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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 119–141.
Published: 01 June 2011
... and authenticity associated with a “human” selfhood. Selfhood, like text, here becomes assemblage: an assemblage of borrowed words. Focusing on Steven Hall's The Raw Shark Texts and Graham Rawle's Woman's World , I show how writing, text, and self are inextricably intertwined, and how this reinvigorates...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (3): 193–208.
Published: 01 June 2007
... and at the same time to defend against too deadly an incursion, in turn offer an even more dramatic contrast to the speed and brutality of the visions that assault Gilgamesh. In such raw spaces as these—dominated by the sheer velocity, violence, and mass of elemental forces—no human thing survives for very...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (2): 164–176.
Published: 01 March 2003
... of self- representation at once modeled on and reflected in contemporary portraits, the constitutive dis-ease they document points to the comparable anxieties that both motivate and disfigure the poses that form the raw materials on which painters are commissioned to work. Part 1 lays out all...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (1): 58–71.
Published: 01 January 2002
... artifacts in which the “self-made” capitalists of the colonial era traffic. Thevet’s often fan- ciful items of New World experience are thus direct counterparts of the readerly dreams his books nourish and of the artifacts and raw materials by which the Americas are systematically consumed as European...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 293–305.
Published: 01 September 2022
... sense, to denote the processes whereby the raw perceptions of the five specialized sense are coordinated into perceptions of particular objects. While Aristotle is unclear about the relationship of imagination to this process, ibn Sīnā offers a detailed account of the linkage between raw sense...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 171–185.
Published: 01 June 2022
... of a thousand years ago and the postcolonial England of now, where in Latif’s and Saleh’s exchanges the lost table is one of those “objects [that] still gleam with a bright malevolence” ( 86 ). If the table flows across time, it also freezes or viscously thickens time, its loss remaining raw decades later...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 427–449.
Published: 01 December 2016
... potentially converge, in Santa Teresa. Margolles’s raw materials consist of what doesn’t sub- tend the story of the investigation, of the excess material debris left at crime scenes, and several of her installations are composed of substances collected in or near Ciudad Juárez. Despite this specificity...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 316–339.
Published: 01 September 2020
...” in the text represented by the character of Uncle Lomama. Uncle Lomama counters the “the necropolitics represented by the warlord Kiro Bizimungu,” who “reduces people to the status of exploited natural resources, making of society the raw materials of a global economy” (114). Lomama’s “affirmative biopolitics...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 160–176.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... Tattersall, Jill. “Anthropophagi and Eaters of Raw Flesh in French Literature of the Crusade Period: Myth, Tradition and Reality.” Medium Aevum 57 ( 1988 ): 240 -53. Taylor, Jane H., ed. Le Roman de Perceforest, première partie . Geneva: Droz, 1979 . Vitullo, Juliann. The Chivalric Epic...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 207–213.
Published: 01 June 2005
... / 211 The poem is an allegory of its own production. It takes as its raw material not just the vampire topos but also the Confucian vocabulary of the Li ji (The Book of Rites), which contributes directly, if in slightly abbreviated form, the Chinese atop the page and, indirectly, the “maxim...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 93–109.
Published: 01 March 2012
... is repressed” — is just one of a number from the chapter “I Too Try to Tell My Tale” that use the language of psychoanalysis. The theme is introduced in veiled terms a few lines earlier when the narrator asks, “is not the raw material of writing all a rising to the surface of hairy claws, cur-like...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 418–435.
Published: 01 September 2006
... between the raw material of local social experience and the formal patterns of the Western novel (“Conjectures” 58). Nonetheless, Moretti overlooks Jameson’s emphasis on the strained nature of this encounter by making it assume the form of a compromise. In this regard, we should also keep in mind...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 147–155.
Published: 01 June 2022
... of reproducing the very ironic situation that she criticizes: “Should the novel be lauded for drawing attention to an invisibilized part of the world, or criticized for turning human suffering into literary raw material?” As the current precarities and volatilities facing Indian Ocean littoral societies enter...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (3): 214–232.
Published: 01 June 2001
... and even cosmic history here as much as he does Holbein’s “Dead Christ.” Indeed, the historical fortunes of Holbein’s painting have not only framed Ippolit’s thoroughly modern response, but might even be viewed as raw material for an almost Dostoevskian riff on the consequences of Catholicism’s break...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 357–380.
Published: 01 December 2019
... to the overwhelming monstrosity of Africa—a whole continent populated and overpopulated by savages” (185). She elaborates: The Boers were the first Europeans to become completely alienated from the pride which Western man felt in living in a world created and fabricated by himself. They treated the natives as raw...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (2): 187–190.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., though in a context which links such incorporation to the practice of imbibing raw meat (or, for that matter, opium) to obtain splendid dreams, thereby figuring an indecorous literary identification through a representation of an act of proscribed literal incorporation (71-73). If Wordsworth can...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (2): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., though in a context which links such incorporation to the practice of imbibing raw meat (or, for that matter, opium) to obtain splendid dreams, thereby figuring an indecorous literary identification through a representation of an act of proscribed literal incorporation (71-73). If Wordsworth can...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (2): 193–195.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., though in a context which links such incorporation to the practice of imbibing raw meat (or, for that matter, opium) to obtain splendid dreams, thereby figuring an indecorous literary identification through a representation of an act of proscribed literal incorporation (71-73). If Wordsworth can...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (1): 87–90.
Published: 01 January 2000
... convincing. He merely offers the circum- stantial evidence that the credibility of Flamsteed’s raw data “was considered contest- able” (a claim about the historical reception of the data rather than the data themselves, which were eventually published in a form much closer to what Flamsteed intended). He...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (1): 90–96.
Published: 01 January 2000
... convincing. He merely offers the circum- stantial evidence that the credibility of Flamsteed’s raw data “was considered contest- able” (a claim about the historical reception of the data rather than the data themselves, which were eventually published in a form much closer to what Flamsteed intended). He...