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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2021
... possibility of value, freedom, and meaning in life—is no more than a necessary fiction. If we examine the origin of the ethical turn, this assumption is evident within the genealogy of its two dominant axes, as identified by Bárbara Arizti and Silvia Falquina-Martínez: “One pointing back to liberal humanism...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2013
... a reading of The Turn of the Screw , that James's narrative technique and typical configuration of characters create a mechanism very different from the ethically sensitive portrayal of distinctive “perspectives” enshrined as the Jamesian contribution to a liberal Anglo-American aesthetics of the novel...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 22–40.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Luke Sunderland This article proposes a comparison between the ethics of rebellion developed in recent publications by Julia Kristeva and in the medieval poetry of Bertran de Born. Both Kristeva and Bertran see revolt as a continuous and crucial process of transformation and questioning, of renewal...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 459–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Astrid Lac This study is situated against the broader theoretical premise: when modern Japanese literary criticism made an epochal turn towards theory in the 1980s, all that might fall under the designation of the “biographical”—material, method, or ethic—became the unmourned remains...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (3): 279–287.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., is each work’s accessibility to the general reader. When judged by its excellent Introduction, R. Clifton Spargo’s Vigilant Memory promises to be, among other things, a lucid and compelling account of the crucial role played by the work of Emmanuel Levinas in the recent “ethical turn” in phi...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (2): 147–167.
Published: 01 March 2004
... of positivism, the linguistic turn, herme- neutics, and, most recently, the ethical turn. Whatever new reconfigurations of subjectivity we artic- ulate, we will always feel the ebbs and flows of consonance and dissonance between self and world. POSTDECONSTRUCTIVE NECROPHILIA...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 June 2014
... is a “turning away from,” a rejection of external authority. Grafting Freud and Fou- cault, in The Psychic Life of Power  Butler allegorizes Freud’s “reality” as the state. Yet, just as the psychological contains the political, the political, in turn, represses the ethical, and to praise the melancholic...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 429–445.
Published: 01 December 2012
...  between his early view about the essential nonsense of “ethical” sen- tences and his tendency (deliberately demonstrative of our own) to turn repeat- edly to figurative language and literary example in his effort to put forth this view. However, Wittgenstein’s use of figurative language in his...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 234–238.
Published: 01 June 2015
... equal renown in poetic circles. Rogers explores both of these figures’ translated impact. In Lorca’s case, his assassination in 1936 turned him into a symbol of fascist brutality and increased the sympa- thy of many intellectuals toward the Republic, whose rocky politics had led some of a con...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (1): 84–86.
Published: 01 January 2003
... relation to Africa at the turn of the century? “Pure coincidence” rather abruptly closes the door on a lot of questions, and it’s a pity Ellison didn’t engage with the rich body of work on colonialism (hardly unrelated to ethics) and aesthetics that has so much to con- tribute to readings of texts...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 259–271.
Published: 01 September 2020
...David Palumbo-Liu Abstract Palumbo-Liu explores the relation of literature and ethics, noting that literature is always about “something else.” Drawing from a number of specific cases, including the Rohingya refugee crisis, he connects material histories with cultural practices that defy simple...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (3): 209–227.
Published: 01 June 2007
... ipsum). And yet in his writing he presses this conception to an extreme where it tends to collapse into its opposite. The whole metaphysical construction is turned inside out by its emergent ethical sense. In Dante’s poetic rendition, pivoting from his addresses to the reader, the significance...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (1): 78–81.
Published: 01 January 2003
... relation to Africa at the turn of the century? “Pure coincidence” rather abruptly closes the door on a lot of questions, and it’s a pity Ellison didn’t engage with the rich body of work on colonialism (hardly unrelated to ethics) and aesthetics that has so much to con- tribute to readings of texts...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (1): 81–84.
Published: 01 January 2003
... relation to Africa at the turn of the century? “Pure coincidence” rather abruptly closes the door on a lot of questions, and it’s a pity Ellison didn’t engage with the rich body of work on colonialism (hardly unrelated to ethics) and aesthetics that has so much to con- tribute to readings of texts...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (1): 87–90.
Published: 01 January 2003
... relation to Africa at the turn of the century? “Pure coincidence” rather abruptly closes the door on a lot of questions, and it’s a pity Ellison didn’t engage with the rich body of work on colonialism (hardly unrelated to ethics) and aesthetics that has so much to con- tribute to readings of texts...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (1): 91–94.
Published: 01 January 2003
... relation to Africa at the turn of the century? “Pure coincidence” rather abruptly closes the door on a lot of questions, and it’s a pity Ellison didn’t engage with the rich body of work on colonialism (hardly unrelated to ethics) and aesthetics that has so much to con- tribute to readings of texts...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., Beatrice Hanssen, and Rebecca L. Walkowitz, eds. The Turn to Ethics . Culture Work. New York: Routledge, 2000 . Gopnik, Adam. “The Back of the World: The Troubling Genius of G.K. Chesterton.” New Yorker 7 July 2008 : 52 -59. ———. “Prisoner of Narnia: How C.S. Lewis Escaped.” New Yorker 21 Nov...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 429–444.
Published: 01 December 2015
... implied by this tragic novel. Matalon, like Levinas, ties ethics to optics. While for Levinas the human gaze operates in an a priori realm of reciprocity from which the demand for responsibility is derived8 (“the face of the Other attests to the exis- tence of such a turning towards me, commanding...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (1): 84–99.
Published: 01 January 2005
... is a particular aspect of architectonics. As such, it provides the basis for a theory both of the creative process and of the ethical I-Other relation. It is through and with Bakhtin’s discussion of the aesthetic act in this early essay, then, that I want to turn to Bishop’s and Szymborska’s ques- tions...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 175–176.
Published: 01 March 2001
...? If so, then why is literature thought to be newly in need of ethical support? Or is the turn to questions of ethics in relation to literature a way to rescue ethics itself, to save it from the consequences of its development as a rule-governed discourse with trans-historical pretensions? Geoffrey...