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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 235–252.
Published: 01 September 2011
... tropes, and its grammatical structures. In particular, the use of the passive voice, the grammatical expression of the state of being-acted-upon, at key moments in the cycle presents a subject deprived of agency, maintaining priority in the sentence but ceding action to its object. This passive position...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 444–465.
Published: 01 December 2018
... and olive-wood craft figure as metonymic symbols of a new national self. My comparative reading of these novels highlights a complementary set of conditions—objects in books, and the book as object. I argue that the genre’s engagement with things, and its emergence as a thing, suggests how writing...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 336–339.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Monika Kaup Misplaced Objects: Migrating Collections and Recollections in Europe and the Americas . By Spitta Silvia . Austin : University of Texas Press , 2009 . xii, 280 p . © 2011 by University of Oregon 2011 BOOK REVIEWS...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 361–375.
Published: 01 September 2010
... language that is its ostensible ground, while at the same time arguing, through a specific theory of the art object, against the stability of the perceiving subject. The poem thus critiques the concentric circles of identity, nation, and culture by positing a transnational world literature built upon the...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 381–407.
Published: 01 December 2019
... crisis of representation as the fullness of creative, artistic, and amorous satisfaction continues to elude him. The objective of the bildungsroman thus stands as the elusive and problematic ideal to which Il Piacere’ s protagonist should strive and remains a constant, tortured concern throughout the...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 413–429.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Frances L. Restuccia This essay responds to Giorgio Agamben’s call for a renewed interlacing of philosophy and poetry by illustrating how literature can enable philosophy to represent and enjoy its object as well as how philosophy can render literature more conscious of its object. J.M. Coetzee’s...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 74–90.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the emotive interiority of the feeling subject in medieval literature. The focus of the essay is thus on the modern reader's engagement with the medieval textual object d'art and the unique representation of medieval literary creativity as both a physical artefact (the manuscript) and an act of vocal...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 235–250.
Published: 01 June 2016
... object of knowledge, but instead activates the reader's faculty of reflection and self-reflection. Kundera addresses this reflective attitude to the text as maturity and applies it to life at large. Maturity is not about learning correct values or coming to terms with reality; it is not about attaining...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 361–376.
Published: 01 December 2020
... object of what the author terms the erotics of disgust. Chughtai is perhaps most famous for her being tried for obscenity in 1942 for her most famous short story, “The Quilt” (“Lihaaf”), which narrates a young girl’s encounter with the erotic relationship of a middle-class Muslim woman and her female...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 333–356.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of disavowal toward the literary object and received categories like the global anglophone, postcolonial literature, and world literature. The author argues that this is not postcolonial resistance; rather, it is a trepidation to arrive at a conclusion, because to conclude is also to value, evaluate...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 72–92.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... This ambiguity, I argue, can have salutary effects. In attenuating the boundaries between subject, object, and device, “Oriental writing” renders inoperable the “politics of representation” through which race has been thought. I use the term tone to designate the sensory effect of the racialized...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 278–294.
Published: 01 September 2018
... space where they are co-productive of each other. Writing in this sense—feminine writing—sidesteps the subject/object split and explores subjectivity as uniquely textured formations of continuous meaning-mattering. 17 For the complications of this G/“je” and the non-coincidence of author, narrator...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 466–486.
Published: 01 December 2018
... became popular. This line of criticism has come at the expense of attention to literature’s other dimensions as a cultural object, as well as contextual explanations of popularity involving the role of governments, demographics, and market flows. The more diverse scholarship on the Latin American boom...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2018
... authors approach traumatic memory through the ancient folkloric archetype of the “external soul” (the inner essence displaced into external objects for safekeeping) and conceive of the healing process as the attempt to bring the externalized soul—and its unwanted memories—back into the body. This motif...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 182–202.
Published: 01 June 2011
... critical theory — when they are acknowledged at all — tends to allow the visual paradigm to reassert itself, if only as the object of endless deconstructive critique. University of Oregon 2011 Anzieu, Didier. Beckett et le Psychanalyste . Paris: Mentha-Archimbaud, 1992 . Print...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 238–249.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Chris Bongie Not so long ago, Negritude was an object of scepticism in many postcolonial quarters for its supposed implication in a variety of no-longer respectable patterns of thought: its purportedly essentialist approach to cultural identity seemed dated in relation to the more open-ended...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 207–229.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Carson. The essay argues that, like D.W. Winnicott's transitional object, resistant poems open a space between interior and exterior worlds, a space of “experiencing” that helps one learn to tolerate frustration, separation, loss, and reality. © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 MELISSA FEUERSTEIN...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 356–381.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Ancient Greek literature of the archaic period) and a discussion of the ways in which his temporal imagination relates to the ideological concerns of the victory ode. Beyond these specific objectives, which lie in the fields of literary and conceptual history, the article discusses the theoretical...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 137–161.
Published: 01 June 2013
... to the linguistic origins of Sacher-Masoch's favored fetish object, the fur-lined kazabaika . Sacher-Masoch's particular brand of fetishism, this essay argues, is a form of resistance to the procrustean bed of national identity in favor of an aestheticized and idealized vision of imperial...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 162–181.
Published: 01 June 2013
... my argument, however, involves an extended comparative analysis of sleepwalking in Sebald's Austerlitz and Hermann Broch's 1933 trilogy The Sleepwalkers . Although these writers have not previously been the object of any sustained comparison, sleepwalking in Broch's novels illuminates much that is...