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Comparative Literature (1 December 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 A...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 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 are...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 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 (1 March 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 of...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 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 (1 December 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 (1 September 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 (1 December 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 (1 June 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 (1 March 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 (1 June 2019) 71 (2): 139–153.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Christopher Davis Abstract This article examines three multilingual lyrics from the Middle Ages in which linguistic difference is employed as a strategy for defining the relationship between language and poetic form. Two poems by twelfth-century troubadours, “Eras quan vey,” a descort in five...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2010) 62 (3): 201–227.
Published: 01 June 2010
... 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...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2010) 62 (2): 179–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
... attempted to embrace all imaginative literary forms. Robbins has a more precise focus: the inter-relations among erotic and displaced erotic desires and drives; the class formations and reformations of capitalist, especially bourgeois, liberal societies; and the emergent formation of the welfare state as...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2011) 63 (1): 47–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Glenn A. Odom This article examines Yael Farber's Molora , an adaptation of The Oresteia , in the context of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission as a narrative form. I argue that, in performance, the play prevents the culmination of both reconciliation and the tragic form, leaving...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2012) 64 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Blair Hoxby We owe our idea of tragedy and our tragic repertoire to a generation of romantic critics who, writing in the shadow of Kant, demanded that tragedies display organic form, express the spirit of a nation, and stage a collision between freedom and necessity. Their formula obscures aspects...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2012) 64 (3): 241–256.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., with ten elements that define and structure it as a highly complex literary form: length, encyclopedic mode, dissonant chorality, diegetic exuberance, completeness, narrratorial omniscience, paranoid imagination, inter-semiocity, ethical commitment, and hybrid realism. These ten categories are common...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2012) 64 (3): 257–269.
Published: 01 September 2012
... critical readings of Mimesis . This tendency, originating in the work of Edward Said and practiced in some form or another by nearly all of Auerbach's critics of the last three decades, is to contextualize the writing of Mimesis and to explain its seemingly ungainly form in terms of the specific...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2013) 65 (2): 182–199.
Published: 01 June 2013
... on Brecht as exemplar of committed literature, the article then examines the convergence between the two writers' attitudes to the aesthetic. Essayism is a central preoccupation, as a discussion of both writers' preferred forms shows: Adorno's “The Essay as Form” and Barthes's “Inaugural Lecture...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2014) 66 (3): 257–276.
Published: 01 September 2014
... critical reason, and also emphasizes Herder's turn to poetry as a molding influence on Erich Auerbach's conception of philology as effective preservation and a form of synthetic mythography. To delineate and defend Herder's position, the essay undertakes a revisionist theoretical reading of Herder's...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2015) 67 (4): 429–444.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Mikhal Dekel This essay argues that in emotionally and politically fraught terrains tragic literature may offer an embodied, affective critique of the existing political order that is more effective than theoretical-didactic critiques. As a form that makes room for conflict, violence, and desire...