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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 459–461.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Erwin Rosinberg Spirals: The Whirled Image in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art . By Israel Nico . New York : Columbia University Press , 2015 . 299 p. © 2016 by University of Oregon 2016 BOOK REVIEWS / 459...
Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 2. Jason Edward Lewis, still image from interactive work “What They Speak When They Speak To Me.” Photograph: Jason Edward Lewis, 2012. Reproduced with permission. More
Published: 01 December 2023
Figure 2. Title page image of Me acuerdo , by Jésus Marchamalo, based on a photograph by Julio Marchamalo. Used with permission. More
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 402–422.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Alfred J. López The central proposition of this essay is that a reading of the plantation as an archive, rather than as a single unified, stable signifier, offers possibilities for understanding the plantation image's continued efficacy as a signifier for today's postcolonial, postglobal South...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 184–208.
Published: 01 June 2021
... the 1960s. It locates the aesthetic sensibilities of waterfront renewal in a scattered network of comic tableaux in literature, art, and moving images, including the documentaries of Dutch filmmaker Joris Ivens, the sitcom Arrested Development , and a mural at Baltimore’s National Aquarium. Like fragments...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 367–387.
Published: 01 September 2009
... influences and inflections, an implicit poetics that stands in opposition to his explicit pronouncements. Over the course of his long career, Shlonsky and his critics largely erased from his canonical image the Yiddish resonances and rhythms that surface in his early poetry, as well as the affiliations...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 201–227.
Published: 01 June 2010
... of exile and asks how this metaphoric projection of paradigmatic relations between languages is influenced by this severe form of displacement. Crnjanski's “Lament over Belgrade” features dramatic code switches that cluster around various exotopic images indicating some form of spatial outsideness...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 336–360.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of the nineteenth and throughout the twentieth century, of a global system of production, reception, and translation of novels. The second model— the novelization of the global —focuses on the production of images of a globalized world as they are constructed in specific novels. My examples are novels by Jules...
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Comparative Literature (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...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 89–110.
Published: 01 March 2023
... that the striking central image of Not I —the disembodied mouth spewing out an almost incomprehensible torrent of words—directly recalls Rimbaud’s image for the vowel I in “Voyelles.” Beckett uses Rimbaud, the article argues, in a way that is distortive and translational: the image for I is carried across languages...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 181–200.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the way for further invention? The usual answer to the last question has been cinema and the allegorical image. This essay proposes that, while for Benjamin cinema and images aid in adapting to existing circumstances, the disappearing poetic art and the allegorical writing modeled on it provide more...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 207–229.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Melissa Feuerstein This essay explores the ethical stakes of poetic difficulty, focusing on images of impeded access and remote interiority in poems that dramatize encounters with matters that resist comprehension. Following Barbara Johnson's suggestion that having both an inside and an outside...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 418–438.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Hunter Dukes Abstract Philomela holds a privileged place in Euro-American poetry. Tracking the nightingales in Ovid, Marie de France, Gascoigne, Shakespeare, Milton, Coleridge, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning reveals a new dimension of an old trope. Frequently paired with images of architectural...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 348–372.
Published: 01 September 2023
... and constellation of disjunctive historical materials, thereby resisting progressivist conceptions of literary and cultural tradition. I further highlight the ways in which, for both figures, experiences of built images are ever-mediated, in contrast to certain strains of extant scholarship that interpret Crane’s...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 21–28.
Published: 01 March 2015
... theory are the theory of human life history and gene-culture coevolution. Biocultural theorists argue that basic human motives are channeled into cultural norms that are articulated in imaginative form through myths, legends, rituals, images, songs, and stories. Biocultural theory offers an opportunity...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 145–165.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus and Duino Elegies , the possibility of a transcendence compatible with secular modernity becomes increasingly evident. Engaging a vocabulary of religious images whose authority has been attenuated but which have not been emptied of significance, the poetry reflects a modern...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 43–53.
Published: 01 January 2009
... conveys an unvoiced critique of Wittgenstein's neglect of Nazi politics. If Sebald's representations of the way that both propositions and images can dissimulate, that logic and science can fail and even destroy us, would have interested Wittgenstein, Austerlitz also reminds us that the ethics of memory...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 68–88.
Published: 01 January 2010
... the experience of the Israeli Palestinian as a site of productive ironic performativity, Kashua's texts, I conclude, break open the monolithic image of the nation, exposing the inherent violence and contradictions involved in positioning Israel as a “Jewish State” and in situating Israeli Palestinians...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 161–178.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Kovalić's penis on her hot dog bun—for Gogol′'s Ivan Iakovlevich—the barber who discovers Kovalev's nose in his bread. Through the postmodern misadventures of Matić's “hot dog,” Ugrešić humorously reproduces and undermines the Lacanian assertion that the penis is merely the image of the phallus...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 376–398.
Published: 01 September 2010
... and non-Europe and associated with Walter Benjamin's dialectical image, the figure of the flâneur furnishes a comparative approach based on collision, encounter, and touch, rather than the mimetic, vision-based models of comparison that claim equivalence or commensurability. I detect a similar...