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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 253–255.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Naomi Brenner Diasporic Modernisms: Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century . By Schachter Allison . New York : Oxford University Press , 2012 . 198 p. © 2014 by University of Oregon 2014 Works Cited Anderson Benedict . Imagined Communities...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 423–426.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jaime Hanneken Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity. By Monica L. Miller. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009. 390 p. University of Oregon 2010 BOOK REVIEWS Or l a n d o f u r i o s o...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 394–412.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Margarita Levantovskaya This article examines how contemporary Russian-Jewish-American literature imagines home and belonging for diasporic subjects. It focuses on novels by immigrant Jewish writers born in the USSR, specifically Anya Ulinich, Gary Shteyngart, and Ellen Litman. The novels analyzed...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 61–83.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Gabriele Lazzari Abstract This article examines contemporary Somali diasporic literature by proposing a comparative analysis of Nuruddin Farah’s Maps and a selection of texts written by authors of Somali origin currently writing in Italian: Shirin Ramzanali Fazel, Cristina Ubah Ali Farah...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2018
... stead, for the first time in Vietnamese diasporic writing, the trauma of the refugee boat journey. Breaking the silence of parents wont to forget, in short fiction they narrativize shared accounts of flight by sea that have until this time remained the domain of autobiography and memoir. Through...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (4): 404–426.
Published: 01 December 2022
... the basic components of grammatical address in a vexed, lyric encounter with the colonial reality of Martinique, he gradually recalibrates the relationship between the poem’s speaker and the African-diasporic community of and beyond Martinique as that between a kind of intersubjective voice of négritude...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (3): 227–242.
Published: 01 June 2004
... of power” (103); the feminist durée, the explosion of women’s writing in the late 1980s; and the di- asporic durée, the new generation of diasporic African novelists that emerged in France in the early 1990s.5 I will argue further that while each durée is governed by a discursive ideological coherence...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 233–246.
Published: 01 June 2022
... with each other; on the other hand, these experiences can be reaggregated to interrogate Australia’s exclusionary and racially biased national imaginary. The urgency and variety of the anthologies’ diasporic narratives bring to mind Kamau Brathwaite’s sense of tidalectics as a Sisyphean task...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 300–315.
Published: 01 September 2012
... más.1 Maya’s email announced a blog called “EpiCentroAmerica: Central American Diasporic Art and Rumblings” that may well signal a qualitatively new develop- ment in the process that began with the displacement of about three million peo- ple from Central America in the early 1980s, fleeing...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 25–31.
Published: 01 March 2017
... that it feels like a punishment. Pacific specialists constantly need to update how we smug- gle ourselves into jobs and collegial conversations: most Pacific literary experts have been hired as specialists of specific national or Indigenous or diasporic literatures (because we are); the few remaining...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 238–249.
Published: 01 June 2017
... other” (54), but to offer “a more complex account of diasporic literary production” (53), one attentive to the fact that the “singularly Caribbean agenda” Césaire and Damas set out to further “includes embracing the means and techniques of West- ern print” (99). Theirs is a self-consciously...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 316–339.
Published: 01 September 2020
... comparative diasporic experiences in Ufrieda Ho’s Paper Sons and Daughters ( 2012 ) and Ken Kamoche’s Black Ghosts (2015) by reading the politics of authenticity vis-à-vis assimilation, displacement, and myth-making. This reading echoes Isabel Hofmeyr’s assessment that Ho’s memoir “unsettle[s] simple...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 327–334.
Published: 01 June 2009
.... In a similar fashion, such Haitian Francophone writers as Emile Ollivier, Marie-Célie Agnant, and Dany Laferrière play an important role in defi ning a bipolar diasporic identity oscillating between Haiti and Montreal. This interest in a broader America fi nds little echo in the United States, although...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (3): 256–267.
Published: 01 June 2002
...—but is itself a pioneer- ing example of such theory inasmuch as it, too, emerged out of the disjunctive space of the “and,” bridging the gap between, on the one hand, the assumptions and demands of European Marxism and, on the other, a bewilderingly diverse array of diasporic and local conditions...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 371–373.
Published: 01 September 2014
... out the diacritics of the Chinese script in the hands of Taiwanese, Southeast Asian, and diasporic writers. She mainly focuses on the literary works of some Taiwanese authors who playfully and yet thoughtfully manipulate the Chinese script, words, and punctuation. “Technographies” probes...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 408–426.
Published: 01 December 2016
... : Sifriyat Poalim , 1980 . Print . Schachter Allison . Diasporic Modernisms: Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century . Oxford : Oxford UP , 2012 . Print . Schweid Eliezer . “The Rejection of the Diaspora in Zionist Thought: Two Approaches.” Journal of Israeli...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 345–362.
Published: 01 September 2013
... culture. See Schachter, Diasporic Modernisms  121–51. orientalism, Secularism & Leah Goldberg’s Avedot / 347 ity,” both Jewish and European (Arendt 308–09). However, the fact that his liter- ary language is Hebrew prevents Kron from finding a place among the unravel- ing strands...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 June 2014
... that Hughes’s translation was never published. 3 Seth Moglen, the only critic to previously explore “Cubes” in depth, contends that Hughes’s poem is best understood as an “exploration of the international aesthetic transformation that we have come to call modernism” from a “black-diasporic perspective...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (4): 448–470.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., introduces the concept of the “diasporic international,” offering a way of reconciling the competing global political formations of international communism and Black internationalism. The diasporic international, for Mullen, is made up of “first, Communist Internationalism, including the Second International...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 420–421.
Published: 01 September 2010
... in the diasporic subjectivity explored in the book is tied to a tacit understanding that the blackness of the black dandy originates in slavery. Indeed, the conception of blackness (taken from Harry Elam Jr.) as essentially a performance, a forced invention of the diaspora, is read to the letter by Miller...