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Comparative Literature (1 September 2005) 57 (4): 356–358.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Frederick Luis Aldama The Mind and Its Stories: Narrative Universals and Human Emotion. By Patrick Colm Hogan. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xii, 302 p. Cognitive Science, Literature, and the Arts: A Guide for Humanities. By Patrick Colm Hogan. New York: Routledge, 2003. 244 p...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 466–468.
Published: 01 December 2012
...James Dawes Theoretical Perspectives on Human Rights and Literature . By Goldberg Elizabeth and Moore Alexandra Schultheis . New York : Routledge , 2012 . 302 p. Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins . By Fradinger Moira . Stanford : Stanford...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2016) 68 (1): 96–99.
Published: 01 March 2016
...John T. Hamilton Minding the Modern: Human Agency, Intellectual Traditions, and Responsible Knowledge . By Pfau Thomas . Notre Dame : University of Notre Dame Press , 2013 . 673 p. © 2016 by University of Oregon 2016 Works Cited Adorno Theodor W. Minima Moralia...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 46–61.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of the transcendental vision implied by a developmental process of world-history, Tagore proposed that literary language generates a notion of time that is radically finite because it is aligned with the human failure to achieve divine transcendence. More specifically, his essays stage truly secular...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2015) 67 (1): 11–20.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Matthew Wilkens “Digital Humanities and Its Application in the Study of Literature and Culture” examines the relationship between comparative literary and cultural studies, systems theory and model building, and recent work in digital humanities. Areas of specific application include the topology...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2017) 69 (3): 340–342.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Henrik S. Wilberg Security: Politics, Humanity, and the Philology of Care . By Hamilton John T. . Princeton : Princeton University Press , 2013 . 336 p . © 2017 by University of Oregon 2017 Works Cited Adorno Theodor W. The Jargon of Authenticity . Trans...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2001) 53 (4): 275–282.
Published: 01 September 2001
... . Sen, Amartya. Development as Freedom . New York: Anchor Books, 1999 . Wilson, Rob, and Wimal Dissanayake, eds. Global/Local: Cultural Production and the Transnational Imaginary . Durham: Duke University Press, 1996 . GLOBALIZATION & THE HUMANITIES/275FALL...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2000) 52 (1): 11–52.
Published: 01 January 2000
... ): 39 -109. ____. “Vernacular Humanism in the Sixteenth Century.” The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Humanism . Ed. Jill Kraye. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996 . 189 -202. Braden, Gordon. The Classics and English Renaissance Poetry: Three Case Studies . Yale Studies in English...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2015) 67 (1): 21–28.
Published: 01 March 2015
... of the human mind. Psychological and social theories that form part of the amalgam designated “poststructuralism” identify important areas of human concern but can now be replaced with empirically grounded concepts that are more complete, more correct, more nuanced. The most important elements in...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2011) 63 (2): 119–141.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Kiene Brillenburg Wurth This essay explores how and why the “old” medium of paper has come to function as the matter of a “new” posthuman subjectivity in contemporary fiction (since 2005). Paper, paper-based writing, and the book have long been involved in the cultural construction of “humanness...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2015) 67 (3): 312–318.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Haun Saussy Predictions of an age of “secondary orality,” brought on by the diffusion of electronic media, are characteristic of the 1960's version of technological globalization, but draw on earlier accounts of orality as the primordial human communications medium. In these accounts, writing, as...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2013) 65 (3): 265–284.
Published: 01 September 2013
... response it elicited from the church, as well as the Christological controversy at the heart of the novel, this essay forces us to reconsider what it means to claim the autonomy of literature from history, to cast religion as a human invention, and to ponder the humanity of Christ. © 2013 by University...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2015) 67 (4): 375–393.
Published: 01 December 2015
... national typing based on immutable factors such as climate and physiology was reformulated in a way that foregrounded history and human agency. The old discourse of civic humanism, with its emphasis on virtues and good government, is invoked here both as explanation and remedy for Italy's decline. Staël's...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2011) 63 (2): 142–160.
Published: 01 June 2011
...-edged sword. Hence the double entendre of the title: Humboldt's and Gauss's “surveying” ( Vermessung ) enterprises typify human “arrogance” ( Vermessenheit ) toward nature. The ideas presented in Kehlmann's book were no doubt influenced by Thomas Pynchon's Mason & Dixon (1997), a metafictional...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2009) 61 (2): 128–141.
Published: 01 March 2009
... greater goal. Although in Sacred Hunger Unsworth seems to share much of Delblanc's pessimism about human nature, the hope that is vindicated in Friday and squelched in Speranza is allowed to flicker once more. Resistance to the violence onboard the Liverpool Merchant results in mutiny and change, in...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2009) 61 (4): 432–446.
Published: 01 September 2009
...SANDRA BERMANN “Working in the And Zone: Comparative Literature and Translation” argues that in conjunction with translation and translation studies comparative literature can offer new energy and purpose to the humanities today. The paper considers the changing roles of comparative literature in...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2012) 64 (2): 207–229.
Published: 01 June 2012
... makes the “thing, the human, the poem, and indeed language itself” into metaphors for each other ( Feminist Difference 130), this essay takes the link between poetic difficulty and images of occlusion as a way to broach the difficulties of entering into alien experience by way of lyric poems. More...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 356–381.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., the proximity of whose poetics to German models is otherwise well documented. As the article maintains, this distinct presentist temporality, along with a concomitant metaphysical stance on the relation between the human and the divine realms, ultimately derives from Pindar's victory odes, which are...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 407–428.
Published: 01 December 2012
... ponders the endurance of human disaster. However, the ethics and aesthetics that emerge in Baudelaire's lyric could not be more inhospitable to Benjamin's messianism. And ultimately, this essay claims, to endorse Benjamin's vision of modernity is to refuse an alternative genealogy of modernity that could...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2013) 65 (4): 466–486.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Jonathan E. Abel Tropes that connect human corpses and literary corpora are as old, perhaps, as writing itself, yet in recent years the personification of texts has come under scrutiny. Despite such critical tendencies either to disregard connections between people and texts as manifestations of...