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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 296–311.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Response to Mechnikov and the Religious Purpose of Science Metaphor is perhaps best thought of as a tension between the imagined and the real worlds. Both worlds are a necessary part of creative thought...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 96–99.
Published: 01 March 2016
...John T. Hamilton Minding the Modern: Human Agency, Intellectual Traditions, and Responsible Knowledge . By Pfau Thomas . Notre Dame : University of Notre Dame Press , 2013 . 673 p. © 2016 by University of Oregon 2016 Works Cited Adorno Theodor W. Minima Moralia...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 182–199.
Published: 01 June 2013
... the importance of openly subjective critical response is founded on a post-Nietzschean understanding of Kant and is concerned with the condition of the individual in modernity. Adorno's and Barthes's respective investments in the aesthetic realm have often been viewed unfavorably. Challenging such...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 429–444.
Published: 01 December 2015
... genre embroiled in emotion and trauma, it can speak to all sides wounded by conflict without moralizing. It is in the hero's direct encounter with and response to conflict and violence, what Raymond Williams calls “its experience, its comprehension, and its resolution,” that the essay locates tragedy's...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 181–200.
Published: 01 June 2017
... perception brought on by the development of the metropolis. What is the effect of the crisis in terms of reading and writing for Benjamin? What happens to the responsibility of art? More specifically, which genres and modes are apt 1) to help the city-dweller adapt to perceptual changes and 2) to clear the...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 45–53.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Rachel Price This response highlights several important currents in Oceanic Studies raised in the essays included in this special forum on the topic. It signals the importance of such work in an era in which the sea's status as a global commons is both freshly vital and imperiled. It then comments...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 116–129.
Published: 01 June 2016
... comparison (the “color line”) in response to lynching and imperial conquest. Arguing that the question of comparison in the present must be resolved by collective action rather than scholarship, it tentatively suggests a few possible lines of study attuned to the local and geopolitical dynamics of race and...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 436–454.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., Celan’s radicalized breath-unit can be understood as a response to the musicality attributed to his earlier poetry; he drew on the singularity of the breath to forge ever shorter lines and vertical, severed poems that culminate in the lost or buried word. Copyright © 2019 by University of Oregon 2019...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 264–277.
Published: 01 September 2018
... responsible for copyright. However, their task was not straightforward since officials faced a tangle of colonial, imperial, and international legislation. Unable to work out which law applied where, customs officials elaborated their own practices, which they generated from their daily routines. Any...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 317–336.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jessica Pressman Abstract Amaranth Borsuk and Brad Bouse’s Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012) is an augmented-reality book of poetry: a codex filled with Quick Response codes that, when activated by a web-camera connected to the Internet, project the appearance of text between the book’s...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 203–224.
Published: 01 June 2011
... “ordinary” forgiveness. Schlink does not excuse his Nazi perpetrator or invite forgiveness of her, but rather portrays a narrator invested — personally and politically — in the process of exculpation. Reading The Reader alongside Derrida's essay enables reexamination of critical responses to the novel...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 286–299.
Published: 01 September 2012
... centers on one such nodal city, Danzig/Gdańsk, in order to respond to Thomas Mann's meditation on cosmopolitanism in The Magic Mountain. Castorp is also a postcolonial response to the canonical German text; it calls for rememorizing and reimagining the presence of German history in the Polish landscape...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 85–100.
Published: 01 March 2013
... tropes, medieval literary texts in fact reveal a keen awareness and dedicated study of natural phenomenon. Comparing how the three authors discussed here describe the trees, forest, and defoliation in their elegies highlights their knowledge of the natural environment and their affective response to...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 265–284.
Published: 01 September 2013
... response it elicited from the church, as well as the Christological controversy at the heart of the novel, this essay forces us to reconsider what it means to claim the autonomy of literature from history, to cast religion as a human invention, and to ponder the humanity of Christ. © 2013 by University...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 220–241.
Published: 01 June 2013
... dead. It is an emotive experience that, in repressed form, manifests first as identification with the dead. The essay thus documents the complex “working-through” by which, in response to their fathers' deaths, two “tardy sons” finally arrive at a place of self-identification, a site from which they...
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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 (2015) 67 (3): 267–286.
Published: 01 September 2015
... , to challenge the cohesiveness of the idea of Europe. The authors' responses to the treatment of exile, return, homeland, and identity in Ulysses' voyage problematize not only the boundary between belonging and not belonging to Europe but also the distinction between center and periphery within the...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 274–295.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Lynn Shutters While there is a long history of viewing Boccaccio's De mulieribus claris (Famous Women) as a misogynist text in response to which Christine de Pizan's Livre de la Cité des Dames (Book of the City of Ladies) constitutes a proto-feminist critique, this essay compares these works for...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Eric Naiman This article explores the role of surveillance in Vladimir Nabokov's novel Pnin both within its contemporary political context and as a response to two earlier examples of American campus fiction: Randall Jarrell's Pictures from an Institution and Mary McCarthy's The Groves of Academe...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 160–176.
Published: 01 March 2009
... account of, and response to, some recent scholarship in the field of postcolonial medieval studies. It is suggested that postcolonial medieval studies requires 1) working outside the framework of a single literary tradition, since few texts in the Middle Ages were produced solely within such a limited...