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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 119–139.
Published: 01 March 2007
... Tragedies: The Literature of Unhappiness (A Model for Reading Narratives of Suffering) HE PROBLEM OF SUFFERING is one of the most pervasive preoccupations Tof narrative literature, particularly that kind of literature we may heuristi- cally term “tragic.” The forms...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 93–109.
Published: 01 March 2012
... undelivered lectures Six Memos for the Next Millennium . It argues, however, that Llull and Lucretius represent two opposing models of combinatorics and that the former encapsulates Calvino's views at the start of the period in question, while the latter neatly exemplifies his later position. The essay also...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and techniques. It argues that Dolly City reflects, thematically and formally, a shift between two biopolitical models of governance: from a welfare model based on a calculable and statistical futurity and on communal sacrifice, to a neoliberal model grounded in a speculative futurity and a zero-risk...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 381–407.
Published: 01 December 2019
... therefore be read as the story of a bad education, as it foregrounds an educational model that is upended before it even starts. More specifically, due to his faulty education, the novel’s protagonist sputters through the stages of his formation, failing to mature or develop appropriately. He founders in a...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 336–360.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Mariano Siskind In this essay I propose two different but complementary models with which to think about the relation between the novel and the historical process of globalization. The first— the globalization of the novel —works not with particular textual formations, but with the historical...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 339–355.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Jacob Emery This essay examines situations where a single trope is implicated in two traditionally opposed rhetorical structures: mise en abyme , in which an internal text provides a miniature model of the framing text, and allegory, a figure in which the text at hand is only the key to some single...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 220–230.
Published: 01 June 2009
... especially, are a supplement (in the Derridean sense) to Meltzl's Eurocentric model. Martí's 1877 prospectus for a comparative American literature is more inclusive than Meltzl's Eurocentric model of “polyglottism,” and it offers a vision of global comparative literary and cultural studies that we ignore to...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 274–294.
Published: 01 June 2009
... “Discourse on Margination and Barbarism,” putting them in dialogue with Gloria Anzaldúa's more recent theoretical engagement of border culture in order to assess their value as models for what Raewyn Connell calls “Southern theory.” This essay concludes with a discussion of several theorists who present...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 253–268.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Rimma Garn This essay discusses an intriguing literary journey, one in which an anonymous English eighteenth-century novel crossed the channel and, through its translation into French and Russian, became a crucial narrative model for one of the first published Russian fiction writers, Mikhail...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 439–459.
Published: 01 December 2020
... idiosyncratic practitioner of reading and writing methods that transcend nation and period. Modeling innovative techniques that the author calls “automatic translation” and “global close reading,” Cortázar anticipates some of the problems recently voiced in critical debates surrounding world literature. Imagen...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 95–112.
Published: 01 March 2014
... apparent with critical attention to the similarities between scenes found in each work. Read together, the two texts expose the limitations that a unilinear model of the colonization process may impose on life for the colonized subject. Whereas Wuthering Heights figures pre-colonial and colonial modes of...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 11–20.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Matthew Wilkens “Digital Humanities and Its Application in the Study of Literature and Culture” examines the relationship between comparative literary and cultural studies, systems theory and model building, and recent work in digital humanities. Areas of specific application include the topology...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 296–311.
Published: 01 September 2016
... theory as a metaphoric basis for the novel's moral philosophy. Moving beyond his earlier family ideal, he made phagocytes the model for a broader and more impersonal ideal of human unity. Thus, in Resurrection Tolstoy found a way to give moral meaning to science, just as he had called for in his...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 312–331.
Published: 01 September 2016
... literature and theater. I contend that Pirandello's plays and his vision of stage acting provide an alternative model of subversive performance that challenges Benjamin's assumptions about both the medium-specificity of film's effects and the nature of the new celebrity culture. This alternative further...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 160–180.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the Legend and the “Legend of Lucrece.” Chaucer uses Lucan as a model for critiquing Richard II and illustrating the problem of tyrannical monarchy. The article demonstrates the presence of republican poetics and thought in fourteenth-century England. © 2017 by University of Oregon 2017...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 181–200.
Published: 01 June 2017
... way for further invention? The usual answer to the last question has been cinema and the allegorical image. This essay proposes that, while for Benjamin cinema and images aid in adapting to existing circumstances, the disappearing poetic art and the allegorical writing modeled on it provide more...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 333–356.
Published: 01 December 2019
... analysis of the discourse produced at the festival by the discussants and the audience shows that a coconstituted South Asian literary history was consistently placed against a regionally competitive model. Importing alterity to produce an Indian or Pakistani literary identity was undermined by an attitude...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 145–159.
Published: 01 June 2018
... ভাষা) maps intriguingly onto early twentieth-century Chinese vernacularization debates and offers a transnational method for the study of vernacularization that decenters European models. Works Cited Alam Fakrul . “ Rabindranath Tagore at the Intersection of Nationalism and Modernity...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 182–202.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Sloterdijk, Jacques Attali, Didier Anzieu, and Luce Irigary. These figures not only present a critique of vision as the dominant paradigm in Western thought, but also develop a positive alternative model of listening that offers the possibility of reintegrating modes of sensual perception excluded by...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 159–179.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Lenora Hanson Abstract This article proposes that eighteenth-century and Romantic-era accounts of dreams offer a useful model for understanding the phenomenon of enclosure, or what Marx famously labeled “so-called primitive accumulation.” Rather than a historical event or a set of particular laws...