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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 95–112.
Published: 01 March 2014
... apparent with critical attention to the similarities between scenes found in each work. Read together, the two texts expose the limitations that a unilinear model of the colonization process may impose on life for the colonized subject. Whereas Wuthering Heights figures pre-colonial and colonial modes of...
Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 46–61.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of the transcendental vision implied by a developmental process of world-history, Tagore proposed that literary language generates a notion of time that is radically finite because it is aligned with the human failure to achieve divine transcendence. More specifically, his essays stage truly secular...
Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 322–339.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Neta Stahl The train had a remarkable and meaningful role in the process of modernization and secularization within European Jewish society during the nineteenth century. Not surprisingly, this central role is reflected in the literature of the period, in what I would like to call “the train genre...
Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 235–250.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Daniel Just This essay discusses the implications of Milan Kundera's conception of the novel for literary theory and history. It presents Kundera's theory of the novel as a search for a type of didacticism that inscribes the reader in a process of learning that does not have a concrete content or...
Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 132–144.
Published: 01 June 2018
... “vernacularization” as a process of opening spaces for “the local,” vernacular languages, ontologies, and epistemologies are paradoxically oriented towards English/the West. What happens if the word, term, concept, process “vernacular” loses this purchase? What might we notice if we refused to rehabilitate...
Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 339–355.
Published: 01 December 2012
... an effort to make their dynamic a productive one — first by treating the interaction of mise en abyme and allegory as analogous to the relation of part to whole in the hermeneutic circle, and then by relating texts as metaphors of production processes to texts as metonymically resulting from those...
Comparative Literature (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...
Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 450–465.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Jan Lensen This essay examines contemporary rewritings of World War II memory narratives. Drawing on the examples of Flughunde (1995) by German author Marcel Beyer and Marcel (1999) by Flemish author Erwin Mortier, I analyze the ways in which both authors address the complex processes of the...
Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 June 2014
... governing “antiquarian” poetry in a dialectical process that he labeled as “coup.” The article examines how Hughes's “Cubes” creatively echoes, reworks, and critiques Mayakovsky's portrayal of international race relations to ethically address the paradoxes, potentials, and problematic limitations of Pan...
Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 327–334.
Published: 01 June 2009
... has been the consequence of historical processes, contemporary francophone theorists in Canada and the Caribbean are now energetic participants in comparative American Studies, remapping their cultures within the Americas and providing a welcome accent to the transcultural process. MARY JEAN GREEN...
Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 144–158.
Published: 01 June 2020
... seeming to preserve political potential, perceptions of impasse encourage people to accept political processes as the only social reality despite their violence, their limitation of reality, and their contempt for the agential resources of nonpolitical being. Copyright © 2020 by University of Oregon...
Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 61–83.
Published: 01 March 2021
... narrative strategies to political and literary histories in order to challenge the naturalized perception of linguistic and territorial boundaries. Through the investigation of how processes of border production and contestation define both the narrative geographies and the dynamics of institutional...
Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 427–449.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Sharon Larisch In traditional crime literature, the cordoned-off crime scene functions as a spatialized representation, fixing the now-absent crime in preparation for a subsequent interpretative process. This article questions such spatial stasis as well as the pretension of the crime scene to...
Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 64–85.
Published: 01 March 2019
... attention has been given to its literary sources and to Némirovsky’s creative process. This article fills this gap by presenting an analysis of the relation between Suite française and Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace . It will also show the “creative influence” of the Russian master on Némirovsky, addressing...
Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 252–271.
Published: 01 September 2019
... relationship between political ideology and literary form, and their cross-fertilization in the process of translation. 21 In fact, Charles Scribner’s Sons was also the publisher of Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea , a publication connection that merits further scrutiny, especially were one to analyze...
Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 381–407.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Alani Rosa Hicks-Bartlett Abstract Gabriele D’Annunzio’s Il Piacere ( Pleasure ) feints at being a bildungsroman. Even as it incorporates the genre’s defining tropes, it repeatedly undermines them, staging an educational process that is continually frustrated and problematized. Il Piacere can...
Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 251–270.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the difficulties inherent in the process of translating Lewis Carroll's “Jabberwocky” from English into Chinese, using Chinese linguist Zhao Yuanren's (趙元任) early twentieth-century translation as a case study. © 2017 by University of Oregon 2017 Nonsense Lewis Carroll Zhao Yuanren...
Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2018
... process of spectral recuperation, these children of survivors employ the figure of the child to tell the event of their own refugee becoming. Former child refugees recently come of writerly age across a multilingual global diaspora are thus reappropriating an in-between generation’s collective postmemory...
Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2018
... authors approach traumatic memory through the ancient folkloric archetype of the “external soul” (the inner essence displaced into external objects for safekeeping) and conceive of the healing process as the attempt to bring the externalized soul—and its unwanted memories—back into the body. This motif...
Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 203–224.
Published: 01 June 2011
... “ordinary” forgiveness. Schlink does not excuse his Nazi perpetrator or invite forgiveness of her, but rather portrays a narrator invested — personally and politically — in the process of exculpation. Reading The Reader alongside Derrida's essay enables reexamination of critical responses to the novel...