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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 74–90.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Sif Rikhardsdottir This article considers how we can discuss emotions (a human phenomenon) within literature (a discursive construction). The article poses the question of where we can locate this perceived literary emotionality in medieval works and considers the role of the reader in constructing...
Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (1): 74–77.
Published: 01 January 2006
...David Greetham Error and the Academic Self: the Scholarly Imagination, Medieval to Modern. By Seth Lerer. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002. ix + 325 p. University of Oregon 2006 Borges, Jorge Luis. Ficciones . Trans. Andrew Hurley. New York: Penguin, 1998 . Boxer, Sarah...
Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (4): 352–355.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Warren Ginsberg Suspended Animation: Pain, Pleasure and Punishment in Medieval Culture. By Robert Mills. London: Reaktion Books, 2005. 248 p. University of Oregon 2007 BOOK REVIEWS/349...
Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (2): 142–163.
Published: 01 March 2008
... . Mexico City: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 1997 . González, Alfonso. “Neobarroco y carnaval medieval en Palinuro de México.” Hispania 74 . 1 ( 1991 ): 45 -49. ____. Voces de la posmodernidad. Seis narradores mexicanos contemporáneos . Mexico City: Universidad Nacional...
Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (1): 78–81.
Published: 01 January 2003
...Warren Ginsberg Music, Body, and Desire in Medieval Culture: Hildegard of Bingen to Chaucer. By Bruce W. Holsinger. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001. xviii, 472 p. University of Oregon 2003 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/78 BOOK...
Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 361–363.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Seth Kimmel Conversion and Narrative: Reading Religious Authority in Medieval Polemic . By Szpiech Ryan . Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press , 2013 . 311 p. © 2014 by University of Oregon 2014 BOOK REVIEWS...
Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 117–119.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Margaret Rogerson Murder by Accident: Medieval Theater, Modern Media, Critical Intentions . By Enders Jody . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2009 . xxiii, 285 p . © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 BOOK REVIEWS...
Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 345–348.
Published: 01 September 2017
...David Spurr The Medieval Presence in Modernist Literature: The Quest to Fail . By Ullyot Jonathan . New York : Cambridge University Press , 2015 . 275 p . © 2017 by University of Oregon 2017 Works Cited Beckett Samuel . Trilogy: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable...
Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 160–176.
Published: 01 March 2009
...SIMON GAUNT During the course of the last decade here has been sustained reflection on intersections between medieval studies and postcolonial theory, the books reviewed here being just a sample of the scholarship now available. But postcolonial approaches to the Middle Ages have proved...
Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 85–100.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Brenda Deen Schildgen The essay examines a specific case of “wood-stripping” that occurs in three related texts: one ancient, Statius's Thebaid , and two medieval romance versions of Statius's poem, Giovanni Boccaccio's La Teseida and Geoffrey Chaucer's The Knight's Tale . It argues that all three...
Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 173–185.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Laurence de Looze Medieval people knew as well as we do that no two people could look exactly alike. But the question of look-alikes was nevertheless a fascinating one because it opened up a potential gap between external manifestation and deeper identity. What did it mean for the ontology...
Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 274–295.
Published: 01 September 2016
... for their similarities rather than their differences. Boccaccio and Christine are both profoundly concerned with marital affection, an emotion in a state of flux in late-medieval Europe. Through narrative, both authors attempt to theorize how this emotion should be experienced and performed by the virtuous wife. In De...
Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 22–40.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Luke Sunderland This article proposes a comparison between the ethics of rebellion developed in recent publications by Julia Kristeva and in the medieval poetry of Bertran de Born. Both Kristeva and Bertran see revolt as a continuous and crucial process of transformation and questioning, of renewal...
Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 160–180.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Timothy D. Arner The life and work of the Roman poet Lucan functions as an important intertext for Chaucer's Legend of Good Women . It demonstrates that the vita Lucani and the Bellum Civile were widely available in medieval Europe and that Chaucer likely used both sources in both the Prologue...
Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., he helps shape the Greco-Roman heroic ideal that is later embodied in medieval romance, a tradition on which Shakespeare draws in Othello . University of Oregon 2009 Adelman, Janet. “Iago's Alter Ego: Race as Projection in Othello.” Shakespeare Quarterly 48 . 2 ( 1997 ): 124 -44...
Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 315–335.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of modern German literature, sets out to attempt a reading of a poem by the medieval Japanese writer Fujiwara no Teika, only to discover that what remains when linguistic barriers cannot be overcome and cultural specificity cannot be recognized is an interpretation that is constricted by the quality...
Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 93–109.
Published: 01 March 2012
... with regard to the perceived relationship between creativity and constraint. The essay makes its case by analogy with two authors often cited by the Oulipo — the medieval theologian Ramón Llull and the Atomist philosopher Lucretius — between whom Calvino draws a parallel in one of his final works...
Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., transhistorical genealogy of modernism/o goes back to Arabic-Andalusian poetry from medieval Spain, and he points to the Spanish-American War of 1898 as the surprising catalyst for the intersection of Spanish, Spanish American, and U.S. modernisms that he sees flourishing in his moment. From this theoretical...
Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 314–332.
Published: 01 September 2019
.... These publications in this way confused the romance ’s oral origins at the intersection of medieval Castilian and Arabic cultural practices, one the one hand, and the early modern reception and revival of the genre, on the other hand. This essay examines how and why debate about this complex history of the romance...
Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 255–269.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... But there is another genesis story that begins in the late eighteenth century in Spain and Italy, countries with histories entangled with the Arab presence in Europe during the medieval period. Emphasizing the role of Arabic in the formation of European literatures, Juan Andrés wrote the first comparative history...