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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 250–252.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Humberto Garcia Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel . By Aravamudan Srinivas . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2012 . 342 p. © 2014 by University of Oregon 2014 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 250 the sciences and by paraprofessional programs that...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 207–229.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Melissa Feuerstein This essay explores the ethical stakes of poetic difficulty, focusing on images of impeded access and remote interiority in poems that dramatize encounters with matters that resist comprehension. Following Barbara Johnson's suggestion that having both an inside and an outside...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., there are still very few examples of the kind of interpretation that Benjamin's allegorical model of understanding would require in a sustained reading of a text like “Le Cygne.” The essay explores why Benjamin's thinking about allegory seems to be resisted by literary critics in their reading of...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 35–42.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Julie Avril Minich This essay considers the role of literature in helping us navigate entrenched social conflicts that do not find resolution in simple notions of resistance. It examines the depiction of disability in one contemporary text as a means of considering the broader capacity of...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 301–321.
Published: 01 September 2014
... conceptions of politics that celebrate the “virile virtues” of fixture, resistance, and comprehension. The essay focuses on three points of resonance: figures of imperiled but resilient selfhood, meditations on the power of thinking to astonish, and the use of figures of the hand to rethink established...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 22–40.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., Roland Barthes, and Jean-Paul Sartre for examples of this defiance. Yet Aragon himself looked to Bertran de Born as a poet in revolt, and the poetic form remains a better venue for the expression of what Kristeva terms the semiotic—that is, the rhythmic bodily forces that resist reduction to the symbolic...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 375–398.
Published: 01 December 2014
... resistance precisely to this notion of equivalence, even of the kind that Pound himself is promoting. Writing in response to and against Pound (what I call, adapting Seferis's term, anti-writing ), Seferis translates Pound as a way of resisting nationalist ideological appropriation and performs a linguistic...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 340–360.
Published: 01 September 2014
... representations of drug cartels. It is through a critical approach to the drug trade, as it intersects the power of the state, that alternative narconarratives resist the mediation of hegemonic discourses that permeate the fields of journalism, academic research, and literature. © 2014 by University of Oregon...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 37–44.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Michael Filimowicz “Sysemics and Semiotic Informatics” offers a close reading of Derrida's use of Norbert Weiner's thought. Cybernetics is seen as a particular moment of resistance for deconstruction, as it is the encounter between a discourse of general systems, which includes even sign systems...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 394–414.
Published: 01 December 2015
... essay traces the structures of trauma across Shelley's and Artaud's Cenci plays, showing that, like a trauma, what resists representation in Shelley's nineteenth-century drama recurs embodied on Artaud's twentieth-century stage. In so doing, the essay illuminates less a straightforward shift than a...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 415–428.
Published: 01 December 2015
... and the Literary Imagination (1992). I show how Poe's only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (1838), resists Morrison's interpretation by playing ironically on white anxiety and Black creativity. I then follow this mode along an international itinerary of authors working in styles and modes...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 June 2019
... argues that in his writings the deceptive device of mimicry resists totalitarianism precisely when it goes beyond any Aesopian or other useful purpose. Shalamov’s 1963 essay “The National Borders of Poetry and Free Verse” (“Natsial’nye granitsy poezii i svobodnyi stikh”) invites engagement as an...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 298–313.
Published: 01 September 2019
... politics differently. Diverging from the person/who equation, Jacques Derrida conceives the who as an absolute singularity that resists its subjection to the what, and by extension, its reduction to particularity and identity. Expanding beyond Horton’ s racial context, the final section of the essay...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 333–356.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of disavowal toward the literary object and received categories like the global anglophone, postcolonial literature, and world literature. The author argues that this is not postcolonial resistance; rather, it is a trepidation to arrive at a conclusion, because to conclude is also to value, evaluate...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 251–270.
Published: 01 September 2017
... definitions, the article then redefines nonsense experientially, that is, as the experience, in time, of rewarding sense-juggling inspired by a semantically ambiguous text that resists conclusive interpretation. This new definition is explored and defended from a comparative perspective through an analysis of...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 278–294.
Published: 01 September 2018
... language-as-materiality with materiality-as-signification in exceptional ways, which problematizes the idea of a material turn coming “after” the so-called linguistic turn of poststructuralism. The text’s polyphonic physique resists conventional oppositions of materiality and signification and unfolds a...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 369–391.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., especially in the face of Freud’s self-attestation—his resolute conviction that he was “ganz unmusikalisch”—which astonishingly matches Monteverdi’s own resistance to music. Copyright © 2018 by University of Oregon 2018 Sigmund Freud Claudio Monteverdi The Interpretation of Dreams dissonance...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 69–84.
Published: 01 January 2009
... discourse to the status of mere reflector or mirror of its contextual referents and, correspondingly, resists the isolation or separation of this same formal component from the historical discourses in which it not only participates but also, in some cases, actively shapes. University of Oregon 2009...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 128–141.
Published: 01 March 2009
... greater goal. Although in Sacred Hunger Unsworth seems to share much of Delblanc's pessimism about human nature, the hope that is vindicated in Friday and squelched in Speranza is allowed to flicker once more. Resistance to the violence onboard the Liverpool Merchant results in mutiny and change, in...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 55–67.
Published: 01 January 2010
... his Italian predecessor. Whereas Pellico expresses a belief in the general goodness of humanity and advocates forgiveness of his oppressors, Nabokov demonstrates that in the “Communazist” era and its aftermath only an unrelenting and firm resistance to oppressors, not their absolution, will bring down...