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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (2): 147–167.
Published: 01 March 2004
... Aristotle, Augustine, and Blanchot and the Question of the Decision HIS INQUIRY SEEKS TO TRACE the sight-line from a critique of existential Tvoluntarism towards a radical analytic of death, where the articulation of the self is reconfigured in terms of a postdeconstructive...
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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 by...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 389–407.
Published: 01 December 2016
... 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 (2010) 62 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 January 2010
... meaningful, 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 (2012) 64 (3): 241–256.
Published: 01 September 2012
... features 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...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 275–292.
Published: 01 September 2003
... L’Education. The only novelty of this reading is that it claims to find the “common root” of all these “traits stylistiques,” which work 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...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 January 2011
...). Public universities, however, ought to serve the public good in a fur- ther way by making available to a wider group of people the same educational possibilities as are offered by private institutions. The SUNY-Albany decision is obviously grievous for the students and faculty in the affected...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 238–249.
Published: 01 June 2017
... 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 fame in favor of anti-imperialist plays in his native Gikuyu. In a revealing footnote, Ngũgῖ’s deci...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 361–363.
Published: 01 September 2014
... between ancient paradigms 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...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (4): 301–330.
Published: 01 September 2008
... more 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...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (3): 268–269.
Published: 01 June 2002
... 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- able” and involve the power to “transfer the rights of ownership”? What does it mean to say authors...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (3): 270–272.
Published: 01 June 2002
... 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- able” and involve the power to “transfer the rights of ownership”? What does it mean to say authors...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (3): 273–274.
Published: 01 June 2002
... 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- able” and involve the power to “transfer the rights of ownership”? What does it mean to say authors...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 306–324.
Published: 01 September 2013
... made this remark from the vantage point of the mid-twentieth cen- tury, that is, a few decades after some 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...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 203–223.
Published: 01 June 2020
... 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 unsettles any theological foundation for God, dead or alive, since if the one death or the other could at all be cited as though it had not...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 264–277.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... Yet, underlying these procedures is a prior set of decisions about what the object in question actually is. In arriving at these ontological decisions, customs officials scrutinized cargo as well as its documentary accoutrements and inscription. Let us consider three aspects of this process: pre- and...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 232–234.
Published: 01 June 2015
... de la Serna), and D’Annunzio —​ others —​Eliot and Pound —​later and more gradually, but no less decisively. Yet, as Gayle Rogers indicates, a movement toward an intellectual pan-Europeanism of a cautiously pro- gressive cast also took place. Ortega himself did not think that reactionary thinking...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 108–110.
Published: 01 March 2019
... considered, as they apparently no longer are, a source of cultural as well as personal enrichment. Guido Mazzone’s Theory of the Novel has its own painstaking argument to make about not only why but also when and how the novel came to matter as decisively and authoritatively as it did. Taking his cue from...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 180–202.
Published: 01 June 2020
... 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 it were thoroughly undecidable—given that he himself does not come to a decision to read it, finally, as either “Hyperion’s Fall” or “Hyperion Falling...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 119–139.
Published: 01 March 2007
... positions and existential attitudes one may 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...