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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 46–61.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., historical time as the effect of a notion of rhythm that is bound neither to the imperial authority of history nor to mathematical measures, but rather emerges in the variety and contradictoriness of traces that language impresses upon itself, through the play of shifting economies of meaning, changing image...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 399–419.
Published: 01 December 2014
... and ingenuity, is Hoffmann’s play of literary allusion and intertextuality, a playfulness, as Hoffmann acknowledged, in the manner of Callot’s capriccios, incorporating motifs from the Italian theater as well as many descriptive passages from Goethe’s Italienische Reise. Hoffmann also imitated...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 181–185.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Andrew Ford The Play of Character in Plato's Dialogues. By Ruby Blondell. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xi, 452 p. Poetics Before Plato: Interpretation and Authority in Early Greek Theories of Poetry. By Grace M. Ledbetter. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003. viii...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (4): 357–360.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Cheryl Hindrichs Play and the Politics of Reading: The Social Uses of Modernist Form. By Paul B. Armstrong. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2005. xv, 207 p. University of Oregon 2007 BOOK REVIEWS/349...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 408–426.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Karen Grumberg This essay argues that the gothicism of Lea Goldberg's play ba'alat ha-armon ( The Lady of the Castle , 1956) undergirds its key concern: the role time plays in the encounter between art and reality, poetry and ideology. I compare key signifiers of gothic spatiality and temporality...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Julián Jiménez Heffernan Influential critics such as Jonathan Dollimore, Michael Hattaway, and Richard Wilson have identified a tendency in Marlowe's plays to arrest dramatic development in what appear to be surface expressions of an original impasse — of desire, despair, or failed authority. On...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 288–302.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Matthew McGuire The Burial at Thebes , Seamus Heaney's adaptation of Antigone , was first performed at the centenary celebrations of Dublin's Abbey Theatre in 2004. While reviewers read the play exclusively in the context of the post-911 “war on terror,” this essay relocates Heaney's play within...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 241–256.
Published: 01 September 2012
... their co-presence and their reciprocal articulation that make them fundamental in demarcating the maximalist novel as a genre. The essay shows both the peculiar significance these elements have and the function some of the categories play within the internal dialectic of the genre. It discusses chaos...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 25–34.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Kerry Bystrom In part to reflect on a “practical turn” in recent comparative literary criticism, this essay asks what role(s) writing and reading literature can play in the provision of remedy for historical injustice. Specifically, it looks at the case of South Africa's democratic transition...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 312–331.
Published: 01 September 2016
... representation of diva culture in Luigi Pirandello's 1916 film novel Si gira … ( Shoot! ) and the dynamics of the “test performance” in his play Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore ( Six Characters in Search of an Author , 1921, 1925) enable us to revise our sense of how film interacts with older media such as...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 382–406.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., Molière's Dom Juan, ou le festin de pierre . Reading Molière's play alongside French and German tragedy reveals not only how deeply both versions of the “mourning play” are implicated in the political ideology of royal absolutism but also the availability of a quite different model of social and political...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 June 2014
...-Africanist and Soviet internationalist collectivities while simultaneously staging two poetic coups that play with and against avant-garde and agitprop poetic conventions to draw into focus the uneasy relationship between empire, aesthetics, and racial politics. The literary mastery manifest in this endeavor...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 394–414.
Published: 01 December 2015
... essay traces the structures of trauma across Shelley's and Artaud's Cenci plays, showing that, like a trauma, what resists representation in Shelley's nineteenth-century drama recurs embodied on Artaud's twentieth-century stage. In so doing, the essay illuminates less a straightforward shift than a...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 415–428.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Matt Sandler This article tests Americanist claims about Edgar Allan Poe's racism against Latin American, Caribbean, and contemporary African-American literature written under his influence. I start with a discussion of Toni Morrison's agenda-setting reading of Poe in Playing in the Dark: Whiteness...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 January 2009
... that has not yet been plotted. The purpose of this essay is to stake out some parameters for such a study by establishing Homer's Iliad as an exemplary text. I then extend my inquiry into the relationship between doubt and portrayals of subjectivity and to two plays, Sophocles' Philoctetes and...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 345–365.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Andrew J. Counter This article considers the figures of the anarchist and the homosexual in Oscar Wilde's play Vera, or the Nihilists (1880) and Émile Zola's novel Paris (1898) and argues that the two are ideologically associated and structurally analogous. In Zola's novel and French and English...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 181–200.
Published: 01 June 2017
...E. S. Burt Around the time he was conceiving his thesis on allegory in the Baroque mourning-play, Walter Benjamin equated perception with reading. To align phenomenal experience with reading texts is unusual, and gives rise to questions. Benjamin's teacher, Georg Simmel, had identified a crisis in...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 303–314.
Published: 01 September 2017
... warfare and the Holocaust, Abish and Perec's novels elaborate themes of concealment, violence, and the limitations of language. I argue that, despite the common misconception that constraint-based writers are engaged in predominantly self-reflexive linguistic experimentation and lightweight textual play...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 423–437.
Published: 01 December 2011
... follows his encouragement to play with the signifiers of a text (including the author's “biographemes”) so as to generate meanings unforeseen by the author. Ultimately, the unforeseen textual echoes between Chu's novel and Barthes's text almost (but not quite) produce the perverse and impossible...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 270–285.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Andrew M. Opitz This article examines the politics of irony and considers the role this ostensibly elitist mode of communication plays in a world characterized by economic inequality and unequal access to educational resources. Its study of the political uses of irony is grounded in an analysis of...