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Comparative Literature (1 June 2013) 65 (2): 200–219.
Published: 01 June 2013
... One Facing Us (1995), I contend that here, in the fictionalized framework of neocolonial Cameroon, the author addresses the racial implications of Barthes's idea of photographic “contingency,” anticipating American criticism of his work by more than a decade. Matalon treats the light captured in the...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2009) 61 (1): 43–53.
Published: 01 January 2009
... photographs included in Austerlitz . Indeed, Austerlitz and Wittgenstein mirror each other in so many ways that a reader familiar with Ray Monk's biography of the philosopher and Wittgenstein's own work might suspect that Sebald lifted specific elements from these texts into his own. But Sebald's work also...
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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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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 2. Jason Edward Lewis, still image from interactive work “What They Speak When They Speak To Me.” Photograph: Jason Edward Lewis, 2012. Reproduced with permission. Figure 2. Jason Edward Lewis, still image from interactive work “What They Speak When They Speak To Me.” Photograph: Jason More
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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 4. Ōtagaki Rengetsu, Tea Caddy. Japan, ca. 1860s. Glazed earthenware. Height 4.5 cm; diameter 6.5 cm. Honolulu Museum of Art: Purchase, 2005, 13225.1a. Photograph: Tim Siegert. Reproduced with permission. Figure 4. Ōtagaki Rengetsu, Tea Caddy. Japan, ca. 1860s. Glazed earthenware. Height More
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2007) 59 (3): 241–268.
Published: 01 June 2007
..., 2005 . Heschel, Susannah. “Does Atrocity Have a Gender? Feminist Interpretations of Women in the SS.” Lessons and Legacies VI: New Currents in Holocaust Research . Ed. Jeffrey M. Diefendorf. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2004 . 300 -321. Hirsch, Marianne. “Nazi Photographs in...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2016) 68 (4): 427–449.
Published: 01 December 2016
... colored plastic tape, its boundaries purport to repre- sent the furthest extension of space containing traces of the criminal act. The fixity of its borders is reinforced by the requisite photographic and verbal records of the crime scene and the measures taken against possible contamina- tion of...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2013) 65 (2): 182–199.
Published: 01 June 2013
... experience, phrases, photographs, and behaviors in order to discover what they reveal of universal experience. Given their shared belief in the importance of an eloquent, dialectical subjectivity, this late Barthe- sian endeavor can in many respects be seen as a personalized accomplishment of Adorno’s...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2000) 52 (4): 291–320.
Published: 01 September 2000
..., Auguste. L' Eve future . Ed. Alain Raitt. Paris: Gallimard, 1993 . ____. Eve of the Future Eden . Trans. Marilyn Gaddis Rose. Lawrence, KS: Coronado, 1981 . Wall, E.J. “Zoetrope.” The Dictionary of Photography . Ed. F.J. Mortimer. Boston: American Photographic, 1937 . Weber, Samuel. “The...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2017) 69 (1): 45–53.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Anthropocene —​from how to conceive temporality to how to understand extinction (Price 78–80). Vázquez Ley has cre- ated photographs that intervene in photographic processes: for instance, in a series titled Memory of the Coal Era [Memoria de la era de carbón], he doctors daytime pho- tos so they appear...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2000) 52 (2): 143–156.
Published: 01 March 2000
... the operator the effort of maintaining manu- 8 Rilke’s poetry overall is a gallery of inert things. Cf. Calhoon. COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/150 ally a steady camera speed.9 Less than a year before Rilke wrote “Der Panther,” Alfred Stieglitz had photographed an approaching locomotive and called...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2014) 66 (3): 371–373.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... “Sinographies” is concerned with the interaction between sound and script. While examining a wide range of texts, this chapter revisits the case of the protagonist Lin Wen- qing in the filmCity of Sadness  by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien. Lin is a deaf-mute photographer who silently witnesses and...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2008) 60 (3): 244–260.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., 1994 . Russek, Dan. “Verbal/Visual Braids: The Photographic Medium in the Work of Julio Cortázar.” Mosaic 37 . 4 ( 2004 ): 71 -86. Waters, Lindsay. “'The Cameraman and the Machine are Now One': Walter Benjamin's Frankenstein.” Mapping Benjamin: The Work of Art in the Digital Age . Ed. Hans...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2016) 68 (4): 450–453.
Published: 01 December 2016
... pronouncement of innocence, Calhoon’s argument is a criti- cism of Roland Barthes’s “sovereign innocence” (156), the phrase Barthes coined “to describe his mother as he, in the wake of her death, rediscovered her in a photograph taken when she was only five,” and certainly not meant as the contradiction in...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2006) 58 (1): 24–43.
Published: 01 January 2006
...” politics, even if it is “good” art. Though his art is now rarely viewed as controversial (see Hutchinson 2), Kiefer’s notorious Besetzungen or “Occupations” photographs, in which he performs the taboo Sieg Heil gesture at major World War II battle sites and domestic spaces, provide a useful example...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2015) 67 (4): 429–444.
Published: 01 December 2015
... founding generation, an intense and eccentric news photographer, a mother, and a radical political activist. Around her the novel’s more conventional characters revolve: her passive husband Udi, her elusive Palestinian lover Marwan, her crude parents Nava and Shmulik, and her intimate childhood...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2008) 60 (3): 261–278.
Published: 01 June 2008
... documentary solidity and authenticity. Passages of factual observation and description are legion, photographs are constantly incorporated into the main text. (“Theoretical Refl ections” 23) Ultimately Swales sees this incompatibility as Sebald’s engagement with both “prosaic and poetic modes” (27) within...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2000) 52 (1): 87–90.
Published: 01 January 2000
... Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals,” Phillip Prodger addresses Darwin’s deliber- ate construction of a visual rhetoric to serve his evolutionary thesis. In Darwin’s Expres- sions (1872), the first scientific text to be provided with photographic illustrations, the photographs do not serve as...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2000) 52 (1): 90–96.
Published: 01 January 2000
... Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals,” Phillip Prodger addresses Darwin’s deliber- ate construction of a visual rhetoric to serve his evolutionary thesis. In Darwin’s Expres- sions (1872), the first scientific text to be provided with photographic illustrations, the photographs do not serve as...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2002) 54 (4): 357–359.
Published: 01 September 2002
... but uncredited photograph, the aging Jacob Burckhardt crosses the Basel Muensterplatz on his way to lecture at the university. He carries a large portfolio, apparently filled with images and evidence of his appointment, during this period, as an historian of art. Behind him, climbing beyond the...