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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (4): 404–426.
Published: 01 December 2022
... neologisms, archaic terminology, and typographic wordplay; however, less attention has been given to the implications this poem’s tortuous shifts in address have as a radical critique of the formal desires and ontological exclusions of Enlightenment universalism. Through the way Césaire rearticulates...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Katharina N. Piechocki Renaissance poet and physician Girolamo Fracastoro (1478–1553) coined the neologism “syphilis” in the first poem that fictionalizes Columbus's voyage to the New World. Syphilis sive Morbus Gallicus (1530) captures, as this article shows, the bonds among poetic, philological...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 141–143.
Published: 01 March 2022
... century. “Print internationalism” is a neologism. Lahiri coins the term to indicate “a strategy within the worldwide hegemony of the English language . . . to create alternate geographies . . . and summon new collectivities” (4). Here she is explicitly building on and contrasting with Benedict...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 436–454.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., which is otherwise untranslatable ( Schrift 17). Celan similarly salvages words from ancient languages, leaving them untranslated. These single words stand in contrast to the neologism “thousandword,” signifying the fracturing of language into multiplicity, resembling the multiplicity of gods...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 404–425.
Published: 01 September 2001
... the subject “women” became onto- logical or experientially possible and valid in the modern era. Since “women” in modern Chinese was simultaneously a neologism, a catach- resis (a term I will discuss at length in a moment), and a singularly modernist social category, my task was simplified. I developed...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in which to cast these themes, and indeed to think across them, is the neologism “hydro-colonial.” The possible meanings of the term could include (1) colonization by means of water (various forms of maritime imperialism); (2) colonization of water (occupation of land with water resources...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 438–458.
Published: 01 December 2014
... contradicts personal identity that to reckon with it the survivor-poet is compelled to invent a new grammar not only replete with neologisms, but also rooted in nonsensical subjectivity. “Nothing we were” coheres in this postlapsarian idiolect as an identifier for the victims who were, are, and ever...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 26–51.
Published: 01 March 2023
... of vocabulary from medieval al-Andalus, is much more of an archaism than a neologism. The novel’s description of immigrants as people whose gestures reveal “both ancient memory and the wonderment of new people” (65) similarly casts immigrant communities as both old and new, so that to dictate a prophecy about...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 295–315.
Published: 01 June 2009
... is Baroque (or Neobaroque?) because of its continual inventions of words, its innovative syntactical features, its lexical hybridity that goes from archaisms to neologisms and verbal montages, its oxymoronic confrontation between savagery and refi nement, its trope of “for- bidden” or “perverse love...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 299–315.
Published: 01 September 2020
... —José Ramón Sánchez, “Los quilos” (61) THE “WAR ON TERROR,” declared in its sui generis way in September 2001, generated a well-documented stream of neologisms within which epithets for Guantánamo, the holding place for the war’s enemy combatants, emerged as their own subcategory. 2 Guantánamo’s...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (4): 291–320.
Published: 01 September 2000
... fantastique, ou dix femmes sous une ombrelle (Ten Women in One Umbrella, 1903); Karl Freund’s 1935 Hollywood horror film Mad Love; and François Truffaut’s penultimate and most somber film, La Chambre verte (The Green Room, 1978). 1 I use the neologism “gynomorphic,” which is the specifically female...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 367–387.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and neologistic elements of Shlonsky’s early poem, it does not eschew lexical signification completely; as Chana Kronfeld argues, Shlon- sky’s lexical innovations are less radical than his futurist counterparts’ because his neologisms are motivated by an attempt to revitalize the Hebrew language...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 52–72.
Published: 01 March 2023
... of a grotesque Africa. One of the ways Sony Labou Tansi achieves this is by making his writing scream, so to speak. While Marechera’s protagonist hallucinates screaming voices and fixates on his own stuttering, Sony Labou Tansi collapses le cri and l’écriture by way of neologism and wordplay...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 246–255.
Published: 01 June 2005
... with the neologism “foreignization” in order to convey Spivak’s particular conception of the power of the unheimlich. Thanks to Verena Blechinger-Talcott for assistance with the German etymologies here and elsewhere in this paper. COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/250 or even primarily as a state of radical discontinuity...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 462–463.
Published: 01 December 2012
... study is the concept of veridiction. Unlovely as it might well be for those who prefer their language “plain,” this neologism addresses the fundamental issue admirably: how might one speak or tell the truth? Or put more incisively: how can there be a truth that is not spoken or told? Veridic...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 463–466.
Published: 01 December 2012
... study is the concept of veridiction. Unlovely as it might well be for those who prefer their language “plain,” this neologism addresses the fundamental issue admirably: how might one speak or tell the truth? Or put more incisively: how can there be a truth that is not spoken or told? Veridic...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 466–468.
Published: 01 December 2012
... study is the concept of veridiction. Unlovely as it might well be for those who prefer their language “plain,” this neologism addresses the fundamental issue admirably: how might one speak or tell the truth? Or put more incisively: how can there be a truth that is not spoken or told? Veridic...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 468–470.
Published: 01 December 2012
... study is the concept of veridiction. Unlovely as it might well be for those who prefer their language “plain,” this neologism addresses the fundamental issue admirably: how might one speak or tell the truth? Or put more incisively: how can there be a truth that is not spoken or told? Veridic...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (4): 357–359.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., with reference to his home town, was Luebeck als geistige Lebensform, Lubeck as a spiritual way of life, the title of an address he gave on the Hanseatic city’s seven- hundredth anniversary in 1927). The paradigm recalls as well the Berlin-born historian Hans Baron’s neologism “civic humanism,” through which...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (4): 359–362.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., with reference to his home town, was Luebeck als geistige Lebensform, Lubeck as a spiritual way of life, the title of an address he gave on the Hanseatic city’s seven- hundredth anniversary in 1927). The paradigm recalls as well the Berlin-born historian Hans Baron’s neologism “civic humanism,” through which...