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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 257–269.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Jacob Hovind If Erich Auerbach's Mimesis is generally considered a landmark in twentieth-century literary criticism and an originary text for the modern practice of comparative literature, then this is despite the fact that its profound interpretive structures and hermeneutic consequences still...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 340–360.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of writers such as Orfa Alarcón, Yuri Herrera, Élmer Mendoza, Heriberto Yépez, and Juan Pablo Villalobos—while conceived as critical literary interventions, are in fact marketable commodities reproducing hegemonic discourses that frame the drug trade as a phenomenon operating outside of the state...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 7–15.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Ashley L. Cohen This essay begins by observing that the Indian and Atlantic Ocean worlds were deeply linked in eighteenth-century British literature and colonial discourse—so deeply, in fact, that they shared a common name: “the Indies.” Theorizing outward from this case study, this essay advocates...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 86–107.
Published: 01 March 2019
... in fact often conflated. Second, as Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby demonstrates, the promise of dialectic unity is unattainable not only for the colonized or oppressed; it is also beyond the reach of the oppressor. Through the study of other postcolonial authors, the article proposes certain lines of...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 139–153.
Published: 01 June 2019
... poem strives to synthesize different languages to produce a perfect poetic idiom, this article contends that “Aï faus ris” in fact performs the limitations of human language and the inevitability of linguistic difference, advocating instead for the conceptual harmony of lyric form as an aesthetic...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 160–176.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Asia or Africa is in fact an important element of the longer history of which colonialism and postcolonialism are part. University of Oregon 2009 Michael Uebel. Ecstatic Transformation: On the Uses of Alterity in the Middle Ages . New York: Palgrave, 2005. David Wallace. Premodern...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 315–335.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of interpretation. But in light of the fact that no future scholar will be able to escape reading texts of world literature in translation, this essay simultaneously calls for a renewed discussion of the contested status of so-called universals within the discourse of Comparative Literature today...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 179–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
... more the fact that literature, especially the novel, does work within a society that both exposes social processes and psychological drives and creates the institutions they need and desire. Frye organized his anatomy around a set of interlocking hermeneutical and structural levels and modes that...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 January 2011
... common with Tolstoi's. Both writers advocated lowered states of consciousness and warned against the dangers of self-consciousness and intellection, although the fact that they did so in a conscious and reasoned manner involved them in self-contradiction. The extent and nature of this contradiction is...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 201–227.
Published: 01 June 2010
... spot in most theories of poetry, because it undermines the pervasive idea of a monolingual idiom independent from social developments, but that Roman Jakobson's theory of equational relations may be valuable if applied with substantial readjustments to account for the fact that different languages are...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 203–223.
Published: 01 June 2020
... moment, in all senses of that phrase. But this often-cited feature of language could neither be affirmed nor denied once and for all, since either alternative would pretend to address as an established fact that which troubles every establishment. Rather, it is what each time solicits yet another attempt...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 240–257.
Published: 01 June 2020
... accumulation, must not go. At the same time, the more fungible the differences between ecological spheres, the more rigid the enforcement of state and private property lines, so that the discourse of trespass whereby one might hope to prosecute environmental crime in fact criminalizes once permitted commoning...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 272–275.
Published: 01 September 2020
... The Joys of Motherhood to underscore a critique of nativism in the rural-urban interface in Nigeria that is globally instructive and to point out the fact that woman is never native. native nativism complicity Emecheta COMPARATIVE LITERATURE IS about other languages, a sense of equivalence...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 169–191.
Published: 01 June 2012
... evident throughout the rest of the book. In fact, while Hughes takes Stowe's novel as a point of departure, the work done by his choice of images, their captions, and their placement in the text is the real story. This essay elucidates some of the deeply complex strategies Hughes employed in order to...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 423–437.
Published: 01 December 2011
... who he is quoting. In fact, the name “Roland Barthes” is elided throughout the novel. As a result, Barthes seems to become an unnamable figure in the novel, occupying the textual non-place usually reserved for homosexuality itself. To bring out “Roland Barthes,” this essay explores the intertextual...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 382–406.
Published: 01 December 2012
... sovereign law unto itself, whose wider metaphysical as well as historical authority needs no argument. As a result, his interpretation of the nature of French tragedy inevitably would have confirmed his core theses about the German baroque, a fact that in turn draws attention to what Benjamin truly needed...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 46–61.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Manisha Basu This article examines a selection of Rabindranath Tagore's essays with a view to demonstrating that the Indian Nobel Laureate was distressed about the fact that in the early twentieth century the modern historical sense was eclipsing the place of poetics in the colonial world. In place...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 85–100.
Published: 01 March 2013
... tropes, medieval literary texts in fact reveal a keen awareness and dedicated study of natural phenomenon. Comparing how the three authors discussed here describe the trees, forest, and defoliation in their elegies highlights their knowledge of the natural environment and their affective response to...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 162–181.
Published: 01 June 2013
... certainties towards a salutary uncertainty. But somnambule Sicherheit also presents the possibility that the current may be reversed, that narrative may move under cover of uncertainty towards certainty. That Sebald criticism has not been more troubled by this possibility is in no small part due to the fact...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 43–51.
Published: 01 March 2014
... U.S. The testimonies tell distressing stories of the pernicious effects of student debt. They also correct some current misperceptions — for instance, that student debt only became an issue after the financial crisis of 2007/08, when in fact it has been a problem since the 1980s. Overall, contemporary...