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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 166–183.
Published: 01 June 2021
... livelihoods that trouble narrow definitions of work and its spatial, temporal, and corporeal limits. Through its montage and unusual soundscape, Santos Port presents laboring bodies in excess of their labor in an elusive portrait of both a strike and of work-life relationships. Unwaged, overlooked forms...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 35–42.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of politically engaged literature and literary criticism to remediate (to rectify, to correct inequities) the circumstances that produce loss. The argument unfolds in two parts. The first examines the relationship of literature to two meanings of to remediate : 1) to solve problems; and 2) to cure. Engaging...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 52–70.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Matthew Lau This article argues that a 1931 text by Wittgenstein discussing Beethoven, philosophy, and cultural history sheds a unique light on both Wittgenstein's later philosophy and the relationship between music and philosophical thought more broadly. The first part of the essay claims...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 173–185.
Published: 01 June 2014
... adulterous affair with Lancelot. Conversely, Juan Manuel poses the question of identity as one of context: when the king is deprived of the trappings of his kingship, no one recognizes him. Both texts point up the problems of signification and identity that haunted medieval thinking. What is the relationship...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 53–67.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., by the French Honoré de Balzac as the epigraph to his novel La peau de chagrin . These three squiggles form a triangulated relationship of imitation across two centuries, three countries, and three languages. Through attention to William Hogarth’s line of beauty and Johann Caspar Lavater’s physiognomic contour...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 316–339.
Published: 01 September 2020
... factors. In contrast, this article examines China as a trope in Congo Inc. (2014) by In Koli Jean Bofane. Congo Inc. is one of the first African novels to take the Africa-China relationship as central theme, depicting how Congolese actors negotiate the PRC’s presence in the Democratic Republic...
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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...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 January 2009
... not yet been plotted. The purpose of this essay is to stake out some parameters for such a study by establishing Homer's Iliad as an exemplary text. I then extend my inquiry into the relationship between doubt and portrayals of subjectivity and to two plays, Sophocles' Philoctetes and Shakespeare's...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 54–68.
Published: 01 January 2009
... version vestiges of this originary text. While I do not tackle the larger question of the nature of Nabokov's reliance on Freud head on, my analysis provides some purchase on this fraught relationship, its literary manifestations, and what may be learned by pursuing a line of questioning that Nabokov...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 22–40.
Published: 01 January 2010
...' works we see an ambivalent relationship to father figures and a desire to challenge the Oedipal pact demanded by the symbolic by means of a literary act of defiance that involves a move beyond meaning and sense. Moving away from her earlier focus on poetry, Kristeva turns to Louis Aragon, Roland Barthes...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 376–398.
Published: 01 September 2010
... a paradigmatic figure of European modernity, the flâneur , and contemporary Chinese poetry, in particular the poetic prose cycle “Guihua” (“Ghost Speech/Lies”) written by Chinese poet Yang Lian during his exile in Auckland, New Zealand, after June Fourth 1989. Emerging out of the relationship between Europe...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 3–24.
Published: 01 January 2011
... relationship with Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn . Kirwan argues that McCabe locates Ireland in a global context, and does so in order to deconstruct notions of a quaint or insular Irishness, to examine stories concerning Irish marginality in the United States, and to interrogate overlapping...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 64–85.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Melissa Tandiwe Myambo Exploring the relationship between capitalism and the discourse of multicultural democracy that animates the New South Africa's notion of itself as Rainbow Nation, this article attempts to understand why it is impossible for politically progressive postapartheid South African...
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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 (2011) 63 (3): 291–306.
Published: 01 September 2011
... individualism in order to become part of a social whole. D'Arcy McNickle's The Surrounded , I contend, resignifies the story of the relationship of the individual to society that is the primary element of the narrative formula of the Bildungsroman . Rather than illustrating the renunciation of individualism...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 307–327.
Published: 01 September 2011
... white slavery and its univocal narrative of anti-Semitism, can actually help to theorize a different affective relationship to history. © 2011 by University of Oregon 2011 Works Cited Ackerman Ruthie . “Blacks in Argentina: officially a few, but maybe a million.” San Francisco...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 46–61.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of literary language as also the play of living creation comes to be, together creating a dense relationship between the human form and its poetic scripting. The essay argues that Tagore offers a different imagining of the modern human condition — one that employs literary thinking to give us a radically...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 93–109.
Published: 01 March 2012
... with regard to the perceived relationship between creativity and constraint. The essay makes its case by analogy with two authors often cited by the Oulipo — the medieval theologian Ramón Llull and the Atomist philosopher Lucretius — between whom Calvino draws a parallel in one of his final works...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 429–445.
Published: 01 December 2012
... import of a story or joke and not getting it in the context of an examination of the relationship (or lack thereof) between the activities and difficulties of everyday life, on the one hand, and those of literary expression and/or spiritual or philosophical teaching, on the other. Both strive to open...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 285–305.
Published: 01 September 2013
... for untangling the complex relationship between secularism and religion in other times and places. © 2013 by University of Oregon 2013 Works Cited Ames Christine Caldwell . Righteous Persecution: Inquisition, Dominicans, and Christianity in the Middle Ages . Philadelphia : U of Pennsylvania P...