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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 60–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... Copyright © 2018 University of Oregon 2018 limbotopia broad present historical imagination chronotope Israeli literature Works Cited Arad Maya . Short Story Master . Xargol , 2009 . Bakhtin Mikhail . The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays . U of Texas P , 1981...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 272–297.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., the imagination advances reasoned inquiry and the results of the imagination are subject to empirical verification. Historical inquiry thereby parallels the process through which scientific knowledge is acquired, refined, and tested. Bākīkhānūf adopts a somewhat different approach to the evidentiary value...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 46–61.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Manisha Basu This article examines a selection of Rabindranath Tagore's essays with a view to demonstrating that the Indian Nobel Laureate was distressed about the fact that in the early twentieth century the modern historical sense was eclipsing the place of poetics in the colonial world. In place...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 299–319.
Published: 01 September 2021
... adaptations of Soviet erotic fiction. In reading Vâlâ’s neglected 1928 erotic historical comedy Baltacı ile Katerina ( Baltacı and Catherine ), unique among Vâlâ’s writings in its direct and explicit imagination and specification of an entangled revolution, this article suggests, by way of specific attention...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 228–245.
Published: 01 June 2010
...” or selfhood, and that a similar isomorphism can be observed between his historical and novelistic “temporal imaginations.” I argue that his journalistic articulation of Russia’s “national personality” as an enigmatic puzzle to be solved corresponds to his construction of the novelistic protagonist...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 408–435.
Published: 01 December 2019
... evolution in “Oxen” moves through a series of breaks, the article relates Joyce’s disruptive tactics to the aesthetic practices of the historical avant-gardes, showing how the affinities with the avant-garde in “Oxen” work on the level of form, content, and imagined life praxis. The main argument at stake...
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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (1): 65–85.
Published: 01 March 2024
..., as central to their imaginings of an inclusive political future in Israel/Palestine in the post-Oslo era. In revivifying eighteenth-century Acre and the city’s triumphant defeat of Napoleon in 1799, Hlehel’s creatively embellished historical novel curates an effortless cascade of emotionally contagious...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 257–276.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Helmut Illbruck This essay reexamines Johann Gottfried Herder's theoretical import for the idea and practice of comparative literature. To that end, it contextualizes Herder's defense of poetry within the historical debate between Kant and Herder over the genesis, cast, and practical value...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 291–306.
Published: 01 September 2011
... as it was often imagined in European novels, The Surrounded takes up the complicated nature of socialization in the colonial context of Native America in the early twentieth century. While Archilde Leon, the novel's protagonist, ultimately desires socialization and integration into tribal society, the colonial...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 123–135.
Published: 01 March 2013
...? In this the image of the parrot becomes both a highly condensed figure of Freudian dream-work and the quintessential monad, caught in that vacant space between the real and the relic, primary event and present trace, representation and that which cannot be spoken. While all of this coheres with Sebald's historical...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of the social figure of the spirit/specter that emerges in the protagonists’ return to places of origin. In the liminal yet visionary desert landscapes haunted by the Comalan ghosts and the enduring Dzhan dispossessed, the Hegelian notion of historical development is unseated and, with it, the dialectical (im...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 19–31.
Published: 01 March 2020
... ( Kfor ) by Shimon Adaf (2010). These texts draw on biblical or Rabbinic Hebrew, Jewish sources, and Jewish historical events (specifically the destruction of the First and Second Temples), making them just as much about a dystopian past as they are about a dystopian future. They are, in other words...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 61–83.
Published: 01 March 2021
... that the nation-state has been historically unwilling to recognize. Her eradication registers not only the specificities of the Somali diaspora to which Farah belongs but also, more broadly, the ideological premises of a particular (and destructive) kind of nationalistic imagination. Rather than aprioristically...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 207–227.
Published: 01 June 2015
... olvido (1996) by Dominican-American Marisela Rizik expose the sexual violence that women and other persecuted subjects have suffered historically, and which has engendered the idealized mixed-race nation in nationalist narratives. Using several shared motifs, these two novels question the reproductive...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 94–113.
Published: 01 March 2015
... in Wankhade's criticism, from early writings on Whitman's “spiritual democracy” to essays on the Black Arts Movement and Ralph Ellison, which were repurposed by a generation of Marathi Dalit writers. These writings imagined new terms of Dalit identity outside of the discourse of the Indian nation...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 119–139.
Published: 01 March 2007
... Origins to Existentialism . Ed. Carl E. Braaten. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1968 . Vernant, Jean-Pierre, and Pierre Vidal-Naquet. Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece . Trans. Janet Lloyd. New York: Zone Books, 1990 . White, Hayden. Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (3): 187–204.
Published: 01 June 2006
.... White, Hayden V. Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe . Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1973 . Yehoshu'a, A.B. “Ashmat ha-smol.” Politika 4 ( 1985 ): 8 -13. ____. “A.B. Yehoshu'a: Tshuva le-Anton.” Ha-'ir 31 January 1986 . Yehoshu'a, S...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (3): 207–226.
Published: 01 June 2004
.... The Magic of a Common Language: Jakobson, Mathesius, Trubetzkoy, and the Prague Linguistic Circle . Cambridge: MIT Press, 1995 . White, Hayden. Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe . Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1973 . ____. “The Modernist Event...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (4): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2000
... temps humain 1 . Paris: Plon, 1952 . Rennie, Nicholas. “Ut Pictura Historia: Goethe's Historical Imagination and the Augenblick.” Goethe Yearbook 8 ( 1996 ): 120 -41. Schlaffer, Heinz. Faust Zweiter Teil: Die Allegorie des 19. Jahrhunderts . Stuttgart: Metzler, 1981 . Todorov, Tzvetan...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (4): 352–353.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., the turn of the seventeenth century. Someone else will turn the work of West’s critical and historical imagination to Molière, and perhaps as well to Corneille, Racine, and Calderón. Rather than end deflatingly with my reservations, let me get them out of the way here, especially as the major one...