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Comparative Literature (1 March 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 (1 March 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 (1 December 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 (1 March 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 (1 September 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 (1 March 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 (1 June 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 (1 June 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 (1 September 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 (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 356–381.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., the proximity of whose poetics to German models is otherwise well documented. As the article maintains, this distinct presentist temporality, along with a concomitant metaphysical stance on the relation between the human and the divine realms, ultimately derives from Pindar's victory odes, which are...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2012) 64 (3): 257–269.
Published: 01 September 2012
... remain to be truly read. This essay proposes that there is a complex theory of reading to be found in Mimesis and that it is one of the most exemplary models of literary hermeneutics in modern criticism. To discern this theory of reading, however, one must go against the dominant tendency in recent...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., of which Arab-Latin American relations is but one example. The essay proposes a tertiary model that connects U.S. to Latin American and Arabic studies. © 2013 by University of Oregon 2013 Works Cited Arac Jonathan . “Global and Babel: Language and Planet in American Literature...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2012) 64 (3): 286–299.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Ania Spyra The study of the literature of large metropolitan centers that are divided along linguistic, ethnic, and cultural fault lines by colonizations, redrawn borders, or waves of migration provides one alternative to the national model in the study of comparative literature. Often opposed to...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 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 (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 382–406.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., Molière's Dom Juan, ou le festin de pierre . Reading Molière's play alongside French and German tragedy reveals not only how deeply both versions of the “mourning play” are implicated in the political ideology of royal absolutism but also the availability of a quite different model of social and political...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 36–45.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, and Alain Badiou, each in their fashion, challenge the purportedly representational model on which questions of “original,” “translation,” and “maternal language” are based (what Deleuze refers to pejoratively as the principium comparationis with its four axes of identity...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 March 2014
... from British models. And he makes his own work the point de repère of modernism/o's overlooked Anglo-Spanish constitution in the early twentieth century. I articulate through both his work and issues in modernist studies of the past two decades an approach to modernisms as interconnected phenomena that...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2014) 66 (4): 399–419.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the paradigm shift from the Classic to the Romantic. As in his other tales with delusional protagonists, Hoffmann draws from contemporary mental pathology, not just in constructing character but also in adapting medical case studies as narrative models. The revival of commedia dell'arte and the...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 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 (1 September 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...