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Comparative Literature (1 June 2018) 70 (2): 105–113.
Published: 01 June 2018
... anachronism, distortion, and incommensurability be managed across disparate contexts? This introduction offers an overview of the contributing essays and concludes with remarks on the advantages and drawbacks of employing the term “vernacular” in pursuing South-South comparisons. Copyright © 2018 by...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2016) 68 (2): 107–115.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Keith P. Feldman This introductory essay considers the critical purchase of “relationality” in current scholarly debates in Comparative Ethnic Studies and Comparative Literature. It foregrounds Blackness and/as incommensurability as they are treated in these fields' distinct and overlapping...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2019) 71 (1): 114–116.
Published: 01 March 2019
... discusses, for example, the incommensurability of civil rights and civil liberties between Chinese and American cultural contexts. The impressive formal literary criticism that So performs is equal to and in tandem with his historical analysis: particularly striking is his luminous reading of the...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2009) 61 (3): 209–219.
Published: 01 June 2009
... for the sake of its exceptional self-materialization. Two key terms might prove ser- viceable in characterizing, if not fully understanding, the paradoxical formation of these two projects: desmesura for the New World Baroque, incommensurability for the American Renaissance. Here, the act of...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2003) 55 (3): 270–272.
Published: 01 June 2003
..., but is reducible to neither. The figural is not a stable concept; rather, it points to a realm of “incommensurable spaces, nonlinear dy- namics, temporal complexity and heterogeneity, logic unruled by the principle of non- contradiction” (p. 49). To expound the figural, Rodowick gives lucid...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2016) 68 (3): 351–353.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... Scappettone’s main argument centers on the multiple temporalities at play in the topog- raphy of the city: Venice is a “radically anachronistic city . . . in the sense that its urban fabric retains remnants of incommensurable historical epochs,” a feature that “aggravates twentieth-century schemes to...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2016) 68 (3): 354–356.
Published: 01 September 2016
... himself as a marginal cosmo- politan subject and his position as already incommensurable with cosmopolitanism. Defining a model for world literature from a Latin American perspective, the first part of the book, “World Literature as a Global Relation, or the Material Production of Literary Worlds...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2018) 70 (1): 101–104.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... Rhyme, Cameron’s word for the internal unity of such incommensurate phenomena, doesn’t so much create formal resonance as put up barriers to determination: Is something willed or voluntary? Intended or hazarded? The opening scene of Bresson’s film Mouchette is shot in such a way that both the...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2014
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2001) 53 (4): 283–297.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., distrusted, and ignored. Totality and universality, in this view, inevitably suggest repression and exclusion. The new social agenda is to recognize and insist on individual LITERATURE, DIVERSITY & TOTALITY/289 varieties, incommensurable differences. Such a development...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 26–35.
Published: 01 March 2013
... for learning characters.8 Because sinographs and hexa- grams each embodied seemingly incommensurable claims of what an ideal signi- fying system had to accomplish, Leibniz hoped that Müller’s Clavis Sinica  would act as a bridge between the two. In a letter of 1679 Leibniz sent a list of questions...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2013) 65 (3): 265–284.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Pharaohs: The Coptic Orthodox Church . Cairo : The American U in Cairo P , 2002 . Print . Liqa' al-Youm . Al-Jazeera . 19 April , 2009 . Web. < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaouTMfLeug >. 4 Sept. 2012 . Mahmood Saba . “Religious Reason and Secular Affect: An Incommensurable...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2005) 57 (3): 239–245.
Published: 01 June 2005
... interpretation. One is revolving, the other evolving. One involves equality, commensurability and symmetry; the other is grounded in inequality, incommensurability and dissymmetry. One is mate- rial, the other spiritual, even in nature and in the earth. One is inanimate, the other carries the secret of our...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2008) 60 (3): 297–300.
Published: 01 June 2008
... acts as an index, “pointing to or representing something that ‘once was’” (213). Crises of Memory concludes, in chapter 9, with a provocative refl ection on amnesia and amnesty, forgetting and forgiving, and the incommensurability of these paired terms in the context of any reparations for crimes...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2003) 55 (2): 177–185.
Published: 01 March 2003
... incommensurability between reason and nature, or accordingly between signifier and body, Naumann-Beyer’s entry sees contemporary theory of intuition as skeptical of phenomenological idealism and notices that it has fallen back on a “horizontal” (210), low-profile concept derived from the classical rhetorical...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2003) 55 (2): 185–190.
Published: 01 March 2003
... incommensurability between reason and nature, or accordingly between signifier and body, Naumann-Beyer’s entry sees contemporary theory of intuition as skeptical of phenomenological idealism and notices that it has fallen back on a “horizontal” (210), low-profile concept derived from the classical rhetorical...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2008) 60 (3): 288–290.
Published: 01 June 2008
... acts as an index, “pointing to or representing something that ‘once was’” (213). Crises of Memory concludes, in chapter 9, with a provocative refl ection on amnesia and amnesty, forgetting and forgiving, and the incommensurability of these paired terms in the context of any reparations for crimes...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2008) 60 (3): 290–294.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., and the incommensurability of these paired terms in the context of any reparations for crimes against humanity. Suleiman’s approach to memory, as she herself acknowledges, is primarily textual, with a particular interest in those texts that exhibit a self-conscious engagement with language...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2008) 60 (3): 295–297.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., and the incommensurability of these paired terms in the context of any reparations for crimes against humanity. Suleiman’s approach to memory, as she herself acknowledges, is primarily textual, with a particular interest in those texts that exhibit a self-conscious engagement with language...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2016) 68 (1): 18–30.
Published: 01 March 2016
... emptied of all pres- ence, incommensurable with all positionality, in which mastery, work, and rest are not permitted. Blanchot’s Imaginary What, if anything, remains capable of inhabiting such a space? Neither events nor entities, Blanchot tells us, only images. To descend to the...