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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...
Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 131–144.
Published: 01 June 2015
... longer freely travelable, but crisscrossed by internal and international borders. This process is crucial in terms of the history of the novel because it undid the nexus of space, mobility, and narrative characteristic of the early-modern novel and forced the genre to invent plots that better aligned...
Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 389–407.
Published: 01 December 2016
... essentialist binaries, this article develops a nuanced understanding of the concepts of time and history expressed in two categories of novels in three African languages: Ujamaa novels in Swahili (Tanzania) and Chimurenga/Umvukela novels in Shona and Ndebele (Zimbabwe). While Ujamaa novels often operate on a...
Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 333–356.
Published: 01 December 2019
... “war on terror,” American multiculturalism, immigration, race, and resistance to American exceptionalism and hegemony. This accumulation of readings in turn produces value and a discourse that is dependent on local US histories. Second is the deficit South Asia incurs. Even though the novel itself...
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 is a...
Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 316–339.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., I show how a Congolese novel incorporates the Cold War and Afro-Asian solidarity into contemporary DRC-PRC relations. Congo Inc. puts into relief this alternative history of postcolonial literature by revealing the variegated dynamics of power between Africa and China. He complicates the reductive...
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...
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 or...
Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 228–245.
Published: 01 June 2010
... University of Oregon Shapes of History & the Enigmatic Hero in Dostoevsky / 229 which is the work of the entire novel. Moreover, the establishment of the pro- tagonist’s identity does not fundamentally take the form of a list of character traits, pre-existing or acquired. Instead, it takes...
Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 336–360.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Novel and the Novelization of the Global. A Critique of World Literature Kant and the Global Novel In “Idea for a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Purpose” (1784), Kant drafts the historiographic parameters for a re-conceptualization of a human history narrated...
Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 250–252.
Published: 01 June 2014
... reassessment will interest scholars of intellectual history, comparative literature, and postcolonial studies; yet critics of the novel may have good reasons to retitle this book “Reimagining the Rise of the Novel.” Indeed, chapter 1 rescues Mikhail Bakhtin from critics who have wrongly hailed him a...
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...
Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 462–463.
Published: 01 December 2012
... BOOK REVIEWS Impure Worlds: The Institution of Literature in the Age of the Novel. By Jonathan Arac. New York: Fordham University Press, 2011. xiii, 184 p. Jonathan Arac is passionately devoted to impurity. In his recent essays on the history of the novel, his brief against Pascal...
Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 449–452.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Frederick Burwick Ghostly Apparitions: German Idealism, the Gothic Novel, and Optical Media . By Andriopoulos Stefan . Brooklyn : Zone Books , 2013 . 256 p. © 2015 by University of Oregon 2015 BOOK REVIEWS / 449...
Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 241–256.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., be categorized as encyclopedic.5 But what would happen if, instead, we considered 2666 by Roberto Bolaño? Bolaño’s novel offers an ample representation of multiple social, histori- cal, and cultural realities. It constantly refers to painting and, in a minor fashion, also to cinema. It evokes...
Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2021
... exchange between Coetzee and Nadine Gordimer on the relation between the writer and contemporary history and, more specifically, on the authority of the novel in relation to other discourses. The novel that functions as a rival to history, claims Coetzee, “operates in terms of its own procedures and...
Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 108–110.
Published: 01 March 2019
... desire. Mazzone aims to dismantle rather than assert paradigms, and prefers to recount, with a magisterial sweep, the story of the novel’s provenance and its ascendancy as the supreme chronicler of man—and woman—alive. It is a history that matters to him, especially now, since only the novel can advocate...
Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (1): 61–83.
Published: 01 January 2005
... Arenas.” Le monde des livres 22 Mar . 1969 , supplement : 6 . Díaz-Plaja, Guillermo. El espíritu del barroco . Barcelona: Editorial Crítica, 1983 . D'Ors, Eugenio. Lo barroco . Madrid: Águilar, 1964 . Dunn, Peter N. Spanish Picaresque Fiction: A New Literary History . Ithaca...
Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (3): 227–242.
Published: 01 June 2004
... ENTANGLEMENT & DURÉE/227 PIUS ADESANMI Of Postcolonial Entanglement and Durée: Reflections on the Francophone African Novel Introduction: Afropessimism and temporality One fundamental consequence of the tragic failure of the postcolonial nation- state...
Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (1): 23–32.
Published: 01 January 2007
.... THE GENEALOGY OF THE NOVEL/25 ther’s house. The eventual throwing of these riches into the sea and the return of the impoverished captive to Spain render his “Historia” more heroic and reli- gious in nature, more part of the national history of Spain’s crusade against Is- lam, in which Cervantes...