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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 University of Oregon 2011 Securing the Past: Conservation in Art, Architecture, and Literature. By Paul Eggert. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xii, 290 p. 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 (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...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 186–201.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Kritish Rajbhandari Abstract This article explores the representation of multilingual Indian Ocean pasts in novels by Amitav Ghosh and Abdulrazak Gurnah, two key contemporary postcolonial writers from the opposite shores of the ocean. It theorizes the historical impulse in the novels as anarchival...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 247–263.
Published: 01 June 2022
..., this essay reveals how an elongated temporal frame that accounts from non-European vantages—even in contemporary Anglophone literature—reorients not only what we consider the past and present of Indian Ocean worlds, but also how those pasts bear on the contemporary. 1 The film’s more critical...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 402–422.
Published: 01 December 2011
... into 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...
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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...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 March 2012
... in 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 (2014) 66 (1): 25–34.
Published: 01 March 2014
... 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 (2014) 66 (1): 95–112.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of 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...
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Comparative Literature (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...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 459–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of the 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...
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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 (2020) 72 (2): 240–257.
Published: 01 June 2020
... or 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...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 209–224.
Published: 01 June 2021
... of British identity as contingent, permeable, and linked with the wider world. In these poems, that is, Dover’s cliffs collapse oppositions rather than enforcing them: they blur the lines between Britain and the world, past and present, organic and inorganic, human history and geological history...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 344–359.
Published: 01 September 2021
... their independent developments, and finally argues that, in the past few decades, both have similarly turned from differential to relational concepts mainly by transforming their relationship to mass culture. They have thus gone from high-literary ideologies of exclusion to fields of research on the networks...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 306–325.
Published: 01 September 2022
... the ways in which a contemporary engagement with the myths of the sea transforms and translates understandings not only of the present moment but also of traditional ideas of linear time. Specific myths of the sea become a tool with which to mine the past and present as they allow these poets to reflect...