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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 340–360.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the drug trade as a dimension located within state structures, historically determined by state power and subject to it. The novels analyzed include Contrabando ( Contraband ) by Mexican author Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda, 2666 by Chilean author Roberto Bolaño, and The Power of the Dog and Down by the...
Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2016
... reading of “Empty Words” that locates and examines the pre-semiotic, pre-categorical dimensions of the state that occurs when these expectations are thrown into disarray. To examine the affective dynamic in Cage's cultivation of polysemy and indeterminacy, I draw on Brian Massumi's categorization of the...
Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 357–368.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jan Baetens Abstract This article deals with the material turn in literary criticism at the level of the visual and spatial aspects and dimensions of the text. First, it analyzes the different tendencies and changes that helped increase our awareness to this often neglected form of textual...
Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 466–486.
Published: 01 December 2018
... became popular. This line of criticism has come at the expense of attention to literature’s other dimensions as a cultural object, as well as contextual explanations of popularity involving the role of governments, demographics, and market flows. The more diverse scholarship on the Latin American boom...
Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 161–181.
Published: 01 June 2011
... experience, are conducted under the aegis of Miłosz, his “Master.” These experiments are not historically neutral, and the political dimension of Miłosz's poetic meditation is not lost upon Heaney, whose own desire is to forge a poetic more de-materialized than that of his previous volumes North (1975) and...
Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 26–42.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., Schleiermarcher, and Goethe—enable her to explore both the productive and the perverse dimensions of translation. Finally, I argue that her views on translation in “De l'esprit des traductions” (1816) and De la littérature (1800) are radically tested by her novel Corinne, ou l'Italie (1807), which can be read as...
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 the...
Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Baudelaire's poetry. It suggests that Benjamin's conception of allegory cannot adequately be addressed without first registering the impact that the allegorical dimension of poetic language exerts upon fundamental philosophical concepts such as subjectivity, experience, and historicity itself. If Benjamin...
Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 128–143.
Published: 01 June 2020
... briefly in Blanchot’s treatise, as a paradigmatic case of the literary dimension of impossible community. Focusing on Kleist’s novella Michael Kohlhaas , the essay argues that the novella articulates the episodic and insurrectional element of Blanchot’s conception of community. Rather than understand the...
Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 418–438.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Hunter Dukes Abstract Philomela holds a privileged place in Euro-American poetry. Tracking the nightingales in Ovid, Marie de France, Gascoigne, Shakespeare, Milton, Coleridge, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning reveals a new dimension of an old trope. Frequently paired with images of architectural and...
Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... These conventional answers to the question of which languages are relevant in the study of American and Arabic literatures have echoed geopolitical hierarchies and obscured important networks that do not always center on Europe and the United States, such as the South-South dimension of world literature...
Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 449–452.
Published: 01 December 2017
... apostrophe as a device that dramatizes poetic Comparative Literature 69:4 © 2017 by University of Oregon COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 450 power, but also explored its inherent limitations — to stress instead the complex formal dimensions of apostrophe. For Culler, the force of apostrophe is its...
Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 246–255.
Published: 01 June 2005
..., however, the mastery/ignorance paradigm regarding linguistic knowledge that still seems to govern thinking in Comparative Literature reflects a dependence on a logic of radical discontinuity. In this respect, then, Spivak and the contributors to the Bernheimer volume share yet another dimension in...
Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 452–454.
Published: 01 December 2017
... dense essay — which insists on the active power of literature in the making of worlds — Cheah contributes to ongoing discussions about world literature by theorizing what he describes as the “normative dimension of worldliness from the perspective of narrative lit- erature from the postcolonial...
Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 108–110.
Published: 01 March 2019
... literature’s “mimetic relationship to the world” was projected across a hierarchy of distinct and non-confluent levels. Both these structures of sense mirrored the world through moralistic paradigms that emphasized the allegorical dimension of character and the ideational, abstract nature of truth. The novel...
Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 99–101.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of world literature as a discursive signiﬁer, Mani chooses the word “recoding” rather than more conventional terms indicating historical change because of his sustained attention to the material dimension of world literature, as his book’s subtitle underscores. The term has a double origin in...
Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 453–456.
Published: 01 December 2016
... no small part due to the melodramatic dimension of his operas. But by 1888 Nietzsche, while still rejecting Meyerbeer on aesthetic grounds, also criticized the sheer hypocrisy of Wagner’s campaign against Meyerbeer. As usual with Nietzsche, things are neither quite as bad, nor quite as good, as...
Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 105–106.
Published: 01 March 2016
... day. I would prefer something like “appropriation,” emphasizing more its active dimen- sion, but it is clear that Emmerich is aware of the political dimensions of many of the “replacements” he discusses. Joshua S. Mostow...
Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 432–446.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Critical Discourse Beyond Europe, to name a few. (Is this, one might ask, one dimension of comparative literature’s twenty-first-century “foreign relations,” as this already transnational discipline now engages with other disciplines as a nation might?) It is surely this same strong relational...
Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 251–270.
Published: 01 September 2017
... 74 . 1 ( 1965 ): 3 – 12 . Print . Zhao Yuan Ren [ Chao Yuen Ren ]. “Dimensions of Fidelity in Translation with Special Reference to Chinese.” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 29 ( 1969 ): 109 – 30 . Print . ———. “Making Sense Out of Nonsense: The Story of My Friend...