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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): 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...
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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 (2022) 74 (2): 147–155.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Firat Oruc Abstract Although the study of Indian Ocean literary circularities is a relatively new and dynamic field, it calls for alternative paradigms for global literary history in light of the nascent conversation between comparative world literature and oceanic studies. Following the creative...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2017
... to assess the current field of Oceanic Studies. “Routes” points to work on the chronotope of the ship; vernacular and subaltern cosmopolitanisms at sea; inter-imperial assemblages; new metageographies; and the resource exploitation, militarization, and securitization of the ocean. “Oceanic” points to recent...
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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): 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 (2017) 69 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
... literature Mia Couto Abdulrazak Gurnah Anthropocene Works Cited Blum Hester . “Introduction: Oceanic Studies.” Atlantic Studies 10 . 2 ( 2013 ): 151 – 55 . Print . Bose Sugata . A Hundred Horizons: The Indian Ocean in an Age of Global Imperialism . Cambridge : Harvard UP...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 186–201.
Published: 01 June 2022
... historical fiction postcolonial fiction ocean studies multilingualism archive translation anarchive There is nothing solid about the way languages interact with each other. Their movement is more like that of liquids; they mingle and flow not just between groups but often within individuals...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 156–170.
Published: 01 June 2022
... poetry aesthetic theory Fumo Liyongo Indian Ocean studies has been paradigmatically reassessed in the last two decades to question the “container thinking” of fixed identities tied to neatly defined national geographies. Exploring “the Indian Ocean as a method” ( Hofmeyr 584 ), instead...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 131–149.
Published: 01 June 2021
... : Harvard University Press , 2006 . “ Oceanic Studies: Theories and Methodologies .” Special Issue, PMLA 125 , no. 3 ( 2010 ): 657 – 736 . Parrish Susan Scott . The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2017 . Potofsky Allan...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 446–461.
Published: 01 December 2012
... , 2001 . Print . Vaxelaire Daniel . Une si jolie naufragée. Le roman vrai de Paul et Virginie . Paris : Flammarion , 2001 . Print . Vink Markus P.M. “Indian Ocean Studies and the ‘New Thalassology.’” Journal of Global History 2 . 1 ( 2007 ): 41 – 62 . Print...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 150–165.
Published: 01 June 2021
... Copyright © 2021 by University of Oregon 2021 ocean studies zoopoetics texture Marianne Moore Jeff Wall Land lies in water; it is shadowed green. Shadows, or are they shallows, at its edges showing the line of long sea-weeded ledges where weeds hang to the simple blue from green. Or does...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 237–254.
Published: 01 June 2021
... , 1999 . Bennett Tony . The Birth of the Museum: History, Theory, Politics . New York : Routledge , 1995 . Blum Hester . “ Introduction: Oceanic Studies .” Special issue, Atlantic Studies 10 , no. 2 ( 2013 ): 151 – 55 . Boeuf Gilles . “ Entre terre et mer: Le...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 306–325.
Published: 01 September 2022
... , scholars working on the sea in the fields of blue humanities and oceanic studies have overlooked its creative connotations in favor of a materially grounded approach: Even in literary scholarship, material histories of globalization have become both the starting and endpoint of most of our work...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 171–185.
Published: 01 June 2022
... approach intercuts the fast and the slow, the particular and the large, the near and the far, the visible and the hidden, urging perspectival oscillation. If looking back to regional space-time is the warp of Indian Ocean studies and looking out to networked relationality the weft, looking...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 184–208.
Published: 01 June 2021
... of “oceanic studies” been so much keener to uncover the “hidden” sites of global maritime commerce that replaced them? Urban seaports as reimagined by postindustrial planners have more than a half-century of experimental renewal behind them, yet unlike the profusion observable in the early twentieth century...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 247–263.
Published: 01 June 2022
...] to . . . Ceylon, Burma, and Malaya” (28). As critical as these merchant networks were—and I would argue remain today—Anand Yang’s insistence on illuminating the histories of subjugated laborers that weave together points across these ocean worlds is equally important. As Yang describes in his critical study...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 233–246.
Published: 01 June 2022
... it may seem unusual to employ Perez’s idea of reading anthologically, mooted in a Pacific context, to analyses of literature about the Indian Ocean, several studies of the latter have assayed an inter- or transregional approach. Gaurav Desai’s Commerce with the Universe brings African and South Asian...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 202–218.
Published: 01 June 2022
... .” History of the Present 10 , no. 1 ( 2020 ): 9 – 27 . Byl Julia , and Sykes Jim . “ Ethnomusicology and the Indian Ocean: On the Politics of Area Studies .” Ethnomusicology 64 , no. 3 ( 2020 ): 394 – 421 . Cardoso Hugo C. “ The Indo-Portuguese Creoles of the Malabar...
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