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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 180–202.
Published: 01 June 2020
... work of Paul de Man, who, from Allegories of Reading on, develops a complementary theory of the impasse of the present that grows out of his theory of rhetorical reading. Although Berlant and de Man are each preoccupied in different ways with the idea of impasse, both ultimately demonstrate that...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 111–128.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Stephan Besser; Yra van Dijk In 2012, two curiously similar novels appeared in the Netherlands and the United States: Dave Eggers's A Hologram for the King and Arnon Grunberg's The Man without Illness . Both feature Western male protagonists who travel to the Gulf region for business purposes and...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 68–82.
Published: 01 March 2020
... intense engagement with questions about the moral and social future. Copyright © 2020 by University of Oregon 2020 postwar culture Vittorio De Sica Albert Camus Wolfgang Borchert hope The scenery of Wolfgang Borchert’s play The Man Outside serves as a harsh contrast to the Mediterranean...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 423–437.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Chih-Wei Chang This essay attempts to “bring out” Roland Barthes as an unnamable textual figure in the Taiwanese writer Chu T'ien-wen's Huangren shouji ( Notes of a Desolate Man ). Chu's “gay novel” is notorious for its narrator's seemingly inexhaustible references to a legion of writers, film...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (1): 78–83.
Published: 01 January 2002
...Kate Jenckes Ideology and Inscription: Cultural Studies After Benjamin, de Man, and Bakhtin. By Tom Cohen. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. 258 p. University of Oregon 2002 García-Pabón, Leonardo. La patria íntima: Alegorías nacionales en la literatura y el cine de...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (4): 325–356.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Desire: Hybridity in Theory, Culture and Race . London & New York: Routledge, 1995 . ____. White Mythologies: Writing History and the West . London & New York: Routledge, 1990 . MY AUNT IS A MAN/325 MUSTAPHA MARROUCHI My...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 January 2010
... sense of being unfaithful to mainstream interpretations of the text and in the more revelatory sense of the word whereby a reading betrays, or divulges, a previously unacknowledged aspect of the work. This essay considers a particularly provocative “betrayal” of G.K. Chesterton's The Man Who Was...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 54–73.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Man of the People ), the essay illustrates the different ways different cultures understand and express an affect such as “love.” The recent surge of critical interest in affect has not properly engaged the challenge of this kind of cross-cultural work, which is implicated not just in linguistic...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 406–417.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Rodríguez; the novel El hombre de hierro ( The Iron Man ; 1907) by Rufino Blanco Fombona, which was interpreted as a copy of Flaubert’s Madame Bovary but justified by its local character; and the very curious case of Rafael Bolívar Coronado, whose writing implodes the category of authorship that underlies...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 252–271.
Published: 01 September 2019
...L. Maria Bo Abstract This article examines Eileen Chang’s 1953 translation of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea into Chinese as Cold War propaganda for the United States Information Service (USIS). It argues that this translation, meant to show the truth of democracy through its high...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 355–369.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Stefanie Heine This article examines how breathing pauses organize prose rhythm in ancient rhetoric and in modernist texts. In Virginia Woolf’s “Time Passes” and “The Lady in the Looking Glass: A Reflection” as well as in a late chapter of Robert Musil’s The Man Without Qualities , breath is...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 26–35.
Published: 01 March 2013
... possibility to conceive of a perfect man-made language, Chinese seemed a likely model. However, Leibniz's dream of a Universal Character relied on a combination of competing semiotic and systemic requirements that only the misguided view of sinographs and hexagrams as an integral part of one Chinese script...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 46–61.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the enduring gap between man and his god, just as death for the radical secularist is the epistemological confrontation of the nothingness between mortality and redemption. It is this enduring gap — rather than a specific mechanics of meter and verse — that Tagore imagines as rhythm, and it is in this...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 March 2012
... heterogeneous to serve as a collectivity, and he imagines, in vague detail, the emergence of a new man not bound by identity at all. This article seeks to restore this more radically anti-ideological aspect of Rashed's poem while illustrating the potential of Spivak's category for the study of literature. A...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 137–161.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Anne Dwyer This essay investigates the linguistic play and geopolitical scenarios in the work of Austrian writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (author of Venus in Furs and the man who gave his name to “masochism”) and his younger contemporary, the German-Jewish writer Karl Emil Franzos. Both men grew...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 408–428.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Glyn Salton-Cox This essay examines the English Communist novelist, Edward Upward (1903–2009) in a hitherto unexplored comparative frame. Until recently, Upward's authorship was largely dismissed as formally uninspired and dogmatically “Stalinist,” the work, as Samuel Hynes put it, of “a gifted man...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., by considering the logic of another discipline: in this case, media studies. The defining works I have in mind include “The Rhetoric of Temporality” by Paul de Man and, perhaps more controversially, the contemporaneous work of Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart, How to Read Donald Duck . What we find...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 123–135.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., it is also one that demands to be read against other key intertexts of the modern moment, including Darwin's Descent of Man , Flaubert's Un Coeur Simple , and the more recent voices of Walter Benjamin, Giorgio Agamben, and Maurice Blanchot. Weaving these diverse materials together in a manner that...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 149–172.
Published: 01 June 2014
...César Braga-Pinto Given the growing concern with urban crime and the fate of the black man in the aftermath of the abolition of slavery in Brazil in 1888, it is not surprising that the figure of Othello in its various versions, appropriations, and adaptations would become emblematic. In this essay...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 267–286.
Published: 01 September 2015
... man” but place a wager, nonetheless, on a European cultural and political project founded upon the value of the temporary as both a promoter of mobility and pluralism and a custodian of limits. © 2015 by University of Oregon 2015 literary constructions of Europeanness European cultural...