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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 452–454.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Sarah Ehlers Everyday Reading: Poetry and Popular Culture in Modern America . By Chasar Mike . New York : Columbia University Press , 2012 . 302 p. © 2015 by University of Oregon 2015 Works Cited Chasar Mike . “Lullaby Logics.” Poetry, A Magazine of Verse 206 . 2...
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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (1): 20–43.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan Abstract This essay examines the rise of Chetan Bhagat, an icon of the New India “after English” who ironically writes his best-selling popular fictions in English. When Bhagat’s demotic English travels outside India, it is taken up by readers and critics whose responses...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 466–486.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Roanne L. Kantor Abstract This article seeks to explain the recent popularity of South Asian Anglophone literature (beginning in 1981 and peaking between 1998 and 2008) in light of the boom in Latin American literature of the 1960s. It argues that the phenomenon of regional literary “booms” shares...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 97–127.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the advent of a “new world order,” but also legitimizes this new order by linking it to some prior historic or legendary event. Furthermore, if Poltava seems to “waver,” as many critics have suggested, between the Byronic narrative poem and the historical novel as popularized by Walter Scott, I argue...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 316–326.
Published: 01 June 2009
... Rivera's mural Pan American Unity (1939) to La ciudad ausente (1992), arguing that Piglia's blend of science fiction, literary canons, and popular culture creates a model for understanding the neobaroque tendencies of a hemispheric American literature that includes Neal Stephenson, William Gibson, Jonathan...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 246–261.
Published: 01 June 2010
... the anxious negation of the political present performed by Hawthorne in his descriptions of Rome in The Marble Faun to the journalistic record of a tense, divided Venice in Howells's book—challenging the popular Anglo-American notion of an “apolitical,” fantastic Italy. In its conclusion, the essay shows how...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 399–419.
Published: 01 September 2010
... not only dominant, formal, explicit high textual traditions of poetics, but also subaltern and popular epistemologies that may be “emergent” or “latent” in praxis. Toward this end, the essay proposes an alternative in the form of “world literary knowledges” and presents three examples of “literary...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 49–72.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of his works called him “the ‘Alpha and Omega’ of Haitian intellect and literature.” I argue therefore that, contrary to popular belief, Haiti was not isolated by non-recognition in the first two decades of independence, if by isolation we mean cut off from the rest of the world either economically...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2013
... James's bid for popularity ( Guy Domville and The Other House ) and to the nature of psychoanalytic allegory, as epitomized by E.T.A. Hoffmann's “Der Sandmann.” The essay offers a psychoanalytic interpretation rooted in the biographical and stylistic progression of the oeuvre to which the story belongs...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 429–449.
Published: 01 December 2013
... how indigeneity and mestizaje are defined in Letters and Almanac (with particular attention to their oppositional features), addressing relationships between these definitions, popular colonialist discourse, and anti-colonial articulations of identity that have developed in American Indian and Chicana...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 314–332.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Seth Kimmel Abstract Early modern editors of Iberian popular ballads, known in Spanish as romances , excluded the poems’ musical notation from their publications. They also catered to contemporary audiences’ tastes by focusing on poems that represented battles among Christian and Muslim nobles...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 247–263.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Neelofer Qadir Abstract Popular rhetoric of the twenty-first century as the “Asian century” frequently coheres around China as a rising global superpower and thus focuses on its financial and material ambitions in sites across Asia and Africa. Such narratives, ensconced within the BRICS (Brazil...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 293–305.
Published: 01 September 2022
... these lines, poetic socialities is an attempt at understanding something of what is at play in te current era of popular unrest. This is a question for imagination. 1 This essay was originally given as a talk at the plenary panel, “The Poetics of Protest, from Africa to Minneapolis...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 73–88.
Published: 01 March 2023
... popular in elite circles during the First Brazilian Republic. However, this essay asserts that the references to Java in the story are not arbitrary means through which to carry out that critique. Instead, drawing on Lisa Lowe’s concept of residual intimacies and Bruno Carvalho’s engagement of cartografia...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 140–152.
Published: 01 June 2023
... of the most topical issues in Russia. This article examines Lenin’s essays on China in which he criticizes racist ideas popular in Russia and Europe. By comparing his essays with other Russian political commentaries on China, this article argues that Lenin views racism as a matter of political economy...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 208–226.
Published: 01 June 2014
...” and expressing knowledge via the spiral explores ways of reading experimental poetry like Vicuña's and opens experimental poetry as a site for popular readings of democratic language. The experimental politics of Vicuña's Chile, expressed by the spiral at Con-cón, refers to a poetic practice of democratic...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 351–369.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Luke Arnott Noting the resurgence of popular and academic interest in epics across disparate media, this essay proposes a theory of the epic genre that transcends particular media and cultures. It seeks to reconcile discussions of the epic in Aristotle, G.W.F. Hegel, Georg Lukács, Mikhail Bakhtin...
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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (1): 44–64.
Published: 01 March 2024
..., Bernadette Mayer, Saïda Menebhi, and Abdallah Zrika. Foregrounding the hunger strike and seeing an aesthetics that accords with this provocative and popular act, this essay makes a case for avant-garde practice, rather than the avant-garde object, as acts that might not only reorganize everyday life...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 392–394.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of popular seriality Frank Kelleter has noted, “One and the same text can be regarded as simultaneously serial and non-serial, depending on the perspective from which it is seen.” Clare Pettitt is clear about where she stands on this choice: in her monograph Serial Forms she programmatically treats texts...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 449–452.
Published: 01 December 2015
... not be accepted as philosophical insights. From the idealist philosophy of his first two chapters, Andriopoulos turns in his third chapter to ghost stories and Gothic novels. One reason for the popular fascination with BOOK REVIEWS / 451...