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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (3): 295–297.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Ursula Tidd Crises of Memory and the Second World War. By Susan Rubin Suleiman. Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press, 2006. x, 286 p. University of Oregon 2008 BOOK REVIEWS SURPRISED IN TRANSLATION. By Mary Ann Caws...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 43–53.
Published: 01 January 2009
... into Austerlitz's life story through visual and verbal references to the philosopher suggests certain Wittgensteinian themes and problems. These include the relation of ethics to aesthetics and of both to memory, of propositions to truth-making, and of the verbal to the visual arts as exemplified by the eighty-one...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 189–191.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Michael Cronin Can These Bones Live? Translation, Survival, and Cultural Memory. By Bella Brodzki. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2007. 272 p. University of Oregon 2010 BOOK REVIEWS CAN THESE BONES LIVE? TRANSLATION...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 184–208.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Harris Feinsod Abstract How have cities reorganized attention to their waterfronts after the decline of urban seaports? What kind of cultural record attends this reorganization? This article investigates the politics of historical memory at several sites of postindustrial harbor redevelopment since...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 320–337.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., 2003 . Boyers, Robert. “Remembrance of Things to Come.” Times Literary Supplement 4206 ( 11 Nov. 1983 ): 1253 . Carroll, David. “The Limits of Representation and the Right to Fiction: Shame, Literature, and the Memory of the Shoah. L'Esprit Créateur 34 . 4 ( 1999 ): 68 -79...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (4): 498–501.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Nicholas Harrison nicholas.harrison@kcl.ac.uk Decolonizing Memory: Algeria and the Politics of Testimony . By Jill Jarvis . Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2021 . 288 pp. Copyright © 2022 by University of Oregon 2022 “The magnitude of the legal violence exercised...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 326–344.
Published: 01 September 2022
... perceives the object during the process of artistic creation—in a sense, a photographer cannot see the object itself at the moment of capturing the exposure, and a painter has to cease looking at the object and depict it from memory. Based on this visual dilemma, this article analyzes the two types...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2018
... authors approach traumatic memory through the ancient folkloric archetype of the “external soul” (the inner essence displaced into external objects for safekeeping) and conceive of the healing process as the attempt to bring the externalized soul—and its unwanted memories—back into the body. This motif...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 237–254.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Morgane Cadieu Abstract The museum, the mausoleum, and the memorial are key concepts for theorizing beaches and ports in twenty-first-century literature and cinema. On the littoral, these constructions suggest the very opposite of a sealed off monumentality to become living museums of women’s labor...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 366–382.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Oasis writers celebrate the killing of German soldiers, but then also engage with troubling memories that surface in relation to such events after the war. Who (or what) is a perpetrator in the context of soldier testimony (as opposed to a perpetrator of genocide)? Should the term only be used...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 147–155.
Published: 01 June 2022
... narrative as a living, moving, recombining, recycling practice of memory, connection, and connectivity. fo87@georgetown.edu Copyright © 2022 by University of Oregon 2022 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 171–185.
Published: 01 June 2022
... the liquid reading of Indian Ocean fluidities. Linking descriptive chronotopes of the region to By the Sea ’s object worlds and the words that carry them, the essay links a single instance of Indian Ocean literature to larger speculation about the regional object itself. Tracking flows of space, time, memory...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 202–218.
Published: 01 June 2022
... literary critical methods to illuminate how, and why, fiction such as Gautier’s reactivates memory of Creole Indias. This reading reveals his privileged trope of the “thinnai,” a veranda-like architectural element of Tamil homes, as working together with the embodied culture of Pondicherry’s “Bas Créole...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 247–263.
Published: 01 September 2018
... in the practice and criticism of artists’ books; the study of comparative textual media; research in avant-garde poetry; and a line of criticism incorporating memory studies and book as well as paper history. Through an intermedial analysis of Roland Barthes’s “The Death of the Author,” I show that the material...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 383–407.
Published: 01 December 2013
... entertains is in each case to miss the point. Beckett's use of allusive discourse is demonstrated to be a vector through which he explores the mechanisms of listening, memory, and creativity. This article therefore offers the precise example of Beckett's use of Ancient philosophy to illustrate how his...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 450–465.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Jan Lensen This essay examines contemporary rewritings of World War II memory narratives. Drawing on the examples of Flughunde (1995) by German author Marcel Beyer and Marcel (1999) by Flemish author Erwin Mortier, I analyze the ways in which both authors address the complex processes...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 322–339.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the collective post-World War II memory that had come to associate it with the Holocaust. Mikhail Bakhtin's concept of the “chronotope” provides a theoretical tool that captures the unique characteristics of the use of time and temporality in the Jewish train genre. The speeding train and the interior...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 246–266.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Michelle Zerba This essay reads Homer's Odyssey alongside several poems by the Greek-Alexandrian writer C.P. Cavafy who, although widely removed from the epic in time, shares a common geographical imaginary located in the Mediterranean and explores questions of cultural identity, memory, and gender...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 46–58.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Antony Rowland János Pilinszky's ruminations about trauma and memory struck a particular chord with Ted Hughes. At the same time as the Yorkshire poet was working on translations of Pilinszky's poetry with János Csokits in the early 1970s, he was writing two of his own collections that contain...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2018
... to form what we call the sub-genre of “the boat narrative.” Copyright © 2018 by University of Oregon 2018 boat narratives Vietnamese diaspora 1.5 generation writers postmemory recuperation The boat in each of these three narratives acts as a lieu de mémoire (place of memory...