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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 361–376.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Neetu Khanna Abstract This article revisits the Marxist anticolonial feminist writings of Urdu author Ismat Chughtai through a materialist exploration into how the female body—with its erotic curvatures and grotesque protuberances, its sticky and viscous textures and fluids—becomes the focalized...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 274–295.
Published: 01 September 2016
... formulated in diametrically opposed terms: whereas courtly love is frankly erotic and often adulterous, marital affec- tion frequently eschews eroticism and is by definition conjugal. Moreover, as Ste- phen Jaeger notes, courtly love elevates and mystifies erotic desire to reconcile eroticism with an...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 423–437.
Published: 01 December 2011
... into a text and the text into an object of erotic desire, a connection that the context in which Xiao Shao quotes from The Pleasure of the Text makes abundantly clear. In order to keep at bay his loneliness due to his lover’s absence, Xiao Shao reads an article on color over and over again...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (1): 58–71.
Published: 01 January 2002
... relation to the Americas. Greene’s hypothesis seems still more attractive when one notes that, as reflected in the literature both enterprises engender, the fruit of conquest is unrequitedness, the acknowledge- ment that the eroticized “other” remains as such elusive and unattainable. Such an...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 170–172.
Published: 01 March 2001
... Italy Pietro Bembo seeks a redeemed self-absorption in a “progres- sive experience of meditative abstraction” (p. 101). In mid-sixteenth-century France Pierre de Ronsard enjoys “an erotic dream so complete that it replaces erotic reality” (p. 119). In the end (late seventeenth-century Mexico City...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 172–174.
Published: 01 March 2001
... Italy Pietro Bembo seeks a redeemed self-absorption in a “progres- sive experience of meditative abstraction” (p. 101). In mid-sixteenth-century France Pierre de Ronsard enjoys “an erotic dream so complete that it replaces erotic reality” (p. 119). In the end (late seventeenth-century Mexico City...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 175–176.
Published: 01 March 2001
... Italy Pietro Bembo seeks a redeemed self-absorption in a “progres- sive experience of meditative abstraction” (p. 101). In mid-sixteenth-century France Pierre de Ronsard enjoys “an erotic dream so complete that it replaces erotic reality” (p. 119). In the end (late seventeenth-century Mexico City...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 177–178.
Published: 01 March 2001
... Italy Pietro Bembo seeks a redeemed self-absorption in a “progres- sive experience of meditative abstraction” (p. 101). In mid-sixteenth-century France Pierre de Ronsard enjoys “an erotic dream so complete that it replaces erotic reality” (p. 119). In the end (late seventeenth-century Mexico City...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 178–180.
Published: 01 March 2001
... mid-sixteenth-century France Pierre de Ronsard enjoys “an erotic dream so complete that it replaces erotic reality” (p. 119). In the end (late seventeenth-century Mexico City), it comes down to a hand job. Bembo’s “autoerotic version of the interdicted lovemaking” and Ronsard’s feeling that “self...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 181–182.
Published: 01 March 2001
... mid-sixteenth-century France Pierre de Ronsard enjoys “an erotic dream so complete that it replaces erotic reality” (p. 119). In the end (late seventeenth-century Mexico City), it comes down to a hand job. Bembo’s “autoerotic version of the interdicted lovemaking” and Ronsard’s feeling that “self...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 183–185.
Published: 01 March 2001
... Italy Pietro Bembo seeks a redeemed self-absorption in a “progres- sive experience of meditative abstraction” (p. 101). In mid-sixteenth-century France Pierre de Ronsard enjoys “an erotic dream so complete that it replaces erotic reality” (p. 119). In the end (late seventeenth-century Mexico City...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 185–188.
Published: 01 March 2001
... mid-sixteenth-century France Pierre de Ronsard enjoys “an erotic dream so complete that it replaces erotic reality” (p. 119). In the end (late seventeenth-century Mexico City), it comes down to a hand job. Bembo’s “autoerotic version of the interdicted lovemaking” and Ronsard’s feeling that “self...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 189–192.
Published: 01 March 2001
... Italy Pietro Bembo seeks a redeemed self-absorption in a “progres- sive experience of meditative abstraction” (p. 101). In mid-sixteenth-century France Pierre de Ronsard enjoys “an erotic dream so complete that it replaces erotic reality” (p. 119). In the end (late seventeenth-century Mexico City...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (3): 193–208.
Published: 01 June 2007
...: Cambridge University Press, 1976 . Leick, Gwendolyn. Sex and Eroticism in Mesopotamian Literature. London: Routledge, 1994 . Lévi-Strauss, Claude. Structural Anthropology. London: Penguin, 1968 . Marszewski, Tomasz. “The `Cedar-Land' Motif in the Sumerian Poem about Gilgamesh. The Problem...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (1): 11–52.
Published: 01 January 2000
... Boghandel, Nordisk Forlag, 1958 . Jardine, Lisa. Erasmus, Man of Letters: The Construction of Charisma in Print . Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993 . Keach, William. Elizabethan Erotic Narratives: Irony and Pathos in the Ovidian Poetry of Shakespeare, Marlowe and their Contemporaries...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 145–159.
Published: 01 June 2018
... personal correspondence, with its handwritten texture and specified addressee, and at the turn of the century he began to use it on the printed page. His first published volume in cholitobhasha , the poetry collection Kshanika (ক্ষণিকা, The Fleeting One ) appeared in 1900, and in 1916 he published a...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (2): 177–185.
Published: 01 March 2003
... with a “description and analysis of their contemporary pragmatic context” (1:vii) and with a stocktaking of today’s problematic of a concept or a conceptual field, before tracking its courses and isolating the strands and strata of its problem-historical textures. A tradition- ally conceived...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (2): 185–190.
Published: 01 March 2003
... tracking its courses and isolating the strands and strata of its problem-historical textures. A tradition- ally conceived history of concepts, of the pre-modern period particularly, finds itself dimmed out thereby to a “prehistory” of the actual use that reveals its covered-up “discontinuities” and...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 200–219.
Published: 01 June 2013
... projected. However, if this visual trace of memory does not allow the narrator to “reach [her friend’s] being,” it does convey something more than the texture of the (paper) walls: by looking very hard, she discovers something. “Had everyone seen what I had seen?” the narrator continues, casting...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 293–319.
Published: 01 September 2003
...” —the purple signs or letters through white threads that graphically express the bloody violation of her innocence. Similarly, the snake-like connotations of hair (whether of women or of horses), the weaving of harnesses and sandals, the over- all emphasis on clothing and textures—all these visual...