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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (1): 86–104.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Daniel Matore Abstract Why is postwar experimental fiction so concerned with measuring and marking out scene and setting? This article analyzes the fiction of the avant-garde British novelist Ann Quin, both her short stories and her debut novel Berg , focusing on her mise-en-scène, choreography...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 452–454.
Published: 01 December 2015
... ( May 2015 ). Clark Suzanne . Sentimental Modernism: Women Writers and the Revolution of the Word . Bloomington : Indiana UP , 1991 . Print . Entin Joseph B. Sensational Modernism: Experimental Fiction and Photography in Thirties America . Chapel Hill : U of North Carolina P...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 200–219.
Published: 01 June 2013
... of both visual theory and personal reflection, to the Israel of the first Intifada and its aftermath. Drawing on Matalon's use of Barthes, the essay seeks to highlight Camera Lucida 's theoretical tensions and to show how these tensions were productive for an experimental mode of critical writing. In her...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 119–141.
Published: 01 June 2011
...” and human consciousness. Some critics see the ascendancy of electronic media as the inevitable downfall of this culture of “humanness,” but experimental trends in recent fiction precisely point to an implication of paper matter in the construction of a subjectivity beyond the space of interiority...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 52–72.
Published: 01 March 2023
... state censors, and briefly assert the author’s belief in the function of literature. His fourth novel’s “Avertissement” declares the sonic force of his experimental fiction, achieved in part by an abundance of wordplay, exemplified by the homophony of the verbs crier and écrire . Sony Labou Tansi...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 250–252.
Published: 01 June 2014
... students to become the kinds of readers who can use formative fictions as Landy describes. His book is a good manual for training Landy’s own readers in how to become formative teachers. Ashley Barnes...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 343–345.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Catherine Toal Modernist Fiction and Vagueness: Philosophy, Form, and Language . By Quigley Megan . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2015 . 224 p . © 2017 by University of Oregon 2017 BOOK REVIEWS / 343...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (1): 54–76.
Published: 01 January 2004
.../56 Compared to other fictional works translated by Banti—Thackeray’s Vanity Fair, Austen’s Catharine, and Fournier’s Le Grand Meulnes—Jacob’s Room is certainly far more experimental and noncanonical. As Banti declares in her introduction to the 1980 translation, Woolf’s novel—allegedly still...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 114–129.
Published: 01 March 2015
... . Empire . Cambridge : Harvard UP , 2000 . Print . Henseler Christine . Spanish Fiction in the Digital Age: Generation X Remixed . New York : Palgrave Macmillan , 2011 . Print . Higgins Dick . Horizons. The Poetics and Theory of the Intermedia . Carbondale : Southern Illinois...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 241–256.
Published: 01 September 2012
... . Ceserani Remo . “L'immaginazione cospiratoria.” Cospirazioni, trame: Quaderni di Synapsis II. Ed. Micali Simona . Firenze : Le Monnier , 2003 . 7 – 20 . Print . Coale Samuel C. Paradigms of Paranoia: The Culture of Conspiracy in Contemporary American Fiction . Tuscaloosa : U...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 226–251.
Published: 01 September 2019
... moment, a central theme through which nayī kahānī fiction aimed to consolidate its vision of a universally inclusive middle class. The addition of an aloof first-person narrator is one way in which the nayī kahānī, taking a cue from the experimental modernist (prayogvādī) tradition’s literary...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 383–401.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of parataxis; The Emigrants responds to the generic conventions of postwar British neo-realism through parataxis as well as paralipses. These experimental strategies interrupt the plotting of migration as Bildung . The resistance to character development and narrative closure enacted in Voyage in the Dark...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 160–175.
Published: 01 June 2018
... Narrative and Catalogue: Life and Death of the Poem .” Mètis , vol. 11 , 1996 , pp. 5 – 24 . Putzi Jennifer . “ ‘The Skin of an American Slave’: African American Manhood and the Marked Body in Nineteenth-Century Abolitionist Literature .” Studies in American Fiction , vol. 30 , no. 2 , 2002...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 344–359.
Published: 01 September 2021
... and forms available for poetry, and autonomizing it from politics. Modernism, on the other hand, first acquired literary currency in English in the 1920s. It was then essentially a shorthand to dismiss or to defend a diversity of experimental writings— increasingly mired in controversy—over the relation...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 283–298.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of Wrath : this is perhaps the novel that is most likely to be cited by readers of fiction as the prime example of twentieth-century American realism. But what is it precisely that is “real” in The Grapes of Wrath ? The book is not overly generous with descriptions of “reality” as such; for most of its...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 192–206.
Published: 01 June 2012
... in Spanish-American Fiction.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 66 . 1 ( 1989 ): 23 – 39 . Print . ———. “Palinuro de México and Ulysses.” Estudos anglo-americanos 5 . 6 ( 1981 ): 50 – 56 . Print . Fuentes Carlos . Las buenas conciencias 1959 . Mexico City : Fondo de Cultura...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 238–249.
Published: 01 June 2017
... register the “hermeticism, complexity, and exuberant language” charac- teristic of “poems, especially experimental poems” (241), francophone postcolo- nial studies has much to learn from lyric theorists, particularly from the “immensely rich field” of “French poetry studies” (7–8); conversely, inasmuch...
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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 (2023) 75 (4): 415–436.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Charis Olszok Abstract This article suggests a marked ecological consciousness within the Arabic novel and its experimental poetics, reading the Kurdish-Syrian author Salīm Barakāt’s debut novel Fuqahāʾ al-ẓalām (1985; Sages of Darkness ) through the lens of dark, uncanny ecology. Through its...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 177–179.
Published: 01 March 2007
... treatment of the conflict presents it in a series of opposed terms, the first two of which appear in his title. He links “body” with reality, experience, and reference; it is opposed to “story,” language, and fiction. Seen as models, paradigms, or “ideal types” (Max Weber), the Enlightenment...