Auerbach's contribution to our...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 235–252.
Published: 01 September 2011
... to Laura, as the poems' object of desire, a rarely acknowledged agency and power, and thus produces an inversion of traditional hierarchies against which the poems struggle but finally fail to contain. Ross Knecht “Invaded by the World”: Passion, Passivity...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 427–449.
Published: 01 December 2016
... to define and contain criminal traces, arguing that Roberto Bolaño's and Teresa Margolles's works point, rather, to the potentiality of criminal space to project itself onto other locations. Their diffuse and globalized crime scenes have structural similarities with what Giorgio Agamben terms generalized...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (2): 165–186.
Published: 01 March 2002
... want to suggest, is the affective experience we know as mood. Because it is usually understood as a temporary state of being, and as a self- contained one at that, mood seems to resist the kind of political and cultural reading that individual emotions call for. Yet I would argue...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 317–336.
Published: 01 September 2018
... exploration of social and political forces that mediate communicative practices. Consider two selections from this wide body of scholarship that show how epistolary narrative inspires reading not only for the textual content contained in fictional letters but also for the larger, metafictional moments...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 September 2018
... is to be understood as a performance of a printed book, and if the book is not simply reducible to its contents—such as the texts and images contained between its covers—it might follow that the audiobook also represents some kind of performance of the print book as an abstract and material form. What, it might...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 361–375.
Published: 01 September 2010
... in its final line, still negotiating the various cultures of its polyglot form. 5 Pound’s culture, that is to say, travels, eschewing what James Clifford has critiqued as “strategies of localization” that serve to bound and contain the local culture under the seemingly stable gaze of a (Western...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 264–277.
Published: 01 September 2018
... with any certainty that things on the dockside were what they seemed? Like people, objects too could dissemble. Might a walking stick in fact be a lethal weapon ( Trade Board )? Could a shaving brush contain anthrax ( Customs and Excise 203 )? Was a coin fashioned into a brooch real or not, and which...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 209–224.
Published: 01 June 2021
... and closure. In the case of the Express ’s cover, though, this meaning—the cliffs of Dover as “Border Spectacle” that “realigns the national imaginary with Britain’s island geography” ( Maggs 80 ) and naturalizes the self-contained, exclusive national identity thus realigned—had to be produced...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 345–348.
Published: 01 September 2017
... in reverberation with the material it contains might be said to repeat the incursion of “science” that her conclud- ing chapter condemns. While deconstruction —​for which the book seems to seek a viable successor methodology —​tended to subjugate literature to the relentless test of an inevita- bly failing...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 41–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
...” in this way was not the most natural undertaking for the poet, and the resulting text bears the trace of these complex forces. Much of what is said is said earnestly, but contained in the short volume (just shy of 140 pages in all, some 40 of those taken up by poems and images) are countless moments that can...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 119–141.
Published: 01 June 2011
... by reflecting on the space in-between humans and machines. Such reflections have led to the idea that the self is not given, is not contained, and has no exclusive interiority from which to start: rather, the self is an exteriority (what Stiegler calls “technics”) that acts as an original incursion...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (4): 331–346.
Published: 01 September 2004
... in the simple form. This passage also contains several small grammatical errors (3:216). Based on this evidence, it seems highly unlikely that Woolf would have appre- ciated Proust in French in 1922. Furthermore, Woolf ’s unpublished reading notes in the New York Public Library’s Berg Collection contain...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 325–330.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., expression by language, and conceptualization by philosophy, but the encounter itself, the presence to presence of the senses and a work of art, needs ex hypothesi to contain a kernel of unmediated contact. Focusing on the commonality of aesthetic experience as revealed in the use of terms like...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 330–334.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., expression by language, and conceptualization by philosophy, but the encounter itself, the presence to presence of the senses and a work of art, needs ex hypothesi to contain a kernel of unmediated contact. Focusing on the commonality of aesthetic experience as revealed in the use of terms like...