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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (2): 147–167.
Published: 01 March 2004
... of decisionism deconstructs any modernist notions of what it would mean to be political, or even how one would legislate such ethical activity. On the basis of this account of the decision, Critchley argues for a non-state based democratization, or, to put it differently, a globally deconstructed politics...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., decisive cooperation in an ethico-political sphere that is incurably undecidable. University of Oregon 2010 Attridge, Derek. “The Art of the Impossible?” The Politics of Deconstruction: Jacques Derrida and the Other of Philosophy . Ed. Martin McQuillan. London: Pluto, 2007 . 54 -65...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 389–407.
Published: 01 December 2016
... on a circular concept of time, the Zimbabwean novels are based on a view of time as linear progress. The article argues that these concepts of time are determined by the genre conventions of the novel and the tale and that the adoption and hybridization of these genres has been decisively impacted by the state...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 241–256.
Published: 01 September 2012
... are not all present in the same form or intensity in each of these texts, they are decisive in defining them as maximalist novels, insofar as they are systematically co-present . These elements can individually be found in modernist and postmodern novels that are not maximalist; however, it is their co...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 319–332.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Wai Chee Dimock Beginning with Margaret Atwood's novella The Penelopiad and its staging in regional and experimental theaters in Canada, the U.K., and around the world, this essay traces a long history of network mediation for the Odyssey , beginning with the performative decisions made...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 275–292.
Published: 01 September 2003
... together to produce a near-perfect indirectness of discourse that serves “to maintain a distance even in the decisive identification of true understanding” (Rules 31, trans. modified; Les règles 58). In this way, no single unitary (social) position amongst those presented in the text is capable...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 306–324.
Published: 01 September 2013
... important cases regarding religion and schools began to reach the United States Supreme Court2 but, significantly, before the 1963 landmark decision that banned the use of the Bible as a practice of piety in the public schools (Abington Township v. Schempp) (see also Cushman, “Holy Bible...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 203–223.
Published: 01 June 2020
...” ( Blanchot, Writing 2 )—and it is therefore no given that could be dated. There is no time to decide whether the word of the Bible and the speech of the madman are two circulating variants of the same prophetic rumor. The structurally necessary suspension of this decision, however, is once again what...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (4): 301–330.
Published: 01 September 2008
... conventionally successful Englishing does. Improbable —​but how would one know? On what grounds would one make such a decision? What might be at stake in deciding one way or another 2 I say “nameless translator,” but this isn’t true of recent editions of the “Asterix...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 264–277.
Published: 01 September 2018
... paragraphs that were incendiary and generally refining the reading protocols that would be adopted by subsequent censorship regimes ( Treasury Department 815 , 912 ; Attorney General 1367 , 1441 ). In ports like Durban customs censors did not even read the books but rather made decisions by glancing...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 238–249.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., and identity that she associates not only, as we have seen, with the theoretical posi- tion-takings and the literary practice of the Créolistes, but also with Ngũgῖ wa Thiong’o and his notorious decision in the 1970s to stop writing the sort of English-language novels through which he had gained literary...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (4): 489–505.
Published: 01 December 2021
... figured as something that befalls the disciple, not a willed choice that can be made at any time. This makes it a “decisively significant” specific moment, a definition Climacus illustrates with the story of a mercenary recruited by armies on both sides of a conflict: his decision as to which side to join...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 119–139.
Published: 01 March 2007
... take on such ques- tions, but that is not my primary concern here. Rather, I want to show how a subtle and often invisible set of narrative decisions and choices conditions our thinking about happiness and suffering. Happiness and suffering are nearly antithetical concepts and would seem to have...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 180–202.
Published: 01 June 2020
..., and not just because of one’s lack of deconstructive rigor. As de Man goes on to note, a reader of Keats’s title is “faced with the ineluctable necessity to come to a decision” ( Resistance 16 ). A decision is ineluctable; an impasse must be passed. Given that de Man has just presented the title as though...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 278–294.
Published: 01 September 2018
... : the text’s temporal loops are intense, setting in with the narrator’s decision to reread Dostoyevsky’s The Gambler once more (“ encore une fois,” 11); the letters from 1935 reappear forty years later; the text is set again ten years after that, between “8 mai 1995” (11, first line) and “24 août 1995” (199...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 361–363.
Published: 01 September 2014
... and late medieval adaptations, the first chapter argues that there are two principle ways to tell the story of conversion to Christianity: as a sudden and decisive break, such as Paul’s conversion in Acts, or as a long and gradual transformation, such as Augustine’s conversion in Confessions...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 373–376.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of Crisis,” focuses on a single writer, Mouloud Feraoun, and it is, to my mind, the strongest chapter in the book. Harrison carefully considers Feraoun’s decisions both to become a teacher in a colonial school and to remain in the classroom throughout the Algerian war of independence. Harrison is interested...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (3): 268–269.
Published: 01 June 2002
... on the question of whether literary work was property as understood at common law: property rights being inalienable, the rights of authors as owners should be governed in perpetuity by the decisions made by them about their property (including the decision to transfer the rights of ownership)” (p. 83). How...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (3): 270–272.
Published: 01 June 2002
... was property as understood at common law: property rights being inalienable, the rights of authors as owners should be governed in perpetuity by the decisions made by them about their property (including the decision to transfer the rights of ownership)” (p. 83). How can property rights be at once “inalien...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (3): 273–274.
Published: 01 June 2002
... on the question of whether literary work was property as understood at common law: property rights being inalienable, the rights of authors as owners should be governed in perpetuity by the decisions made by them about their property (including the decision to transfer the rights of ownership)” (p. 83). How...