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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 68–88.
Published: 01 January 2010
... the Israeli Arab/Palestinian is created as a national minority who as such is also (and necessarily so) a traitor, an inauthentic Palestinian, a wannabe Jew, in short, a failed identity. Indeed, Kashua's insistence on his “Israeliness” (by writing in Hebrew, referring to himself as an Israeli Arab...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 19–31.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., dystopias of a circular temporality: emerging from and moving toward (Jewish) dystopia. This recent wave of Israeli dystopian narratives is primarily preoccupied with the past and future of Judaism, the Jewish people, and Israel as a secular-yet - Jewish state. Most interesting, perhaps, is the complete...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 222–237.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Maurice Ebileeni This article focuses on a rare leitmotif in literary productions by Palestinians. Both Susan Abulhawa's Mornings in Jenin and Sayed Kashua's Second Person Singular present Arab characters who, under unusual circumstances, impersonate or literally acquire the identity of the Israeli...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 200–219.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Maya Barzilai Following the 1988 translation of Roland Barthes's Camera Lucida into Hebrew, Ronit Matalon, an Israeli writer of Egyptian extraction, began interpolating Barthes into her writing, in part through unacknowledged quotations. This essay explores how Camera Lucida “traveled,” as a piece...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Sami Shalom Chetrit In this essay I offer a radical Mizrahi reading of the poetry of the Ashkenazi Zionist poet Haim Nahman Bialik—that is, a reading that examines Jewish and Israeli history and culture through the radical Mizrahi discourse that has evolved in Israel during the past generation, as...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 357–380.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Jeffrey Sacks Abstract This article considers the work of Hannah Arendt and Ghassan Kanafani in relation to the social and juridical logic and form of the settler colony and of the settler-colonial logic and form of the Israeli state and its ideology, Zionism. The argument is framed in relation to...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 60–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
... or inexplicable fictional world. Limbotopia not only reflects the loss of temporality in postmodernism but also responds to very specific historical and political configurations. We analyze the incidence of limbotopia in works by Israeli, American, British, Russian, and South Korean writers and film...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 171–193.
Published: 01 June 2019
... Israeli-Palestinian conflict The Pessoptimist Candide decolonization human rights From Sigmund Freud to Gilles Deleuze, humor has been theorized as premised on transgressing a law. According to Freud, jokes are a mechanism for coping with prohibitions by circumventing societal norms and...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 348–350.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Israeli poet Avot Yeshurun —​suggest, the tension that stood beyond the choice to speak and write in one of the two languages and not in the other often produced a sense of silence or suppressed speech: “dark words that are impossible.” For Yeshurun, the question of the relationship between his “un...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (3): 187–204.
Published: 01 June 2006
.... Ha'aretz 4/28 1986 : 12 . Brenner, Rachel Feldhay. “In Search of Identity: The Israeli Arab Artist in Anton Shammas's Arabesques.” PMLA 108 ( 1993 ): 431 -45. ____. Inextricably Bonded: Israeli, Arab, and Jewish Writers Re -Visioning Culture . Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... as its persistence, see E. Cohen . A foundational linguistic study of the role of metaphor in shaping thought is found in Lakoff and Johnson . 6 One of the most oft-cited examples is Aviv Kokhavi, the Israeli general who adapted Deleuzian rhizome theory to strategize the destruction of the...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 408–426.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Ortsion . “The Image of the ‘living-dead’ in Nathan Alterman's Poetry: From Archetype to National Symbol.” Israel Affairs 20 . 2 ( 2014 ): 182 – 94 . Print . Brenner Rachel Feldhay . “Discourses of Mourning and Rebirth in Post-Holocaust Israeli Literature: Leah Goldberg's Lady of the...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 429–444.
Published: 01 December 2015
... concur, argue in support of an organic bond between tragedy and the novel. See King and especially the Introduction to Macpherson. Comparative Literature  67:4 DOI 10.1215/00104124-3327563  © 2015 by University of Oregon COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 430 Israeli culture. In several representative...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 363–381.
Published: 01 September 2013
... fulfillment, and Israeli secular culture is based on the notion that the state is the realization of the expectations and longings of generations. COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 370 The Zionist discourse of messianism thus marks an obscure space between “redemption” (Geulah) as a political term with...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 177–179.
Published: 01 March 2009
... respect to a confl ict that is at once political, legal, and epistemological. In this monograph, Hochberg uncovers what is likely the central paradox of discussions about the struggle between Palestinians and Israelis: namely, that the two are continually imagined as ineluctably different, opposed...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 179–180.
Published: 01 March 2009
... respect to a confl ict that is at once political, legal, and epistemological. In this monograph, Hochberg uncovers what is likely the central paradox of discussions about the struggle between Palestinians and Israelis: namely, that the two are continually imagined as ineluctably different, opposed...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 181–184.
Published: 01 March 2009
... respect to a confl ict that is at once political, legal, and epistemological. In this monograph, Hochberg uncovers what is likely the central paradox of discussions about the struggle between Palestinians and Israelis: namely, that the two are continually imagined as ineluctably different, opposed...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 184–187.
Published: 01 March 2009
... respect to a confl ict that is at once political, legal, and epistemological. In this monograph, Hochberg uncovers what is likely the central paradox of discussions about the struggle between Palestinians and Israelis: namely, that the two are continually imagined as ineluctably different, opposed...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 158–177.
Published: 01 March 2005
... . Gover, Yerach. Zionism: The Limits of Moral Discourse in Israeli Hebrew Fiction . London: University of Minnesota Press, 1994 . Gur, Batya. Rev. of Aqud, by Albert Swissa. Ha-aretz 25 January 1991 . B8 . Hargreaves, Alec G. “Beur Fiction: Voices from the Immigrant Community in France...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (1): 42–57.
Published: 01 January 2001
...: DTV, 1996 . ____. Mit beschränkter Hoffnung: Juden, Deutsche, Israelis . Hamburg: Hoffmann and Campe, 1991 . ____. Der Musterjude . Hildesheim: Claassen, 1997 . ____. Rubinsteins Versteigerung . 1989. Munich: DTV, 1991 . Sichrovsky, Peter. Wir wissen nicht was morgen wird, wir...