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Comparative Literature (1 June 2018) 70 (2): 114–131.
Published: 01 June 2018
... relation between speech and writing different from those the vernacular ushered into Europhone contexts. Reframing language as medium , such horizons limn a polycentric literary comparatism. Copyright © 2018 by University of Oregon 2018 pre/modern language politics global South Arabic ʿāmmiyya and...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2014) 66 (3): 322–339.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Jerusalem), they all use the train to represent a com- mon experience in pre-World War I Eastern Europe. Moreover, although Sholem 1 Although the word agala  means a carriage or a wagon in Modern Hebrew, Abramovitsh uses it to refer to a railway car (in Modern Hebrew, karon). 2 Ha’aretz...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2000) 52 (3): 261–263.
Published: 01 June 2000
... original. He contends that mod- ernism functioned above all to challenge the authority of language and rationality to give meaning to human experience: “For all its apparent concern, even obsession, with words, modernism was the great age of silence” (p. 1). Modernism, Segel contends, mobilized the...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2016) 68 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2016
... reading of “Empty Words” that locates and examines the pre-semiotic, pre-categorical dimensions of the state that occurs when these expectations are thrown into disarray. To examine the affective dynamic in Cage's cultivation of polysemy and indeterminacy, I draw on Brian Massumi's categorization of the...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2010) 62 (2): 144–160.
Published: 01 March 2010
... transnational modernism with its radical hybridization of literary genres, themes, language(s) of composition, settings, plot and character construction, and complex patterns of reception and publication. If Strindberg’s plays have become emblematic of modern drama, Le Plaidoyer d’un fou should be...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2012) 64 (3): 330–334.
Published: 01 September 2012
...- guage the inhabitants spoke was so idiosyncratic and peppered with Anglicisms that it was not-French French. These dislocations introduce her major themes and the way she will approach them: the languages of medieval England and France can expose and challenge the premises on which modern notions...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2002) 54 (1): 76–78.
Published: 01 January 2002
... history and identity, open- ing them up to a radical alterity, “a site precedent to any distribution of representational force and sedimentation—any regimen of identification and anthropomorphism pre- sented as current facticity” (pp. 8, 109). Far from implying a fetishistic relationship with language...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2002) 54 (1): 84–87.
Published: 01 January 2002
... representational force and sedimentation—any regimen of identification and anthropomorphism pre- sented as current facticity” (pp. 8, 109). Far from implying a fetishistic relationship with language or the text, this interpretation would be the basis for what Cohen, following Benjamin, calls a “materialist...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2008) 60 (1): 74–80.
Published: 01 January 2008
... in large Tmeasure based on, a distinction between language and physical force, be- tween saying and doing. This distinction plays an important but increasingly prob- lematic role in modern culture. To a considerable extent, seduction and rape have the same goal, not merely in the banal sense that...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2013) 65 (4): 466–486.
Published: 01 December 2013
... : Progress Publishers , 1964 . 213 – 16 . Print . Levine Michael G. Writing through Repression: Literature, Censorship, Psychoanalysis . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins UP , 1994 . Print . Loseff Lev . On the Beneficence of Censorship: Aesopian Language in Modern Russian Literature...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 26–35.
Published: 01 March 2013
... embodied a pristine pre-Babel language (see Eco 102; Widmaier, Rolle der chine- sischen Schrift  12); for others, such as Francis Bacon, the sinographs were an exam- ple of a sign system made up of real characters, in which each sign corresponded not to a sound, but directly to a thing or an idea...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 March 2014
...-language American (U.S.) modernism. Jiménez's Diario de un poeta reciencasado ( Diary of a Newlywed Poet , 1917), written during and after his round-trip voyage between Spain and New York, is the basis for what the poet called his “rebirth” in Spanish and American poetry. In this hybrid semi-epic text, he...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2017) 69 (1): 54–73.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., India, and China: The Early Modern World to the Twentieth Century . Ed. Lightman Bernard McOuat Gordon Stewart Larry . Leiden : Brill , 2013 . 311 – 29 . Print . Shankar S. Flesh and Fish Blood: Postcolonialism, Translation, and the Vernacular . Berkeley : U of...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2014) 66 (2): 208–226.
Published: 01 June 2014
... . Cambridge : Polity , 2000 . Print . Beck Ulrich . Democracy without Enemies . Trans. Ritter Mark . Cambridge : Polity , 1998 . Print . Beck Ulrich Giddens Anthony Lash Scott , eds. Reflexive Modernization: Politics, Tradition and Aesthetics in the Modern Social Order...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2009) 61 (4): 367–387.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Hebrew Poetry] . Tel Aviv: Zemorah-bitan, 1993 . ____. H.N. Bialik and the Prophetic Mode in Modern Hebrew Poetry . Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 2000 . Perloff, Marjorie. The Futurist Moment: Avant-Garde, Avant Guerre, and the Language of Rupture . Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1986 . Rabinovitsh...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2013) 65 (4): 491–493.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Sebastiaan Faber Cities in Ruins: The Politics of Modern Poetics . By Enjuto-Rangel Cecilia . West Lafayette : Purdue University Press , 2010 . xii, 363 p . © 2013 by University of Oregon 2013 BOOK REVIEWS Another Freedom. The Alternative History of an Idea. By Svetlana Boym. Chicago...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2002) 54 (2): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2002
... “politics of modernism.” His book is framed front and back by brief meditations on our continuing critical attempts to come to terms with the distressing politics of certain Modernist artists—Lewis, Pound, and Eliot are named most often—in the 1920s and ’30s. He contends that a fuller recognition of...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2010) 62 (3): 311–314.
Published: 01 June 2010
... he examines artifacts, journalism, literary criticism, novels, colonial letters, and modern sculpture with Pharaonic themes from the 1820s through the 1940s, situating them in the political context of European colonialism and Egyptian anti-colonial struggles. This is a topic that has been...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2010) 62 (1): 92–95.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., agentless pre-political domain. Negating Plato’s negation, Hobbes recoups theatricality at a level even more profoundly divorced from the drama of everyday life. For Hobbes, the bond between personhood and theatricality — a bond that enabled the possibilities of self-fashioning that marked the era...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2011) 63 (4): 383–401.
Published: 01 December 2011
... UP , 2005 . Print . de Man Paul . Allegories of Reading: Figural Language in Rousseau, Nietzsche, Rilke, and Proust . New Haven : Yale UP , 1982 . Print . Emery Mary Lou . Modernism, the Visual, and Caribbean Literature . Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 2007 . Print...