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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 345–374.
Published: 01 December 2015
... on the multilingual north Indian region of Awadh in the early modern period, it argues that an approach to literature and space that takes multilingualism within society and literary culture as a structuring and generative principle and holds both local and cosmopolitan perspectives in view is more productive...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 283–298.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Amitav Ghosh Abstract Common as it is to map languages as colored patches of a global quilt, this article proposes an understanding of language, dialect, and multilingualism beyond territoriality. The author references different regions where multilingualism and registers of discourse are indices...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... The comparativization of American studies has taken at least three forms: the multilingual ethnic model, the world literature model, and the hemispheric model. All three insist on the artificiality of national boundaries and repudiate the ideology of exceptionalism that forms the core of U.S. nationalism. However...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 139–153.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Christopher Davis Abstract This article examines three multilingual lyrics from the Middle Ages in which linguistic difference is employed as a strategy for defining the relationship between language and poetic form. Two poems by twelfth-century troubadours, “Eras quan vey,” a descort in five...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 367–387.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and Hebrew literary history. Almost despite himself, Shlonsky demonstrates a multilingualism that exists within the national canon. University of Oregon 2009 Alter, Robert. The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary . New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2004 . “Asch ve-Hirshbein...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 186–201.
Published: 01 June 2022
..., and the Colonial Context . Berkeley : University of California Press , 1992 . Olaussen Maria . “ The Submerged History of the Indian Ocean in Admiring Silence .” English Studies in Africa 56 , no. 1 ( 2013 ): 65 – 77 . Orsini Francesca . “ The Multilingual Local in World Literature...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 439–459.
Published: 01 December 2020
... for fifty years since its initial composition, the work has garnered relatively scant attention, even in the Spanish-speaking world. This article explores Imagen de John Keats as a landmark text in the history of world literatures, notable for its transnational, multilingual, and transtemporal...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 137–161.
Published: 01 June 2013
...-century empires and their inherent multilingualism can help us re-imagine how psycholinguistic mechanisms COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 158 might work. As languages overlap, they continue articulating and concealing fun- damental psychic dichotomies in different linguistic registers, without...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 333–356.
Published: 01 December 2019
...” ( “Multilingual Local” 350 ). 7 Rashmi Sadana suggests that festivals in India are becoming ways to access literature in other Indian languages and the question is “to what extent [do] Indian letters want to be defined through these festivals and the parameters for cultural and literary engagements...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (2): 164–185.
Published: 01 March 2008
... Practice.” Postcolonial Text [online] 3.2 (2007). http://journals.sfu.ca/ ____. Vernacular Palaver: Imaginations of the Local and Non-Native Languages in West Africa . Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters, 2004 . Ahmad, Sa'idu Babura. “From Orality to Mass Media: Hausa Literature in Northern...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 273–288.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and communities living in the shadow of insurgencies and state violence. The Anglophone metropolitan postcolonial critic’s often-shallow knowledge about a region, its literature and deep politics, and their many rationalizations about why it is so, dovetails with the manner in which lies, exaggerated and fake...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 246–255.
Published: 01 June 2005
..., in the form of a persistent anxiety over multilingual- ism as a crucial feature of disciplinary training in Comparative Literature. Again and again, contributors to the volume take up the issue, but whether they endorse or abandon the demand for knowledge of multiple languages as a necessary condition...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 160–176.
Published: 01 March 2009
... . New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. Ananya Jahanara Kabir and Deanne Williams, eds. Postcolonial Approaches to the European Middle Ages: Translating Cultures . Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2005. Sharon Kinoshita. Medieval Boundaries: Rethinking Difference in Old French Literature...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (4): 506–508.
Published: 01 December 2023
... languages, nor that multilingualism, fluency in both speaking and reading, was a conventional skill practiced by the earliest generations of Harvard students like Mather. Mather and all of his peers and closest friends would have known Greek, Latin, and Hebrew, many of them quite well. They learned...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 286–299.
Published: 01 September 2012
... criticism known as the literature of “small” or “private” homelands —were the topic of an important critical debate in Poland during the 1990s (see Jarze˛bski, W Polsce; Zaleski; and Czaplin´ski). The ubiquity in Castorp of characters with multilingual, hybrid identities, as well as the imagery...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 320–343.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., Racnāvalī 2:327) 1 THIS ESSAY EXAMINES a key moment in twentieth-century Hindi literature to explore two interrelated issues. First, how can a history of modern Hindi literature take into account both global trends in modernism and realism as well as the particular multilingual circumstances...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 266–282.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of the empires that US-based comparative literature scholars like to critique as they type their articles on stolen Indigenous land. The worthy and politically salient arguments that speak global multilingual truths to monolingual imperial power can rub salt in the linguistic wounds of Indigenous communities...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 399–419.
Published: 01 September 2010
... translation), a category that would reveal the national unity underlying India’s multilingual diversity.6 This dream project came to fruition in the Sahitya Akademi’s proposed ten- volume history of Indian literature (inevitably written in English), three of which have been published so far (Das...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 147–155.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Firat Oruc Abstract Although the study of Indian Ocean literary circularities is a relatively new and dynamic field, it calls for alternative paradigms for global literary history in light of the nascent conversation between comparative world literature and oceanic studies. Following the creative...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 111–126.
Published: 01 March 2023
... literature means that—unlike in the traditional model of comparative literature focused on a core of “original” texts—even the most multilingual critic soon finds it necessary to work with translations. “The toughest lesson for me . . . is that world literature forces me to forego, at least as regards those...