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Comparative Literature (1 September 2009) 61 (4): 449–451.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Richard Eldridge THE SELF IN MORAL SPACE: LIFE NARRATIVE AND THE GOOD. By David Parker. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2007. 208 p. University of Oregon 2009 BOOK REVIEWS ON DIALOGUE. By Dmitri Nikulin. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2006. 285 p. Mikhail Bakhtin’s concept of dialogue has...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2013) 65 (4): 408–428.
Published: 01 December 2013
... cultural and intellectual history of English Marxism, as his leftist self-fashioning involves sophisticated modes of theoretical engagement more usually associated with later formations such as the second-generation New Left. © 2013 by University of Oregon 2013 Works Cited Adorno Theodor...
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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 2004) 56 (4): 300–316.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Self-effacement in Kafka and Palazzeschi What is most surprising is rather the body; one never ceases to be amazed at the idea that the human body has become...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2006) 58 (1): 74–77.
Published: 01 January 2006
...David Greetham Error and the Academic Self: the Scholarly Imagination, Medieval to Modern. By Seth Lerer. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002. ix + 325 p. University of Oregon 2006 Borges, Jorge Luis. Ficciones . Trans. Andrew Hurley. New York: Penguin, 1998 . Boxer, Sarah. “A Trail...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2016) 68 (3): 359–361.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Mary B. Quinn An Early Self: Jewish Belonging in Romance Literature, 1499–1627 . By Zepp Susanne . Stanford : Stanford University Press , 2014 . 261 p. © 2016 by University of Oregon 2016 BOOK REVIEWS / 359 most urgent answer not only to actual material lack but also to any material...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2018) 70 (4): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2018
... allows both writers to reimagine the concept of the soul in modern secular terms: in Tartt’s conception of post-traumatic “soul loss” as a critical stage in the moral and aesthetic education of the self, and in Dostoevsky’s view of wounded memory as opening up the self to the more expansive, overwhelming...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2000) 52 (4): 372–376.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Haun Saussy Ideology, Power, Text: Self-Representation and the Peasant “Other” in Modern Chinese Literature. By Yi-tsi Mei Feuerwerker. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998. viii, 321 p. University of Oregon 2000 BOOK REVIEWS/363 BOOK...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 253–268.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Tales (1766). This essay argues that Chulkov was inspired by at least one of these versions of Charlotte Summers when he developed his own self-conscious, self-mocking narrator and mock(ed) readers and listeners. The essay focuses on the self-conscious narrator and mock readers in the English original...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2009) 61 (4): 367–387.
Published: 01 September 2009
... contemporary Yiddish modernisms. In this article, I analyze the contradictions that emerge in Shlonsky's deft self-inventions during the 1920s in the context of contemporary modernist trends and the emerging Hebrew literary center in Palestine. I read his flamboyant authorial images as a particular kind of...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2011) 63 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 January 2011
... common with Tolstoi's. Both writers advocated lowered states of consciousness and warned against the dangers of self-consciousness and intellection, although the fact that they did so in a conscious and reasoned manner involved them in self-contradiction. The extent and nature of this contradiction is...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2014) 66 (2): 173–185.
Published: 01 June 2014
... self if one person could be substituted for another with nobody being the wiser? This article examines two medieval reflections on the possibility of an absolute resemblance that enables one character to be substituted for another. The first is the case of the “False Guenevere” in the Lancelot section...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2019) 71 (1): 86–107.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Thiong’o. The essay concludes that freedom is not as desirable a political goal as it would appear. First, while logically it is fairly easy to distinguish freedom from coercion, the freedom of self-mastery, and, ultimately, the freedom to impose our own world upon others, affectively, these concepts are...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2009) 61 (3): 209–219.
Published: 01 June 2009
...DJELAL KADIR Marked by exceptionalism as endemic characteristic, America's cultures, literary and otherwise, conform to the history of humans globally. American (especially U.S. American) exceptionalism is a paradoxical trait of inevitable conformity. Thus, America's self-estimation as incomparable...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2009) 61 (4): 416–431.
Published: 01 September 2009
... it is” (“wie es ist”). This concept-name at times appears demonstrative—“It is thus”—at times general—“how it is”—and at times self-referential—“here I am.” Although Adorno's English translator Hullot-Kentor notes that the meaning of Sosein for Adorno is equivalent to that of Beckett's “Comment c'est...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2010) 62 (2): 103–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
... measure of the social dominance of his class, but the turning of his own power against himself in self-flagellation likewise indicates how the aristocracy, in the historical long run, may destroy itself from within. Taking its cue from Lampedusa and beginning with Don Quixote , this essay looks at social...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2010) 62 (2): 161–178.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Lauren Lydic Dubravka Ugrešić's 1983 short story “Hrenovka u vrućem pecivu” (“Hot Dog on a Warm Bun”) self-consciously parodies N.V. Gogol′'s 1836 “Nos” (“The Nose”). Building on the tradition of “noseology,” a literary sub-genre in 1820s and 1830s Russia, Ugrešić parodies the highly symbolic...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2010) 62 (2): 179–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
... to place Robbins in the tradition of Northrop Frye's efforts to establish a separate science of literature and so to legitimate such knowledge and practice as essential to how society understands its own practices and self-creations. Like Frye, Robbins embraces the critical task of establishing once...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2011) 63 (1): 86–110.
Published: 01 January 2011
... a mode of reading attentive to the performance of parabasis in the text reveals that even this powerful message is constantly interrupted by the figure of woman as constitutive outside of democracy—that which makes possible its self-definition and simultaneously throws it into turmoil. Questioning...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2012) 64 (2): 207–229.
Published: 01 June 2012
... grasp them. It then explores the workings of such resistance — particularly its renegotiation of the divide between interior and exterior, self and other, which anthropomorphic projections seek to overcome — in poems by William Butler Yeats, Jorie Graham, Wisława Szymborska, Francis Ponge, and Anne...