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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Raphael . Eloge De La Creolite/ In Praise of Creoleness . Paris : Gallimard , 1993 . Print . Derrida Jacques . Monolingualism of the Other, or The Prosthesis of Origin . Trans. Mensah Patrick . Stanford : Stanford UP , 1998 . Print . Moretti Franco . “Conjectures on...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 26–35.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Andrea Bachner Whenever scholars of Comparative Literature invoke the importance of working with the original, there are clear political implications. Claiming the surplus value of work in the original language(s) versus work in translation emphasizes cultural specificity and celebrates the...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 36–45.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Eleanor Kaufman This essay argues that twentieth- and twenty-first-century French philosophy (“French theory”) is aligned around a theory of difference that would contest many of the “comparative” frameworks of the discipline of Comparative Literature, including the question of original languages...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2006) 58 (4): 271–292.
Published: 01 September 2006
...ROBERTO M. DAINOTTO University of Oregon 2006 Aarsleff, Hans. From Locke to Saussure: Essays on the Study of Language and Intellectual History . Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1982 . Abu-Haidar, Jareer. “The Arabic Origin of the `Muwashshahat.'” Bulletin of the School...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2012) 64 (3): 325–330.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Sean Gurd The Origins of Aesthetic Thought in Ancient Greece: Matter, Sensation, and Experience . By Porter James I. . New York : Cambridge University Press , 2010 . 624 p. © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 BOOK REVIEWS...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 466–468.
Published: 01 December 2012
...James Dawes Theoretical Perspectives on Human Rights and Literature . By Goldberg Elizabeth and Moore Alexandra Schultheis . New York : Routledge , 2012 . 302 p. Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins . By Fradinger Moira . Stanford : Stanford...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2003) 55 (1): 81–84.
Published: 01 January 2003
...Boris Wolfson The Making of the State Writer: Social and Aesthetic Origins of Soviet Literary Culture. By Evgeny Dobrenko. Translated by Jesse M. Savage. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001. xxi, 484 p. University of Oregon 2003 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/78...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2010) 62 (1): 95–98.
Published: 01 January 2010
...John Wilkins Nature, Culture, and the Origins of Greek Comedy. By Kenneth S. Rothwell, Jr. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. 326 p. Aristophanes and the Carnival of Genres. By Charles Platter. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007. 257 p. University of Oregon 2010...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 15–25.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Aarthi Vadde This article contributes to the forum on original languages by examining debates about reading in translation in comparative literature studies. Traditionally comparative literature has eschewed the study of works in translation, but new interventions in world literature challenge this...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 101–122.
Published: 01 March 2013
... from the mystery of its origin to issues in the ontology and ethics of literary translation as adaptation. The present study of one such work establishes that Nabokov's experiments in literary adaptation, their questionable proprietorship notwithstanding, afford a unique perspective not only on the...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2013) 65 (2): 220–241.
Published: 01 June 2013
... refuse the burden of living out — of repeating — the existence of the one who came before. Seen from this vantage, Shakespeare (through his tragic hero) and Freud both offer existential meditations on the need to originate our own lives even as they concede that, at the place of the origin, our lives are...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Julián Jiménez Heffernan Influential critics such as Jonathan Dollimore, Michael Hattaway, and Richard Wilson have identified a tendency in Marlowe's plays to arrest dramatic development in what appear to be surface expressions of an original impasse — of desire, despair, or failed authority. On...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2013) 65 (3): 345–362.
Published: 01 September 2013
... the perspective of a modern Hebrew poet and Orientalist scholar, Elhanan Yehuda Kron, who travels from Palestine to Berlin to pursue his research on the Islamic origins of Jewish mysticism. Through Kron 1 s experiences in Berlin in the 1930s, the novel calls attention to how the origin of modern...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2014) 66 (4): 375–398.
Published: 01 December 2014
... already present in his original and exploring the fragile boundary between the two kinds of translation he identifies, antigrafi (interlingual) and metagrafi (intralingual), I show that the Canto One translation represents not his failure to find an equivalent for Pound's poem or the Odyssey , but his...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 253–268.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Tales (1766). This essay argues that Chulkov was inspired by at least one of these versions of Charlotte Summers when he developed his own self-conscious, self-mocking narrator and mock(ed) readers and listeners. The essay focuses on the self-conscious narrator and mock readers in the English original...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2011) 63 (4): 402–422.
Published: 01 December 2011
... essay begins with Benitez-Rojo's description of the indeterminable center or “origen” (“origin”) of the island archipelago to call attention to this proposition: namely, that there is no single “plantation” or plantation image that we can privilege above all others. Like Benitez-Rojo's repeating island...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2012) 64 (1): 49–72.
Published: 01 March 2012
... with Haitian authors generally and with the works of the Baron de Vastey (1781–1820) in particular. Vastey composed at least ten prose works, all of which circulated either in the original or in English translation in the Atlantic World. U.S. newspapers in the north that printed or reviewed Vastey's...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2012) 64 (3): 257–269.
Published: 01 September 2012
... critical readings of Mimesis . This tendency, originating in the work of Edward Said and practiced in some form or another by nearly all of Auerbach's critics of the last three decades, is to contextualize the writing of Mimesis and to explain its seemingly ungainly form in terms of the specific...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Waïl S. Hassan If reading literature in its original languages has always been the sine qua non of comparative literature, the discipline began to change when the answer to the above question was no longer restricted to European languages. In parallel motion, many efforts, several of which are...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2012) 64 (3): 300–315.
Published: 01 September 2012
... place the anthology within what Aníbal Quijano has called the “coloniality of power,” a term deployed to move thinking beyond Western and Eurocentric conceptualizations. This approach provides a new way of framing the issues of cultural production and agency in order to transcend identities originally...