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Comparative Literature (1 December 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 to...
in Remedial Materialism: What Can Comparative Literature and Electronic Literature Learn from Each Other? > Comparative Literature
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. Figure 2. Jason Edward Lewis, still image from interactive work “What They Speak When They Speak To Me.” Photograph: Jason More
Comparative Literature (1 December 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. The...
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...
Comparative Literature (1 September 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 with...
Comparative Literature (1 June 2010) 62 (3): 201–227.
Published: 01 June 2010
... interlingual poetry 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...
Comparative Literature (1 September 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...
Comparative Literature (1 June 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...
Comparative Literature (1 June 2017) 69 (2): 181–200.
Published: 01 June 2017
... 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...
Comparative Literature (1 June 2013) 65 (2): 200–219.
Published: 01 June 2013
... of the famous “Winter Garden” image of his deceased mother, Matalon questions Camera Lucida 's relevance and significance for situations of mourning in which inequality prevails and the deceased subject does not function as the Barthesian unique and irreplaceable other. Reading Matalon's novel The...
Comparative Literature (1 January 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...
Comparative Literature (1 January 2010) 62 (1): 68–88.
Published: 01 January 2010
... 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 as...
Comparative Literature (1 March 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. As...
Comparative Literature (1 September 2010) 62 (4): 376–398.
Published: 01 September 2010
... 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...
Comparative Literature (1 June 2012) 64 (2): 169–191.
Published: 01 June 2012
... evident throughout the rest of the book. In fact, while Hughes takes Stowe's novel as a point of departure, the work done by his choice of images, their captions, and their placement in the text is the real story. This essay elucidates some of the deeply complex strategies Hughes employed in order to...
Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 46–61.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., historical time as the effect of a notion of rhythm that is bound neither to the imperial authority of history nor to mathematical measures, but rather emerges in the variety and contradictoriness of traces that language impresses upon itself, through the play of shifting economies of meaning, changing image...
Comparative Literature (1 March 2015) 67 (1): 21–28.
Published: 01 March 2015
... biocultural 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...
Comparative Literature (1 June 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...
Comparative Literature (1 June 2001) 53 (3): 214–232.
Published: 01 June 2001
... allegory of the death of God.3 The movement from the image of nature as a “huge, implacable, dumb beast” to the “much more exact” image of nature as a machine, one which has “senselessly seized, smashed and swallowed up” Christ, accords fully with the direction of Enlightenment demythologization, for...
Comparative Literature (1 June 2003) 55 (3): 270–272.
Published: 01 June 2003
... semiological endeavor and the increasing appearance of digitally manipulated images on American television” (p. 3). The film theory of the last quarter-century or so—grounded in the influential texts of Metz and Mulvey—has largely been concerned with understanding film on the basis of a notion of...