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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 161–178.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... As Ugrešić dismantles the phallus's imaginary “veils,” she also unmasks persistant gender inequality and a virulent socio-political backlash during the immediate post-Tito years. Ugrešić embeds in her psychoanalytic parody an incisive reading of gender discourse and local feminisms in 1980s Yugoslavia...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (1): 53–71.
Published: 01 January 2000
...: Northwestern University Press, 1994 . ____. “The Power of Speech: Dialogue as History in the Russian Primary Chronicle.” Dialogue as Critical Discourse . Ed. Michael Macovski. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997 . 47 -64. McHale, Brian. “Free Indirect Discourse: A Survey of Recent Accounts.” PTL...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 185–188.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Maarten Van Delden The Burden of Modernity: The Rhetoric of Cultural Discourse in Spanish America. By Carlos J. Alonso. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. x, 227 p. University of Oregon 2001 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/170 BOOK...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 376–386.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., complementarité, interférences , Paris: PUF, 2002 . Marquis de Custine. Lettres de Russie. La Russie en 1839 . Ed. Pierre Nora. Paris: Gallimard, 1975 . Meinhof, Ulrike H., ed. Living with Borders. Identity Discourses on East-West Borders in Europe . Alder-shot: Ashgate, 2002 . Odobescu, Alexandru...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 37–44.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Michael Filimowicz “Sysemics and Semiotic Informatics” offers a close reading of Derrida's use of Norbert Weiner's thought. Cybernetics is seen as a particular moment of resistance for deconstruction, as it is the encounter between a discourse of general systems, which includes even sign systems...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 69–84.
Published: 01 January 2009
... between text and context by analyzing the capacity of anachronistic discourse to collapse the boundaries between a literary work's internal means of reference and its external referential compass. Because the aesthetically productive temporal fissures that anachronism produces are not limited to any...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2021
... critics argue that the novel either takes up or evades the task of ethical instruction, this article shows that the text disputes the basic assumptions of ethical literary criticism. Elizabeth Costello makes a powerful case for the difference of the novel vis-à-vis other forms of ethical discourse. What...
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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (1): 105–124.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Deb Donig Abstract This essay seeks to understand the complexity of a post-Holocaust discourse of comparative suffering in law and literature, focusing on the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade. The essay traces a history of post-1945 discourse about the Holocaust, as the place of Jewish...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 54–68.
Published: 01 January 2009
... that prevailing discourses, coupled with what might be called the “cultural competence” of the reader or scholar, are co-determinants of literary devices, semantic structures, and textual patterning in Nabokov's texts. In the case of the 1966 version of Despair , the resulting text is a palimpsest, as Nabokov...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 68–88.
Published: 01 January 2010
... the essay examines Kashua's active participation in the Israeli (Hebrew) public sphere and the way in which his writings take part in the construction of a critical minority discourse. By this I do not simply mean the obvious: that, as a Palestinian citizen of Israel, Kashua occupies a minority position...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 336–360.
Published: 01 September 2010
... what could be called the cultural politics of world literature and the critical and pedagogical practices that are derived from this concept. I also examine its underlying claim to address, in academic practices, cosmopolitan expectations related to the production of a discourse about the world based...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 429–449.
Published: 01 December 2013
... how indigeneity and mestizaje are defined in Letters and Almanac (with particular attention to their oppositional features), addressing relationships between these definitions, popular colonialist discourse, and anti-colonial articulations of identity that have developed in American Indian and Chicana...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 363–381.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin The main intention of this essay is to use Walter Benjamin's insights in his “On the Concept of History” as a critical tool for examining Zionist discourse. Specifically, the theses provide a vector for reading the perception of Zionism as reflected in the writings...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 408–435.
Published: 01 December 2019
... and self-determination, reading Joyce’s styles as rhetorical gateways to liberal discourses on statehood, politics, socioeconomics, national health, and sexuality. In the immediate historical context of national agitation in Ireland, the episode’s bodily tropes of reproduction, birth, emergence, and break...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 25–51.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of the ghazal as both transhistorical and transnational rely on a discourse of “worlding” as an imperial project of cultural recovery and homogenization. In contrast, this article employs the methodology of historical poetics to argue via a reading of meta-ghazals in Persian, Urdu, and English that reading...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 340–360.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of writers such as Orfa Alarcón, Yuri Herrera, Élmer Mendoza, Heriberto Yépez, and Juan Pablo Villalobos—while conceived as critical literary interventions, are in fact marketable commodities reproducing hegemonic discourses that frame the drug trade as a phenomenon operating outside of the state. Mexican...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (4): 395–414.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Niloofar Sarlati Abstract This essay studies an emerging discourse on forms of exchange in mid- to late nineteenth-century Iran, both in national economic practices and international concessions. As the system of economic exchange is transforming in conversation with “foreign” forms and terms...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 388–399.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of realist narration in Un Coeur simple . While Flaubert's narratorial impersonnalité cites and displays the hegemonic bourgeois discourse of his day in his treatment of the servant Félicité, Stein's narrator deals in clearly marked stereotypes in an effort to master the servants; but by mimicking...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 274–294.
Published: 01 June 2009
... “Discourse on Margination and Barbarism,” putting them in dialogue with Gloria Anzaldúa's more recent theoretical engagement of border culture in order to assess their value as models for what Raewyn Connell calls “Southern theory.” This essay concludes with a discussion of several theorists who present...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Sami Shalom Chetrit In this essay I offer a radical Mizrahi reading of the poetry of the Ashkenazi Zionist poet Haim Nahman Bialik—that is, a reading that examines Jewish and Israeli history and culture through the radical Mizrahi discourse that has evolved in Israel during the past generation...