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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (2): 97–118.
Published: 01 March 2000
... VolumeTHE OTHER 52, NumberIN GENERAL TEXT/972 MOHAMMED N. NIAZI Encountering the Other in General Text: An Approach to Intertext through Poetry of the German Sensibility F DISPUTABLE MEANING but nonetheless useful to the most divergent Opositions...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (1): 102–104.
Published: 01 January 2004
...James Smethurst Beyond the Color Line and the Iron Curtain: Reading Encounters Between Black and Red, 1922-1963. By Kate Baldwin. Durham: Duke University Press, 2002. 346 p. University of Oregon 2004 BOOK REVIEWS/99...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 376–398.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jacob Edmond In this essay, I argue that the flâneur in exile addresses and offers an alternative to the endless oscillation between sameness and difference that bedevils contemporary approaches to comparative literature. I use the phrase flâneur in exile to refer to the encounter between a...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Shuang Shen This article discusses the uneven treatment of William Empson’s encounter with China. While Chinese accounts of Empson’s brief stay in China in the late 1930s present him as one of the progenitors of Chinese modernism, his second stay, during the founding of the People’s Republic, is...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 150–168.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Quentin Bailey This essay traces Wordsworth's and Baudelaire's attempts to see into the lives of the unknown beggars they encountered on the streets of London and Paris and identifies those occasions on which both writers sought to appropriate the lives of the poor and vagrant for political ends...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 207–229.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Melissa Feuerstein This essay explores the ethical stakes of poetic difficulty, focusing on images of impeded access and remote interiority in poems that dramatize encounters with matters that resist comprehension. Following Barbara Johnson's suggestion that having both an inside and an outside...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 162–181.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Stephen Thomson When we first encounter the narrator of Austerlitz , he is wandering around the unfamiliar town of Antwerp with, he tells us, “unsicheren Schritten” (1; 9). As well as reflecting the unfamiliarity of the locale, these “uncertain steps” evince a proud modesty characteristic of the...
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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 (2016) 68 (2): 155–180.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Russ Leo Written in Dutch and set in imperial Rome, Geeraardt Brandt's De Veinzende Torquatus ( The Feigning Torquatus , 1645) bears unmistakable traces of an encounter with Hamlet . More than a literary-historical curio, Torquatus reveals much about Continental adaptations of, and audiences for...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 429–444.
Published: 01 December 2015
... genre embroiled in emotion and trauma, it can speak to all sides wounded by conflict without moralizing. It is in the hero's direct encounter with and response to conflict and violence, what Raymond Williams calls “its experience, its comprehension, and its resolution,” that the essay locates tragedy's...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 199–217.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Jeroen Dewulf This article aims to provide a better understanding of the complexities involving Stefan Zweig's Brazil: Land of the Future (1941) by analyzing Zweig's encounter with Brazil in relation to that of the French modernist Blaise Cendrars. Rather than search for traces of Cendrars's...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 408–426.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Karen Grumberg This essay argues that the gothicism of Lea Goldberg's play ba'alat ha-armon ( The Lady of the Castle , 1956) undergirds its key concern: the role time plays in the encounter between art and reality, poetry and ideology. I compare key signifiers of gothic spatiality and temporality...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 194–212.
Published: 01 June 2019
...-accentual verse in Russia in the 1730s–40s, which represented an encounter between Polish, German, and French practices of versification. In addition to the general compensatory principle and local effects of borrowing, the article discusses a previously unexplored kind of formal complexity that evolves...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 436–454.
Published: 01 December 2019
... breath-unit became a measure of silence, marking the pauses between poetic lines as sites of interrupted breathing, which entail a painful encounter with deformation and murder. Furthermore, if Buber and Rosenzweig used their breath-inspired cola to bypass the traditional line divisions of biblical verse...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 161–181.
Published: 01 June 2011
... with Miłosz must be seen in the cultural context with which each poet was associated and in the context of Heaney's desire at the time to attune himself to Eastern European poetry in general and to his “Master” in particular. This article first situates Heaney's encounter with Miłosz in literary...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 111–128.
Published: 01 March 2017
... novels an alternative is imagined as possible only from a marginal position outside the discourses and spaces of globalization: in intimacy, personal encounters, and gestures of care. © 2017 by University of Oregon 2017 globalization masculinity space/spatiality Kafka ethics Works Cited...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 276–282.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Robert Warrior Abstract Noting the entwined histories of settler colonialism and racial capitalism, Robert Warrior investigates the place of Native Americans in colonial hierarchies manifest across US history, from an 1804 encounter in Washington, DC, between the Osage people and Thomas Jefferson...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 340–360.
Published: 01 September 2020
... argues that Dolly’s potential vanishing act pays homage to the mercurial personalities that Nabokov encountered in Proust’s novel and the unconventional literary structures he admired in the works of Pushkin and Chekhov. Copyright © 2020 by University of Oregon 2020 Nabokov Proust Pushkin...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 361–376.
Published: 01 December 2020
... object of what the author terms the erotics of disgust. Chughtai is perhaps most famous for her being tried for obscenity in 1942 for her most famous short story, “The Quilt” (“Lihaaf”), which narrates a young girl’s encounter with the erotic relationship of a middle-class Muslim woman and her female...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 15–25.
Published: 01 March 2013
... difference over encounter and intersection. I further suggest that the preference for foreignness and defamiliarization as critical strategies of translation and reading limits the kinds of literary works that constitute postcolonial and world literature canons, particularly in the English language. To...