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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 185–206.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Steven S. Lee In June 1932, Langston Hughes and twenty-one other African Americans traveled to Moscow to make a movie. Set in the contemporary U.S. South, Black and White was to have exposed Jim Crow to the world, but soon after Hughes and his companions arrived the project was cancelled — due...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 97–127.
Published: 01 March 2009
... that the poem's idiosyncratic form indicates that Pushkin was not yet sure whether he was standing on the threshold of an Augustan or Neronian age. Pushkin's acquaintances among Moscow Slavophiles made him for the time being more attentive to the positive parallels between Russian and Roman history than...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 January 2010
... it as a straightforward, culturally reactionary “anti-anarchist romance,” and thereby precluding other, more politicized, readings. By staging a creative betrayal of the novel in 1920s Moscow, Tairov and Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, who was commissioned to write the script, reactivate certain elements of the work obscured...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 408–428.
Published: 01 December 2013
... accounts, while correct in debunking the myth of Upward's slavishness to Moscow, erase the crucial comparative frame through which his work must be understood. Reading Upward's writing of the 1930s alongside Georg Lukács, Walter Benjamin, and socialist realists such as Fyodor Gladkov and Alexander Fadeev...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 41–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
... by Moscow but a horizontal network shaped by powerful cultural allegiances that were not easily overcome. 28 As Mufti notes, “Faiz problematizes the very notion of nation or people, raising fundamental questions about identity and subjectivity and their historical determinations” (213). 29...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 June 2014
... that when Langston Hughes translated Vladimir Mayakovsky's “Blek end uait” (“Black and White”) and “Sifilis” (“Syphilis”) during his Moscow residence in the winter of 1932–33, a resulting epiphany motivated Hughes to strive to reconcile his Pan-Africanist views with his newly aroused vision of class...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 299–319.
Published: 01 September 2021
... a more nuanced understanding of the Moscow-centered transnational literary space produced in the aftermath of the Bolshevik revolution, or what scholars in Slavic studies have called the “Soviet republic of letters.” 40 I described the demand for historical fiction earlier in this essay. In her...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 172–187.
Published: 01 June 2023
... audiences. Even if marginalized in the cultural establishments of Moscow and Leningrad, they suddenly became hypervisible as living embodiments of an internal “friendship of the peoples” that would serve as the template for a future worldwide collective. The proximity of the “Soviet East” to the global...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 153–171.
Published: 01 June 2023
... a more cynical environment. They mimic the structure of an ethnopolitical joke: an Albanian, an Egyptian, and a Ukrainian walk into Soviet internationalism. Residing at the Gorky Institute for World Literature or the VGIK film school in Moscow, their autobiographical protagonists represent three...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (1): 23–53.
Published: 01 January 2004
... University Press, 2000 . 23 -57. Bely, Andrei. Evangelie kak drama . Moscow: Russkii dvor, 1996 . Bograd, Ganna. “Funkstii proizvedenii izobrazitel'nogo iskusstva v tvorchestve Dostoevskogo.” Transactions of the Association of Russian-American Scholars in the USA 28 ( 1996 -1997): 313 -52...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (1): 63–89.
Published: 01 January 2007
...HARSHA RAM University of Oregon 2007 Abuashvili, Aida. Za strokoi liriki . Moscow: Sovetskii pisatel', 1989 . Baratashvili, Nik'oloz. Tkhzulebani . Tbilisi: Sabch'ota Sakartvelo, 1968 . Barnes, Christopher. Boris Pasternak. A Literary Biography. Volume 2: 1928-1960 . Cambridge...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 394–412.
Published: 01 December 2017
... conglomerate of national republics, and the abolishment of the Pale did not rid Jews of their attraction to urban centers. In fact, by 1959 ninety-five percent of the Jews across the USSR lived in cities, par- ticularly Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Kiev (Barnai 136). This preference remained consistent...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (4): 339–362.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Different Years]. Moscow: Khudozhestvennaia literatura , 1975 . 72 -233. Baran, Henryk. “Structuralism and Semiotics.” Handbook of Russian Literature . Ed. Victor Terras. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985 . 448 -51. Clark, Katerina, and Michael Holquist. Mikhail Bakhtin . Cambridge...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 133–139.
Published: 01 June 2023
... with decolonization across the global south and the civil rights movement in the US. And after the collapse of the Soviet Union, a similarly expansive ambition has animated the reactionary worldbuilding of a new Eurasian global order extending from Moscow to China across the former Soviet territories...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 June 2019
... ” (“On the Poet’s Calling”). In Sobranie sochinenii v vos’mi tomakh , vol. 6 , edited by Orlova V. N. , Surkova A. A. , and Chukovskogo K. I. , 160 – 68 . Moscow : Gosudarstvennoe izdatel’stvo khudozhestvennoi literatury , 1962 . Blok Aleksandr . “ Znaiu ia tvoie l’stivoe imia...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 296–311.
Published: 01 September 2016
... . “The Ideal Woman in Tolstoi: Resurrection.” Canadian-American Slavic Studies 11 . 2 ( 1977 ): 281 – 86 . Print . Gol'denveizer A.B. Vblizi Tolstogo . Moscow : Gosudarstvennoe izdatel'stvo khudozhestvennoi literatury , 1959 . Print . Gusev N.N. Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoi...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
... lived in Stalin’s Moscow for two months in 1926, where he penned his “Moscow Diary” and was rumored to have met Platonov and other Soviet authors. Even so, the relationship between subject and object underscored by Freud, as well as object-loss inherent in melancholy, are still of importance. I am...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 456–459.
Published: 01 December 2016
...- tives to consigning the extraordinary interchange between revolutionary vanguard, aes- thetic avant-garde, and ethnic minority cultures that orbited globally around Moscow in the 1920s and 1930s to a rise-and-fall narrative that ends with Stalinist terror in the U.S.S.R. and cold war McCarthyism...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 73–98.
Published: 01 March 2022
... / Другой властитель наших дум”; Another genius has sped away / Another sovereign of our thoughts), as figures who were romantically heroized, but while Byron represents the apex of what Decembrists thought a poet could be, Napoleon, whose 1812 invasion resulted in the destruction of Moscow, figured...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (4): 283–299.
Published: 01 September 2004
... on Tolstoy’s creative process.3 Let us review eight empirical facts germane to this process. To begin, The Cos- sacks was inspired by the Caucasus itself, and the resulting three and a half chap- ters were later added to in Moscow, Paris (where they got entangled in Tolstoy’s horror at a guillotining...