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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 365–368.
Published: 01 September 2014
... acts of mimesis related to that possession, produc- ing texts, or energumens, animated by that alterity” (18). Belcher’s larger theoretical argu- ment is propelled by the case of Johnson’s encounter with Habesha (Ethiopian) culture, beginning with his translation of Joachim Le Grand’s version of...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 368–370.
Published: 01 September 2014
... speechlessness as we open to its power” (343). Here again, however, the issue of agency, or even of intentionality, still vexes: if Johnson remains within the power of Habesha discourse, how does he create the cautionary figure of the astronomer? If he has written that figure in order “to maintain control...