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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 289–292.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Aruni Kashyap Abstract What does it mean to be a writer from Northeast India? What does it mean to write from the margins of India? What are the limitations of Indian English writing when it comes to depicting marginal, radical literary traditions that question the idea of India? The author...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 446–461.
Published: 01 December 2012
... , 2008 . Print . Haring Lee . Stars and Keys: Folktales and Creolization in the Indian Ocean . Bloomington : Indiana UP , 2007 . Print . Heim Raymond . Le Naufrage du St-Géran. La légende de Paul et Virginie . Paris : Fernand Nathan , 1981 ; and Mauritius: Ed. de l'océan...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 147–155.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Firat Oruc Abstract Although the study of Indian Ocean literary circularities is a relatively new and dynamic field, it calls for alternative paradigms for global literary history in light of the nascent conversation between comparative world literature and oceanic studies. Following the creative...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 156–170.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Clarissa Vierke Abstract The Swahili poetry of the master poet Fumo Liyongo, which dates between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries, draws much of its imagery from the Indian Ocean, and in a particularly sensuous way: the poems paint baroque tableaux of Swahili material culture, evoking...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 186–201.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Kritish Rajbhandari Abstract This article explores the representation of multilingual Indian Ocean pasts in novels by Amitav Ghosh and Abdulrazak Gurnah, two key contemporary postcolonial writers from the opposite shores of the ocean. It theorizes the historical impulse in the novels as anarchival...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 247–263.
Published: 01 June 2022
..., Russia, India, China, and South Africa) formation, re-entrench a problematic Orientalism while pushing further to the margins still the complex, long-standing regional histories. This essay juxtaposes Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis trilogy and Kevin Kwan’s Rich trilogy in relation to Indian Ocean histories of trade...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 233–246.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Weihsin Gui Abstract This essay argues that contemporary literary anthologies of Indian Ocean narratives offer a distinctive way of representing the diversity of voices and experiences that traverse the ocean and connect the different countries and cultures along its rim. Whereas the single-author...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (3): 279–281.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Shari Huhndorf Blood Narrative: Indigenous Identity in American Indian and Maori Literary and Activist Texts. By Chadwick Allen. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2002. x, 308 p. University of Oregon 2004 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/262...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (1): 23–41.
Published: 01 January 2002
... . Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994 . Sattar, A., trans. Somadeva; Tales from the Kathãsaritsãgar . London: Penguin Books, 1996 . Schulz, S. “Hindu Mythology in Mann's Indian Legend.” Comparative Literature 24 . 2 ( 1962 ): 129 -42. Shastri, J.L. The Siva-Purana. Ancient...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 287–311.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Françoise Lionnet J.-M.G. Le Clézio and Amitav Ghosh are prolific award-winning writers who train their reader's eye on transversal and lateral exchanges in the Indian Ocean. This essay presents an approach to the study of their novels as littérature mondialisante rather than littérature-monde...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of coastal form through a focus on the African Indian Ocean littoral and with reference to the oeuvres of Mia Couto and Abdulrazak Gurnah. Both are shown to muddle the inside-outside binary that delineates nations and continents, and which has been particularly stark in framing Africa in both imperial...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 429–449.
Published: 01 December 2013
... how indigeneity and mestizaje are defined in Letters and Almanac (with particular attention to their oppositional features), addressing relationships between these definitions, popular colonialist discourse, and anti-colonial articulations of identity that have developed in American Indian and Chicana...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 171–185.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Vilashini Cooppan Abstract The circulatory connectivity that defines the Indian Ocean as critical object also inheres in objects themselves and the descriptive economies surrounding them. Combining regional chronotopes, the thingly imaginary of Abdulrazak Gurnah’s novel By the Sea , Graham Harman’s...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 March 2012
...A. Sean Pue Modernist Urdu poet N.M. Rashed's Iran men ajnabi ( A Stranger in Iran , 1957), published ten years after the partition of British India, describes the experiences of an Indian Muslim soldier in the British Indian Army occupying Iran during World War II. Rashed's narrator searches...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 333–356.
Published: 01 December 2019
... context, the festival reinforced a national, linguistic, and religious division between India and Pakistan. It produced a category like “Moonlight’s Children” as an “other” to an imagined Indian literature that is confused with a post–Salman Rushdie postcolonial and global anglophone canon. However...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 219–232.
Published: 01 June 2022
... of forcing us to confront silences that can never be filled? Through a series of detailed close-readings, the essay argues that Tropique de la violence takes a nuanced and often ironical approach to the facile equivalences between the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean (in terms of migratory tragedy...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 202–218.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Ananya Jahanara Kabir Abstract This essay argues for creolization as a salient theoretical and historical category for Indian cultural history that can offer an epistemic alternative to its land-centric bias. Through literary analysis of Franco-Tamil author Ari Gautier’s novel about Pondicherry, Le...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 264–272.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Françoise Lionnet Abstract The continued strategic importance of the Indian Ocean has led to contests over the sovereignty and integrity of its islands and territorial waters. Francophone Mauritian writers have been vocal about a situation they have denounced as unacceptable. Their literary...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 399–419.
Published: 01 September 2010
... knowledge” from the (pre- and post-colonial) Indian context. University of Oregon 2010 Ahmad, Aijaz. In Theory: Classes, Nations, Literatures . London: Verso, 1992 . Apter, Emily. “ Je ne crois pas beaucoup a la literature compare: Universal Poetics and Postcolonial Comparatism .” Saussy 54...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 46–61.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Manisha Basu This article examines a selection of Rabindranath Tagore's essays with a view to demonstrating that the Indian Nobel Laureate was distressed about the fact that in the early twentieth century the modern historical sense was eclipsing the place of poetics in the colonial world. In place...