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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 287–311.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Françoise Lionnet J.-M.G. Le Clézio and Amitav Ghosh are prolific award-winning writers who train their reader's eye on transversal and lateral exchanges in the Indian Ocean. This essay presents an approach to the study of their novels as littérature mondialisante rather than littérature-monde...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Meg Samuelson This essay makes a case for the categories of littoral literature and coastal form through which it aims to take up the expansive possibilities of the maritime turn while keeping both the materiality of the ocean and the locality of the shore in sight. It elaborates the notion of...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 446–461.
Published: 01 December 2012
... , 2008 . Print . Haring Lee . Stars and Keys: Folktales and Creolization in the Indian Ocean . Bloomington : Indiana UP , 2007 . Print . Heim Raymond . Le Naufrage du St-Géran. La légende de Paul et Virginie . Paris : Fernand Nathan , 1981 ; and Mauritius: Ed. de l'océan...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Kerry Bystrom; Isabel Hofmeyr This article outlines the genesis and intellectual framing of the American Comparative Literature Association Forum on Oceanic Routes. Marshaling both “Routes” and “Oceanic,” the introduction sketches out the scholarly vectors associated with these terms as a way to...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 7–15.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Ashley L. Cohen This essay begins by observing that the Indian and Atlantic Ocean worlds were deeply linked in eighteenth-century British literature and colonial discourse—so deeply, in fact, that they shared a common name: “the Indies.” Theorizing outward from this case study, this essay advocates...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 25–31.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Alice Te Punga Somerville Tracing the various names used for the Pacific Ocean and drawing on Pacific scholarship and poetry, this article suggests alternative genealogies for the field of Ocean Studies that are visible from the Pacific region. Observing that the claim that Ocean Studies began in...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 45–53.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Rachel Price This response highlights several important currents in Oceanic Studies raised in the essays included in this special forum on the topic. It signals the importance of such work in an era in which the sea's status as a global commons is both freshly vital and imperiled. It then comments...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 32–44.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Elizabeth DeLoughrey This essay outlines the development of the “oceanic turn” and the rise of “critical ocean studies” as vital to figuring the Anthropocene. It builds upon the work of Elizabeth Povinelli's theory of “geontologies,” and by turning to the submarine sculptures of Jason deCaires...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 445–446.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., extending over vast but traversable distances of some of the most forbidding terrain on earth, were the dark foundations for the light-as- air tales of romance. In the second part the scene shifts south to the Indian Ocean with an account of the romance of Huon of Bordeaux, and once again the most...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 241–245.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and rumor, and the porousness of identity that are such promi- nent features of the Odyssey resonate in a world of global positioning systems where communities far removed from one another speak instantaneously across distances, bringing us into face-time with those who are oceans and continents...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 446–449.
Published: 01 December 2015
... but traversable distances of some of the most forbidding terrain on earth, were the dark foundations for the light-as- air tales of romance. In the second part the scene shifts south to the Indian Ocean with an account of the romance of Huon of Bordeaux, and once again the most fantastic...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 455–458.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Patrick Collier In becoming the favored print technology for insurgent writers across oceans and centuries, the little magazine traveled the globe as a form while individual titles and issues often could not. In exploring this point, this geographically expansive book would have benefited from a...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 389–403.
Published: 01 September 2001
... in an expressive synergy called Asia-Pacific, and little harm will be done except to purists of cul- tural borders, nation-mongers, or diehard pre-modernists who refuse to dream in the late-capitalist future over the world’s biggest ocean. More than stylistic promise or commercial slogan, “Asia...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 293–312.
Published: 01 September 2006
...: Cambridge University Press, 2003 . Chaudhuri, K.N. Asia Before Europe: Economy and Civilisation of the Indian Ocean from the Rise of Islam to 1750 . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990 . Cheah Boon Kheng. “The Rise and Fall of the Great Melakan Empire: Moral Judgement in Tun Bambang's...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2018
... to form what we call the sub-genre of “the boat narrative.” Copyright © 2018 by University of Oregon 2018 boat narratives Vietnamese diaspora 1.5 generation writers postmemory recuperation Faithful to no race after the manner of the kindly earth . . . the ocean has no compassion...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 264–277.
Published: 01 September 2018
... outer anchorage. This vista enables a simultaneous focus on the scenic delights of the bay (“wavy tiers of foliaged hills”) and the technological achievements of the port itself with its two prominent breakwaters reaching into the ocean and the dredging operations that had conquered a formidable sand...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 208–226.
Published: 01 June 2014
... avoiding italics. The Con-cón is a beach in Valparaíso, Chile, where the Acongagua River, which runs along the Andes through communities that depend on irrigation, empties into the Pacific Ocean. It is also the site of a recurring indigenous ritual called “los bailes chinos,”6 as well as an...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 340–342.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Melville’s maritime parables and beyond,” as well as in the “broad and stormy ocean” of Kant’s pref- ace to the Critique of Pure Reason), security appears as a littoralization of “where the ground of day-to-day life opened onto the vast, limitless expanse” (92). If hodos in Greek refers to the road...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 272–275.
Published: 01 September 2020
... pain became cough, the cough became blood, Douloti closed her eyes. . . . Filling the entire Indian peninsula from the oceans to the Himalayas, here lies bonded labor spread-eagled, kamiya-whore Douloti Nagesia’s tormented corpse, putrefied with venereal disease, having vomited up all the blood in its...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 31–45.
Published: 01 March 2016
... carefree in the water, for you see, in Antigua there is no proper sewage-disposal system. But the Caribbean Sea is very big and the Atlantic Ocean even bigger; it would amaze even you to know the number of black slaves this ocean has swallowed up. (13–14) The analogy between the tourist’s excrement...