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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 255–269.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of “all literature,” before the concepts of Weltliteratur and comparative literature gained currency. The divergence of the two genesis stories is the result of competing geopolitical interests, which determine which literatures enter into the sphere of comparison, on what terms, within which paradigms...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 289–298.
Published: 01 September 2021
...José Luís Jobim Abstract Ferdinand Denis, Almeida Garrett, and Alexandre Herculano were European authors who, during the nineteenth century, formulated a meaning for local color below the equator, and contributed to a comparativism that geopolitically originated from the Old World, which created...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 137–161.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Anne Dwyer This essay investigates the linguistic play and geopolitical scenarios in the work of Austrian writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (author of Venus in Furs and the man who gave his name to “masochism”) and his younger contemporary, the German-Jewish writer Karl Emil Franzos. Both men grew...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 270–288.
Published: 01 September 2021
...César Domínguez Abstract This article discusses why it is necessary to rebuild comparative literature in terms of a geopolitics of comparison. “Geopolitics” is understood here, following Gearóid Ó Tuathail, to mean a distinctive genre of geo-power which brought about the systemic closure...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... These conventional answers to the question of which languages are relevant in the study of American and Arabic literatures have echoed geopolitical hierarchies and obscured important networks that do not always center on Europe and the United States, such as the South-South dimension of world literature, of which...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 15–24.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to consider when and how the valorization of nature might have differential yet tightly related geopolitical effects, under certain circumstances even serving as a screen for postcolonial violence and corporate-driven damage. The essay concludes with an analysis of Halon Habil's Oil on Water in order to argue...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 116–129.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of comparison (the “color line”) in response to lynching and imperial conquest. Arguing that the question of comparison in the present must be resolved by collective action rather than scholarship, it tentatively suggests a few possible lines of study attuned to the local and geopolitical dynamics of race...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 59–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
... by the monologic, “terroristic” nature of the narrative. Hamid's Reluctant Fundamentalist , by contrast, has been interpreted predominantly in terms of post-9/11 geopolitical issues articulated within the diegesis: a “reading in” rather than “into.” To redress the critical balance, the article closes...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 336–360.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Verne and Eduardo Ladislao Holmberg. While both writers create images of travelers spreading modern bourgeois culture throughout the world and beyond, as might be expected, Verne's images differ significantly from Holmberg's. My claim here is that the particular geopolitical determinations that marked...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 225–236.
Published: 01 June 2021
... Peninsula, through which is shipped 35 percent of the world’s petroleum, is a waterway of the utmost geopolitical importance, its harbors built not for dreamy swimmers but for giant oil tankers and the elaborate maritime-military infrastructure assuring their passage. Such a setting would seem to stand...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 166–183.
Published: 01 June 2021
.... Crucially, the port film is also where the labor of gender is thrown into stark relief, for understandings of work-time and work-space are indelibly and insistently gendered. The article concludes by suggesting how these expanded understandings of work are inflected by the geopolitical position of port...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 315–337.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Maureen Moynagh This essay considers the child-soldier figure in contemporary African fiction as a vehicle for a critique of modernity as a particular time consciousness and of its attendant geopolitics. In the work of novelists Ahmadou Kourouma, Chris Abani, Abdourahman Waberi, and others...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... languages and different locations, intersecting and diverging; and modernism as a missed encounter, an imaginary dialogue either facilitated or foreclosed by global geopolitics. Together, they present a picture of global modernism not as one holistic entity, but as errant and reiterative articulations...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 418–435.
Published: 01 September 2006
... . Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989 . Jameson, Fredric. The Geopolitical Aesthetic: Cinema and Space in the World System . Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995 . Karatani, Koojin. Origins of Modern Japanese Literature . Trans. Brett de Bary. Durham and London: Duke University...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 376–386.
Published: 01 September 2006
... spatial structures that assume the function of marking geopolitical discontinuities, operating on the levels of the real, the symbolic, and the imaginary (Foucher 38). On a symbolic level they are linked to the identity of specific communities related to specific territories. Anthropologists have...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 389–403.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of transnationalizing economies in the region, which, without such a user-friendly geopolitical signifier, does not yet exist in anything like a coherent geopolitical or cultural framework. In such a discursive framework, our everyday spaces and lives inside the creativity and chaos of the Pacific are being shaped...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 95–99.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Fontane and the Slavic World” and the next, “The Woman Taken in Adultery E e only becomes the focus at the end of the chapter, which is rich in details about geopolitics and perceptions of nations from di erent sides: Germans’ perceptions of Poland, Prussia’s view of England and Russia, the newly...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 144–146.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and cartographies of world literature. In particular, Djagalov highlights the geopolitical history of the competitions for literary influence in the recently decolonized states. Another asset of this chapter is the analysis of the Soviet reception of Afro-Asian literature based on archived readers’ letters...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 354–356.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., Candido, Rama, Appiah, Bhabha, among others). His book offers an analysis of cosmopolitanism as a desire for the world (deseos de mundo, desejos do mundo) in order to historicize the geopolitics of world literature’s gesture of hospitality, as pre- scribed by Jing Tsu (14). In Siskind’s rendering...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 256–273.
Published: 01 June 2009
.... COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 258 from the ways in which his philosophical views are inseparable from his personal experience to the ways in which liberation philosophy is situated in the geopolitics of knowledge.5 Paying attention to the diverse currents running through both Dussel’s biography...