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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 194–217.
Published: 01 June 2018
... 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...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 230–234.
Published: 01 June 2011
... DOI 10.1215/00104124-1265493 Tr a n s l a t i 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...
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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, AND...
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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 (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
... 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 to in- clude things like mystical and visionary writings and hagiographic...
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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” and...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Baudelaire's 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...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 161–181.
Published: 01 June 2011
... 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
...”]. All 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 and...
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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; and as a...
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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 (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 in...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 459–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
... 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 into a...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 332–350.
Published: 01 September 2016
... concludes by positing a direct correspondence between concrete poetry and Zen, aptly represented in the work of Paulo Leminski. Along the way, the essay explores questions regarding the inscription of reality in the natural sign, the transcription (or translation) of experience in a language of words, and...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 181–200.
Published: 01 June 2017
...E. S. Burt Around the time he was conceiving his thesis on allegory in the Baroque mourning-play, Walter Benjamin equated perception with reading. To align phenomenal experience with reading texts is unusual, and gives rise to questions. Benjamin's teacher, Georg Simmel, had identified a crisis in...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 340–360.
Published: 01 September 2020
... garbled telegram in the Recherche are psychologically therapeutic exercises in misreading and gestures toward paths not taken. But in Nabokov’s case, it is also an experiment in writing the kind of literary freedom he theorized in his 1941 lecture on drama titled “The Tragedy of Tragedy.” The article...
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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...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 41–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
... sāl-i-āshnā’i: yādo n kā majmūʻah ( Months and Years of Friendship: Recollections ; 1979), arguing that Faiz’s text is distinct from earlier, Western travelers’ accounts in its articulation of the complexities of his subject position vis-à-vis the Soviet state. It does so by translating his experience...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 84–109.
Published: 01 March 2021
... tensions foreign to the British novel. Exploring this alternative reading practice provides an opportunity to understand how Bengali and Sanskrit—in terms of literature and culture—are part of the lived experience of both Bankim and his nineteenth-century readers, and part of the aesthetic and ethical...