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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 122–143.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Michal Peled Ginsburg This essay explores the function of the portrait in two texts, Balzac's La Maison du chat-qui-pelote and James's “Glasses.” I argue that in both texts the portrait plays a crucial role and that taking the portrait into account allows us to see differently the social dramas...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 355–369.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Stefanie Heine This article examines how breathing pauses organize prose rhythm in ancient rhetoric and in modernist texts. In Virginia Woolf’s “Time Passes” and “The Lady in the Looking Glass: A Reflection” as well as in a late chapter of Robert Musil’s The Man Without Qualities , breath is...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2011
... destitution. Such a material is, of course, glass. As Benjamin manipulates it in this essay, glass becomes a post-Kantian frame or parergon  for disclosing the truth as it occurs historically within modernity: “Glass is not by chance such a hard and smooth material (Material), to which nothing can...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 251–270.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Howard Smith Gary . Cambridge : Belknap , 1999 . Print . Carroll Lewis Chao Yuen Ren . Zou dao jing zi li = Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There . Beijing : Shang wu yin shu guan , 2002 . Print . Chesterton G.K. The Defendant . London : J.M. Dent...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 399–419.
Published: 01 December 2014
... adopted the genre of the medical case study for the Dr. Hesselius stories in In a Glass Darkly (1872). Dr. Hesselius, a man of medical science and expert in mental pathology, is fully absorbed into the narrative struc- ture as both the narrator and commentator. In “Green Tea,” a case study resem...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 335–345.
Published: 01 June 2009
... refl ection torn into “strides and splatters” (57) against the glass panels, is an obvious reference to the story’s ending as well as to a Fanonian fragmented sense of self that contrasts sharply with the fl âneur’s mastery of fragmented experience and visual consump- tion through store windows...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 46–58.
Published: 01 March 2016
...; the epigraph “to Ted Hughes” was inserted over a decade later (George 215) and inadvertently provides a meta-commentary on the writers’ struggles with traumatic experience. The poem describes an unnamed person on a stormy night combing his hair in the mirror —​a “coffin of glass” that is “more...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (4): 291–306.
Published: 01 September 2002
... as containing a pelican, a remora, a lanhado from Africa, a goose which has grown in Scotland on a tree, a flying squirrel, another squirrel like a fish, all kinds of bright colored birds from India . . . the hand of a mermaid, the hand of a mummy, a very natural wax hand under glass . . . a cup...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (4): 331–346.
Published: 01 September 2004
... narrator blocks the entire spectrum of light that passes through the stained-glass windows except for the blue and yellow rays so that he can see the dappled floors as a “dazzling, gilded carpet of forget- me-nots in glass” (78). While this dappled light undoubtedly contains colors aside from those of...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 September 2018
... diction is especially—not only, but especially—rhythm and breathing. But when it comes to the sequences that I am now about to try and say out loud, in the glass cabin of a studio, as if alone in front of a microphone, never have I felt more imperiously required to produce an utterance—no doubt within me...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (2): 119–142.
Published: 01 March 2000
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (3): 197–214.
Published: 01 June 2002
... pearl buttons; glass counters contain overpriced goods; Fedor’s new shoes are polished and shiny but do not fit correctly (G5-7, 69/D12-13, 79). Because of life’s deceptions, textual mirrors must not be faithful; rather, they should correct each other through caricature and distortion. Thus, if the...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 230–232.
Published: 01 June 2012
... less widely read Dou- glass orations, speeches that YouTube now opens the possibility of hearing through actor Roger Guenvuer Smith’s Frederick Douglass Now. They argue for an ever-maturing style that Douglass developed through his “deutero-learning” of classical oratory in the Colum- bian Orator...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 232–235.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Life of Frederick Douglass, “The Heroic Slave” (1853), and his July 5, 1852, “What to a Slave Is the Fourth of July?” and give us a view into less widely read Dou- glass orations, speeches that YouTube now opens the possibility of hearing through actor Roger Guenvuer Smith’s Frederick Douglass Now...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 235–236.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Life of Frederick Douglass, “The Heroic Slave” (1853), and his July 5, 1852, “What to a Slave Is the Fourth of July?” and give us a view into less widely read Dou- glass orations, speeches that YouTube now opens the possibility of hearing through actor Roger Guenvuer Smith’s Frederick Douglass Now...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 237–239.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Life of Frederick Douglass, “The Heroic Slave” (1853), and his July 5, 1852, “What to a Slave Is the Fourth of July?” and give us a view into less widely read Dou- glass orations, speeches that YouTube now opens the possibility of hearing through actor Roger Guenvuer Smith’s Frederick Douglass Now...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 189–191.
Published: 01 March 2010
... naturalism, and certainly August Strindberg, sometime alchemist, shared Fuller’s fascination with science and technology. Like Strind- berg and other Naturalists, Fuller was also pre-occupied with the modern theater’s inves- tigations of the fourth wall. She created her own, a glass box lit from within...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2010
... naturalism, and certainly August Strindberg, sometime alchemist, shared Fuller’s fascination with science and technology. Like Strind- berg and other Naturalists, Fuller was also pre-occupied with the modern theater’s inves- tigations of the fourth wall. She created her own, a glass box lit from within...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 193–195.
Published: 01 March 2010
... naturalism, and certainly August Strindberg, sometime alchemist, shared Fuller’s fascination with science and technology. Like Strind- berg and other Naturalists, Fuller was also pre-occupied with the modern theater’s inves- tigations of the fourth wall. She created her own, a glass box lit from within...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 195–197.
Published: 01 March 2010
... naturalism, and certainly August Strindberg, sometime alchemist, shared Fuller’s fascination with science and technology. Like Strind- berg and other Naturalists, Fuller was also pre-occupied with the modern theater’s inves- tigations of the fourth wall. She created her own, a glass box lit from within...