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Comparative Literature (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...
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Comparative Literature (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...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 19–31.
Published: 01 March 2020
... ( Kfor ) by Shimon Adaf (2010). These texts draw on biblical or Rabbinic Hebrew, Jewish sources, and Jewish historical events (specifically the destruction of the First and Second Temples), making them just as much about a dystopian past as they are about a dystopian future. They are, in other words...
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Comparative Literature (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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...
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Comparative Literature (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 (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 (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 (2020) 72 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the term, this article illustrates the way later ideology and theoretical emphases that shape the language of scholarship ultimately reshape our understanding of the past. Copyright © 2020 by University of Oregon 2020 family novel genre domestic fiction novel history women writers Russian...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 32–52.
Published: 01 March 2020
... classical Chinese language and thought, and his recreation of Chinese antiquity via a radical contemporization of the past. This examination demonstrates that Quignard poses important questions about cultural reception and appropriation, especially as regards the problematic relation between sinophilia...
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Comparative Literature (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 (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 (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 (2020) 72 (2): 240–257.
Published: 01 June 2020
... untouched. Yet, despite the absence of an answering authority to lay down the law and cry “halt,” and perhaps because of it, environmental harm continues to be imagined through the figure of trespass and in terms of an invisible line past which human activity, otherwise compelled by capitalism to limitless...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 84–109.
Published: 01 March 2021
... elements of the Bengali novel as are Western forms of novel production. The arguments are located in the reader to suggest that Bankim’s novels train readers to read the Sanskrit past as encoded in the text and as coexisting with the westernized colonial present, albeit in a difficult relationship. The...