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Comparative Literature (1 June 2015) 67 (2): 131–144.
Published: 01 June 2015
... longer freely travelable, but crisscrossed by internal and international borders. This process is crucial in terms of the history of the novel because it undid the nexus of space, mobility, and narrative characteristic of the early-modern novel and forced the genre to invent plots that better aligned...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2010) 62 (2): 179–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Paul A. Bové Since Bruce Robbins's Upward Mobility and the Common Good: Toward a Literary History of the Welfare State deals with the novel, readers will rightly place it next to Lukacs and more recent historians and theoreticians of the genre. Critically, however, I believe it is also important...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2010) 62 (4): 336–360.
Published: 01 September 2010
... the Global. A Critique of World Literature Kant and the Global Novel In “Idea for a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Purpose” (1784), Kant drafts the historiographic parameters for a re-conceptualization of a human history narrated from the point of view of the...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2010) 62 (2): 103–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
...David Quint In its retrospect on the history of the European novel, Tomasi di Lampedusa's Il Gattopardo identifies the figure of the aristocratic male libertine as a particular novelistic object of erotic attraction and repulsion. The nobleman's sexual dominance and whip-wielding brutality is a...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2010) 62 (3): 228–245.
Published: 01 June 2010
... literary-institutional perspective, see Klioutchkine. Comparative Literature  62:3 DOI 10.1215/00104124-2010-012  © 2010 by University of Oregon Shapes of History & the Enigmatic Hero in Dostoevsky / 229 which is the work of the entire novel. Moreover, the establishment of the pro...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2016) 68 (4): 389–407.
Published: 01 December 2016
... essentialist binaries, this article develops a nuanced understanding of the concepts of time and history expressed in two categories of novels in three African languages: Ujamaa novels in Swahili (Tanzania) and Chimurenga/Umvukela novels in Shona and Ndebele (Zimbabwe). While Ujamaa novels often operate on a...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2012) 64 (3): 241–256.
Published: 01 September 2012
... the Novel.” Narrative 15 . 2 ( 2007 ): 187 – 206 . Print . Hofstadter Richard . The Paranoid Style in American Politics . New York : Knopf , 1946 . Print . Hutcheon Linda . A Poetics of Postmodernism: History, Theory, Fiction . New York : Routledge , 1988 . Print...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2016) 68 (2): 235–250.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Daniel Just This essay discusses the implications of Milan Kundera's conception of the novel for literary theory and history. It presents Kundera's theory of the novel as a search for a type of didacticism that inscribes the reader in a process of learning that does not have a concrete content or...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 291–306.
Published: 01 September 2011
... unorthodox final section of the essay, I argue that economic theories of uneven development illuminate why McNickle's novel transforms the Bildungsroman as it does. It is my claim that theories of uneven development, while at first glance seemingly unrelated to questions of literary history, help explain why...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2009) 61 (2): 142–159.
Published: 01 March 2009
...JAMES RAMEY Although the vast differences in scale, style, economy, and subject between Borges's and Joyce's work argue against a positive flow of Joycean ideas through Borges's work—Borges was no parasite of Joyce—in this essay I argue that the “death of the novel” theme Borges seems to have...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2009) 61 (2): 128–141.
Published: 01 March 2009
... . Vaughan, Alden T., and Virginia Mason Vaughan. Shakespeare's Caliban: A Cultural History . Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1991 . Velcic, Vlatka. “Postmodern and Postcolonial Portrayals of Colonial History: Contemporary Novels about the Eighteenth Century.” Tennessee Philological Bulletin 38 ( 2001...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2013
...” — and especially in The Turn of the Screw — is the kind of female protagonist scrutinized by the Goncourts' novel. I argue that the structure of The Turn of the Screw — and the critical controversies that have beset its reception history — can be explained by linking it to the two failed texts that...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 462–463.
Published: 01 December 2012
... REVIEWS Impure Worlds: The Institution of Literature in the Age of the Novel. By Jonathan Arac. New York: Fordham University Press, 2011. xiii, 184 p. Jonathan Arac is passionately devoted to impurity. In his recent essays on the history of the novel, his brief against Pascal Casanova’s The...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2006) 58 (1): 83–86.
Published: 01 January 2006
...David A. Brewer The One vs. the Many: Minor Characters and the Space of the Protagonist in the Novel. By Alex Woloch. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003. ix, 391 p. University of Oregon 2006 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/70 BOOK REVIEWS...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 307–327.
Published: 01 September 2011
... show how the literary consensus about the history of white slavery emerges as a consistent set of narrative tropes; then I discuss how in several contemporary historical novels the admixture of history and fiction seems to allow anti-Semitism to be both omnipresent and depoliticized — simultaneously...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2015) 67 (3): 287–311.
Published: 01 September 2015
... break the silence of the subaltern. The novels rewrite world history from below as the migrants seek to make sense of the momentous and seductive diversities to which they are exposed: Ghosh’s build new solidarities as “the original jahaz-bhais” (ship-siblings; River 25) on a repur- posed...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2014) 66 (3): 322–339.
Published: 01 September 2014
... , 2012 . Print . Dan Joseph . Gershom Scholem and the Mystical Dimension of Jewish History . New York : New York UP , 1988 . Print . Elior Rachel . Zeman Yehudi hadash . Ein Harod : Mishkan le-umanut Ein Harod , 2002 . Print . Finer Shmuel . Shorshey ha-hilun...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 123–135.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Jessica Dubow; Richard Steadman-Jones This essay takes a particular image in W.G. Sebald's novel Austerlitz and traces the hidden web of literary, theoretical, scientific, and philosophical allusion that informs it. At a crucial point in the narrative, when the protagonist is on the verge of...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2007) 59 (1): 23–32.
Published: 01 January 2007
..., transformed and transmitted these inher- ited literary plots and, in doing so, founded the modern genre of the novel. Joyce’s own rewriting of the Odyssey insisted upon both the threat of adultery 3 For a remarkable synthetic history of the novel that sees the genre repeatedly measuring the world as...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 253–268.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Chulkov. The English novel in question, The History of Charlotte Summers, The Fortunate Parish Girl (1749), was translated into French in 1751 and from French into Russian in 1763, just three years before the publication of the first installment of Chulkov's first literary work, The Mocker or Slavonic...