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Comparative Literature (1 December 2013) 65 (4): 450–465.
Published: 01 December 2013
... transfer of guilt and perpetratorship from one generation to the next, processes that have marked public discourses in both national collectives in the aftermath of the war. I show how both authors challenge such habitual transfer, instead insisting on critical distance, empathic witnessing, and narrative...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2000) 52 (2): 97–118.
Published: 01 March 2000
... VolumeTHE OTHER 52, NumberIN GENERAL TEXT/972 MOHAMMED N. NIAZI Encountering the Other in General Text: An Approach to Intertext through Poetry of the German Sensibility F DISPUTABLE MEANING but nonetheless useful to the most divergent Opositions...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2016) 68 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Lynley Edmeades John Cage's “Empty Words” (1974–75) was designed to collapse the space between music and language. In attempting to do so, the work simultaneously disrupts and depends upon expectations generated by our regular interpretive frameworks. Using contemporary affect theory, I offer a new...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2018) 70 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., no faith, no law, no memory. —Joseph Conrad, The Mirror of the Sea 227 IT HAS BEEN SAID that diasporic fiction by writers of Vietnamese origin can be read generationally, in that the work of first generation authors is notably marked by the political upheaval of twentieth-century Vietnam...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2010) 62 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Sami Shalom Chetrit In this essay I offer a radical Mizrahi reading of the poetry of the Ashkenazi Zionist poet Haim Nahman Bialik—that is, a reading that examines Jewish and Israeli history and culture through the radical Mizrahi discourse that has evolved in Israel during the past generation, as...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2011) 63 (4): 423–437.
Published: 01 December 2011
... follows his encouragement to play with the signifiers of a text (including the author's “biographemes”) so as to generate meanings unforeseen by the author. Ultimately, the unforeseen textual echoes between Chu's novel and Barthes's text almost (but not quite) produce the perverse and impossible...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 339–355.
Published: 01 December 2012
... same production processes. Approached in this way, mise en abyme generates a model by which we can conceptualize the artwork in relation to the larger work of economic production in which it participates and of which it is a miniature model. © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 Works Cited...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2012) 64 (1): 49–72.
Published: 01 March 2012
... with Haitian authors generally and with the works of the Baron de Vastey (1781–1820) in particular. Vastey composed at least ten prose works, all of which circulated either in the original or in English translation in the Atlantic World. U.S. newspapers in the north that printed or reviewed Vastey's...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 356–381.
Published: 01 December 2012
... argued to represent a key resource both for the ideal of lyric propagated in Germany in the Geniezeit and (more unexpectedly) for Tiutchev's lyric practice. The first two sections of the article contain an overview of the chief temporal categories that occur in Pindar's corpus (and, more generally, in...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 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 (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 46–61.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of the transcendental vision implied by a developmental process of world-history, Tagore proposed that literary language generates a notion of time that is radically finite because it is aligned with the human failure to achieve divine transcendence. More specifically, his essays stage truly secular...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 429–445.
Published: 01 December 2012
... (shaped by his general attraction to the Book and book writing as well as by his reading of certain works of literature) are deeply relevant to literary studies, and particularly to our understanding of literary modernism. © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 Works Cited Adorno Theodor...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2013) 65 (2): 182–199.
Published: 01 June 2013
... views, this article shows that aesthetic reflection, which stages the difficult balance between the particular and the general, is at the heart of Barthes's and Adorno's conceptions of the role of criticism in doing justice to the individual. Beginning by comparing Adorno's and Barthes's divergent views...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2013) 65 (4): 408–428.
Published: 01 December 2013
... cultural and intellectual history of English Marxism, as his leftist self-fashioning involves sophisticated modes of theoretical engagement more usually associated with later formations such as the second-generation New Left. © 2013 by University of Oregon 2013 Works Cited Adorno Theodor...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2013) 65 (3): 306–324.
Published: 01 September 2013
... cultural assets, and therefore its general educational employment within public institutions, as opposed to its religious or liturgical use, causes no offense to anyone's freedom of conscience guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Confidence in this idea, however, set in only after a...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2014) 66 (3): 257–276.
Published: 01 September 2014
... neglected essay “Iduna, or the Apple of Rejuvenation,” which offers a persuasive counter-position to Kant's critical trajectory. In reinvigorating the idea of rejuvenation tied to the formative power of the imagination and poetic synthesis, Herder sets out to explicate the generative power of poetry as...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2014) 66 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 June 2014
... conceptualization of melancholy and mourning as two processes describing the subject's dealing with loss can be a productive theoretical framework for understanding how modernist and postmodernist fiction in general (and that of Dostoevsky and Gombrowicz in particular) deals with the loss of ontological certainty...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2014) 66 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Ryan James Kernan Literary critics in the U.S. have generally considered the artistic merit of Langston Hughes's so-called radical poetic production of the 1930s to be far below the standard the poet set in the previous decade. Its detractors (as well as its precious few champions) tend to...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2014) 66 (3): 301–321.
Published: 01 September 2014
... understand the political significance and performative force of their philosophical writing. The essay attends to the resonance generated when each thinker's words become the circumstances for reading the other's. In the disarming experience of astonishment Levinas and Emerson seek alternatives to...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2015) 67 (1): 29–36.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Simon C. Estok This article argues that the systemic focus of empirical studies of literature offers an approach consonant with the goals and methods of ecocriticism, which foregrounds interconnectedness and varieties of systemic analyses. In generating empirically viable comments about how...