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Comparative Literature (1 June 2012) 64 (2): 207–229.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Melissa Feuerstein This essay explores the ethical stakes of poetic difficulty, focusing on images of impeded access and remote interiority in poems that dramatize encounters with matters that resist comprehension. Following Barbara Johnson's suggestion that having both an inside and an outside...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2012) 64 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 March 2012
... language that bridged the gap between (Muslim/Pakistani) Urdu and (Hindu/Indian) Hindi and deemphasized Persian. These critics opposed modernism ( jadidiyat ), a movement associated with Rashed and with Indo-Muslim identitarianism, as socially regressive. By setting the poem in Iran and using modern...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2001) 53 (2): 97–116.
Published: 01 March 2001
... and the Poems of BL MS Harley 682.” English Studies 74 ( 1993 ): 222 -35. ____. “A Closer Look at BN f. fr. 25458.” Unpublished paper. Harvard University, Spring 1999 . ____. “Fortunes Stabilnes: The English Poems of Charles of Orleans in their English Context.” Fifteenth-Century...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2010) 62 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2010
... part of Mizrahi resistance to the cultural and social oppression of Mizrahim. Equipped with these critical lenses, I read Bialik's poems both in the context of their own time and in the Israeli context of my own life. I focus on three poems that I believe are central to his national poetry: “To the...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2010) 62 (3): 201–227.
Published: 01 June 2010
...VLADIMIR ZORIĆ This article examines interlingual poetry of exile in the context of different theories of language in poetry and focuses on Miloš Crnjanski's (1893–1977) poem “Lament nad Beogradom” (“Lament over Belgrade”). The article claims that interlingual poetry of exile has been a blind...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 235–252.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Ross Knecht This essay seeks to refine the debate on subjectivity in Petrarch's Rime sparse by arguing that while the poems do present a distinct subject position, it is a position thoroughly compromised by passivity. The essay places the poems in the context of Aristotelian and Scholastic theory...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2011) 63 (2): 161–181.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Magdalena Kay This article analyzes the influence of Polish poet Czesław Miłosz on Northern Irish poet Seamus Heaney in reference to two poems — Miłosz's biographical, ethically self-critical “Bypassing Rue Descartes” and Heaney's ethical allegory “From the Republic of Conscience” — which serve as...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2019) 71 (2): 139–153.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Christopher Davis Abstract This article examines three multilingual lyrics from the Middle Ages in which linguistic difference is employed as a strategy for defining the relationship between language and poetic form. Two poems by twelfth-century troubadours, “Eras quan vey,” a descort in five...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2009) 61 (2): 97–127.
Published: 01 March 2009
...LINA STEINER Written in 1828, Pushkin's narrative poem Poltava ushered in a new period in the poet's creative life, one in which Pushkin's task was to become a national bard (or, using the romantic terminology of the day, a national “genius”) whose poetry expressed Russia's innermost “spirit” and...
Published: 01 June 2019
Figure 1. Correlation between rhyme and stress in Lomonosov’s individual poems. Figure 1. Correlation between rhyme and stress in Lomonosov’s individual poems. More
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2016) 68 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Katharina N. Piechocki Renaissance poet and physician Girolamo Fracastoro (1478–1553) coined the neologism “syphilis” in the first poem that fictionalizes Columbus's voyage to the New World. Syphilis sive Morbus Gallicus (1530) captures, as this article shows, the bonds among poetic, philological...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2009) 61 (4): 400–415.
Published: 01 September 2009
...CHRISTOPHER K. COFFMAN One would find it difficult to overstate the importance of Marcel Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu to James Merrill's work. Although almost any of Merrill's works could be read with an eye to Proustian concerns and motifs, Merrill's final two collections of poems, The...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2010) 62 (4): 361–375.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Paul Stasi Ezra Pound argued that it was impossible to think in only one language in the contemporary world. To this end he worked in The Cantos to create a world culture built on the comparison of works of “great value” from a variety of cultures. Pound's epic poem serves to displace the English...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Kevin Newmark This essay considers Baudelaire's “Le Cygne” in terms of the crucial place the poem should occupy in any theoretical reflection on literary and historical “modernity.” Despite the proliferation in recent years of references to Walter Benjamin in the reception of Baudelaire's poetry...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2012) 64 (3): 300–315.
Published: 01 September 2012
... decade of the twenty-first century. It analyzes three of the poems in the EpiCentro anthology — by Gustavo Guerra Vásquez, Karina Alvarado, and Marlon Morales — that have in common multiple and ongoing negotiations and renegotiations of identity, compounding a fusionary process that problematizes...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 407–428.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Swan” is no less a thesis on the concept of history and affords rather more stunning illuminations of the modern condition. Both the poem and the aphorism feature incapacitated winged creatures, debris, bad weather, and, most strikingly, a speaker who stands in the present, considers the past, and...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 85–100.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Brenda Deen Schildgen The essay examines a specific case of “wood-stripping” that occurs in three related texts: one ancient, Statius's Thebaid , and two medieval romance versions of Statius's poem, Giovanni Boccaccio's La Teseida and Geoffrey Chaucer's The Knight's Tale . It argues that all three...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2014) 66 (4): 375–398.
Published: 01 December 2014
... already present in his original and exploring the fragile boundary between the two kinds of translation he identifies, antigrafi (interlingual) and metagrafi (intralingual), I show that the Canto One translation represents not his failure to find an equivalent for Pound's poem or the Odyssey , but his...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2014) 66 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 June 2014
... poem “Cubes” (1934), a reading of which forms the second part of this essay. “Cubes” exhibits poetic innovations provoked by his engagement with Mayakovskian poetics — particularly with Mayakovsky's notion that revolutionary poetry succeeded best when it both invoked and transgressed the rules...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2015) 67 (1): 45–61.
Published: 01 March 2015
... dialectical thinkers from Schiller to Adorno, I locate Keats's engagement with history precisely where he appears to suspend it: in those sculptural figurations of stasis in which the poem depicts, and to no small degree fetishizes, the archaic. An ironic myth of myth's demise, Hyperion exposes the fetishism...