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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 363–365.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., given its intended audience, there is no discussion of translations of Don Quixote or of Cervantes’s other works. Unlike the Suma, the Companion does not devote a separate chapter to Cervantes’s life, although it does include a brief chronology largely devoted to the events of his life, some...
Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to a post-metaphysical scenario focused on presentation rather than representation and on truth as propitious event rather than individual property can we grasp the limitations of a metaphysical paradigm that writers like Marlowe unwittingly helped consolidate. Today, this scenario is best promoted...
Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 141–154.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Shu-Mei Shih This essay deploys “relational comparison” to address the ways in which texts from different parts of the world are related to each other through their partaking and representation of world historical events. It constructs an arc of literary texts that are not distinguished by their...
Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 128–143.
Published: 01 June 2020
... “community of lovers,” the essay examines why Blanchot associates this with the events of May 1968. This association centers on the notion of an “impossible community” that challenges the very structure of the state as the realization of the community’s sovereignty. The essay then turns to Kleist, mentioned...
Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 276–282.
Published: 01 September 2020
...—in which Jefferson claims that the Osage were among “the finest men we have ever seen”—to the January 2019 media event surrounding Nathan Phillips and Nicholas Sandmann on the National Mall. Drawing from the work of Arica Coleman, he notes that Jefferson’s seeming high regard for the Osage people...
Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 23–40.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Hebrew. By analyzing these parallel events, the article suggests that the matsav ruah of the early 1900s was a new form of self-experience and that this new form stimulated original poetic language created by a cohort of Hebrew, East European writers, including Yosef Hayim Brenner, Uri Nissan Gnessin...
Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 54–68.
Published: 01 January 2009
... mechanism within the 1966 text of Despair that both relies on and undermines a Freudian reading. I identify a set of objects whose Freudian valence could easily mislead the unwary reader into taking them symbolically, thus overlooking their function as important clues to events in the novel. I also posit...
Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 97–127.
Published: 01 March 2009
... advent of a “new world order,” but also legitimizes this new order by linking it to some prior historic or legendary event. Furthermore, if Poltava seems to “waver,” as many critics have suggested, between the Byronic narrative poem and the historical novel as popularized by Walter Scott, I argue that...
Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 307–327.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Claire Solomon In Argentina, a multimedia boom in historical fictions about the so-called Jewish White Slave Trade of the early twentieth century in Buenos Aires has created a consensus about a particular set of events that deviates in consistent ways from the available evidence. In this essay I...
Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 123–135.
Published: 01 March 2013
... loss? In this the image of the parrot becomes both a highly condensed figure of Freudian dream-work and the quintessential monad, caught in that vacant space between the real and the relic, primary event and present trace, representation and that which cannot be spoken. While all of this coheres with...
Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 277–300.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to life. In the course of these centuries, the aesthetics of tragedy had changed, while the political world witnessed dramatic transformations. A study of European tragic theater in relation to political rituals during this eventful period, therefore, provides a new perspective on the interaction...
Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 208–226.
Published: 01 June 2014
... individualism that begins at the locale, and extends in a non-linear curvature. Vicuña's poetry and art constitute an epistemology that recurs during the performance of locality and redefines the collective expression of historical time from the events of language that realize the present. © 2014 by...
Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 366–382.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Oasis writers celebrate the killing of German soldiers, but then also engage with troubling memories that surface in relation to such events after the war. Who (or what) is a perpetrator in the context of soldier testimony (as opposed to a perpetrator of genocide)? Should the term only be used in a...
Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2016
... event. I also employ Sianne Ngai's term “stuplimity” to discuss Cage's 1977 performance of “Empty Words” and to deconstruct the affective dynamic generated between Cage and his audience. While Cage is seeking to disintegrate the distance between music and language, he is simultaneously dependent on...
Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 222–237.
Published: 01 June 2017
... represent, as the article demonstrates, the authors' attempts to work out the implications of the idea that — as a result of the historical events of Israeli Independence and the consequent Palestinian Nakba — the collision of two national yearnings has created a liminal space in which both Israeli and...
Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2018
... process of spectral recuperation, these children of survivors employ the figure of the child to tell the event of their own refugee becoming. Former child refugees recently come of writerly age across a multilingual global diaspora are thus reappropriating an in-between generation’s collective postmemory...
Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 19–31.
Published: 01 March 2020
... ( Kfor ) by Shimon Adaf (2010). These texts draw on biblical or Rabbinic Hebrew, Jewish sources, and Jewish historical events (specifically the destruction of the First and Second Temples), making them just as much about a dystopian past as they are about a dystopian future. They are, in other words...
Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 159–179.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Lenora Hanson Abstract This article proposes that eighteenth-century and Romantic-era accounts of dreams offer a useful model for understanding the phenomenon of enclosure, or what Marx famously labeled “so-called primitive accumulation.” Rather than a historical event or a set of particular laws...
Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (3): 244–260.
Published: 01 June 2008
... “They say that the most fervent desire of any ghost is to recover at least the appearance of its corporeality . . .” —Julio Cortázar, “Some Aspects of the Short Story” MONG THE MANY EVENTS that took place in Cuba...
Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 117–134.
Published: 01 March 2005
... expresses no opinion and makes no comment. His role is limited to selecting the events and translating them into language”—though to state matters thus still assumes a division between events and language, and a subject who can pick and choose. With Flaubert, the reader also ostensibly disappears...