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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...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 283–297.
Published: 01 September 2023
...,” and/or “global” in the decade since the book’s publication. How have provocations to center the Indigenous as an optics and as a mode of analysis been taken up, extended, critiqued, or reimagined by others? To illustrate the potential limitations of calls to “decolonize” dominant academic institutions, including...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 452–454.
Published: 01 December 2015
... with the seemingly supernatural displays of the laterna magica and the infiltration of phantasmago- ria into other disciplines and discourses. Sir David Brewster, a renowned optical physicist, was hired by Drury Lane to develop special effects, and he wrote on optical illusion in Let- ters on Natural Magic (1832...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 326–344.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., inquiring whether he had studied the science of optics. Nabokov answered that “even with the best of vision one must touch things to be quite sure of ‘reality’” (141), affirming that one cannot grasp “reality” by mere optical perception. However, Nabokov rejected Appel’s inference that his own photography...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 361–376.
Published: 01 December 2020
... a formal technique that dispenses her narrative through a kind of cinematic camera eye, which becomes central to her strategic manipulation of what gets seen and what remains outside the optic frame. 4 Thus this story is told through what we are able to glimpse in the “chinks in the drawing-room doors...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 446–449.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Ghostly Apparitions: German Idealism, the Gothic Novel, and Optical Media. By Stefan Andriopoulos. Brooklyn: Zone Books, 2013. 256 p. While not among the Gothic novels discussed by Stefan Andriopoulos, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818) is worth considering in terms...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (2): 164–176.
Published: 01 March 2003
... portraiture that is today typically understood as the mirror of Burckhardtian “personality.” The third of Berger’s modes is the “optical.” Here things are painted not as they are understood to be in themselves, but rather “as they appear, or, more point- edly, [. . .] in such a manner that the way...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (3): 270–272.
Published: 01 June 2003
... been permeated and reshaped by electronic media and digital networks. We live in an age in which, as Donna Haraway puts it, “the boundary between science fiction and social reality is an optical illusion.” This is the problem that D.N. Rodowick addresses in Reading the Figural. The book was born...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 377–379.
Published: 01 September 2022
... things, to the untold history of female, non-Western labor, even if the optic Doyle has chosen to examine this is the lens of “inter-imperiality.” Of the book’s many strengths, foremost, is the energy of this ambition. The book rides impressively roughshod over many of the nation-state/civilizational...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (2): 111–129.
Published: 01 March 2004
..., bewältigt. (For the tasks which face the human apparatus of perception at the turn- ing points of history cannot be solved by optical means, that is, by con- templation alone. They are mastered gradually by habit, under...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (1): 83–85.
Published: 01 January 2001
... as well as from the actual writer. Finally, Cohn reflects on the relevance of narrative poetics for historicist literary inter- pretation (Chapter 10, “Optics and Power in the Novel Her targets here are D.A. Miller, Mark Seltzer, and John Bender, who, under Michel Foucault’s influence, read Balzac’s...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (1): 86–87.
Published: 01 January 2001
... as well as from the actual writer. Finally, Cohn reflects on the relevance of narrative poetics for historicist literary inter- pretation (Chapter 10, “Optics and Power in the Novel Her targets here are D.A. Miller, Mark Seltzer, and John Bender, who, under Michel Foucault’s influence, read Balzac’s...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (1): 88–90.
Published: 01 January 2001
... as well as from the actual writer. Finally, Cohn reflects on the relevance of narrative poetics for historicist literary inter- pretation (Chapter 10, “Optics and Power in the Novel Her targets here are D.A. Miller, Mark Seltzer, and John Bender, who, under Michel Foucault’s influence, read Balzac’s...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (1): 90–93.
Published: 01 January 2001
... as well as from the actual writer. Finally, Cohn reflects on the relevance of narrative poetics for historicist literary inter- pretation (Chapter 10, “Optics and Power in the Novel Her targets here are D.A. Miller, Mark Seltzer, and John Bender, who, under Michel Foucault’s influence, read Balzac’s...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (1): 93–96.
Published: 01 January 2001
... as well as from the actual writer. Finally, Cohn reflects on the relevance of narrative poetics for historicist literary inter- pretation (Chapter 10, “Optics and Power in the Novel Her targets here are D.A. Miller, Mark Seltzer, and John Bender, who, under Michel Foucault’s influence, read Balzac’s...
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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (1): 86–104.
Published: 01 March 2024
... of the New Novel are as discernible as their similarities. Sensory deprivation and debility of various kinds preoccupy both Robbe-Grillet and Sarraute, but optical exactitude is prized more by the former, while invisible movement dominates the theory of the latter. Species of tableaux, mimicry, and dumb show...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the alternative aesthetic I describe as “amphibian.”1 It is characterized by the perspectival ambivalence and optical bifocality that arises from littoral proprioceptivity, in which sensory recep- tion is oriented simultaneously towards land and sea, interior and exterior, here and there.2 Refusing...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 429–444.
Published: 01 December 2015
... the temptation to totalize or objectify her subject’s face is reminiscent of Levinas, for whom the face of the Other contains within it the possibility of transcendence. “For Levinas,” Hagi Kenaan writes, “ethics is optics” (24). The visual encounter with the Other’s face makes possible the contact...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 370–393.
Published: 01 December 2017
... French Thought . U of California P , 1993 . Kemp Martin . The Science of Art: Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat . Yale UP , 1990 . Lotman Iu. M. “ Problema khudozhestvennogo prostranstva v proze Gogolia .” Izbrannye stat’i v trekh tomakh . Aleksandra...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 227–232.
Published: 01 June 2023
... principles of sound engineering are requisite to explaining how in Iran magnetic stripes were laminated onto 35mm optical film prints and Persian dialogue dubbed onto secondhand Hollywood films to innovate the Iranian industry’s “collage score.” Think here of the Hollywood composer Dimitri Tiomkin’s score...