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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (1): 23–32.
Published: 01 January 2007
...DAVID QUINT THE GENEALOGY OF THE NOVEL/23 DAVID QUINT The Genealogy of the Novel from the Odyssey to Don Quijote 1. Dulcinea and “Princess Micomicona” Cervantes carefully planned the architecture of Part One...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (1): 83–86.
Published: 01 January 2006
...David A. Brewer The One vs. the Many: Minor Characters and the Space of the Protagonist in the Novel. By Alex Woloch. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003. ix, 391 p. University of Oregon 2006 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/70 BOOK...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 103–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
...David Quint In its retrospect on the history of the European novel, Tomasi di Lampedusa's Il Gattopardo identifies the figure of the aristocratic male libertine as a particular novelistic object of erotic attraction and repulsion. The nobleman's sexual dominance and whip-wielding brutality...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 179–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Paul A. Bové Since Bruce Robbins's Upward Mobility and the Common Good: Toward a Literary History of the Welfare State deals with the novel, readers will rightly place it next to Lukacs and more recent historians and theoreticians of the genre. Critically, however, I believe it is also important...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 336–360.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Mariano Siskind In this essay I propose two different but complementary models with which to think about the relation between the novel and the historical process of globalization. The first— the globalization of the novel —works not with particular textual formations, but with the historical...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 235–250.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Daniel Just This essay discusses the implications of Milan Kundera's conception of the novel for literary theory and history. It presents Kundera's theory of the novel as a search for a type of didacticism that inscribes the reader in a process of learning that does not have a concrete content...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2021
... critics argue that the novel either takes up or evades the task of ethical instruction, this article shows that the text disputes the basic assumptions of ethical literary criticism. Elizabeth Costello makes a powerful case for the difference of the novel vis-à-vis other forms of ethical discourse. What...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 320–343.
Published: 01 September 2021
... be considered as a response to formal problems of the novel and the lyric in midcentury Hindi literature. Despite acknowledging these long poems as his most important contribution, literary critics display a marked discomfort with what they see as their excesses. Muktibodh’s writings, however, reflect his...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 316–339.
Published: 01 September 2020
... factors. In contrast, this article examines China as a trope in Congo Inc. (2014) by In Koli Jean Bofane. Congo Inc. is one of the first African novels to take the Africa-China relationship as central theme, depicting how Congolese actors negotiate the PRC’s presence in the Democratic Republic...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 345–372.
Published: 01 September 2022
.... This article analyzes how the novel subverts its conte philosophique form to criticize common Enlightenment views on reason, universalism, and colonialism. Holberg’s philosophical “agonism of difference,” inferred from Niels Klim ’s themes, is then used to evaluate four contemporary cosmopolitanisms: Appiah’s...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 95–99.
Published: 01 March 2018
... N By Tatiana Kuzmic. Northwestern University Press, 2016. 248 p. Adulterous Nations brings together two “hot” topics in literary criticism—sex and geo- politics—and argues for their interconnectedness in the nineteenth-century novel. Accord- ing to Kuzmic, “Although volumes have been written...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 108–110.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Maria DiBattista Theory of the Novel . By Guido Mazzone . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2017 . 392 p. Copyright © 2019 by University of Oregon 2019 One symptom of the current crisis of confidence in the humanities is the proliferation of titles that turn...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 333–356.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Sushil Sivaram Abstract This article reasons that the Jaipur Literature Festival between 2008 and 2011 attempted to institute via polemics, judgment, and celebration the category of the Pakistani novel in India by importing an alterity industry. By failing to contextualize alterity in a South Asian...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Anna A. Berman Abstract What is a family novel ? Russian literary scholars—who use the term frequently—claim that it is originally an English genre, yet in English scholarship the term has virtually disappeared. This article recovers the lost history of the family novel, tracing two separate...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 241–256.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Stefano Ercolino This article seeks to define a new genre of the contemporary novel: the maximalist novel . It is an aesthetically hybrid genre that developed in the United States in the early 1970s and then spread to Europe at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The aim of this article...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 235–236.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Ayelet Ben-Yishai Realism's Empire: Empiricism and Enchantment in the Nineteenth-Century Novel . By Baker Geoffrey . Columbus : The Ohio State University Press , 2010 . 246 p. © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 BOOK REVIEWS...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 237–239.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Gregory Erickson Religious Experience and the Modernist Novel . By Lewis Pericles . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2010 . 236 p. © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 BOOK REVIEWS PARALLELS, INTERACTIONS...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 462–463.
Published: 01 December 2012
...John Plotz Impure Worlds: The Institution of Literature in the Age of the Novel . By Arac Jonathan . New York : Fordham University Press , 2011 . xiii, 184 p . © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 462...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 250–252.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Humberto Garcia Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel . By Aravamudan Srinivas . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2012 . 342 p. © 2014 by University of Oregon 2014 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 250 the sciences and by paraprofessional programs...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 131–144.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Jesper Gulddal This article explores the link between the novel and the passport system as one of the defining legal institutions of modernity. The late eighteenth-century introduction of modern strategies for controlling mobility brought about a reconfiguration of political space which was now...