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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 (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 is...
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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
... 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 (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 (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 (2015) 67 (2): 131–144.
Published: 01 June 2015
... 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 with...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 429–444.
Published: 01 December 2015
... 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 (2017) 69 (2): 181–200.
Published: 01 June 2017
... perception brought on by the development of the metropolis. What is the effect of the crisis in terms of reading and writing for Benjamin? What happens to the responsibility of art? More specifically, which genres and modes are apt 1) to help the city-dweller adapt to perceptual changes and 2) to clear the...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 54–73.
Published: 01 March 2017
... differences but also in differences of culture, genre, and disciplines of study. Instead, Affect Studies has often spoken (implicitly or otherwise) of affect in a universalist vein. While acknowledging the limits of translation, the essay concludes that a considered approach to translation as method would...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Shir Alon Abstract Focusing on Hebrew writer Orly Castel-Bloom’s novel Dolly City (1993), as well as on her short stories published in the same period, this essay analyzes how neoliberal principles of risk management, primarily risk privatization and speculation, shape postmodernist literary genres...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 226–251.
Published: 01 September 2019
... properly “literary” nayī kahānī texts were written, the essay shows how the movement inaugurated a modernist realism characterized by attention to genre, rhetoric, and style on one hand, and commitment to social reality on the other. Combining rhetorical strategies—such as shifting narrative voice...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 314–332.
Published: 01 September 2019
.... These publications in this way confused the romance ’s oral origins at the intersection of medieval Castilian and Arabic cultural practices, one the one hand, and the early modern reception and revival of the genre, on the other hand. This essay examines how and why debate about this complex history of...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 381–407.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Alani Rosa Hicks-Bartlett Abstract Gabriele D’Annunzio’s Il Piacere ( Pleasure ) feints at being a bildungsroman. Even as it incorporates the genre’s defining tropes, it repeatedly undermines them, staging an educational process that is continually frustrated and problematized. Il Piacere can...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 60–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Elana Gomel; Vered Karti Shemtov This article analyzes a new form of historical representation that we term “limbotopia” (by analogy with utopia and dystopia). Limbotopia is a genre of the “broad present,” in which history seems to come to a standstill and characters inhabit a changeless—and often...