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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 15–25.
Published: 01 March 2013
... this long held piety. I argue that reading in translation can be a valuable practice for scholars of English and comparative literature alike because it demands that we reconsider the link between the commitment to original languages and the promotion of theories of culture that prize alterity...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 61–83.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., political pressures, and colonial histories. Consider Farah’s decision to adopt English as his main language of literary expression. After a period of bilingual writing, he stopped using Somali in 1973. On the one hand, this choice—rather common among writers that opt for a dominant language over a marginal...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (4): 442–462.
Published: 01 December 2021
... ). In 1911, Giles published a collection of Chinese folklore entitled Chinese Fairy Tales: Told in English by Prof. H. A. Giles as part of a series called Gowan’s International Library . As a companion to the Japanese fairy tales published in the same series, this collection included eight Liaozhai...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 289–292.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Aruni Kashyap Abstract What does it mean to be a writer from Northeast India? What does it mean to write from the margins of India? What are the limitations of Indian English writing when it comes to depicting marginal, radical literary traditions that question the idea of India? The author...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (1): 107–109.
Published: 01 January 2004
...Patrick Brantlinger Dissenters and Mavericks: Writing about India in English, 1765-2000. By Margery Sabin. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. viii + 239 p. University of Oregon 2004 BOOK REVIEWS/99...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 313–338.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., 1960 . ____. Europa: Ein Uberblick über die Zeugnisse des Mythos in der Antiken Literatur und Kunst . Munich: Wilhelm Fink, 1968 . Castleford's Chronicle, or, The Boke of Brut . Ed. Caroline D. Eckhardt. Early English Text Society O.S. 305, 306. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (2): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Stephen Arata Literature, Politics, and the English Avant-Garde: Nation and Empire, 1901-1918. By Paul Peppis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. x, 236p. University of Oregon 2002 BOOK REVIEWS/187...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (2): 130–163.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... Hall, 1977 . Biswas, Robindra Kumar. Arthur Hugh Clough: Toward a Reconsideration . Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972 . Blackie, J.S. “A Few Remarks on English Hexameters.” Classical Museum 4 ( 1847 ): 319 -30. ____. Homer and the Iliad . 4 vols. Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1866...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 363–365.
Published: 01 September 2014
...James Watt Islam and the English Enlightenment . By Garcia Humberto . Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press , 2012 . xviii, 346 p © 2014 by University of Oregon 2014 book reviews / 363 pia it can produce...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 365–368.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Tara Ghoshal Wallace Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson: Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author . By Belcher Wendy Laura . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2012 . 285 p. © 2014 by University of Oregon 2014 book...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 370–388.
Published: 01 December 2016
...José María Pérez Fernández This essay focuses on two early English Hispanists, James Mabbe (1571/2–1642?) and Thomas Percy (1729–1811), who exemplify different stages in the pre-history of Comparative and World Literature. It explores their appropriation of La Celestina and Don Quijote as case...
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Published: 01 September 2021
Figures 1a–b. Poster, “Victory, Vietnam-Palestine,” in Arabic and English, designed by Ismail Shammout. Published by the Palestine Liberation Organization, Lebanon, ca. 1972. The Palestine Poster Project Archives (PPPA). More
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (4): 395–414.
Published: 01 December 2023
... Badāye‘negār seeks to make the case for economic modernization in Iran. He raises numerous comparative examples from Britain, Egypt, and British India. After citing what seems to be an actual conversation between Sir Harford Jones, the English ambassador to Iran from 1807 to 1811, and Mirzā Shafi‘ Māzandarāni...
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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (1): 20–43.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan Abstract This essay examines the rise of Chetan Bhagat, an icon of the New India “after English” who ironically writes his best-selling popular fictions in English. When Bhagat’s demotic English travels outside India, it is taken up by readers and critics whose responses...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 33–48.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Karen Newman This essay considers cultural translation and exchange between England and France from the publication of Randle Cotgrave's important Dictionarie of the French and English Tongues (1611) to Madeleine de Scudéry's Artamène, ou le Grand Cyrus (1649–1653) to the Soame/Dryden translation...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 253–268.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Rimma Garn This essay discusses an intriguing literary journey, one in which an anonymous English eighteenth-century novel crossed the channel and, through its translation into French and Russian, became a crucial narrative model for one of the first published Russian fiction writers, Mikhail...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 408–428.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Glyn Salton-Cox This essay examines the English Communist novelist, Edward Upward (1903–2009) in a hitherto unexplored comparative frame. Until recently, Upward's authorship was largely dismissed as formally uninspired and dogmatically “Stalinist,” the work, as Samuel Hynes put it, of “a gifted man...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 114–127.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Brian McGrath Abstract Though the words impasse and impassive come to English from two different etymological sources— impasse from the French, meaning without a pass; impassive from the Latin, meaning without suffering or without feeling—English invites confusion. In part because one cannot write...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 306–324.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Tomoko Masuzawa The Bible has been considered one of the Great Books of Western Literature, and “the Bible as Literature” is regularly found in the curriculum of English departments in American colleges and universities. An underlying assumption is that the Bible possesses great literary value...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Gayle Rogers This essay engages several methodological and linguistic quandaries that have arisen in comparative modernist studies since its “transnational” or “global” turn. It does so through the work of the Spanish poet Juan Ramón Jiménez and his curious position between modernismo and English...