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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 85–100.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Robert A. . Straws in the Wind: Medieval Urban Environmental Law: The Case of Northern Italy . Boulder : Westview P , 1996 . Print . Brenda Deen Schildgen Reception, Elegy, and Eco-Awareness: Trees in Statius, Boccaccio...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 176–193.
Published: 01 June 2018
... on Medusa as a “divine sculptor” within the poet (231) or Mary DeShazer on Bogan’s “demonic muse” (100)—perhaps hew too closely to the critical agendas of their historical moment. As classical reception theorists Vanda Zajko and Miriam Leonard warn in their recent volume Laughing with Medusa...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 15–25.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... To illustrate these claims, this essay turns to the career of Rabindranath Tagore, whose auto-translations of many works, including Gitanjali and The Home and the World, render him a bilingual writer of Bengali and English literature. By close reading Tagore's translations and their receptions among early...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 32–52.
Published: 01 March 2020
... classical Chinese language and thought, and his recreation of Chinese antiquity via a radical contemporization of the past. This examination demonstrates that Quignard poses important questions about cultural reception and appropriation, especially as regards the problematic relation between sinophilia...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 308–326.
Published: 01 September 2023
... a philosophical tradition such as materialism refuses to run in a straight, unitary line. This is a question of how to understand reception history: either as an unbroken tradition of faithful imitation and replication (a family genealogy, grouped under the name of the father, “Lucretius” for example), or else...
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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...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 144–160.
Published: 01 March 2010
... trajectory for understanding the emergence of European transnational prose modernism. In its conception, publication, and reception, A Madman's Defense straddles both national and linguistic borders; its plot involves travel trajectories that link Sweden with the continent, and Stockholm with Paris...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 336–360.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of the nineteenth and throughout the twentieth century, of a global system of production, reception, and translation of novels. The second model— the novelization of the global —focuses on the production of images of a globalized world as they are constructed in specific novels. My examples are novels by Jules...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Kevin Newmark This essay considers Baudelaire's “Le Cygne” in terms of the crucial place the poem should occupy in any theoretical reflection on literary and historical “modernity.” Despite the proliferation in recent years of references to Walter Benjamin in the reception of Baudelaire's poetry...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 169–191.
Published: 01 June 2012
... was a complex moment in the cultural reception of the novel, characterized both by public demand for new incarnations of the story and by protests against the book and the performances it inspired. Hughes, who had a long-standing relationship with the story, accepted the invitation and produced an unusual...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2013
...” — and especially in The Turn of the Screw — is the kind of female protagonist scrutinized by the Goncourts' novel. I argue that the structure of The Turn of the Screw — and the critical controversies that have beset its reception history — can be explained by linking it to the two failed texts that constituted...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 407–428.
Published: 01 December 2012
... as a philosopher, mystic, correspondent, revolutionary, martyr, memoirist, or stylist, his readings of Baudelaire are inadequate. The essay, proceeding in three parts, first offers an account of the surprisingly uncritical reception of Benjamin as a reader of Baudelaire. Second, it examines Benjamin's crude...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 101–122.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Stanislav Shvabrin Overlooked by students of John Keats's reception in Russia and misattributed by scholars researching the earliest stages of the writer's evolution, Vladimir Nabokov's Russian domestication of “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” (1921) poses before its interpreter a set of problems ranging...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 408–428.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., I show how Upward's work was centrally shaped by Soviet aesthetics, a reception which led him to an innovative conception of literary commitment, surprisingly resistant to the powerful critiques later offered by Theodor Adorno and Raymond Williams. This conception of commitment emerges through...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 25–34.
Published: 01 March 2014
... through the lens of Chilean-Argentine author Ariel Dorfman's play Death and the Maiden , its staging and reception in Johannesburg and its inscription into the 1998 Final Report of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). By juxtaposing a case of literary remediation (TRC Chairperson...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 64–85.
Published: 01 March 2019
... how Suite française engages creatively with War and Peace and its reception. Building on archival material and close textual analysis, the article unravels the complex relation between the two novels by exploring questions of structure, the connections between history and fiction, and the use of music...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 314–332.
Published: 01 September 2019
.... These publications in this way confused the romance ’s oral origins at the intersection of medieval Castilian and Arabic cultural practices, one the one hand, and the early modern reception and revival of the genre, on the other hand. This essay examines how and why debate about this complex history of the romance...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 144–158.
Published: 01 June 2020
... movement is blocked. Focusing on Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks and the critical reception of Hegel’s master-slave dialectic among other references, this essay argues that the model of impasse and breakthrough occludes politics’ narrowness as compared with other organizations of collective well-being...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 25–51.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., particularly in the reception of the ghazals of Agha Shahid Ali, participates in an ongoing imperialism in world literary study. In contrast, we can read the ghazals of Adrienne Rich as exemplifying the tradition of vernacularization that has enabled the ghazal’s movement between languages, such that her work...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 293–305.
Published: 01 September 2022
...R. A. Judy Abstract Offering an itinerary of the thinking that led to Sentient Flesh: Thinking in Disorder, Poiēsis in Black , R. A. Judy explains the concept of “poetic socialities” mentioned in it. This explanation begins with an account of the Muslim peripatetic philosophers’ reception...