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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 160–176.
Published: 01 March 2009
...SIMON GAUNT During the course of the last decade here has been sustained reflection on intersections between medieval studies and postcolonial theory, the books reviewed here being just a sample of the scholarship now available. But postcolonial approaches to the Middle Ages have proved...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 123–138.
Published: 01 June 2019
... in postcolonial or global Anglophone world literature. Writing by Buchi Emecheta, Chinua Achebe, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie suggests how the appropriation of the language of British colonization has been undercut and abetted by the Anglophone cultural and educational institutions of US empire...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 333–356.
Published: 01 December 2019
... context, the festival reinforced a national, linguistic, and religious division between India and Pakistan. It produced a category like “Moonlight’s Children” as an “other” to an imagined Indian literature that is confused with a post–Salman Rushdie postcolonial and global anglophone canon. However, this...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 452–454.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François What Is a World? On Postcolonial Literature as World Literature . By Cheah Pheng . Durham : Duke University Press , 2016 . ix, 397 p. Copyright © 2017 University of Oregon 2017 Works Cited Allan Michael . In the Shadow of World...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 110–112.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Karl Ashoka Britto BOOK REVIEWS WORLDS WITHIN: NATIONAL NARRATIVES AND GLOBAL CONNECTIONS IN POSTCOLONIAL WRITING. By Vilashini Cooppan. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009. 354 p. Given the enormous political, economic, and...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 95–112.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Postcolonial Literatures . 2nd ed. New York and London : Rouledge , 2002 . Print . Balakian Anna . “Theorizing Comparison: The Pyramid of Similitude and Difference.” World Literature Today 69 . 2 ( 1995 ): 263 . Print . Bernheimer Charles . “Introduction: The Anxieties of...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 287–311.
Published: 01 September 2015
... considerations about postcolonial world literature are coupled with anthropologist Engseng Ho's distinction between the colonial and the imperial. I argue that the respective aesthetic priorities of these authors, and their fictional use of the histories of slavery and indenture in Mauritius, are best understood...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (3): 227–242.
Published: 01 June 2004
...PIUS ADESANMI University of Oregon 2004 Ahmad, Aijaz. “The Politics of Literary Postcoloniality.” Race and Class 36 . 3 ( 1995 ): 1 -20. Anzaldua, Gloria. Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza . San Francisco: Spinster/Aunt Lute, 1987 . Appadurai, Arjun. “Disjuncture and...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (3): 263–265.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Charles Forsdick Postcolonial Criticism: History, Theory, and the Work of Fiction. By Nicholas Harrison. London: Polity, 2003. vii, 221 p. University of Oregon 2006 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/256 BOOK REVIEWS BIRTH OF THE SYMBOL...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 402–422.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Alfred J. López The central proposition of this essay is that a reading of the plantation as an archive, rather than as a single unified, stable signifier, offers possibilities for understanding the plantation image's continued efficacy as a signifier for today's postcolonial, postglobal South. The...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (3): 246–254.
Published: 01 June 2000
...DOROTHY FIGUEIRA University of Oregon 2000 Ahmad, Aijaz. In Theory: Classes, Nations, Literatures . Bombay: Oxford University Press, 1993 . Appiah, Kwame Anthony. “Is the Post- in Postmodernism the Post- in Postcolonial?” Critical Inquiry 17 ( 1991 ): 336 -57. Ashcroft, Bill...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 316–339.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Congo. The article examines the unexpected partnership of a trickster, Isookanga, and a stranded Chinese national, Zhang Xia, analyzing their partnership according to the relationship between time and globalization. The argument uses the concept of the postcolony’s durées to demonstrate how the...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 86–107.
Published: 01 March 2019
... from the idea of the life-and-death struggle in dialectical thought, the article argues for a different goal for postcolonial thought than dialectic unity as promised in Hegelian philosophy, examining the position of four writers: Alfonso Reyes, Mário de Andrade, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ngũgĩ wa...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 226–251.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., allegorical descriptions of landscape, and implicit reference to authorship and the condition of postcolonial literary production—with structural and thematic tensions between form and content, this mode developed an interchangeability between author, reader, and character, which did not previously exist in...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 15–25.
Published: 01 March 2013
... difference over encounter and intersection. I further suggest that the preference for foreignness and defamiliarization as critical strategies of translation and reading limits the kinds of literary works that constitute postcolonial and world literature canons, particularly in the English language. To...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 286–299.
Published: 01 September 2012
... centers on one such nodal city, Danzig/Gdańsk, in order to respond to Thomas Mann's meditation on cosmopolitanism in The Magic Mountain. Castorp is also a postcolonial response to the canonical German text; it calls for rememorizing and reimagining the presence of German history in the Polish landscape...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 15–24.
Published: 01 March 2014
... consider when and how the valorization of nature might have differential yet tightly related geopolitical effects, under certain circumstances even serving as a screen for postcolonial violence and corporate-driven damage. The essay concludes with an analysis of Halon Habil's Oil on Water in order to argue...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 295–315.
Published: 01 June 2009
... Severo Sarduy and the Brazilian poet and essayist Haroldo de Campos from the 1960s through the 1980s. Together, they represent a specifically Latin American combination of postmodernism and postcolonialism, a combination that is based in the historical and literary realities of the region. The author...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 399–419.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Revathi Krishnaswamy While the literatures of the (third) world are being rapidly curricularized in revamped Comparative/World or Postcolonial literature classes, the theories and methodologies used to interpret and evaluate these texts are still drawn primarily from the Western tradition. The...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 86–110.
Published: 01 January 2011
... English, which is tied to the notion of South Asia as a postcolonial space. I argue that postcolonialism in this case functions as a catachresis, but that the inadequacy of the category is an enabling rather than disabling feature. Both Thapa and Derrida are preoccupied with the question of whether it is...