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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 351–369.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Luke Arnott Noting the resurgence of popular and academic interest in epics across disparate media, this essay proposes a theory of the epic genre that transcends particular media and cultures. It seeks to reconcile discussions of the epic in Aristotle, G.W.F. Hegel, Georg Lukács, Mikhail Bakhtin...
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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 (2000) 52 (4): 321–338.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Umawi (Love and Death in the Poetry of the Udhrite Poets in the Umayyad Period) . Amman: Maktabat Amman, 1985 . ____. The `Atlal-Nasib in Early Arabic Poetry. A Study of the Development of the Elegiac Genre in Classical Arabic Poetry . Irbid: Yarmouk University Press, 1999 . Djedidi, Tahar...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 455–457.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Mike Chasar Poetry and Its Others: News, Prayer, Song, and the Dialogue of Genres . By Ramazani Jahan . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2014 . 285 p. © 2015 by University of Oregon 2015 BOOK REVIEWS / 455...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (1): 94–96.
Published: 01 January 2002
...Isabelle Favre The Genres and Genders of Surrealism. By Annette Shandler Levitt. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999. 155 p. University of Oregon 2002 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/72 BOOK REVIEWS DREAMING BY THE BOOK. By Elaine...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 95–98.
Published: 01 January 2010
...John Wilkins Nature, Culture, and the Origins of Greek Comedy. By Kenneth S. Rothwell, Jr. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. 326 p. Aristophanes and the Carnival of Genres. By Charles Platter. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007. 257 p. University of Oregon 2010...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 241–256.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Stefano Ercolino This article seeks to define a new genre of the contemporary novel: the maximalist novel . It is an aesthetically hybrid genre that developed in the United States in the early 1970s and then spread to Europe at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The aim of this article...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 291–306.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Enrique Lima The European Bildungsroman since its emergence at the end of the eighteenth century has been the great genre of socialization. Beginning with Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre , the Bildungsroman has narrated the story of a protagonist willingly or unwillingly renouncing his or her...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 322–339.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Neta Stahl The train had a remarkable and meaningful role in the process of modernization and secularization within European Jewish society during the nineteenth century. Not surprisingly, this central role is reflected in the literature of the period, in what I would like to call “the train genre...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 389–407.
Published: 01 December 2016
... on a circular concept of time, the Zimbabwean novels are based on a view of time as linear progress. The article argues that these concepts of time are determined by the genre conventions of the novel and the tale and that the adoption and hybridization of these genres has been decisively impacted by the state...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 25–51.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Sara Hakeem Grewal Abstract While the ghazal has appeared in many linguistic traditions, its diversity is undermined by the imposition of a singular definition of this genre, which is further compounded by the overly simplistic identification of ghazal as lyric; these lyricized readings...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Anna A. Berman Abstract What is a family novel ? Russian literary scholars—who use the term frequently—claim that it is originally an English genre, yet in English scholarship the term has virtually disappeared. This article recovers the lost history of the family novel, tracing two separate...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 33–48.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of Boileau's L'art poétique (1683). It considers translations of various genres, including the poetic epistle, verse drama, and the newly fashionable romance in the context of complex shifts in Anglo-French relations. It argues that French and French cultural forms represented powerful cultural capital...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 356–381.
Published: 01 December 2012
... association between distinct temporal patterns and poetic genres, as well as the issue of the priority of literary vs. philosophical influences on cultural perceptions of time. © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 Works cited Anglet Andreas . Der “ewige” Augenblick: Studien zur Struktur und...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 131–144.
Published: 01 June 2015
... no longer freely travelable, but crisscrossed by internal and international borders. This process is crucial in terms of the history of the novel because it undid the nexus of space, mobility, and narrative characteristic of the early-modern novel and forced the genre to invent plots that better aligned...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 31–45.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Morten Hansen This essay argues that we should read Jamaica Kincaid's A Small Place as part of a larger recurrence and metamorphosis of the epic on a global scale, a new genre that grapples with the economic and spatial conditions of our contemporary age by combining formal innovations...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 429–444.
Published: 01 December 2015
...; and as a genre embroiled in emotion and trauma, it can speak to all sides wounded by conflict without moralizing. It is in the hero's direct encounter with and response to conflict and violence, what Raymond Williams calls “its experience, its comprehension, and its resolution,” that the essay locates tragedy's...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 43–53.
Published: 01 January 2009
... requires the necessity not of the silence Wittgenstein invokes at the end of the Tractatus in a statement that Sebald himself quotes at the end of Vertigo , but of an ongoing journeying into new literary genres. In Sebald's work each of these relations bears upon the difficulties of representing...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 69–84.
Published: 01 January 2009
... single literary genre, I examine the rhetoric of anachronism in two historical novels—Alessandro Manzoni's I promessi sposi ( The Betrothed ) and Giorgio Bassani's Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini ( The Garden of the Finzi-Continis )—two texts dealing with the Holocaust—Primo Levi's “Il tramonto di Fòssoli...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 103–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
... fantasies that the novel, a genre associated with the ascendancy of the bourgeoisie and its values, weaves around the eroticized figure of the aristocrat. It documents, in Madame Bovary , the gradual replacement of the nobleman-rake in Emma Bovary's fantasies and love-affairs with substitutes produced...