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Comparative Literature (1 January 2011) 63 (1): 111–115.
Published: 01 January 2011
...John Bryant Securing the Past: Conservation in Art, Architecture, and Literature. By Paul Eggert. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xii, 290 p. University of Oregon 2011 BOOK REVIEWS Se c u r i n g t h e Pa s t : Co n s e r v a t i o n i n Ar t , Ar c h i t e c t u r e , a n d...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2000) 52 (2): 186–188.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Maarten van Delden The Usable Past: The Imagination of History in Recent Fiction of the Americas. By Lois Parkinson Zamora. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. xiii, 257 p. University of Oregon 2000 BOOK REVIEWS/179 BOOK REVIEWS...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2011) 63 (4): 402–422.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the future even as they revise the past. The visual archive of the plantation, then, as unvarying and stable as it may appear (Tara, say, or the Lyceum), is really a composite consisting of all the photographs and portraits of plantations produced and circulated for the past two centuries or so. The...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2012) 64 (3): 286–299.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... Drawing on Jacques Derrida's On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness , this article argues that the postcolonial perspective of Castorp offers not an accusation but a call for a cosmopolitan reconciliation and inclusiveness. Huelle does not provide a nationalist re-reading of the past, but a complex review of...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2012) 64 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Iran — the motherland of the Persian language and culture that pervades Urdu — for his cultural past, but what he finds instead is an extension of his colonial present. The Urdu literary establishment at this time was dominated by progressive ( taraqqi pasand ) critics, who promoted a Hindustani...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2013) 65 (4): 450–465.
Published: 01 December 2013
... integration. In this manner, they enable a fresh and productive approach to the past that moves beyond guilty silence, assignation of blame, or even calls for amnesty — a stance that notably sets them apart from previous writings on the war. Both Beyer and Mortier participate in what has come to be known as...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2009) 61 (2): 160–176.
Published: 01 March 2009
... undifferentiated, homogenous “Other.” However, just as medievalists have something to learn from postcolonial theory, so postcolonial theorists might have something to learn about the history and specificity of their own field of inquiry from a better-informed view of the past. This essay offers an appreciative...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2010) 62 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Sami Shalom Chetrit In this essay I offer a radical Mizrahi reading of the poetry of the Ashkenazi Zionist poet Haim Nahman Bialik—that is, a reading that examines Jewish and Israeli history and culture through the radical Mizrahi discourse that has evolved in Israel during the past generation, as...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2011) 63 (4): 383–401.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Voyage in the Dark and The Emigrants through parataxis and paralipses leaves the colonial migrants in the grip of an unresolved past. Yet these same devices also operate on a wider textual register to shift readers' focalization from realism's gaze, which disjoins observing subject from observed object...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 407–428.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Swan” is no less a thesis on the concept of history and affords rather more stunning illuminations of the modern condition. Both the poem and the aphorism feature incapacitated winged creatures, debris, bad weather, and, most strikingly, a speaker who stands in the present, considers the past, and...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2013) 65 (4): 429–449.
Published: 01 December 2013
.../o communities. Significantly (and tragically), Letters ' Chicana protagonist, Teresa, envisions her recovery of a cohesive cultural identity as a return to a distant indigenous past (via traveling from the U.S. to Mexico) — which, I demonstrate, places Letters in conversation with Mexican...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 25–34.
Published: 01 March 2014
... can have practical value. Such inscriptions can create new constellations between the present and the past, and they can make visible continuities (or, conversely, discontinuities or misrecognitions) between desired and actual worlds. It is in this sense that remediation may aid in the work of remedy...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 95–112.
Published: 01 March 2014
... life as existing on a single chronological continuum, casting the former as an irretrievable thing of the past, Saman conceives of the two co-existing parallel to each other, the former continuing to exist despite the introduction of colonial culture. By proposing and deploying a process-based model of...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 March 2014
... from British models. And he makes his own work the point de repère of modernism/o's overlooked Anglo-Spanish constitution in the early twentieth century. I articulate through both his work and issues in modernist studies of the past two decades an approach to modernisms as interconnected phenomena that...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2014) 66 (4): 459–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
... critical past, now inhibiting the critical future. My purpose is twofold: to delineate this critical impasse and to propose a theoretically viable allowance for the biographical. My inquiry draws on the particular nexus of biographical écriture and literary historical positioning illuminated by the author...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2017) 69 (1): 74–90.
Published: 01 March 2017
... performance in the past. It therefore addresses material textuality as well as the implications of aural performativity for generating and sustaining empathetic connection between text and reader, or between the text and an audience of listeners. © 2017 by University of Oregon 2017 emotion voice...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2017) 69 (2): 238–249.
Published: 01 June 2017
... poetics of creolization, and its politics was seen as either too committed to Manichean patterns of anti-colonial thinking or too accommodating in its willingness to envision federalist as opposed to nationalist solutions to the problem of decolonization. Over the past decade that situation has changed...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2017) 69 (3): 288–302.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the contemporary Irish context, in particular the end of the Northern Irish Troubles. In Heaney's hands, Antigone acts as a metaphor for one of the defining issues of the period: the problem of the past. Heaney is acutely interested in the way in which female voices have remained silenced and...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2016) 68 (1): 46–58.
Published: 01 March 2016
... similar stylistics: Cave Birds , which he started in 1974, and Gaudete , which he worked on intensively in 1975. This synchronicity resulted in two collections that often read as if they were translations. I analyze Pilinszky poems such as “Unfinished Past” and “You Have Had to Suffer Wind and Cold” and...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2016) 68 (1): 59–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
...-reflexivity and metanarrative, the representation of the past, and the use of pronouns. This leads to an analysis of the reception of The Fall and the manner in which critics have turned to paratextual material in their historico-political interpretations, a form of “reading into” which I suggest is prompted...