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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 121–149.
Published: 01 June 2012
... a rationally guided manner. If after his death it became clear that this position had been overdetermined all along by the fascist engagement of his early adulthood —an engagement he spent the rest 9 While de Man’s career passed through phenomenology, New Criticism, and structuralism, and...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 23–40.
Published: 01 March 2021
... , 1933 , 5 – 6 . Copyright © 2021 by University of Oregon 2021 Yosef Hayim Brenner Uri Nissan Gnessin history of emotions and subjectivity phenomenological criticism Jewish fin de siècle Hebrew modernism A certain day in a certain month of the year 1900 I am now in a very...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 182–202.
Published: 01 June 2011
... critical theory — when they are acknowledged at all — tends to allow the visual paradigm to reassert itself, if only as the object of endless deconstructive critique. University of Oregon 2011 Anzieu, Didier. Beckett et le Psychanalyste . Paris: Mentha-Archimbaud, 1992 . Print...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 338–349.
Published: 01 September 2003
...LINDA KINTZ University of Oregon 2003 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/338 REVIEW ESSAY LINDA KINTZ Ethically Challenged: The Impasse Between Poststructuralism and Critical Theory Beatrice Hanssen. Critique of Violence: Between...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 257–269.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Jacob Hovind If Erich Auerbach's Mimesis is generally considered a landmark in twentieth-century literary criticism and an originary text for the modern practice of comparative literature, then this is despite the fact that its profound interpretive structures and hermeneutic consequences still...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 361–376.
Published: 01 December 2020
... discipline, as the question of the “modern” Muslim female citizen subject hangs in the balance of an emergent Indian nationhood. The author offers a queer feminist critique of the traditional phenomenology of disgust by analyzing the codes of erotic texture produced out of histories of colonial hygiene and...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 251–270.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Alan Levinovitz This article explores the meaning of “nonsense” as it is typically employed in discussions of nonsense literature. Definitions of nonsense vary widely and often pay little attention to cultural context or the phenomenology of reading. After surveying the problems with these...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 203–224.
Published: 01 June 2011
... crime and the silencing or appropriation of their voices. Contra critics who argue that Schlink offers an exculpatory, because explanatory, portrayal of his Nazi protagonist and second-generation German narrator, I argue that The Reader exposes the potential for abuse that characterizes the rhetoric of...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 45–61.
Published: 01 March 2015
... an objective spirit that is never transparent to itself in the moment in which it appears,” Aesthetics 128). As the “objective spirit” unfolds, not in the systematic dialectic of a work like Hegel’s Phenomenology, but rather in the space between artistic and critical texts, belated and...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 144–158.
Published: 01 June 2020
... überhaupt ]” (section 187). To return from these critical readings of the master-slave dialectic to the eight pages of the Phenomenology that are “Lordship and Bondage” is to notice that Hegel’s own argument includes neither the appearance of the dialectic as an impasse nor the self-emancipation of...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2018
... allows both writers to reimagine the concept of the soul in modern secular terms: in Tartt’s conception of post-traumatic “soul loss” as a critical stage in the moral and aesthetic education of the self, and in Dostoevsky’s view of wounded memory as opening up the self to the more expansive, overwhelming...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 September 2018
...John David Zuern Abstract Tapping the critical resources of the disciplines of comparative literature and electronic literature, this essay conducts two cross-media comparative studies to show that a supple and dynamic concept of literary “materiality” emerges when we view the specific material...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 287–311.
Published: 01 September 2015
... , that is, as world-forming literature rather than world literature. Borrowing from Jean-Luc Nancy's philosophical discussion in The Creation of the World or Globalization , I propose a notion of world literature as a critical practice attentive to the mobilities within the texts. Theoretical...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 389–407.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Alena Rettová A central discussion in African Philosophy concerns the “African concept of time,” famously theorized by John S. Mbiti. Mbiti makes a distinction between a circular and a linear concept of time, associating the former with Africa and the latter with the West. Critical of such...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 315–337.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of modernity instantiated in the Bildungsroman is not about turning away from futurity itself. Instead, the child-soldier figure yokes together a critical attention to the historical impediments to African futures with an insistence on the possibility of alternative futures. © 2017 by University of...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 267–286.
Published: 01 September 2015
... European space. Approaching the European question from borderline areas, Magris, Kundera, and Schmitt elaborate a politics of home transcending fanatic closure and absolute drifting. Their odysseys enact what I call critical nóstoi , ironic homecomings that undermine Husserl's “spiritual telos of European...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 68–88.
Published: 01 January 2010
... essay examines Kashua's active participation in the Israeli (Hebrew) public sphere and the way in which his writings take part in the construction of a critical minority discourse. By this I do not simply mean the obvious: that, as a Palestinian citizen of Israel, Kashua occupies a minority position...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 192–206.
Published: 01 June 2012
... literary icon and body of texts in order to assert their cultural credentials on the world stage. To that end, the essay is divided into three sections. The first examines how Joyce arrived in Mexico and the critical context that brought his work into the center of discussions about literature in the 1960s...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 234–238.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Benjamin, Max Hork- heimer, Theodor Adorno, and others. Like Hegel’s, their phenomenology is critical and historical, which means that its starting point is experience as it is —​the experience of what Adorno called “damaged life” —​from which we are then called upon to reflect on the his- torical...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 452–454.
Published: 01 December 2017
... philosophical approaches, providing a critical assessment of the epistemological implications of spiritualist, materialist, and phenomenological accounts of the world, before arguing for postcolonial literature’s worldliness or reworlding force. In the first section, “The World of World Literature in...