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Comparative Literature (1 June 2010) 62 (3): 302–305.
Published: 01 June 2010
... almost forgotten play a supporting role in this account of the literary representation of sacrifice. Although Hughes defines his subject as “primarily, the literal, ritual religious sacrifice of a human victim” (2), he does not distinguish sharply between sacrifice, ritual murder, and judicial...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 331–335.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Leah Kronenberg Greek Tragedy in Vergil's Aeneid : Ritual, Empire, and Intertext . By Panoussi Vassiliki . New York : Cambridge University Press , 2009 . 257 p. © 2011 by University of Oregon 2011 Works Cited Bandera Cesáreo . “Sacrificial Levels in Virgil's Aeneid.” Arethusa...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 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 Susan...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 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 (1 March 2015) 67 (1): 21–28.
Published: 01 March 2015
... biocultural theory are the theory of human life history and gene-culture coevolution. Biocultural theorists argue that basic human motives are channeled into cultural norms that are articulated in imaginative form through myths, legends, rituals, images, songs, and stories. Biocultural theory offers an...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 328–331.
Published: 01 September 2011
...- mals (the crocodile, the hippopotamus) to its penetrating scientific eye, as well as on the ambiguous sex of the phoenix, whose identity must be ritually authenticated, she argues that gender is unstable prior to the final public trials. Such instability resides, in fact, at the heart of...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 336–339.
Published: 01 September 2011
... they imply. Dwelling at length on the novel’s subjection of exotic ani- mals (the crocodile, the hippopotamus) to its penetrating scientific eye, as well as on the ambiguous sex of the phoenix, whose identity must be ritually authenticated, she argues that gender is unstable prior to the final...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 339–343.
Published: 01 September 2011
... outright, Ballengee deftly challenges the polariz­ ing view of gender they imply. Dwelling at length on the novel’s subjection of exotic ani- mals (the crocodile, the hippopotamus) to its penetrating scientific eye, as well as on the ambiguous sex of the phoenix, whose identity must be ritually...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2006) 58 (1): 59–69.
Published: 01 January 2006
... implies) we live after that time, “after this,” and in such an imperfect world that the best we can hope for is a balanced sense of reciprocity, a finely tuned utilitarian sense of ritual exchange. In other words, the claims of “primary” and “utilitarian” friendships cannot come into conflict because...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2017) 69 (3): 345–348.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and whom it serves, or as Perceval asks, “qui del graal servir se fait” (de Troyes 6203); and the possibility of salvation connected to this object and to the asking of the question, which acquires the character of a ritual performance. The case for the medieval presence in modernist literature...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2008) 60 (4): 331–354.
Published: 01 September 2008
... argue — only​ by barbarians (within Graeco-Roman traditions) or idolaters (within Hebraic and Christian ones.) In colonialist literature, both barbarism and idola- try are located outside the boundaries of European Christendom in the ritual human sacrifice said...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2013) 65 (3): 285–305.
Published: 01 September 2013
... orthodoxy required policing both social practices and religious rituals, Núñez Muley insisted that the increasing regulation of Morisco daily life over the course of the sixteenth century had in a sense produced heresy where there had previously existed only local Christian diversity. Among his...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2017) 69 (4): 449–452.
Published: 01 December 2017
... emerges as the central formal instantiation of the public, ritualized dimensions of lyric Culler foregrounds throughout Theory of the Lyric. This emphasis on performative rather than persona-based qualities is a welcome shift in lyric studies, directing readerly attention to a range of techniques of...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2001) 53 (4): 354–372.
Published: 01 September 2001
... similar search for the phrase “genital mutilation” yielded 23,090 websites. Con- temporary discussions about genital mutilation often suggest that the Western world is just now “waking up” to this “atrocity.” In her campaign against the ritual 1 Since the practices of clitoridectomy and...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2011) 63 (1): 47–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
... play. Space: Monument, Ritual, and Spectacle The spatial logics of reconciliation are different from those of tragedy, and performances of Molora  treat space in a manner that borrows characteristics from both. As Heidi Grunebaum-Ralph has argued, both the TRC’s work and the preservation...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2011) 63 (4): 423–437.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Kim Chew, in which he declares that the novel, despite its depiction of gay carnality, is in essence a spiritual tribute to Chu’s mentor Hu Lancheng — a ritual dance performed by Chu as miko (shenji, or priestess in the Japanese shrine) with Hu as her spiritual father/god (306) — and that the...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2004) 56 (4): 283–299.
Published: 01 September 2004
... sensitivity to occasional and annual rituals coded in formulae and traditional phrasing that reinforce the idea of the repeated emergence of culturally defined activities: rituals for receiving a guest or sacrificing to a god in Homer find their match in Tolstoy’s word pictures of a (wolf) hunt or a...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2018) 70 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2018
... offerings are an expression of gratitude to the forebears, who provided for forthcoming descendants; in return, these spirits are seen to reciprocate by watching over the continuing family line. Without the practice of burial rites and regular rituals of remembrance, the dead may become “wandering” or...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2000) 52 (4): 363–366.
Published: 01 September 2000
... origins that place Dionysian rites at center stage. Such rituals, of course, allow for Wise’s titular pun. Theories that link Greek theatre’s origins to ritual are difficult to refute, at least in any categorical sense, especially if ritualistic practice is allowed sufficiently broad definition...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2000) 52 (4): 366–369.
Published: 01 September 2000
... stage. Such rituals, of course, allow for Wise’s titular pun. Theories that link Greek theatre’s origins to ritual are difficult to refute, at least in any categorical sense, especially if ritualistic practice is allowed sufficiently broad definition. Even if one rejects the (now widely...