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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (1): 57–77.
Published: 01 January 2003
... . Derrida, Jacques. “Faith and Knowledge.” Religion: Cultural Memory in the Present . Ed. Jacques Derrida and Gianni Vattimo. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998 . 1 -78. ____. “How to Avoid Speaking: Denials.” Languages of the Unsayable: The Play of Negativity in Literature and Literary Theory...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 399–419.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... The field of literary theory remains a resolutely Eurocentric high ground relatively untouched by the rising tide of globalization reshaping American academia. Neither the marginalized subdiscipline of Comparative Poetics nor the more influential field of Postcolonial Studies has managed to challenge...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 189–208.
Published: 01 June 2009
... of languages and to the translation of literature and literary theory from all areas of the hemisphere. University of Oregon 2009 Aboul-Ela, Hosam. Other South: Faulkner, Coloniality, and the Mariátegui Tradition . Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 2007 . Aparicio, R. Frances, and Susana Chávez...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 235–250.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Daniel Just This essay discusses the implications of Milan Kundera's conception of the novel for literary theory and history. It presents Kundera's theory of the novel as a search for a type of didacticism that inscribes the reader in a process of learning that does not have a concrete content...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 237–265.
Published: 01 September 2023
... disciplines, this essay calls for decolonizing comparative literature via a critique of the discipline from the nineteenth century to the present. From evolutionary scientism at its origin, overarching and continuing Eurocentrism, the disavowal of area studies, the rise of literary theory, and the primacy...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 21–28.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Joseph C. Carroll This essay argues that the sciences most relevant to literary study form an integrated complex summarized by the term “biocultural theory.” Foundational theories accepted currently in literary scholarship are incompatible with a biocultural understanding of the evolved character...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 36–45.
Published: 01 March 2013
... . Felski Rita . “From Literary Theory to Critical Method.” Profession ( 2008 ): 108 – 16 . Print . Gilson Étienne . History of Christian Philosophy in the Middle Ages . New York : Random House , 1955 . Print . Khatibi Abdelkebir . Love in Two Languages (Amour bilingue...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 121–149.
Published: 01 June 2012
... . The Clinical Lacan . New York : Other Press , 1999 . Print . Eagleton Terry . Literary Theory: An Introduction . Minneapolis : U of Minnesota P , 1983 . Print . Eliot T.S. Selected Essays . New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich , 1978 . Print . Fletcher Angus...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 295–315.
Published: 01 June 2009
... what I would call “syncre- tism” in literary theory, a syncretism articulated in a critical spirit based solidly on structuralist principles. We should clarify at the outset what is meant by syn- cretism. First, the term designates, in a more or less neutral way, a philosophical COMPARATIVE...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 291–306.
Published: 01 September 2011
... section of the essay, I argue that economic theories of uneven development illuminate why McNickle's novel transforms the Bildungsroman as it does. It is my claim that theories of uneven development, while at first glance seemingly unrelated to questions of literary history, help explain why writers from...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 257–269.
Published: 01 September 2012
... remain to be truly read. This essay proposes that there is a complex theory of reading to be found in Mimesis and that it is one of the most exemplary models of literary hermeneutics in modern criticism. To discern this theory of reading, however, one must go against the dominant tendency in recent...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 160–176.
Published: 01 March 2009
... CAN THE MIDDLE AGES BE POSTCOLONIAL? / 165 work within the framework of a single linguistic/literary tradition, some describ- ing the representation of one culture by another, but rarely the phenomenon of contact per se. If postcolonial theory and scholarship has a commitment to “destabilize...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 114–131.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the constructs al-ʿāmma and al-ʿāmmiyya across centuries of Arab-Islamic linguistic and literary theory climaxes in the thought of Egyptian nationalist Aḥmad Luṭfī al-Sayyid, editor of the newspaper al-Jarīda (1908–14). As Yasir Suleiman argues in his perceptive account of nineteenth- and twentieth-century...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 271–287.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and the most convincing basis of any literary theory. Almost all of the prob- lems I have described above stem from clashes between theoretical frameworks and texts, clashes in which the novels being discussed are flattened, steamrolled, or otherwise squeezed into models where they do...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 101–122.
Published: 01 March 2013
... on the subsequent development of his theory and practice of literary translation, but also on his original writing. The essay's analysis of “Akh, chto muchit tebia, goremyka” shows it to have been a seminal instance of Nabokov's fruitful and enduring engagement with a principle poetic text in the Anglo-American...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (2): 112–129.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Materials of Literary Criticism in the Sui, Tang and Five Dynasties) . Taipei: Chengwen chubanshe, 1978 . Sun, Yaoyu. The Ancient Chinese Literary Theory . Nanjing: Jiangsu jiaoyu chubanshe, 1996 . Todorov, Tzvetan. The Fantastic: A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre . Trans. Robert Scholes...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 179–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Paul A. Bové Since Bruce Robbins's Upward Mobility and the Common Good: Toward a Literary History of the Welfare State deals with the novel, readers will rightly place it next to Lukacs and more recent historians and theoreticians of the genre. Critically, however, I believe it is also important...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 15–25.
Published: 01 March 2013
... theories of literary value and linguistic tradition. Tagore’s status as author ren- ders the novel timeless in the sense of a classic; his status as co-translator renders it untimely in the sense of an anachronism. We should use the odd and disjunctive temporality of the translated novel to better...
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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 (2023) 75 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Kayvan Tahmasebian; Rebecca Ruth Gould Abstract Line breaks are arguably the defining feature of poetry, in the absence of which a text becomes prose. Consequently, the translation of line breaks is a decisive issue for every poetry translator. Classical and modern literary theorists have argued...
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