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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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2022) 74 (4): 427–447.
Published: 01 December 2022
... repeatedly in private to the experience of “losing” his native tongue—this article has two aims. One is to show that de Man’s later works bear witness to this ongoing experience of native-linguistic loss; the other is to relate this experience to the theory of deconstruction that de Man had espoused...
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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 (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 (2023) 75 (1): 89–110.
Published: 01 March 2023
... and across sensory planes: from French to English, from words on the page to theatrical performance; from verbal to visual and sensory experience. The correspondences between Not I and “Voyelles” are not only directly intertextual, however, but conceptual. Beckett draws particularly on two Rimbaudian...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 348–372.
Published: 01 September 2023
... and constellation of disjunctive historical materials, thereby resisting progressivist conceptions of literary and cultural tradition. I further highlight the ways in which, for both figures, experiences of built images are ever-mediated, in contrast to certain strains of extant scholarship that interpret Crane’s...
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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 (2009) 61 (4): 367–387.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., and land, Shlonsky challenged the styles and themes of his Hebrew poetic predecessors. At the same time, he experimented with the modernist forms and aesthetics that held sway in European culture in the first decades of the twentieth century, mixing aspects of Symbolism, Futurism, Expressionism...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 68–88.
Published: 01 January 2010
... the experience of the Israeli Palestinian as a site of productive ironic performativity, Kashua's texts, I conclude, break open the monolithic image of the nation, exposing the inherent violence and contradictions involved in positioning Israel as a “Jewish State” and in situating Israeli Palestinians...