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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 298–307.
Published: 01 September 2023
... Copyright © 2023 by University of Oregon 2023 intervention agency literariness national imaginary loose-yet-effective link To clearly convey my perspective and stance, I want to start from my own practice and experience. Perhaps this will help clarify my topic. I am not a literature...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 194–212.
Published: 01 June 2019
... of loosely stressed iambic verse in Russia resulted from a reform initiated by Mikhail Lomonosov. Yet, while the impetus came from an individual author, the processes of crystallization and transformation of literary form that it set into motion could not have been fully controlled or anticipated...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 171–185.
Published: 01 June 2022
... and feeling. “I want to look forward, but I always find myself looking back, poking about in times so long ago and so diminished by other events since then, tyrant events that loom large over me and dictate every ordinary action. Yet when I look back I find some objects still gleam with a bright...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 459–461.
Published: 01 December 2016
... to that question drawn from I Hotel: “not a revival of revolution . . . but new ways of seeing across race, ethnicity, and nationality: new communities based on shared encounters with the vanguards and avant-gardes of the last century” (198). Yet new dialogues forming new communities sounds closer...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of the social figure of the spirit/specter that emerges in the protagonists’ return to places of origin. In the liminal yet visionary desert landscapes haunted by the Comalan ghosts and the enduring Dzhan dispossessed, the Hegelian notion of historical development is unseated and, with it, the dialectical (im...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 328–331.
Published: 01 September 2011
... on the present. Yet the four chapters of The Wound and the Witness  engage texts drawn from Greco-Roman antiquity: the three “Theban” plays of Sophocles (Antigone, Oedipus Tyrannus, and Oedipus at Colonus), Achilles Tatius’s novel Leukippe and Kleitophon (ca. second century c e ), and Prudentius’s...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 336–339.
Published: 01 September 2011
... eye squarely on the present. Yet the four chapters of The Wound and the Witness  engage texts drawn from Greco-Roman antiquity: the three “Theban” plays of Sophocles (Antigone, Oedipus Tyrannus, and Oedipus at Colonus), Achilles Tatius’s novel Leukippe and Kleitophon (ca. second century c e...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... The “cruelty” James identifies in the novel therefore describes its formal reinforcement, or perhaps enforcement, of the disappointments, frailty, and destruction of its characters. His refusal to analyze this impression marks out the as-yet empty arena of his own interest in the per- petual...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 331–335.
Published: 01 September 2011
... thus has her eye squarely on the present. Yet the four chapters of The Wound and the Witness  engage texts drawn from Greco-Roman antiquity: the three “Theban” plays of Sophocles (Antigone, Oedipus Tyrannus, and Oedipus at Colonus), Achilles Tatius’s novel Leukippe and Kleitophon (ca. second...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 339–343.
Published: 01 September 2011
... are implicated in the process by which violated bodies assume meaning. Ballengee thus has her eye squarely on the present. Yet the four chapters of The Wound and the Witness  engage texts drawn from Greco-Roman antiquity: the three “Theban” plays of Sophocles (Antigone, Oedipus Tyrannus, and Oedipus...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 86–110.
Published: 01 January 2011
... and not biological facts, and the two sets of data are often so widely discrepant that it is often convenient to discuss kinship without any reference to biology” (107). Yet the difference is estab- lished only to be dismantled in the very next sentence. “All the same,” Leach con- tinues, “any action which...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., occupying the gap between content and effect” (Thompson and Biddle 5), the space of the “not yet” (Gregg and Seigworth 3), where regular meaning or sense hovers somewhere on the near horizon, the space in between acting and being acted upon. Massumi also divides the event into two categories...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 156–170.
Published: 01 June 2022
... concrete form in the hic et nunc of the house, its interior, the Indian pilau, and the wine from Shiraz. Yet it is the sensuous immediacy of the concrete figurations in the poem, which does not characterize the Indian Ocean in terms of definite logical attributes or clear confines, but gives way...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 240–257.
Published: 01 June 2020
... or 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 (2007) 59 (2): 97–118.
Published: 01 March 2007
... of “imageability” (Chiarello et al. 1460); yet another shows that verbs are processed more quickly in the left hemisphere, while nouns are processed equally in both (Sereno).14 There is a consensus, however, about the kinds of relations that characterize the lexicons or semantic fields in the hemispheres...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 235–245.
Published: 01 June 2018
.... It was rhythmic yet original in that the scene, competition, and fit of an attack mattered more than its particular expression: “Though produced by antagonism, the poetry does more than express disagreement” (20). The conflict produced a “differential text, an ergodic literature,” even an authorless...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 177–179.
Published: 01 March 2007
... by the COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/186 astuteness of its framing insight, but above all by the depth, inventiveness, and dexterity of its close readings. The book’s strengths, however, also speak to its subtle yet constrain- ing limitations. Consider the developing argument of chapter 2, on “the impossible work...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 179–182.
Published: 01 March 2007
... by the COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/186 astuteness of its framing insight, but above all by the depth, inventiveness, and dexterity of its close readings. The book’s strengths, however, also speak to its subtle yet constrain- ing limitations. Consider the developing argument of chapter 2, on “the impossible work...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 March 2007
... by the COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/186 astuteness of its framing insight, but above all by the depth, inventiveness, and dexterity of its close readings. The book’s strengths, however, also speak to its subtle yet constrain- ing limitations. Consider the developing argument of chapter 2, on “the impossible work...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 190–192.
Published: 01 March 2007
... by the COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/186 astuteness of its framing insight, but above all by the depth, inventiveness, and dexterity of its close readings. The book’s strengths, however, also speak to its subtle yet constrain- ing limitations. Consider the developing argument of chapter 2, on “the impossible work...