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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 355–369.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Stefanie Heine This article examines how breathing pauses organize prose rhythm in ancient rhetoric and in modernist texts. In Virginia Woolf’s “Time Passes” and “The Lady in the Looking Glass: A Reflection” as well as in a late chapter of Robert Musil’s The Man Without Qualities , breath is...
Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 185–188.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Maarten Van Delden The Burden of Modernity: The Rhetoric of Cultural Discourse in Spanish America. By Carlos J. Alonso. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. x, 227 p. University of Oregon 2001 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/170 BOOK...
Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (2): 193–195.
Published: 01 March 2002
...David Collings Feeding on Infinity: Readings in the Romantic Rhetoric of Internalization. By Joshua Wilner. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. 154 p. University of Oregon 2002 BOOK REVIEWS/187...
Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 69–84.
Published: 01 January 2009
... single literary genre, I examine the rhetoric of anachronism in two historical novels—Alessandro Manzoni's I promessi sposi ( The Betrothed ) and Giorgio Bassani's Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini ( The Garden of the Finzi-Continis )—two texts dealing with the Holocaust—Primo Levi's “Il tramonto di Fòssoli...
Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 360–363.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Thomas Pfau The Rhetoric of Romantic Prophecy. By Ian Balfour. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 2002. 346 p. University of Oregon 2003 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/350 BOOK REVIEWS ARYANS, JEWS, BRAHMINS: THEORIZING AUTHORITY...
Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (3): 262–266.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Seth Lerer Fiction and Incarnation: Rhetoric, Theology, and Literature in the Middle Ages. By Alexandre Leupin. Translated by David Laatsch. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003. xxiv, 256 p. The Performance of Self: Ritual, Clothing, and Identity During the Hundred Years War. By...
Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (3): 187–204.
Published: 01 June 2006
.... Moznayim 60 . 5-6 ( 1986 ): 83 . De Man, Paul. Aesthetic Ideology . Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996 . ____. Blindness and Insight: Essays in the Rhetoric of Contemporary Criticism . 2nd ed. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1983 . ____. The Rhetoric of...
Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 328–331.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Brooke Holmes The Wound and the Witness: The Rhetoric of Torture . By Ballengee Jennifer R. . Albany : State University of New York Press , 2009 . 190 p. © 2011 by University of Oregon 2011 BOOK REVIEWS Th e Wo u n d a...
Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 257–269.
Published: 01 September 2012
... : MIT Press , 1971 . Print . De Man Paul . The Rhetoric of Romanticism . New York : Columbia UP , 1984 . Print . Muscatine Charles . “Erich Auerbach, Mimesis.” Medieval Literature, Style, and Culture . Columbia : U of South Carolina P , 1999 . 205 – 16 . Print...
Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 226–251.
Published: 01 September 2019
... properly “literary” nayī kahānī texts were written, the essay shows how the movement inaugurated a modernist realism characterized by attention to genre, rhetoric, and style on one hand, and commitment to social reality on the other. Combining rhetorical strategies—such as shifting narrative voice...
Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 408–435.
Published: 01 December 2019
... and self-determination, reading Joyce’s styles as rhetorical gateways to liberal discourses on statehood, politics, socioeconomics, national health, and sexuality. In the immediate historical context of national agitation in Ireland, the episode’s bodily tropes of reproduction, birth, emergence, and...
Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 369–391.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Nimrod Reitman Abstract The article reads Sigmund Freud and Claudio Monteverdi’s understanding of musicality, its affinity with rhetoric, and the way this relation informs their individual oeuvres. Both Monteverdi and Freud, each in his own way, were condemned to live with an aversion to musicality...
Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 203–224.
Published: 01 June 2011
...) opens the rhetoric of “ordinary” forgiveness to personal and political abuse, to hypocrisy and calculation. Forgiveness might suture a wound, enabling healing and reconciliation, but its closure also ushers in, if not forgetting, an attenuation or weakening of the suffering of victims of unforgiveable...
Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 145–165.
Published: 01 June 2015
... epistemologies and the waning of religious belief. In mapping the poets' respective strategies for speaking of the “eclipse” of God, the essay analyzes the rhetorical choices each poet makes in evoking the transcendent while highlighting its unknowability. As one moves into the twentieth-century high modernism...
Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 213–225.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Emily Apter Abstract Rather than stand down the naysayers with a nihilistic credo of the humanities for its own sake, this essay examines the apparently weak resources of “justification” as a set of rhetorical procedures that navigate that which is ungrounded or untranslatable. Justification, as a...
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” and...
Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 159–179.
Published: 01 June 2020
... complicate any straightforward or sympathetic identification. Instead, her use of rhetorical indirection and inversion establishes analogies between the two through the effects of enclosure, highlighting the ambivalent ways in which subjects came to be indirectly related to one another through an historical...
Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 246–261.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Ruskin's appropriation of Venetian history may be read in parallel with the rhetoric of Italian nationalism as both aimed to recover a lost, proud, ancient Venice. University of Oregon 2010 David Barnes Historicizing the Stones: Ruskin’s The Stones of Venice and...
Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 180–202.
Published: 01 June 2020
... work of Paul de Man, who, from Allegories of Reading on, develops a complementary theory of the impasse of the present that grows out of his theory of rhetorical reading. Although Berlant and de Man are each preoccupied in different ways with the idea of impasse, both ultimately demonstrate that...
Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 339–355.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Jacob Emery This essay examines situations where a single trope is implicated in two traditionally opposed rhetorical structures: mise en abyme , in which an internal text provides a miniature model of the framing text, and allegory, a figure in which the text at hand is only the key to some single...