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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 203–224.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Kim L. Worthington This essay urges a reconsideration of Bernhard Schlink's The Reader and the familiar, if far from transparent, moral terminology of his admirers and detractors alike. It focuses on conceptions of forgiveness in particular, considering these through the lens of Jacques Derrida's...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (1): 81–95.
Published: 01 January 2008
....” Siglos dorados: Homenaje a Augustin Redondo . Vol. 2 . Coord. P. Civil. Madrid: Castalia. 2004 . 1401 -10. NOTES ON CERVANTES/81 JOSEPH T. SNOW Notes on Cervantes as a Reader/Renewer of Celestina...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 84–109.
Published: 01 March 2021
... elements of the Bengali novel as are Western forms of novel production. The arguments are located in the reader to suggest that Bankim’s novels train readers to read the Sanskrit past as encoded in the text and as coexisting with the westernized colonial present, albeit in a difficult relationship. The...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Caroline Jewers; Julian Weiss University of Oregon 2008 WRITERSWINTER AS READERS/1 2008 Volume 60, Number 1 Writers as Readers: Essays in Honor of Thomas R. Hart Thomas...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (3): 256–259.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Robert Lamberton Birth of the Symbol: Ancient Readers at the Limits of Their Texts. By Peter T. Struck. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004. 316 p. University of Oregon 2006 Atherton, Catherine. The Stoics on Ambiguity . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993 . De...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 74–90.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Sif Rikhardsdottir This article considers how we can discuss emotions (a human phenomenon) within literature (a discursive construction). The article poses the question of where we can locate this perceived literary emotionality in medieval works and considers the role of the reader in constructing...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 253–268.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Tales (1766). This essay argues that Chulkov was inspired by at least one of these versions of Charlotte Summers when he developed his own self-conscious, self-mocking narrator and mock(ed) readers and listeners. The essay focuses on the self-conscious narrator and mock readers in the English original...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 110–124.
Published: 01 March 2021
...David Quint Abstract This analysis of the structure and meaning of The Tale of the Hunchback , the most novelistic of the tales of the Thousand and One Nights , shows how the Nights stages the relationship of reader to fiction (the fictitious lives of others) as a power relationship and in terms of...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 181–198.
Published: 01 June 2016
... and political message that, according to current scholarship, instilled radical ideas in readers. Beristain's story, however, shows that instead of absorbing the intended message, readers either were scandalized or simply took pleasure in the pornographic elements of the story. Their understanding of...
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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...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 43–53.
Published: 01 January 2009
...NINA PELIKAN STRAUS What does W.G. Sebald mean by the doubling of his character Jacques Austerlitz with Ludwig Wittgenstein, a “poetic” philosopher who, although of Jewish ancestry, had little to say about the fate of the Jews during the Nazi period? Sebald's initiation of the reader into...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 54–68.
Published: 01 January 2009
... mechanism within the 1966 text of Despair that both relies on and undermines a Freudian reading. I identify a set of objects whose Freudian valence could easily mislead the unwary reader into taking them symbolically, thus overlooking their function as important clues to events in the novel. I also posit...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 346–365.
Published: 01 June 2009
...SARAH POLLACK This essay addresses the cultural and political agendas that influence the selection of Latin American novels to be translated by U.S. publishers and the reception of these novels by U.S. readers. Focusing on two Latin American writers who have had enormous success in the U.S., the...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 January 2010
... the work makes it difficult to interpret confidently, although this doesn't stop some readers from assuming such epistemological confidence. I suggest that “faithful” readers of the text, including the retrospective author himself, err when they attribute a fixed meaning to the novel, viewing it as a...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 383–401.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Voyage in the Dark and The Emigrants through parataxis and paralipses leaves the colonial migrants in the grip of an unresolved past. Yet these same devices also operate on a wider textual register to shift readers' focalization from realism's gaze, which disjoins observing subject from observed object...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 169–191.
Published: 01 June 2012
... elicit multiple, sometimes contradictory, stories from Stowe's text and analyzes the effects they create for readers. The essay argues that Hughes used critical and creative tools in ways unique to this project to strategically disrupt readers' suspension of disbelief and thereby provoke a more critical...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 35–42.
Published: 01 March 2014
... remediation efforts, and challenging the impulse to cure non-normative bodies. My reading of this novel suggests that we might understand narrative literature as a site where we become more critical readers of our world. In this way, we might come to re-evaluate our most devastating political losses — such as...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 June 2014
... reader's engagement with the text. The argument aligns the differences in each author's narrative ethics with the differences between modernist and postmodernist modes of addressing the loss of ontological certainty as outlined by Brian McHale in Postmodernist Fiction . Thus, this comparison strives to...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 301–321.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Dominic Mastroianni This essay brings together Ralph Waldo Emerson and Emmanuel Levinas, two thinkers who are almost never paired, to examine their shared interest in the political implications of astonishment. The two have in common a way of inviting readers, persistently but enigmatically, to...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 166–184.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Ricardo Apostol Both the German philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer and the Greek poet Giorgos Seferis attempted to solve the problem of classical reception by connecting the modern reader with the poetry of ancient Greece. Read according to Gadamer, Seferis's poetry of the 1930s articulates and enacts...