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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 141–154.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of relational comparison: a kind of horizontal relationality that strives for ethical proximity with and among others. And this relational moment becomes a catalyst for Simeon’s return to the U.S. and participation in the Civil Rights Movement, anticipating a future that will have its own history, one...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (4): 391–394.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Lois Parkinson Zamora Transamerican Literary Relations and the Nineteenth-Century Public Sphere. By Anna Brickhouse. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 354 p. University of Oregon 2008 book reviews...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 153–171.
Published: 01 June 2023
... life. It appears in a high-profile location—at the opening of Malas’s essay—precisely because of its extreme and graphic nature. The assault reveals some important fissures underlying Soviet intimate foreign relations, but it contrasts with many more peaceful moments in the dorm: quiet drinking...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 171–185.
Published: 01 June 2022
... of an object’s existence cannot exist apart from its relationality, and its relating (telling). In the final section I briefly take up the work of words as things in By the Sea . Words in the novel are thingly in the sense that they “do” as much as they “are,” and what they do is charm, seduce, wound, repair...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 366–382.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Antony Rowland This article examines the categories of victim and perpetrator testimony in relation to the writing contained in the Salamander Oasis Trust archive in the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. In Dimensions of the Holocaust , Elie Wiesel famously commented that the Holocaust produced...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 339–355.
Published: 01 December 2012
... relates to our inevitable temptation to reduce undecidable figures to mechanically decodable signs and involves a complex of related binaries: figure and sign, symbol and allegory, inside and outside. The essay traces these binaries from the German Romantics into more contemporary theory in an effort...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 357–380.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Jeffrey Sacks Abstract This article considers the work of Hannah Arendt and Ghassan Kanafani in relation to the social and juridical logic and form of the settler colony and of the settler-colonial logic and form of the Israeli state and its ideology, Zionism. The argument is framed in relation...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 238–249.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Chris Bongie Not so long ago, Negritude was an object of scepticism in many postcolonial quarters for its supposed implication in a variety of no-longer respectable patterns of thought: its purportedly essentialist approach to cultural identity seemed dated in relation to the more open-ended...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 201–227.
Published: 01 June 2010
... spot in most theories of poetry, because it undermines the pervasive idea of a monolingual idiom independent from social developments, but that Roman Jakobson's theory of equational relations may be valuable if applied with substantial readjustments to account for the fact that different languages...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2013
... are comparative in nature, have been made since the early 1990s to reconfigure American studies beyond its established national-linguistic boundaries, either in relation to the American hemisphere or to various constructs of world literature. This essay reflects on those two mutually reinforcing processes by way...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 64–85.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Marta Laura Cenedese Abstract Published in 2004, Irène Némirovsky’s Suite française is a historical novel set during the French debacle and the German Occupation of France (1940–42). Scholars have studied it in relation to other French novels that touch upon similar issues; however, little...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 43–53.
Published: 01 January 2009
... into Austerlitz's life story through visual and verbal references to the philosopher suggests certain Wittgensteinian themes and problems. These include the relation of ethics to aesthetics and of both to memory, of propositions to truth-making, and of the verbal to the visual arts as exemplified by the eighty-one...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 122–143.
Published: 01 March 2010
... these works depict. In both texts the portrait raises the issue of the relation between identity and representation. Since in both stories the portrait is that of a woman and the painter is a man, they also deal with the way the power to represent (and thus determine or construct identity) relates to gender...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 179–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
... to embrace all imaginative literary forms. Robbins has a more precise focus: the inter-relations among erotic and displaced erotic desires and drives; the class formations and reformations of capitalist, especially bourgeois, liberal societies; and the emergent formation of the welfare state as the mechanism...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 336–360.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Mariano Siskind In this essay I propose two different but complementary models with which to think about the relation between the novel and the historical process of globalization. The first— the globalization of the novel —works not with particular textual formations, but with the historical...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 356–381.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., the proximity of whose poetics to German models is otherwise well documented. As the article maintains, this distinct presentist temporality, along with a concomitant metaphysical stance on the relation between the human and the divine realms, ultimately derives from Pindar's victory odes, which are argued...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 277–300.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Chenxi Tang This essay investigates tragic theater from French classicism to German classicism in relation to the ritualized ceremonies and spectacles of the early modern state, which I summarily refer to as ceremonial theater. From the seventeenth to the nineteenth century, the relationship...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 176–193.
Published: 01 June 2018
... speaks, Bogan’s Medusa is a metonymic figure—the ancient Gorgoneion mask that preceded the woman in myth—whose silent rhetorical force dislodges a literary history of petrified gender relations first consolidated in Ovid’s Metamorphoses . By rethinking Ovidian mythological figures in Bogan’s “Medusa...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 159–179.
Published: 01 June 2020
... relationality or analogy and hierarchy or commensurability. Rather, it positions analogous relations in the space-time of dreams, where analogies can be seen as the “frontier zone” of waking, working life that is, necessarily, unsubsumed by the equilibrating calculations of the exchange-form. The intersection...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 September 2018
... appear to maintain complex yet normative relations to their printed editions, to show how the margins of the audiobook are brought into focus by raising the question of aurality. What does the audiobook suggest in terms of its relation to technologies of listening, hearing, and overhearing? Suggesting...