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Comparative Literature (1 June 2018) 70 (2): 145–159.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the early Tagore translator Chen Duxiu (1879–1942), had prepared instead by warning their compatriots of the dangers of Tagore’s critique of modernity. Tagore, seen as the mystical sage of a long-colonized country of dark-skinned people, was widely decried for being archaic, irrelevant, or even...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2014) 66 (2): 173–185.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Laurence de Looze Medieval people knew as well as we do that no two people could look exactly alike. But the question of look-alikes was nevertheless a fascinating one because it opened up a potential gap between external manifestation and deeper identity. What did it mean for the ontology of the...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2013) 65 (2): 162–181.
Published: 01 June 2013
... classic Sebaldian narrator, a wanderer who discreetly relays the stories of the people and places he is privileged to encounter. Although Sebald does not use the phrase, steps of this sort, unpurposed yet unerring, are made with what is commonly known in German as somnambule Sicherheit : the legendary...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2013) 65 (4): 429–449.
Published: 01 December 2013
... comes to Chicana/o claims to indigeneity. At the same time, I consider how Teresa's inherited presuppositions about indigeneity perpetuate discourses that have functioned to bar indigenous peoples from the full rights of citizenship and self-determination. That Menardo eschews what Teresa strives to...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2013) 65 (4): 466–486.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Jonathan E. Abel Tropes that connect human corpses and literary corpora are as old, perhaps, as writing itself, yet in recent years the personification of texts has come under scrutiny. Despite such critical tendencies either to disregard connections between people and texts as manifestations of...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 43–51.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Jeffrey J. Williams This essay focuses on the remediation of higher education in the U.S. In the period after World War II, higher education was cast as a remediation of social ills, particularly inequality. The period saw the opening of colleges and universities to unprecedented numbers of people...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2015) 67 (3): 319–332.
Published: 01 September 2015
...-ending input from masses of people, is the morphological ground of the epic, an art form energized by its downward percolations. Penelope, that infinitely patient and longsuffering wife, becomes a variety of things as a result, much changed since Homer's times. In the hands of Atwood, she shares the...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2017) 69 (1): 54–73.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Man of the People ), the essay illustrates the different ways different cultures understand and express an affect such as “love.” The recent surge of critical interest in affect has not properly engaged the challenge of this kind of cross-cultural work, which is implicated not just in linguistic...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2018) 70 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Shuang Shen This article discusses the uneven treatment of William Empson’s encounter with China. While Chinese accounts of Empson’s brief stay in China in the late 1930s present him as one of the progenitors of Chinese modernism, his second stay, during the founding of the People’s Republic, is...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2018) 70 (2): 114–131.
Published: 01 June 2018
...; ʿāmmiyya , from al-ʿāmma , the common people. Long-ninth-century Arab-Islamic thought defined al-ʿāmma as a “middle” class, or its language and that of al-khāṣṣa (the elite) as shades of one Arabic, converging at an ideal midpoint. I trace echoes in late-nineteenth-century Algerian, Syro-Lebanese, and...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2009) 61 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 January 2009
...MICHELLE L. ZERBA Doubt is intrinsic to our situation as beings immersed in a world that connects us to people at the same time that it renders impossible the certainty of knowing their minds. It has both an affective side that is linked with such kindred emotions as fear, anxiety, and suspicion...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2010) 62 (2): 179–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., critical practices thus become part of the necessary imaginative actions of struggling peoples whose desires at their best appear in visions of a transformed collective world. A defense of literature becomes, then, a defense of criticism and an illustration of its value as a necessary profession...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2011) 63 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 January 2011
... which programs to cancel is the idea that a broad education, and a large group of people benefiting from such education, is a public good. I don’t know Arabic or Tamil or Old Norse myself, but it enriches my life to be in a circle of people that includes some who do. I don’t play in a symphony...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2017) 69 (1): 25–31.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai‘i . Minneapolis : U of Minnesota P , 2012 . Print . Banivanua-Mar Tracey . Violence and Colonial Dialogue: The Australia-Pacific Labor Trade . Honolulu : U of Hawaii P , 2007 . Print . Crocombe Ron . “Book...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2005) 57 (3): 256–272.
Published: 01 June 2005
... been with me for a long time and it really comes from the fact that I saw independence. You know, for me, when people started saying that what I was doing was “postcolonial,” that’s what struck me then—now of course it feels much more complex—that, yes, I had seen independence. Actual legalized colo...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2016) 68 (2): 130–140.
Published: 01 June 2016
... theories about Blackness or the material realities of Black people. To wit, this is what Blackness looks like in scholarship when it is considered a problem. The solution: Blackness must reside somewhere between being the eruption of history or its excretion. The impulse to universalize Blackness...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2016) 68 (3): 296–311.
Published: 01 September 2016
... phagocyte a model for the ideal moral life. Tolstoy and Mechnikov’s disputes over science and morality fit into a much larger European debate at the turn of the twentieth century. Gregory Radick has argued that, in addition to threatening people’s core beliefs about origins and the role of God...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2011) 63 (1): 64–85.
Published: 01 January 2011
.... Reproducing the State . Princeton: Princeton UP, 1999 . Print. Tutu, Desmond. The Rainbow People of God: The Making of a Peaceful Revolution . New York: Image Books Doubleday, 1996 . Print. Verdery, Katherine. “Whither `Nation' and `Nationalism'?” Daedalus 122.3 ( 1993 ). Print. Vladislavić...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 291–306.
Published: 01 September 2011
... and its deep historical roots, wherever federal policy was effective it often turned many formerly self-sufficient people into dependents of the state. D’Arcy McNickle was well positioned to represent the effects of assimilation on Native communities from an Indian perspective. Growing up on...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2009) 61 (3): 256–273.
Published: 01 June 2009
... the world, Dussel argues for a multi- plicity of decolonizing critical responses to Eurocentric modernity from hereto- fore peripheral cultures and peoples around the world. Dussel’s transmodern project is thus neither a premodern attempt to provide a folkloric affi rmation of an imagined common...