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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 363–365.
Published: 01 September 2003
... resisted the visions of the conquerors, began by assimilating them. Some even reflected the theories of the trinitarian and evangelist mis- sionaries, seeing them as “colonial administrators” under analogous forms, whether these theories were subversive or antagonistic. The colonized, as Figueira...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 22–40.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Luke Sunderland This article proposes a comparison between the ethics of rebellion developed in recent publications by Julia Kristeva and in the medieval poetry of Bertran de Born. Both Kristeva and Bertran see revolt as a continuous and crucial process of transformation and questioning, of renewal...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 29–36.
Published: 01 March 2015
... representations (or non-representations) of nature function systemically, contextual analyses of ecophobia as an often obsolete adaptive survival strategy prove more useful than more myopic analyses that fail to see biophilia as part of a spectrum condition. The article highlights the shortcomings of Edward O...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 235–250.
Published: 01 June 2016
... the ultimate moment of completeness and definitive truths. Rather, maturity is a process and practice that embraces change and the capacity to see life from different perspectives. The novel is a catalyst and medium of this practice because it stimulates our ability to think, question, and, as a...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 370–393.
Published: 01 December 2017
... ( Mertvye dushi , 1842), the concept of perspective—linear perspective and deviations from it—shapes Gogol’s literary view of the Russian countryside, making possible new ways of seeing rural reality that would impact the rise of realism in literature and painting. The article concludes that Gogol’s...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 264–277.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Isabel Hofmeyr Abstract In the British Empire, much printed matter originated from outside the colony and was funneled through port cities, where customs checked the material to see that it was not pirated, obscene, or seditious. Customs and Excise hence became the section of the colonial state...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 119–141.
Published: 01 June 2011
...” and human consciousness. Some critics see the ascendancy of electronic media as the inevitable downfall of this culture of “humanness,” but experimental trends in recent fiction precisely point to an implication of paper matter in the construction of a subjectivity beyond the space of interiority and...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 238–249.
Published: 01 June 2017
... dramatically, both in relation to Negritude politics (see the ground-breaking work of Gary Wilder) and in relation to its poetics. This review essay examines the recent (re)turn to Negritude by looking at Carrie Noland's 2015 Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 54–68.
Published: 01 January 2009
... Nabokov adds, deletes, and reconfigures passages in translation, and the text itself is overwritten by discourses in the target culture. Moreover, by attending to cultural debates extant in mid-1930s émigré Berlin, where the Russian original was composed, it is possible to see within the canonical 1966...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 122–143.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Michal Peled Ginsburg This essay explores the function of the portrait in two texts, Balzac's La Maison du chat-qui-pelote and James's “Glasses.” I argue that in both texts the portrait plays a crucial role and that taking the portrait into account allows us to see differently the social dramas...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 383–401.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., suturing readers and colonial migrants into what Jean-Luc Nancy calls a communité desouvré , a precarious collectivity that is never completely enclosed or stabilized, always safeguarding a discrepancy among members. By doing so, these novels work to transform what Lamming calls “ways of seeing.” NICOLE...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 150–168.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Quentin Bailey This essay traces Wordsworth's and Baudelaire's attempts to see into the lives of the unknown beggars they encountered on the streets of London and Paris and identifies those occasions on which both writers sought to appropriate the lives of the poor and vagrant for political ends...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 429–445.
Published: 01 December 2012
... other. Both strive to open readers to experience — as revealed through everyday language — by leading us beyond the dichotomy of facticity and transcendence, away from the urge to transcend the limits of language, and toward a recognition of the possibility of seeing our ordinary dealing with things as...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 408–428.
Published: 01 December 2013
... exhibiting the mechanistic understanding of cultural production for which English thirties leftists are typically condemned, Upward develops a mode of commitment that sees praxis as inherent to the cultural field. Reading Upward's work in terms of cultural praxis thus adumbrates new lines of inquiry in the...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 325–344.
Published: 01 September 2013
... offers comparative literature a position from which to view some roads not taken and perhaps to pursue its commitments to internationalism apart from the claims to a “secularism” that has, we shall see, proved irremediably problematic for the study of American literature. Jordan Alexander Stein...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 June 2014
.... The essay argues that this psychoanalytic conceptual framework — elaborated further by an analysis of political and philosophical takes on it by Judith Butler and Julia Kristeva —allows us to see the shift between modernist and postmodernist fiction in intersubjective terms, thus situating it within...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., transhistorical genealogy of modernism/o goes back to Arabic-Andalusian poetry from medieval Spain, and he points to the Spanish-American War of 1898 as the surprising catalyst for the intersection of Spanish, Spanish American, and U.S. modernisms that he sees flourishing in his moment. From this theoretical...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 21–28.
Published: 01 March 2015
... concep- tions of gender, and Foucauldian conceptions of social power (see Carroll, Evolu- tion, Reading; Culler; Menand; and “Most Cited The source theories are assimi- lated to an overarching belief that culture alone shapes human minds and motivates human behavior. Evolutionary literary scholars...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 459–461.
Published: 01 December 2016
... that question drawn from I Hotel: “not a revival of revolution . . . but new ways of seeing across race, ethnicity, and nationality: new communities based on shared encounters with the vanguards and avant-gardes of the last century” (198). Yet new dialogues forming new communities sounds closer...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (1): 2–22.
Published: 01 January 2002
... internal organs. On the threshold between the self and the world, the eye blinks, redirects and refocuses its gaze. Whereas the ear, that other liminal organ, filters sound that it cannot generate, the eye that sees is also the object of perception. In its fictional representa- tions, the eye figures...