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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 194–212.
Published: 01 June 2019
... the quantitative approach to the larger theoretical claims of Historical Poetics. Statistical data can now confirm this hypothesis: the major shift in the quality of rhyme in Lomonosov is indeed due to the treatment of open masculine rhymes. 13 The tendency to enrich rhymes, however, was not an...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 272–297.
Published: 01 September 2019
...). Bākīkhānūf’s historical work conceptualizes community outside the framework of the nation, while conjoining distinctive strands of epistemic and cultural cosmopolitanism. As I explore Bākīkhānūf’s historical writing, I consider how the Persianate literary tradition of which he partakes advance a cosmopolitan...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 230–234.
Published: 01 June 2011
... acceler- ated globalization lies the key concept and stake of historical experience. This concept stands at the crossroads of three interrelated inquiries of political philosophy and cultural studies today, which one might schematically identify as the theory of immanent revolution (Deleuze, Negri...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 307–327.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Claire Solomon In Argentina, a multimedia boom in historical fictions about the so-called Jewish White Slave Trade of the early twentieth century in Buenos Aires has created a consensus about a particular set of events that deviates in consistent ways from the available evidence. In this essay I...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 265–284.
Published: 01 September 2013
... al-Matran.” Al-Masry al-Youm , 29 July–9 Sept. 2009 . Web. 27 Aug. 2012 . Saba Mahmood Azazeel  and the Politics of Historical Fiction in Egypt year after its publication, the novel Azazeel  was awarded the prestigious A International Prize for Arabic...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 363–365.
Published: 01 September 2003
... darkening skin color of these super- men, as they “degenerated” during their migrations. With inexhaustible verve, Figueira describes the historical appearance of the “Romantic Aryans” in German Naturphilosophie as true emanations of the divine, the superhuman Aryans of Nietzsche’s philosophy, the...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 69–84.
Published: 01 January 2009
...JOSEPH LUZZI This essay organizes its readings around a figure of speech, anachronism, that embodies a defining tension in much new formalist thought, one best expressed as a chiasmus: the historicity of form and the formal quality of history. I aim to trouble the lingering binary distinctions...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 228–245.
Published: 01 June 2010
...ILYA KLIGER This essay studies a crucial feature of Dostoevsky's novelistic poetics, and the poetics of Crime and Punishment (1866) in particular, in light of contemporaneous debates regarding the historical fate of Russia. The novel, I argue, is a thought experiment exploring the emerging...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 97–127.
Published: 01 March 2009
... uncovered the metaphysical import of the nation's historical destiny. Pushkin (whose career already included two political exiles and the authorship of a number of scathing epigrams directed against Alexander I and several prominent statesmen) recognized that in order to ascend to a new artistic phase he...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 336–360.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Mariano Siskind In this essay I propose two different but complementary models with which to think about the relation between the novel and the historical process of globalization. The first— the globalization of the novel —works not with particular textual formations, but with the historical...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Kevin Newmark This essay considers Baudelaire's “Le Cygne” in terms of the crucial place the poem should occupy in any theoretical reflection on literary and historical “modernity.” Despite the proliferation in recent years of references to Walter Benjamin in the reception of Baudelaire's poetry...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 408–435.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Irina D. Rasmussen Abstract In the “Oxen of the Sun” episode of Ulysses , James Joyce dramatizes the evolution of English prose styles by creating a stylistic matrix for gestation. This article links the episode’s stylistic evolution to the historical development of liberal thought about autonomy...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 283–301.
Published: 01 June 2010
...MARIKE JANZEN In the early 1960s, the East German Anna Seghers and the Cuban Alejo Carpentier published historical narratives of the slave uprisings that had rocked French and British colonies in the Caribbean during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. In both Seghers's “Das Licht...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 121–149.
Published: 01 June 2012
... description. As a result, New Criticism appears as ironic in its privileged representational mode, criticist (in the Kantian sense) in its epistemology and aesthetics, aestheticist in literary-historical or history of ideas terms, and phobic in psychoanalytic terms. The (post)structuralist moment appears...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 180–202.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Taylor Schey Abstract Theories of historical and political change often rely on the idea of a breaking point at which radical action becomes a necessity. Theories of impasse—whether historical, political, or linguistic in focus—respond more or less directly to the assumptions behind this idea. This...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 377–405.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Cervantes, Góngora, Quevedo, Gracián, Marino, Browne, Pascal, Leibniz, Angelus Silesius, and Spinoza depend largely on his conservative notions of how style and, specifically, metaphor should work. While writers from the historical Baroque often require readers to embrace hermeneutic difficulty, Borges...
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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...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 161–181.
Published: 01 June 2011
... experience, are conducted under the aegis of Miłosz, his “Master.” These experiments are not historically neutral, and the political dimension of Miłosz's poetic meditation is not lost upon Heaney, whose own desire is to forge a poetic more de-materialized than that of his previous volumes North (1975) and...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 159–179.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Lenora Hanson Abstract This article proposes that eighteenth-century and Romantic-era accounts of dreams offer a useful model for understanding the phenomenon of enclosure, or what Marx famously labeled “so-called primitive accumulation.” Rather than a historical event or a set of particular laws...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 257–269.
Published: 01 September 2012
... particularities of the time and place of the work's composition. What Auerbach famously called the “incomparable historical vantage point” of his exile in Istanbul, these critics argue, has inextricably shaped the contours of his work as a critic. This essay suggests that focusing on exile as Auerbach's most...