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Comparative Literature (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...
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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...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 302–305.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Cortez (1809these and scores of other works that history has 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...
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Comparative Literature (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 (2015) 67 (1): 21–28.
Published: 01 March 2015
... 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 opportunity...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 328–331.
Published: 01 September 2011
... 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 public trials. Such instability resides, in fact...
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Comparative Literature (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 public...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 339–343.
Published: 01 September 2011
... 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 authenticated, she argues...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (1): 59–69.
Published: 01 January 2006
... of the gift even existed. But (the text 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...
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Comparative Literature (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 (2022) 74 (4): 404–426.
Published: 01 December 2022
... others functions as a sort of lyric intervention and, namely, inflection of what Culler describes as the “vocative of apostrophe”—the autopoetic ritual of address that inscribes the speaker as a poetic, vatic, grammatical subject closer to some kind(s) of universal ideal(s). As Theodor Adorno notes...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 354–372.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... A 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...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (4): 331–354.
Published: 01 September 2008
... modern humanists 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...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 285–305.
Published: 01 September 2013
... to transform Old Christian anxiety about Morisco identity into a meditation on the distinction between reli- gion and culture. Unlike Valencia, who acknowledged that the cultivation of Christian orthodoxy required policing both social practices and religious rituals, Núñez Muley insisted...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (3): 193–208.
Published: 01 June 2007
... . Bottéro, Jean. L'Epopée de Gilgamesh: Le grand homme qui ne voulait pas mourir. Paris: Gallimard, 1992 . Butler, Sally A. Mesopotamian Conceptions of Dreams and Dream Rituals. Munich: Ugarit-Verlag, 1992 . Butterworth, E.A.S. The Tree at the Navel of the Earth. Berlin: de Gruyter, 1970...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (4): 363–366.
Published: 01 September 2000
... 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. Even if one rejects...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (4): 366–369.
Published: 01 September 2000
... 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. Even if one rejects...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (4): 369–372.
Published: 01 September 2000
... 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. Even if one rejects...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (4): 372–376.
Published: 01 September 2000
... of this transition—especially by comparison with hypotheses about theatre’s 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...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 47–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
... that could happen. This temporary cessation of violence is not a reconcilia- tion or a cathartic resolution to a tragedy: indeed, the mix of Greek tragic form and reconciliation aesthetics prevents either of these forms from reaching closure within the play. Space: Monument, Ritual, and Spectacle...