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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 237–239.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Gregory Erickson Religious Experience and the Modernist Novel . By Lewis Pericles . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2010 . 236 p. © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 BOOK REVIEWS PARALLELS, INTERACTIONS...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 325–330.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Sean Gurd The Origins of Aesthetic Thought in Ancient Greece: Matter, Sensation, and Experience . By Porter James I. . New York : Cambridge University Press , 2010 . 624 p. © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 BOOK REVIEWS...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 230–234.
Published: 01 June 2011
... n g Pa i n : Im m i G R a n t Su F F e r i n g i n Li t e r a t u r e a n d Cu l t u r e . By Madelaine Hron. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009. 300 p. Madelaine Hron’s study emphasizes the emotional aspect of immigrant experience, arguing that literature gives us a unique...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 363–365.
Published: 01 September 2003
... demons, the texts of witchcraft theory are far from being the only early modern texts concerning the behavior of demons. In fact there is an abundance of evidence for a variety of views on (and experiences with) de- mons from the middle ages through the early modern period (evidence that has...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Christopher Braider The Frame of Art: Fictions of Aesthetic Experience, 1750-1815. By David Marshall. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005. 259 p. University of Oregon 2007 Hume, David. “The Sceptic.” Essays Moral, Political, and Literary . Ed. Eugene F. Miller...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 194–217.
Published: 01 June 2018
... of the Nazi genocide. Rawicz rejects moral and historical frameworks because they do not engage the Holocaust on the level he finds most salient: as a terrifying experience of ontological truths about the nature of God, subjectivity, and Being writ large. I situate Rawicz’s novel alongside his pronouncements...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 208–226.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Smithson in Spiral Jetty (1972), to D'Arcy Thompson's writing on the mathematics of biological and zoological examples of spirals and sea shells (1917), and to Vicuña's more recent poetic experiments in text, form, and philology in Instan (2002). The construction of alternative modes of “knowing...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2011
... poetry. It suggests that Benjamin's conception of allegory cannot adequately be addressed without first registering the impact that the allegorical dimension of poetic language exerts upon fundamental philosophical concepts such as subjectivity, experience, and historicity itself. If Benjamin insists...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 161–181.
Published: 01 June 2011
... as case studies to elucidate the way in which Milosz's poetic changes as it travels westward and influences Heaney's volume The Haw Lantern (1987). Heaney's experiments with the parable form, and his corollary desire to bring the “aerated” language of abstractions into a poetry based on concrete...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 322–339.
Published: 01 September 2014
... three writers use the train to represent a common experience in pre-World War I Eastern Europe. However, Agnon, who published his story decades later, assumed that his audience would be unfamiliar with this experience and even with the language of his protagonists. This distance both in time...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 March 2012
...A. Sean Pue Modernist Urdu poet N.M. Rashed's Iran men ajnabi ( A Stranger in Iran , 1957), published ten years after the partition of British India, describes the experiences of an Indian Muslim soldier in the British Indian Army occupying Iran during World War II. Rashed's narrator searches...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 459–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
... in mimesis, which operates not only in the (very real) fantasy of the “life and work” continuum but also in the sensual experience of the text as the Other's life-words , an important aspect of Uno's authorial actuality. It is the body that finally brings these disparate modalities of mimesis...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 429–444.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., tragic literature has the capacity to engender a non-utopian, engaged political critique that is truer to experience and less vulnerable to disintegration or attack than most modes of polemic political critique. As a dialectic, morally flexible form, it is able to contain its own contradictions...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Sander van Maas Abstract This essay investigates what the word “book” in the concept of the audiobook has come to refer to, and how contemporary material book cultures suggest ways to reperceive audiobook experience. The essay uses audiobooks by David Foster Wallace and Jacques Derrida, which...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 233–246.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Weihsin Gui Abstract This essay argues that contemporary literary anthologies of Indian Ocean narratives offer a distinctive way of representing the diversity of voices and experiences that traverse the ocean and connect the different countries and cultures along its rim. Whereas the single-author...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 207–229.
Published: 01 June 2012
... makes the “thing, the human, the poem, and indeed language itself” into metaphors for each other ( Feminist Difference 130), this essay takes the link between poetic difficulty and images of occlusion as a way to broach the difficulties of entering into alien experience by way of lyric poems. More...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 429–445.
Published: 01 December 2012
... readers to experience — as revealed through everyday language — by leading us beyond the dichotomy of facticity and transcendence, away from the urge to transcend the limits of language, and toward a recognition of the possibility of seeing our ordinary dealing with things as presenting a face...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 101–122.
Published: 01 March 2013
... from the mystery of its origin to issues in the ontology and ethics of literary translation as adaptation. The present study of one such work establishes that Nabokov's experiments in literary adaptation, their questionable proprietorship notwithstanding, afford a unique perspective not only...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 220–241.
Published: 01 June 2013
... the dead. It is an emotive experience that, in repressed form, manifests first as identification with the dead. The essay thus documents the complex “working-through” by which, in response to their fathers' deaths, two “tardy sons” finally arrive at a place of self-identification, a site from which...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 123–135.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Sebald's own textual and aesthetic practice, we argue that Sebald's parrot crystalizes a central problematic of the novel: What is the relationship between the archive and testimony in the experience of the desubjectified subject? What is the status of linguistic signification in the aftermath of loss...