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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 383–401.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Nicole Rizzuto This essay argues that the Caribbean migration narratives of Jean Rhys and George Lamming employ formal tactics associated with modernism to question values subtending literary realism and provide alternative models for thinking about relations between the novel form and community...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 452–454.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Theresa Krier Desiring Bodies: Ovidian Romance and the Cult of Form . By Heyworth Gregory . Notre Dame : University of Notre Dame Press , 2009 . xvii, 357 p . © 2011 by University of Oregon 2011 BOOK REVIEWS...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 325–344.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Wendell, W.D. Howells, Charles Chesnutt, and Norman Foerster), this essay demonstrates how a methodological or theoretical focus on aesthetic formalism is a symptom of the secularization of knowledge in the nineteenth century. The variations in the use of “form” among this essay's case studies...
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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 (2017) 69 (4): 457–459.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Ania Spyra Form and Instability: Eastern Europe, Literature, Postimperial Difference . By Starosta Anita . Evanston : Northwestern University Press , 2015 . 222 p. Copyright © 2017 University of Oregon 2017 BOOK...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 455–458.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Patrick Collier Little Magazine, World Form . By Eric Bulson . New York and Chichester : Columbia University Press , 2017 . 333 pages. Copyright © 2019 by University of Oregon 2019 It has been more than two decades now since modernism returned to the foreground of literary...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 320–343.
Published: 01 September 2021
... influenced by free verse poetics in Marathi, making clear that any consideration of modern Hindi literature must take into account the complex interrelationships of literary cultures in South Asia. Thus, Muktibodh’s long poem prompts a reconsideration of the role of genre and form in our understanding...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 171–185.
Published: 01 June 2022
... object-oriented ontology, and world literature, this essay explores how a close encounter with objects, stories, and descriptive language can reveal the form and poetics of the Indian Ocean. A concept of regional relationality, encompassing both connectivity and narratability, emerges alongside...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (4): 357–360.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Cheryl Hindrichs Play and the Politics of Reading: The Social Uses of Modernist Form. By Paul B. Armstrong. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2005. xv, 207 p. University of Oregon 2007 BOOK REVIEWS/349...
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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 (2017) 69 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Meg Samuelson This essay makes a case for the categories of littoral literature and coastal form through which it aims to take up the expansive possibilities of the maritime turn while keeping both the materiality of the ocean and the locality of the shore in sight. It elaborates the notion...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (4): 437–475.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Aubrey Gabel Abstract This essay examines the history of “I remember” poetry, which began with Joe Brainard’s volume I Remember (1970). The form, which consists of simple, declarative sentences beginning with “I remember,” draws in readers with generational nostalgia, for the objects, brands...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (4): 421–441.
Published: 01 December 2021
... Spain, it remains European, steeped in the French, German, and a homogeneous Spanish terrain. In reading the above as the encounter, and expansion, of Spanish forms with Andalusi ones, I have tried to bypass a framework that casts the relation between Spanish writers and the Andalusi past as merely...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (4): 506–508.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Zachary Tavlin ztavlin@saic.edu Forms of Poetic Attention . By Lucy Alford . New York : Columbia University Press , 2020 . xiv + 365 pp. Copyright © 2021 by University of Oregon 2021 Lucy Alford’s terrific Forms of Poetic Attention takes us from ancient Greek lyric...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (3): 290–294.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Thomas Pfau Romantic Theory: Forms of Reflexivity in the Romantic Era. By Leon Chai. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. xx, 283 p. University of Oregon 2008 BOOK REVIEWS SURPRISED IN TRANSLATION. By Mary Ann Caws...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 392–394.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Sean Franzel franzels@missouri.edu Clare Pettitt , Serial Forms: The Unfinished Project of Modernity, 1815–1848 ( Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2020 ). Copyright © 2023 by University of Oregon 2023 In a seminar I teach on seriality and small forms, students usually...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (4): 503–505.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Marta Hernández Salván martasal@ucr.edu Forms of Disappointment: Cuban and Angolan Narrative after the Cold War . By Lanie Millar . New York : State University of New York Press , 2019 . 262 pp. Copyright © 2023 by University of Oregon 2023 Millar’s Forms...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 252–271.
Published: 01 September 2019
... modernist form, directly influenced the writing and translating of The Rice-Sprout Song (1955), the novel Chang wrote next for the USIS to expose the truth of famine in Communist China. I show that Chang’s translation practices connect US and Chinese literary modernisms in a showdown of literary forms...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 21–28.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Joseph C. Carroll This essay argues that the sciences most relevant to literary study form an integrated complex summarized by the term “biocultural theory.” Foundational theories accepted currently in literary scholarship are incompatible with a biocultural understanding of the evolved character...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 201–227.
Published: 01 June 2010
... are not connected by any prior paradigmatic framework. In the absence of such an overarching arrangement, code switches in interlingual poetry do not reflect but creatively project paradigmatic relations—in the form of metaphors that constitute a poetic metalanguage. The article focuses on the interlingual poetry...