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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 54–73.
Published: 01 March 2017
...S. Shankar This essay harnesses the use of translation as a critical method to explore affect in a comparative mode. By way of readings of ethnography (Margaret Trawick's Notes on Love in a Tamil Family ), film (the Hindi-language masala film Guide ), and fiction (Chinua Achebe's Nigerian novel...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (2): 182–184.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Terence Cave Montaigne and the Quality of Mercy: Ethical and Political Themes in the Essais . By David Quint. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998. xviii, 172 p. University of Oregon 2000 BOOK REVIEWS/179...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Caroline Jewers; Julian Weiss University of Oregon 2008 WRITERSWINTER AS READERS/1 2008 Volume 60, Number 1 Writers as Readers: Essays in Honor of Thomas R. Hart Thomas...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 101–104.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and feelings that overspill individual consciousness—these get at the truth of how things are experientially, phenomenologically felt. We remember this moment from the essay “Experience”: Emerson’s son dies, but he cannot feel sadness for the boy’s death without first saying something like now I am...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (4): 381–403.
Published: 01 December 2022
... of history Giambattista Vico (1668–1744) fifteen times over the course of his life. The translations offered here are among the earliest of these writings. These early essays on Vico refine the picture both of Auerbach himself and of the significance of his work for comparative literary studies today...
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Published: 01 March 2020
Figure 4. Detail from E. T. A. Hoffmann, “Fragment eines humoristischen Aufsatzes” (“Fragment of a Humorous Essay”). Image reproduced in Nord und Süd, vereint mit Morgen. Deutsche Halbmonatsschrift , edited by Curt Radlauer, no. 34 (1910): 348. Courtesy British Library. Shelfmark: P.P.4748.la. More
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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 (2020) 72 (2): 128–143.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Kir Kuiken Abstract While “impasse” in politics implies deadlock or standstill, this essay examines how a counter-tradition, exemplified by Blanchot’s The Unavowable Community , treats impasse as the condition of possibility of a new form of community. Focusing on Blanchot’s conception...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 407–428.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Sonam Singh Walter Benjamin's two essays on Charles Baudelaire — “The Paris of the Second Empire in Baudelaire” (1938) and “On Some Motifs in Baudelaire” (1939) — are regularly taken as profound readings of that poet's work. This essay argues that, whatever claims may be made for Benjamin...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 121–149.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Jeffrey S. Librett This essay provides a new interpretation of the major methodological movements in literary scholarship since World War II, especially in the United States. The overarching claim is that these movements comprise displaced repetitions of moments in the early modern mourning...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Kevin Newmark This essay considers Baudelaire's “Le Cygne” in terms of the crucial place the poem should occupy in any theoretical reflection on literary and historical “modernity.” Despite the proliferation in recent years of references to Walter Benjamin in the reception of Baudelaire's poetry...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 105–113.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Annette Damayanti Lienau Abstract This essay introduces the American Comparative Literature Association Forum “Vernacular Comparisons beyond the Europhone.” Characterizing the Europhone “vernacular” as a protean term of diverse application, the essay highlights the paradoxes associated with its use...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 192–206.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Brian L. Price This essay examines how Fernando del Paso and Salvador Elizondo, two Mexican authors at opposite ends of what might be termed the Joycean spectrum, assimilate Joyce into their respective cultural projects. The essay argues that the incorporation of Joycean aesthetics into Mexican...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 423–437.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Chih-Wei Chang This essay attempts to “bring out” Roland Barthes as an unnamable textual figure in the Taiwanese writer Chu T'ien-wen's Huangren shouji ( Notes of a Desolate Man ). Chu's “gay novel” is notorious for its narrator's seemingly inexhaustible references to a legion of writers, film...
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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 (1): 46–61.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Manisha Basu This article examines a selection of Rabindranath Tagore's essays with a view to demonstrating that the Indian Nobel Laureate was distressed about the fact that in the early twentieth century the modern historical sense was eclipsing the place of poetics in the colonial world. In place...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 35–42.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Julie Avril Minich This essay considers the role of literature in helping us navigate entrenched social conflicts that do not find resolution in simple notions of resistance. It examines the depiction of disability in one contemporary text as a means of considering the broader capacity...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 257–276.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Helmut Illbruck This essay reexamines Johann Gottfried Herder's theoretical import for the idea and practice of comparative literature. To that end, it contextualizes Herder's defense of poetry within the historical debate between Kant and Herder over the genesis, cast, and practical value...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 94–113.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Manan Desai In 1965, the critic Manohar Namdeo Wankhade completed a Ph.D. in American literature in the U.S. and returned to Maharashtra, where he published several influential essays for the nascent Marathi Dalit literary movement. This essay examines the role that American literature played...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (4): 427–447.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Birger Vanwesenbeeck Abstract This essay seeks to fill a gap in the scholarship on Paul de Man by taking stock of the scattered references to Flemish in his later writings. Taking its cue from a passing remark in the most recent de Man biography—namely, that late in life the theorist attested...
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