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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 43–53.
Published: 01 January 2009
... the Holocaust and Austerlitz mediates the search for his history through photographs of landscapes and buildings. This mediation also occurs through Sebald's dialogue with Wittgenstein's skepticism and, indeed, Through its focus on architectural “monumentality,” Austerlitz brings into full articulation Sebald's...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 348–372.
Published: 01 September 2023
... and constellation of disjunctive historical materials, thereby resisting progressivist conceptions of literary and cultural tradition. I further highlight the ways in which, for both figures, experiences of built images are ever-mediated, in contrast to certain strains of extant scholarship that interpret Crane’s...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 228–245.
Published: 01 June 2010
... of the openness of Russia's historical future. Mediating between the novel and its contemporary journalistic discourse with the help of the formal (narratological) categories of character and emplotment, I argue that the novelistic search for the proper emplotment of its enigmatic hero corresponds to the search...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., is rarely mentioned. Empson’s significant work The Structure of Complex Words , completed in Peking in the early 1950s, remains untranslated and under-studied. Empson’s encounter with China illuminates the material mediation of language, local and global politics, and cultural difference, which have...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 418–438.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and bodily containment, the nightingale’s song mediates between sound and space. This article builds on Michel Serres, Gilles Deleuze, and Félix Guattari, who use the bird to think about enclosure (sonic, spatial) and territorial possession. Nesting T. S. Eliot’s nightingales within a wider context clarifies...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 147–155.
Published: 01 June 2022
... oceanic space that has mediated a dynamic cross-cultural traffic across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. In response to the territorial logic of old and new comparative literature, the polysemic nature of the Indian Ocean invites the following the question: what would world literature look like when...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 186–201.
Published: 01 June 2022
... archives in order to depict cross-cultural interactions, employing various self-reflexive textual strategies that draw attention to the linguistic and archival mediations operating in those encounters. This article examines these textual moments alongside the novels’ archival sources—specifically...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 308–326.
Published: 01 September 2023
... in the text of Lucretius’s De rerum natura ( On the Nature of Things ). Tracing philological debates that have surrounded Lucretius from the Renaissance onward, this article argues that Lucretius’s poetic theory of interlinked atomic and textual swerves and the philological history that has mediated them were...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 340–360.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... It is through a critical approach to the drug trade, as it intersects the power of the state, that alternative narconarratives resist the mediation of hegemonic discourses that permeate the fields of journalism, academic research, and literature. © 2014 by University of Oregon 2014 Mexico...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 29–36.
Published: 01 March 2015
.... Wilson's pronouncements on literature, which hinder the very mediation between the sciences and the humanities that he promotes. If we are to take seriously the activist goals of ecocriticism, then we need to be earnest about the idea that, as opposing points on a continuum, ecophobia and biophilia can...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 319–332.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Wai Chee Dimock Beginning with Margaret Atwood's novella The Penelopiad and its staging in regional and experimental theaters in Canada, the U.K., and around the world, this essay traces a long history of network mediation for the Odyssey , beginning with the performative decisions made...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 239–245.
Published: 01 June 2005
... is discussing Nietzsche’s notion of the philosophers of the future. In addition, teleiopoiesis accounts for the more metaphoric distance of alterity, as it is the signature of the other that initiates the utterance. The negotiation of these distances, their mediation, is the movement of teleiopoiesis...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of a Discipline . New York : Columbia UP , 2003 . Print . Peter Hitchcock How to Read a Discipline EDIA THEORISTS Jay Bolter and Richard Grusin argue that culture Mincreasingly multiplies media possibilities while actually erasing the pro- cesses of mediation involved. This “double...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 257–264.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Literature  65:3 DOI 10.1215/00104124-2325086  © 2013 by University of Oregon COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 258 in the two terms. In the end, reading secularism means confronting dominant presumptions about the liberal state and its claims to mediate between religious differences, as well as analyzing...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 15–24.
Published: 01 March 2014
....” Mediations: Journal of the Marxist Literary Group 24 . 2 ( 2010 ): 122 – 39 . Print . “Nigeria's Agony Dwarfs the Gulf Oil Spill. The U.S. and Europe Ignore It.” The Guardian . Web. 29 May 2010 . < http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/may/30/oil-spills-nigeria-niger-delta-shell...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 103–105.
Published: 01 March 2020
... takes several forms. In “Spain” and other poems of the late thirties, puns on metric and bodily “feet,” “feats” of courage, and “defeat” draw attention to the gap between the civilian poet’s safe, mediated distance from the front and the soldier’s physical prowess and endangerment. In Journey to a War...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 March 2014
...- siders remediation in relation to other ways of mediating and in full awareness of the term’s other uses. The term “remediation” as it is used in the broader lexicon is itself highly loaded —​at once signaling gestures of ethical sincerity and constructive inter- vention, while also often...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 317–336.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... Similarly, a CTM approach shares a commitment to analyzing the situatedness of media and how they mediate. We might say that both approaches have a mandate to explore the social contexts and technical infrastructures that enable the literary. As Alexander R. Galloway, Eugene Thacker, and McKenzie Wark...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 247–263.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of words and letters. An “immaterial,” figural meaning was thus presumed to be recoverable, and such meaning would often be spiritual in nature. This supposed gap between material impression and immaterial meaning is captured in the figure of Hermes, who, with his flying shoes, mediates between mortals...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 354–356.
Published: 01 September 2016
... by the experience of exclusion and the anticipation of exclusion to come” (18). From this perspective, the failure of cosmopolitanism, the impossibility of realizing its universal- ist purpose, is an opportunity instead of a limitation. Latin American cosmopolitan desires mediate the Latin American writer’s...