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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 199–217.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Jeroen Dewulf This article aims to provide a better understanding of the complexities involving Stefan Zweig's Brazil: Land of the Future (1941) by analyzing Zweig's encounter with Brazil in relation to that of the French modernist Blaise Cendrars. Rather than search for traces of Cendrars's...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 32–44.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Sculptures of Jason deCaires Taylor . San Francisco : Chronicle Books , 2014 . Print . “Deep Sea Corals May Be Oldest Living Marine Organism.” Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory . 2009 . Web. 10 Apr. 2016 . DeLoughrey Elizabeth . “Ordinary Futures: Interspecies Worldings in the...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 19–31.
Published: 01 March 2020
... ( Kfor ) by Shimon Adaf (2010). These texts draw on biblical or Rabbinic Hebrew, Jewish sources, and Jewish historical events (specifically the destruction of the First and Second Temples), making them just as much about a dystopian past as they are about a dystopian future. They are, in other words...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 315–337.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., experiments in narrative temporality and an explicit negation of the temporality of Bildung represent the vexed relationship to futurity in those regions of the global South most disadvantaged by the long history of their entanglement with modernity. Yet, in these works, this turning away from the temporality...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and techniques. It argues that Dolly City reflects, thematically and formally, a shift between two biopolitical models of governance: from a welfare model based on a calculable and statistical futurity and on communal sacrifice, to a neoliberal model grounded in a speculative futurity and a zero-risk...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., endurance, and ambiguity about the future, loosely in the vein of Fredric Jameson’s linking of death to utopia and Walter Benjamin’s vision of “mortification.” Copyright © 2019 by University of Oregon 2019 ghost revolution affect theory utopia Juan Rulfo Те идеи, которые входят в сознание...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 357–380.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Rijāl fī al-shams ( Men in the Sun ) to argue that Kanafani’s novelistic practice discombobulates the terms privileged in the settler colony and in its social and literary logic and form, as it promises a nonredemptive, anomic, and non-state-centric futurity. It was the poet, writer, and painter...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 132–144.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., to fill Urdu’s possible legacies through translation. Miraji established possible futures for Urdu through bygone chronicles, stories, and lyrical possibilities that were not subservient to the fluctuations of value that vernacularization carried with it. The education policies and projects that...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 466–486.
Published: 01 December 2018
... offers a corrective with insights for both the future of South Asian Anglophone literature and the field of World Literature. Copyright © 2018 by University of Oregon 2018 literary trends world literature Global Anglophone Latin America South Asia A FEW PAGES FROM THE END of Mohammad...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 68–82.
Published: 01 March 2020
... intense engagement with questions about the moral and social future. Copyright © 2020 by University of Oregon 2020 postwar culture Vittorio De Sica Albert Camus Wolfgang Borchert hope The scenery of Wolfgang Borchert’s play The Man Outside serves as a harsh contrast to the Mediterranean...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 459–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
... critical past, now inhibiting the critical future. My purpose is twofold: to delineate this critical impasse and to propose a theoretically viable allowance for the biographical. My inquiry draws on the particular nexus of biographical écriture and literary historical positioning illuminated by the author...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 62–78.
Published: 01 March 2015
... visions of a communist future in which the very character of labor is transformed. In showing how Sand and Marx place the development and emancipation of sensuous life at the heart of their humanist projects, this discussion attends to the place of Sand's fiction in a wider history of ideas and argues for...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 481–488.
Published: 01 December 2014
... evaluations of journal articles, including the ways we count them for tenure; but also, say, in the normal length of the normal end-of-term graduate seminar paper, which is merely a proxy for its potential future as a journal article. And so for historical periods, the graduate curriculum, and reports on the...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 130–140.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of futurity shift when Blackness becomes the principal critical lens. © 2016 by University of Oregon 2016 Race Black Arab American futurity literary theory Works Cited Abdulrahim Sawan . “‘Whiteness’ and the Arab Immigrant Experience.” Race and Arab Americans Before and...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 97–127.
Published: 01 March 2009
... national epic celebrating Peter's “young Russia,” a Russia no longer fettered by its “Byzantine” roots and with a glorious future, and his more recently developed desire to create for his homeland what Hannah Arendt has called a “foundational narrative”—that is, a narrative that not only announces the...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 128–141.
Published: 01 March 2009
... others finally prevail in Sacred Hunger , some Enlightenment ideals have been realized and even survive into the future. Thus, I argue, if both Michel Tournier and Sven Delblanc present an Enlightenment that has foundered on the rocks of human avarice and cruelty, Barry Unsworth chooses to salvage some...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 228–245.
Published: 01 June 2010
... openness of Russia's historical future. Mediating between the novel and its contemporary journalistic discourse with the help of the formal (narratological) categories of character and emplotment, I argue that the novelistic search for the proper emplotment of its enigmatic hero corresponds to the search...
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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 (2011) 63 (1): 86–110.
Published: 01 January 2011
... the privileged position given to the family (and kinship in general) as the building block of collectivity, I argue that democracy as a politics of friendship must contend with the uncertainty of fully working out any present or future collectivity. University of Oregon 2011 Ahmad, Aijaz...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 402–422.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the future even as they revise the past. The visual archive of the plantation, then, as unvarying and stable as it may appear (Tara, say, or the Lyceum), is really a composite consisting of all the photographs and portraits of plantations produced and circulated for the past two centuries or so. The...