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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (4): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2000
.... Théories du symbole . Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1977 . Toffler, Alvin, Introduction. Order out of Chaos: Man's New Dialogue with Nature . By Ilya Prigogine and Isabelle Stengers. Toronto: Bantam, 1984 . Wellbery, David. The Specular Moment: Goethe's Early Lyric and the Beginnings of Romanticism...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 203–223.
Published: 01 June 2020
... of no moment, in all senses of that phrase. But this often-cited feature of language could neither be affirmed nor denied once and for all, since either alternative would pretend to address as an established fact that which troubles every establishment. Rather, it is what each time solicits yet another attempt...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 150–168.
Published: 01 June 2012
.... The essay argues that it is ultimately in those fleeting moments when the ability of the poet to enter into the lives of others is thwarted that the limits of a Romantic poetics can be established. In particular, the essay focuses on those occasions, in the work of both writers, when the process...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 121–149.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Jeffrey S. Librett This essay provides a new interpretation of the major methodological movements in literary scholarship since World War II, especially in the United States. The overarching claim is that these movements comprise displaced repetitions of moments in the early modern mourning...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 376–398.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., mutually eclipsing otherness. The flâneur in exile thus embodies a comparative poetics resistant to generalizing thinking but insistent on bringing places and times into contact and acknowledging the constitutive role that such moments of encounter play in modern and contemporary literature...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 64–85.
Published: 01 January 2011
... fiction, centrally concerned with social justice, to launch an effective critique of neoliberal capitalism in present day South Africa. Because South Africa's entry onto the global stage in 1994 was conditioned by the pivotal moment of globalization in which its Rainbow Nation democracy was forged, I...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 235–252.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., and its grammatical structures. In particular, the use of the passive voice, the grammatical expression of the state of being-acted-upon, at key moments in the cycle presents a subject deprived of agency, maintaining priority in the sentence but ceding action to its object. This passive position grants...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2011
... on associating allegory with modernity in Baudelaire's poetry, this is because history can be said to become modern only at the moment that the thinking subject's own experience sustains an irreversible alteration that might best be characterized as “allegorical,” for want of a better term. The resistance...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 235–250.
Published: 01 June 2016
... the ultimate moment of completeness and definitive truths. Rather, maturity is a process and practice that embraces change and the capacity to see life from different perspectives. The novel is a catalyst and medium of this practice because it stimulates our ability to think, question, and, as a result, change...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 406–417.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Nathalie Bouzaglo Abstract This article explores the connection between modernismo , a literary movement that relied heavily on imitation and intertextuality, and accusations of plagiarism, copying, and appropriation. It contextualizes the analysis within a nineteenth-century legal moment in which...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 23–40.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Dina Berdichevsky Abstract This article explores the moment of “invention” of the Hebrew mood. Around the year 1900 a new expression for mood appeared in Hebrew: matsav ruah . The articulation of a new linguistic expression was paralleled by the rise of an original atmospheric prose, mood prose...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 289–298.
Published: 01 September 2021
... us, and formulate local ideas derived from this nature, although from the nineteenth century onwards this opinion was challenged. It will also highlight the importance, for South America, at this moment in history when authoritarianism is rearing its head again, of using comparative approaches...
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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 (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 (2022) 74 (3): 306–325.
Published: 01 September 2022
... the ways in which a contemporary engagement with the myths of the sea transforms and translates understandings not only of the present moment but also of traditional ideas of linear time. Specific myths of the sea become a tool with which to mine the past and present as they allow these poets to reflect...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 150–165.
Published: 01 June 2021
...,” and sea-stars, which resemble “pink / rice-grains.” Wall’s photograph, in turn, portrays a transposition between an aquatic and a terrestrial environment by placing an intertidal pool filled with star fish and sea anemones into the rectangular space of a grave. This article reads such moments...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 370–393.
Published: 01 December 2017
... abstraction. This article examines Gogol’s visual poetics within the context of Russian culture’s late, self-conscious appropriation of Renaissance perspective, drawing on contemporaneous developments in Russian art history and twentieth-century aesthetic theory. As seen in several key moments in Dead Souls...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 June 2019
...? Is the target audience of the translated text even mappable onto an original text’s schema of hurdle and target audiences? The writings of Varlam Shalamov further complicate the translation of Aesopian texts. Whereas Leona Toker and others identify Aesopian moments in Shalamov’s prose, Svetlana Boym argues...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 357–380.
Published: 01 December 2019
... to two moments: (1) the notion and practice of Bildung —education, training, formation—where the subject of language, in becoming literate, thoughtful, and self-reflective, is to become a being that recognizes itself and others in these and related terms: as legible, autonomous, and self-determining...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 68–82.
Published: 01 March 2020
... into the cultural landscape of this enormously significant moment in the history of the West. To do so, it examines three major works of what is termed here the immediate postwar . These works are fundamentally dissimilar and yet, it is argued, share an emotional disposition. As shown, all three works exhibit...