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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 430–448.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Rachel Falconer This article discusses Seamus Heaney’s 2016 translation of Virgil’s Aeneid Book 6. It begins by reflecting on the importance of Virgil, the underworld journey narrative, and Heaney’s poetics in general. It then argues that Heaney develops a counterpoint of five- and six-beat lines...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 26–51.
Published: 01 March 2023
... ): 237 – 56 . mariajose_rp@brown.edu Copyright © 2023 by University of Oregon 2023 Extractivism Mesoamerican codices transnational Indigeneities narratives of the underworld prophecies LESLIE MARMON SILKO’S Almanac of the Dead (1991) and Yuri Herrera Señales que...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 241–256.
Published: 01 September 2012
... on the macro-structural plane. In a novel such as Underworld or Infinite Jest, which is almost entirely constituted by narrative units involving rigorous internal focalization,8 the non-focalized story can be understood as a story composed of innumerable focalizations (Genette 191–92...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (4): 442–462.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., Strange 1 : 93n2). Other tales are given new titles that would explicitly advertise them as stories of the underworld; examples include tale 76 “In the Infernal Regions,” tale 118 “The Censor in Purgatory,” tale 137 “Feasting the Ruler of Purgatory,” and so on. In many cases this feature is absent from...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 143–159.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the underworld without her, the indignantly jealous women of Thebes killed him with stones, dismembered him with agricultural implements, and threw his head into the river Hebrus, where it floated downstream to the sea, singing mournfully all the while (Ovid, Metamor- phoses XI.1–60). The biblical Jezabel...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 176–193.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Heidi Morse Abstract Since the 1970s, the topic of feminist adaptations of Greco-Roman mythology has been dominated by narratives of revision and retelling from the perspective of female characters, including—via Hélène Cixous—Medusa as a creative muse for women’s writing. Pairing the modernist US...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 387–402.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., 1961 . Butler, Michael. “The Conservative Moralist.” The Narrative Fiction of Heinrich Böll: Social Conscience and Literary Achievement . Ed. Michael Butler. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994 . 1 -20. Campbell, Malcolm, ed. Moschus: Europa . Hildesheim: Olms-Weidmann, 1991 . de...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (1): 44–58.
Published: 01 January 2006
..., and Ovid How does this pattern of repetition—a return to/of the same—constitute a pattern of disruption in Calvino’s narrative? —Lucia Re, Calvino and the Age of Neorealism Repetition and Negativity Italo...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (1): 27–41.
Published: 01 January 2001
... Back: Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures . London: Routledge, 1998 . Banham, Martin. “On Being Squelched in the Spittle of an Alien Race.” Maja-Pearce 128 -32. Barthes, Roland. “Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narratives.” Image, Music, Text . Trans. Stephen Heath...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 283–297.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., Trans-Indigenous followed from my first book, Blood Narrative: Indigenous Identity in American Indian and Maori Literary and Activist Texts , published in 2002, by expanding Blood Narrative ’s focus on Indigenous self-representations from the United States, Aotearoa New Zealand, and international...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2023
...David Quint Abstract Contrary to the views of Hegelian critics, epic from its Homeric beginnings has projected a future time and future readers beyond its narrative frame. The genre does not close itself off in a heroic past. The episode of the Phaeacian banquet in the Odyssey places a utopian...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 383–407.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Windelband's primer, A History of Philosophy . Unearthing Beckett's reaction to the nineteenth-century Kantian's grand narrative of the progress of reason, this article maps the poetics of appropriation that marks Beckett's quintessentially late modernist aesthetics. In no way can Beckett's poetics edify...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 306–325.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Ellen Howley Abstract Myths of the sea are some of the most enduring cultural associations with oceanic spaces. In particular, literature written from islands and coastal locations often shares an interest in these mythic narratives. With a focus on this comparative element, this article...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 111–128.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and utterly fail. This article explores these narratives as “fictions of globalization” (James Annesley) that use spatial tropes and imaginaries as well as multiple references to the work of Franz Kafka to tell stories of alienation and Western masculine failure in the global capitalist economy. In both...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., mysterious quality ( 6 ; May 16 ). And the watery surrounds certainly afford these narratives a ready-made underworld where, below the surface of the sea, subtextual meanings propagate before finally breaking onto the narrative shore as epiphanies. Yet short fiction’s particular affinity with the boat...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 172–187.
Published: 01 June 2023
... belated fellow traveler of Moscow’s underworld, provides an errant insider-outsider narrative, collecting fragments of life in a web of metro stations that lead nowhere, except toward his own death. As the structure of the novel maps Moscow from the metro—a site that monumentalizes a vision of Soviet...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (4): 321–338.
Published: 01 September 2000
... narratives” (followed by Heart of Dark- ness, Lord Jim, Nostromo, and La Voie Royale) and in assigning it pre-eminence in postcolonial discourse, Said implicitly suggests that we renegotiate this work’s peculiar genre (Culture and Imperialism 110). The common misidentification of the book...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 400–415.
Published: 01 September 2009
... by Proust. Utilizing the hermeneutic categories Paul Ricoeur established in his Freud and Philosophy (Hermeneutics as Recollection of Meaning and Hermeneutics of Suspicion), categories that implicitly guide his commentary on Proust in Time and Narrative , this essay reads several poems from Merrill's last...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., 1997. The audience members expected to hear philosophical arguments on a morally intricate topic, such as abortion, euthanasia, or animal rights. Instead, they were treated to a reading of a work of fiction, in which the text of Elizabeth Costello’s own lecture is embedded within the narrative of her...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 246–266.
Published: 01 September 2015
... by Diogenes Laertius, founded ancient skepticism (9.11.71). More than any other poetic work in the ancient tradition, the Odyssey presents us with skepticism in status nascendi (Zerba 85–110). In its narrative devices, pat- terns of thought, and existential stance, it reflects the epistemological...