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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 105–113.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., distortion, and incommensurability be managed across disparate contexts? This introduction offers an overview of the contributing essays and concludes with remarks on the advantages and drawbacks of employing the term “vernacular” in pursuing South-South comparisons. Copyright © 2018 by University...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 89–110.
Published: 01 March 2023
... that the striking central image of Not I —the disembodied mouth spewing out an almost incomprehensible torrent of words—directly recalls Rimbaud’s image for the vowel I in “Voyelles.” Beckett uses Rimbaud, the article argues, in a way that is distortive and translational: the image for I is carried across languages...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 185–206.
Published: 01 June 2015
..., officially, to technical difficulties and script defects. This essay revolves around a puzzle: Hughes's much-cited account of these defects (from his 1956 autobiography) is almost a complete distortion. I provide the first in-depth discussion of the original Russian-language script to argue that Black...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 326–344.
Published: 01 September 2022
... that art has no or minimal relation to life. bsam.jeung@gmail.com Copyright © 2022 by University of Oregon 2022 photography painting distortion camera obscura perception IN A 1966 INTERVIEW with Vladimir Nabokov, Alfred Appel Jr. stated that “the apprehension of ‘reality...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 103–105.
Published: 01 March 2020
... , his underexamined work of amateur journalism about the Sino-Japanese War, whose front he visited with Christopher Isherwood, Auden uses tropes such as adynaton and metalepsis (respectively, inexpressibility and diegetic frame-breaking) to expose the distortions and tendentiousness of war reportage...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (1): 84–99.
Published: 01 January 2005
... the Other as predominantly hero possesses a voice as an a priori quality. Thus, the question of distortion is by and large irrelevant for Bakhtin, since the Other can always answer for himself. When Bakhtin does ad- dress the Other as a thing, he gives it a soul instead of a voice, a move in part made...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 370–393.
Published: 01 December 2017
... in the illustrated Les âmes mortes in 1948). In his illustration of Chichikov’s arrival, Chagall draws on the minimal forms and shallow spaces of his folk-inspired idiom to highlight the spatial and semantic distortions of Gogol’s descriptive prose (Figure 2). Indeed, to compare Chagall’s illustration...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 295–315.
Published: 01 June 2009
... —an added value —subverts and distorts the shape of a circle, which idealist tradition thought to be the most perfect shape of all. (Barroco 99–100) Thus, if we are living at a time when the Baroque is possible, “how can we cre- ate, what would it be to create, Baroque effects today?” (“Disequilibrium...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (4): 442–462.
Published: 01 December 2021
... ), esteemed by many Victorian scholars as “the greatest of English anthropologists” ( Rivers and Marett ). In his introduction to the Strange Stories , Giles specifically states that his translation is primarily intended to correct the “distorted image” of “China and the Chinese” prevalent in existing...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (3): 197–214.
Published: 01 June 2002
... new shoes are polished and shiny but do not fit correctly (G5-7, 69/D12-13, 79). Because of life’s deceptions, textual mirrors must not be faithful; rather, they should correct each other through caricature and distortion. Thus, if the surface resemblance of Fedor and Iasha conceals esthetic...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (1): 2–22.
Published: 01 January 2002
... by fictive looks at death: reflective and refractive. Both the reflective and refractive gaze imply reflexive light, a distorted but perhaps insightful vision of the self in relation to the world and vice versa. Yet reflective light, like that of the mirror, is flat. Its image inverts reality...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (1): 72–75.
Published: 01 January 2002
... of a “constitutive distortion,” a “contradictio in adjecto,” at the center of any ideologi- cal representation, which is disavowed in a projection of social fullness (qtd. in Cohen p. 18). Cohen hopes to designate this “constitutive distortion” as the space of possibility for an inscription or intervention...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (1): 76–78.
Published: 01 January 2002
... of a “constitutive distortion,” a “contradictio in adjecto,” at the center of any ideologi- cal representation, which is disavowed in a projection of social fullness (qtd. in Cohen p. 18). Cohen hopes to designate this “constitutive distortion” as the space of possibility for an inscription or intervention...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (1): 78–83.
Published: 01 January 2002
... of a “constitutive distortion,” a “contradictio in adjecto,” at the center of any ideologi- cal representation, which is disavowed in a projection of social fullness (qtd. in Cohen p. 18). Cohen hopes to designate this “constitutive distortion” as the space of possibility for an inscription or intervention...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (1): 84–87.
Published: 01 January 2002
... on Laclau’s 1997 essay “The Death and Resurrection of the Theory of Ideology,” in which Laclau describes the idea of a “constitutive distortion,” a “contradictio in adjecto,” at the center of any ideologi- cal representation, which is disavowed in a projection of social fullness (qtd. in Cohen p. 18...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (1): 88–91.
Published: 01 January 2002
... of a “constitutive distortion,” a “contradictio in adjecto,” at the center of any ideologi- cal representation, which is disavowed in a projection of social fullness (qtd. in Cohen p. 18). Cohen hopes to designate this “constitutive distortion” as the space of possibility for an inscription or intervention...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (1): 91–93.
Published: 01 January 2002
... of a “constitutive distortion,” a “contradictio in adjecto,” at the center of any ideologi- cal representation, which is disavowed in a projection of social fullness (qtd. in Cohen p. 18). Cohen hopes to designate this “constitutive distortion” as the space of possibility for an inscription or intervention...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (1): 94–96.
Published: 01 January 2002
... of a “constitutive distortion,” a “contradictio in adjecto,” at the center of any ideologi- cal representation, which is disavowed in a projection of social fullness (qtd. in Cohen p. 18). Cohen hopes to designate this “constitutive distortion” as the space of possibility for an inscription or intervention...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 158–176.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., however, the slacker’s reactionary impulses distort and override the inchoate idealism of his earlier withdrawal from the rat race of Western capitalism. Thus, what both authors anticipate with sur- prising absence of mind1 is a kind of maturation or cultural turn into the new millennium on the part...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (3): 279–287.
Published: 01 June 2008
...? Does it emerge in the dialogue between the writer-witness and critic- witness, or is it ultimately a creation of the critic-witness alone? This is of course a real danger, because if it is solely the creation of the critic-witness, then the actual written text risks being distorted in ways...