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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 257–276.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Helmut Illbruck This essay reexamines Johann Gottfried Herder's theoretical import for the idea and practice of comparative literature. To that end, it contextualizes Herder's defense of poetry within the historical debate between Kant and Herder over the genesis, cast, and practical value...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 166–184.
Published: 01 June 2015
...: “It seems that the ‘theoretical defender’ [of new styles of poetry] replied that the masterpieces of the past only moved him in a historical sense. What a singularly bad ‘defense (82). Seferis can thus find common ground with critics of the new poetry, while still defending his own enterprise: “I am...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 487–490.
Published: 01 December 2013
... worldliness, but it can also create poten- tial worlds, and this world making sometimes outlasts the lovemaking” (159). She adeptly diagnoses contemporary Russia: “Political discourse itself [has] become ‘aesthetically incorrect’ and unfashionable, a good defense mechanism that harkens back to the old...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 491–493.
Published: 01 December 2013
... worldliness, but it can also create poten- tial worlds, and this world making sometimes outlasts the lovemaking” (159). She adeptly diagnoses contemporary Russia: “Political discourse itself [has] become ‘aesthetically incorrect’ and unfashionable, a good defense mechanism that harkens back to the old...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 493–501.
Published: 01 December 2013
... worldliness, but it can also create poten- tial worlds, and this world making sometimes outlasts the lovemaking” (159). She adeptly diagnoses contemporary Russia: “Political discourse itself [has] become ‘aesthetically incorrect’ and unfashionable, a good defense mechanism that harkens back to the old...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 99–118.
Published: 01 March 2022
... taking into consideration the terminology of semiotics,” “Cinema of Poetry” 167). 5 But overall this is a defense of what Pasolini saw as a crucial new form of global cinema, which he clearly thought that Pesaro needed to become the defender of. He indicated this several times in the essay, writing...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 69–84.
Published: 01 January 2009
... in the Rhetoric of Contemporary Criticism . 2nd ed. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1984 . Derrida, Jacques. Signéponge/Signsponge . Trans. Richard Rand. New York: Columbia UP, 1984 . Fry, Paul. A Defense of Poetry: Reflections on the Ontology of Writing . Stanford: Stanford UP, 1995 . Goethe...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 299–315.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Trump’s “bad dudes”—but it is particularly prolific in its terms for Guantánamo as a place, drawing creatively on the base’s anomalous legal and territorial situation between US jurisdiction and Cuban de jure sovereignty. 3 Guantánamo became, in the words of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 238–249.
Published: 01 June 2017
... chronicles the ripple effect the Affaire had on Franco-Caribbean writers in the Paris of the 1930s, starting in 1932 with the jour- nal Légitime défense, which “appears to strike a balance” between the positions of Breton and Aragon, seeking “to find room within poetry for both metaphorical detour...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 99–101.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of inspiration as a “fading coal” in the Defence of Poetry as a good example of metalepsis at work. Is language BOOK REVIEWS / 101 an effect or cause of imagination? Although Kuiken does not mention it, the uncertainty about metaphysical...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 375–393.
Published: 01 December 2015
... . Shelley Percy Bysshe . A Defence of Poetry . In Shelley's Prose: or the Trumpet of a Prophecy. Ed. Clark David Lee . New York : New Amsterdam , 1988 . 275 – 97 . Print . ———. Poetical Works . Ed. Hutchinson Thomas Matthews G. M. . Oxford : Oxford UP , 1970 . Print...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 348–372.
Published: 01 September 2023
... criticism, Riddel effectively separates Crane from the attempted defense of his lyrics by those believers in “Cosmic Poetry” who flattened out the cognitive, intellectual side of his corpus, including Miller, Shapiro, and Slote . Munro ’s account of Crane’s poetics is marked by an overreliance on both...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (2): 125–141.
Published: 01 March 2008
... in order to provide a form of psychic defense that reduces shock to an “isolated event” by assigning to “an incident a precise point in time in consciousness, at the cost of the incident’s contents” (4:319). In other words, the protective mechanisms that the mind deploys when confronted with its own...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 361–375.
Published: 01 September 2010
... can genuinely influence the West, they reject both the notion that the poems are only  Orientalist and the defense of a critic like Hugh Kenner, who would evade the entire issue by claiming that “Cathay  is notable, considered as an English rather than a Chinese product” (Poetry of Ezra Pound...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 25–51.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., then, whether or not we can read the couplets of a ghazal organically and/or narratively becomes a matter of cultural defense. Scholars of Iranian poetry undertake this defense by insisting that the ghazal is, in fact, an organic whole, and that rumors of its atomism only came about through Orientalist readings...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (1): 45–57.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., as we shall see, it still needed the kind of defense that Dante provided for Italian in the early fourteenth century. Indeed, Dante’s De vulgari eloquentia (c. 1302-04) predates Jean du Bellay’s Défense et Illustration de la langue française (1549) by almost two and a half centuries. COMPARATIVE...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 394–414.
Published: 01 December 2015
... and Artaud are interested in a theater that brings its audience to a “higher truth.” In his Defence of Poetry (1821), Shelley ascribes to poets and to poetry the task of “the awakening of a great people to work a beneficial change in opinion or institution” (508). As in the epigraph above, Artaud...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 227–233.
Published: 01 June 2005
... in our empathetic embrace or in our nonchalance, a ground where historical knowl- edge is possible even if in a very limited way, and where knowledge is replaced by acknowledgment, and cognition by recognition. The defense of the Yasusada hoax relies mostly on the notions of author func- tion...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (1): 58–73.
Published: 01 January 2008
... of outrage at the American aggression of 1853-54, anticipating the similar wrath of the Viet- namese Tran Te Xuong at his country’s annexation by the French. Curiously, she mentions (312) attending a party in 1850 with a friend who three years later would command the defence of the port of Uraga, where...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 213–225.
Published: 01 September 2019
... liability ( 1–2, 9 ). And yet, it becomes clear that for Derrida, it is its very defenselessness that affords philosophy “a right of way,” a point of access to discerning who or what can and cannot be named, or more globally, who has the power to legislate (3–4). In his 1821 A Defence of Poetry Percy...