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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (1): 102–104.
Published: 01 January 2004
...James Smethurst Beyond the Color Line and the Iron Curtain: Reading Encounters Between Black and Red, 1922-1963. By Kate Baldwin. Durham: Duke University Press, 2002. 346 p. University of Oregon 2004 BOOK REVIEWS/99...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 375–398.
Published: 01 December 2014
... . KATERINA STERGIOPOULOU Between the Lines: Seferis Anti-Writing Pound’s Homer OMAN JAKOBSON FAMOUSLY IDENTIFIED three kinds of translation: R intralingual, interlingual, and intersemiotic (429). Of the three, it is the sec- ond, interlingual translation...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 142–160.
Published: 01 June 2011
... with one another in an effort to show how they each critique, in remarkably similar fashion, the conceptual as well as physical lines of demarcation that mathesis inflicts upon the world. University of Oregon 2011 Baker, Jeff. “Plucking the American Albatross: Pynchon's Irrealism in Mason...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 53–67.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Polly Dickson Abstract This article examines the figure of an undulating line, or “squiggle,” printed initially in Laurence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy and copied by two nineteenth-century writers: first, by the German E. T. A. Hoffmann, in a little-known fragment, and, second, more famously, by the...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 436–454.
Published: 01 December 2019
... spoken qualities of the Hebrew Bible by allowing the human breath to dictate line divisions. Celan repurposed the breath-unit for his post-Shoah poetics: it registered, for him, a further disruption of the Hebrew-German translational link, following the demise of the Jewish community of readers. Celan’s...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 240–257.
Published: 01 June 2020
... untouched. Yet, despite the absence of an answering authority to lay down the law and cry “halt,” and perhaps because of it, environmental harm continues to be imagined through the figure of trespass and in terms of an invisible line past which human activity, otherwise compelled by capitalism to limitless...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 116–129.
Published: 01 June 2016
... comparison (the “color line”) in response to lynching and imperial conquest. Arguing that the question of comparison in the present must be resolved by collective action rather than scholarship, it tentatively suggests a few possible lines of study attuned to the local and geopolitical dynamics of race and...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 283–298.
Published: 01 September 2020
... not so much of mastery, but of pragmatics. With examples drawn from his own works The Shadow Lines and The Hungry Tide , the author ultimately questions the linguistic determinism of national literary paradigms. Copyright © 2020 by Amitav Ghosh 2020 multilingualism dialect The Shadow Lines...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 299–315.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Guantánamo, as a form of regional literature produced on contested ground. It proposes that, when read across the dividing line and between languages, poetry presents a more intimate and locally specific Guantánamo than the widely known version. Copyright © 2020 by University of Oregon 2020...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 54–68.
Published: 01 January 2009
... version vestiges of this originary text. While I do not tackle the larger question of the nature of Nabokov's reliance on Freud head on, my analysis provides some purchase on this fraught relationship, its literary manifestations, and what may be learned by pursuing a line of questioning that Nabokov...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 286–299.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Ania Spyra The study of the literature of large metropolitan centers that are divided along linguistic, ethnic, and cultural fault lines by colonizations, redrawn borders, or waves of migration provides one alternative to the national model in the study of comparative literature. Often opposed to...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 137–161.
Published: 01 June 2013
... to the linguistic origins of Sacher-Masoch's favored fetish object, the fur-lined kazabaika . Sacher-Masoch's particular brand of fetishism, this essay argues, is a form of resistance to the procrustean bed of national identity in favor of an aestheticized and idealized vision of imperial...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 408–428.
Published: 01 December 2013
... exhibiting the mechanistic understanding of cultural production for which English thirties leftists are typically condemned, Upward develops a mode of commitment that sees praxis as inherent to the cultural field. Reading Upward's work in terms of cultural praxis thus adumbrates new lines of inquiry in the...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 438–458.
Published: 01 December 2014
... negated. Finally, by tracing the same structure of negated subjectivity in the work of the Hebrew poet Dan Pagis, I show that this dispute is not merely a local debate between two German-language thinkers but an indication of a deeper fault line in poetic representation of the Holocaust. © 2014 by...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 45–61.
Published: 01 March 2015
... philosophical category. Hyperion 's figurations share the theoretical horizon of Keats's contemporaries in post-Kantian philosophy and betray a concern with one of the formative impulses behind Hegel's system-building: the interplay of myth and rationality. Reading Hyperion in comparison with a line of...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 375–393.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Rosa Mucignat This article considers how the concept of national character changed in post-revolutionary Europe by examining how Italians are depicted in Madame de Staël's Corinne , Percy Bysshe Shelley's “Lines Written among the Euganean Hills,” and Giacomo Leopardi's “La ginestra.” I show how...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 130–140.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Therí A. Pickens This essay asks what kinds of theoretical paradigms are possible in a geographical space where the foundational racial split is along the fault lines of Blackness and whiteness. What other relationships are possible between communities of color in this geo-political, socio-cultural...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 86–107.
Published: 01 March 2019
... in fact often conflated. Second, as Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby demonstrates, the promise of dialectic unity is unattainable not only for the colonized or oppressed; it is also beyond the reach of the oppressor. Through the study of other postcolonial authors, the article proposes certain lines of...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 June 2019
...K. Maya Larson Abstract Designed to deceive some readers, such as the censor, while inviting others to read “between the lines,” Aesopian texts task their translator with added interpretive complexity. Does a given translation reflect both text and subtext, target audience and hurdle audience? Is...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 430–448.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Rachel Falconer This article discusses Seamus Heaney’s 2016 translation of Virgil’s Aeneid Book 6. It begins by reflecting on the importance of Virgil, the underworld journey narrative, and Heaney’s poetics in general. It then argues that Heaney develops a counterpoint of five- and six-beat lines...