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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
... . Stuttgart: Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlug, 1988 . Worton, Michael, and Judith Still, eds. Intertextuality: Theories and Practices . Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1990 . SPRING 2000 VolumeTHE OTHER 52, NumberIN GENERAL TEXT/972 MOHAMMED N. NIAZI...
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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 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 June 2018) 70 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2018
... 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, while that of their...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2019) 71 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
... dialectical (im)possibility of utopia after upheaval, generating consideration of a new political and social order. In both works, the reader is left to make meaning in a spatialized, affective framework wherein spectral melancholy is not necessarily tied only to mourning or loss but also to imagination...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2009) 61 (2): 97–127.
Published: 01 March 2009
... had to find a new voice and a more mature literary persona. However, “maturity,” which for the ancients was synonymous with political freedom, presented a considerable problem for the generation whose early youth coincided with the Napoleonic wars and the romantic revolution in poetry, but whose...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2009) 61 (2): 142–159.
Published: 01 March 2009
... old idealism, a baroque artifice, and a literary solution of major interest, inspiration, and enrichment for generations of readers and writers to come. University of Oregon 2009 Alter, Robert. The Pleasures of Reading in an Ideological Age . New York and London: Norton, 1996 . Balderston...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2009) 61 (4): 388–399.
Published: 01 September 2009
... as an exercise, and allusions to this text can be easily traced throughout Three Lives in general and The Good Anna in particular. The following essay argues that Stein's “new kind of realism” (William James) constitutes a rewriting and a radicalization of Flaubert's decomposition of certain key...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2009) 61 (4): 416–431.
Published: 01 September 2009
... it is” (“wie es ist”). This concept-name at times appears demonstrative—“It is thus”—at times general—“how it is”—and at times self-referential—“here I am.” Although Adorno's English translator Hullot-Kentor notes that the meaning of Sosein for Adorno is equivalent to that of Beckett's “Comment c'est...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2009) 61 (3): 316–326.
Published: 01 June 2009
...J. ANDREW BROWN This essay focuses on Ricardo Piglia's use of cyborgs and post-punk music to generate the “proliferating nuclei” that Alejo Carpentier identifies as basic to baroque and neobaroque expressive structures. Brown traces the link between cyborgs and the New World baroque from Diego...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2010) 62 (1): 55–67.
Published: 01 January 2010
... his Italian predecessor. Whereas Pellico expresses a belief in the general goodness of humanity and advocates forgiveness of his oppressors, Nabokov demonstrates that in the “Communazist” era and its aftermath only an unrelenting and firm resistance to oppressors, not their absolution, will bring down...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2010) 62 (4): 315–335.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of world literature in English translation now available for classroom use (Norton, Bedford, Longman), this essay explores the possible pitfalls comparatists face as general readers of world literature no less than as scholars when they study texts in languages they do not speak. The author, a...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2010) 62 (4): 376–398.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., mutually eclipsing otherness. The flâneur in exile thus embodies a comparative poetics resistant to generalizing thinking but insistent on bringing places and times into contact and acknowledging the constitutive role that such moments of encounter play in modern and contemporary literature and in...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 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. “Jameson's...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 235–252.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of “passion,” a term that in its various Greek, Latin, and vernacular forms signifies not only a psychological affect but also a state of being-acted-upon more generally. The Rime 's participation in this discourse is signaled by certain features of its vocabulary, its adoption of ancient poetic...
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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 December 2011) 63 (4): 383–401.
Published: 01 December 2011
... through the use of parataxis; The Emigrants responds to the generic conventions of postwar British neo-realism through parataxis as well as paralipses. These experimental strategies interrupt the plotting of migration as Bildung . The resistance to character development and narrative closure enacted in...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2012) 64 (2): 150–168.
Published: 01 June 2012
... England and into the crowded streets of London; for Baudelaire, they occurred when the “ineffable orgy” of the crowd failed to generate insights into the face of the stranger. For both writers, this failure of the poetic imagination on the streets of the metropolis, evident, for instance, in Wordsworth's...
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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...