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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 195–197.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Stephen Arata Imaginary Communities: Utopia, The Nation, and the Spatial Histories of Modernity. By Phillip E. Wegner. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. xxvi, 297p. The Senses of Modernism: Technology, Perception, and Aesthetics. By Sara Danius. Ithaca: Cornell University Press...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 298–307.
Published: 01 September 2023
... Copyright © 2023 by University of Oregon 2023 intervention agency literariness national imaginary loose-yet-effective link To clearly convey my perspective and stance, I want to start from my own practice and experience. Perhaps this will help clarify my topic. I am not a literature...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 188–206.
Published: 01 June 2023
... supremacist imperialism. Indeed, Buck-Morss also reminds us that “fascism is not aberrant to the nation-state imaginary, but rather its limit case” ( 17 ). 3 Yet both Left and Right political theorists have their own story as to what went wrong such that history did not end as promised, why today we live...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 275–282.
Published: 01 September 2001
... and Wimal Dissanayake’s Global/Local: Cultural Production and the Transnational Imaginary (1996), Fredric Jameson’s and Masao Miyoshi’s The Cultures of Globalization (1998), Pheng Cheah’s and Bruce Robbins’s Cosmopolitics: Thinking and Feeling Beyond the Nation (1998), and—most recently—the PMLA special...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 233–246.
Published: 01 June 2022
... be reaggregated to interrogate Australia’s exclusionary and racially biased national imaginary. The urgency and variety of the anthologies’ diasporic narratives bring to mind Kamau Brathwaite’s sense of tidalectics as a Sisyphean task—a responsibility to pick up a burden and try again and again to bear it across...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 300–315.
Published: 01 September 2012
... in order to transcend identities originally associated with any given Latin American nation-state. At the Margins of the Margins The name EpiCentro is itself emblematic of the sui generis imaginary that this group tries to convey. The word “epicenter” is a geological term designating...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 307–327.
Published: 01 September 2011
... paradoxically, to “restore” Jews to national imaginaries that have excluded them. In this essay, I focus on what is today one of the most widely circulated stories of Argentine Jewish history: the White Slave Trade of the early twentieth century. I argue that the consistency of the tale does not spring...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (3): 228–245.
Published: 01 June 2000
... that resembles the Orinoco. The fictive nation must also be distinguished from “imaginarynations such as Lilliput or Utopia. The imaginary nation is defined by its singularity—the most important thing about Lilliput is the way it differs from other places— while what matters about the fictive setting...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 376–386.
Published: 01 September 2006
.... Regional and National Identities in Europe in the XIXth and XXth Centuries/Les identités régionales et nationales en Europe aux XIXe et XXe siècles . The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 1998 . Hobsbawn, Eric. On History . London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1997 . Hooson, David, ed. Geography...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 73–88.
Published: 01 March 2023
... Junyoung Verónica . “ Disrupting the ‘White Myth’: Korean Immigration to Buenos Aires and National Imaginaries .” In Imagining Asia in the Americas , edited by María Rivas Zelideth and Lee-Distefano Debbie , 34 – 55 . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press , 2016 . Kushigian...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 373–388.
Published: 01 September 2001
... imaginary has withstood the test A of time. As a distant moment of discovery, a hemispheric marker, or the naming of a powerful modern nation, America’s claims to unique transcenden- tal dimensions continue to seem natural—if not necessary—to peoples, nations, and academic traditions. These outlines...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 158–177.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., Buchloh, Rosalind Krauss, Yve-Alain Bois, and Denis Hollier . October 67 ( 1993 ): 3 -21. Raz-Karkotzkin, Amnon. “Notes on Orientalism, Jewish Studies, and Israeli Society.” Jama'a 3 ( 1998 ): 34 -61. (In Hebrew) Rosello, Mireille. “The Beur Nation: Towards a Theory of `Departenance...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 25–45.
Published: 01 March 2018
...: A Forum on Fiction, vol. 43, no. 2, 2010, pp. 227–50. Szeman, Imre. “Who Is Afraid of National Allegory: Jameson, Literary Criticism, Globalization.” The South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 100, no. 3, 2001, pp. 803–27. Taylor, Charles. Modern Social Imaginaries. Duke UP, 2004. Troy, Michael Clark...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 336–360.
Published: 01 September 2010
... each of these writers produced dissimilar imaginaries of the global reach of their bourgeois characters and plots. Finally, in a coda to this double hypothesis, I connect the interpretative models of the globalization of the novel and the novelization of the global with the rentrée of the concept...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (4): 395–414.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Niloofar Sarlati Abstract This essay studies an emerging discourse on forms of exchange in mid- to late nineteenth-century Iran, both in national economic practices and international concessions. As the system of economic exchange is transforming in conversation with “foreign” forms and terms...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 460–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Andalusi imaginary in promoting state interests and tourism in both Andalucía (especially Granada, Seville, and Cordova) and Spanish Morocco. At the same time, this Andalusi imaginary fueled a nascent (and for Calderwood, “paradox[ical],” [130]) Andalusian regionalism calling for increased historical...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 32–44.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Taylor it argues for a provocative Caribbean aesthetic of “sea ontologies.” By examining the multispecies collaborations of coral and reef ecologies, it suggests a new oceanic imaginary for the more-than-human Anthropocene. © 2017 by University of Oregon 2017 Anthropocene Caribbean...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (2): 177–185.
Published: 01 March 2003
...- and “intermediality” of which bear witness to an accelerating “transfer of aesthetic experience between domains of art and national cultures or between art-sphere and everyday world” (ix). The fake redounds upon the aesthetic as conventional “conceptions of originality and authenticity confront media...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (2): 185–190.
Published: 01 March 2003
... as to what may count as a work of art. Second, these developments are accompanied by new forms of digital communication, the multi- and “intermediality” of which bear witness to an accelerating “transfer of aesthetic experience between domains of art and national cultures or between art-sphere...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 23–40.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of wind. Thus, the invention of Hebrew mood as matsav ruah transformed the idealist nineteenth-century concept of historical national progress, carried by the Hegelian spirit, to its complete opposite: the modernist metaphor of wind, invoking an ever-changing, unstable temporality. Like the meaningless...