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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 160–175.
Published: 01 June 2018
... function as a document of loss, whose formal structure produces spectral, ghostly, and even traumatic effects. Analyzing catalogues from Homer’s Iliad , Charles Dickens’s American Notes for General Circulation , and Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 , this essay demonstrates that the formal capacity for spectrality is...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 55–67.
Published: 01 January 2010
... Manifesto, a document that the Tsarist government found inflammatory. Prison Pastimes was itself evidently influenced by Silvio Pellico's My Prisons (Le mie prigioni ), a French translation of which ( Mes prisons ) is listed in the catalogue of V. D. Nabokov's voluminous library. Moreover, Nabokov himself...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 68–88.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., and rejecting the demand that he be more “authentically Arab”), while repeatedly documenting the impossibility of actually being an Israeli-Arab or Israeli-Palestinian, draws attention to the limits of any national discourse as such to successfully account for the question of minorities. Regarding the...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 103–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
... fantasies that the novel, a genre associated with the ascendancy of the bourgeoisie and its values, weaves around the eroticized figure of the aristocrat. It documents, in Madame Bovary , the gradual replacement of the nobleman-rake in Emma Bovary's fantasies and love-affairs with substitutes produced by a...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 356–381.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., the proximity of whose poetics to German models is otherwise well documented. As the article maintains, this distinct presentist temporality, along with a concomitant metaphysical stance on the relation between the human and the divine realms, ultimately derives from Pindar's victory odes, which are...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 220–241.
Published: 01 June 2013
... dead. It is an emotive experience that, in repressed form, manifests first as identification with the dead. The essay thus documents the complex “working-through” by which, in response to their fathers' deaths, two “tardy sons” finally arrive at a place of self-identification, a site from which they...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 111–115.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., Document, and Text, which are the critical elements of scholarly editing. One senses an urgency in Eggert’s agenda: three decades of poststructuralist theorizing has redefined Text as discourse, dis- missed the relevance of Document, and in effect delegitimized the scholar’s view that writ- ing...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 115–117.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., Document, and Text, which are the critical elements of scholarly editing. One senses an urgency in Eggert’s agenda: three decades of poststructuralist theorizing has redefined Text as discourse, dis- missed the relevance of Document, and in effect delegitimized the scholar’s view that writ- ing...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 117–118.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., Document, and Text, which are the critical elements of scholarly editing. One senses an urgency in Eggert’s agenda: three decades of poststructuralist theorizing has redefined Text as discourse, dis- missed the relevance of Document, and in effect delegitimized the scholar’s view that writ- ing...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 72–92.
Published: 01 March 2018
...-Communism, Citizenship, and Cultural Diplomacy during the Cold War .” Pacific Historical Review , vol. 77 , no. 3 , 2008 , pp. 391 – 422 . Xinqiu Xie . “ War Trash: War Memoir as ‘False Document.’ ” Amerasia Journal , vol. 38 , no. 2 , 2012 , pp. 35 – 42 . Yao Steven G...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 359–361.
Published: 01 September 2016
... parodying of contemporary historical documents. In doing so, Zepp hopes to “render the thesis of [converso] authorship more precisely by means of an approach that reconciles his- toricity with literariness” (74). In an interesting analysis of the second tratado of the text, she demonstrates the many...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 303–314.
Published: 01 September 2017
... “documentation” in a colonial context. The author-pro- tagonist is charged with the task of documenting Africa, and, as the “acting alpha- bet authority” (2), writes: If I am ever asked how I could erase history, I can answer at once. It’s easy. I bought an eraser. After carefully choosing an East African...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 276–282.
Published: 01 September 2020
... explore for Thomas Jefferson, the Osages were in fact well-known and well documented as a people, having first met Europeans in the 1670s when Father Marquette and Louis Joliet came south from Quebec, eventually floating down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico. As with so many such events, the...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 299–315.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Disorder diagnosis.” The New York Times prefaces each document in its “ Guantánamo Docket ” with the statement, “These documents include some assertions that cannot be independently verified. Many allegations have been contested by detainees and their lawyers, and some have been undercut by other...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 452–454.
Published: 01 December 2015
...). In addition to being some of the earliest surviv- ing documents of U.S. popular culture, poetry scrapbooks were models for emerging mass media forms such as the radio programs explored in the second chapter. Excavating broadcasts from the daily radio poetry show Between the Bookends—a popular...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2013
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 264–277.
Published: 01 September 2018
... post-shipment paperwork; the tariff handbook; and the requirement of a “mark of origin” (for example, Made in England, Made in Australia). As regards the first, cargo was accompanied by series of pre- and postshipment documents, which included items such as the ship captain’s manifest, the bill of...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 224–239.
Published: 01 June 2020
... fine, the proverbial cost of doing business, but a request for a written permit is something different. Having traveled through this area on no fewer than seventeen other occasions without so much as a mention of such a document, Kohlhaas is understandably baffled, to the point of assuming that...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 446–461.
Published: 01 December 2012
... girl was actually a fic- tional counterpoint to a far more curious and captivating reality for contemporary readers: the documented presence of a black woman who escaped from the wreck and died of exhaustion soon after reaching the beach on Amber Island. Her sur- vival, while brief, is a vivid...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2018
... . Both novels present the bildungsroman of an adolescent protagonist who possesses, unbeknownst to all but himself, a priceless treasure. In The Adolescent , Arkady Dolgoruky arrives in St. Petersburg with an invaluable “document” sewn into his pocket; in Tartt’s novel, Theodore Decker steals Carel...