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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 131–149.
Published: 01 June 2021
... and Close Reading , edited by James David , 228 – 41 . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2020 . Freed-Thall Hannah , and Zhang Dora . “ Modernist Setting .” Modernism/modernity Print Plus 3 , cycle 1. March 5 , 2018 . doi.org/10.26597/mod.0042 . Freeman Elizabeth...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 444–465.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Barbara E. Mann Abstract This essay analyzes the depiction of “things” in three modernist novels: Dovid Bergelson’s The End of Everything (Yiddish, 1913), a tale of ennui set in a provincial town outside Kiev, where faded fabrics and cherished ornaments in drawing rooms emblematize the end...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 179–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
... the fact that literature, especially the novel, does work within a society that both exposes social processes and psychological drives and creates the institutions they need and desire. Frye organized his anatomy around a set of interlocking hermeneutical and structural levels and modes that attempted...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 225–236.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Thangam Ravindranathan Abstract This essay considers the unworldly setting of Jean Rolin’s novel Ormuz (2013), composed around the attempt by a shadowy character named Wax to swim across the Strait of Hormuz. This twenty-one-nautical-mile-wide stretch of sea separating Iran from the Arabian...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 307–327.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Claire Solomon In Argentina, a multimedia boom in historical fictions about the so-called Jewish White Slave Trade of the early twentieth century in Buenos Aires has created a consensus about a particular set of events that deviates in consistent ways from the available evidence. In this essay I...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 54–68.
Published: 01 January 2009
... mechanism within the 1966 text of Despair that both relies on and undermines a Freudian reading. I identify a set of objects whose Freudian valence could easily mislead the unwary reader into taking them symbolically, thus overlooking their function as important clues to events in the novel. I also posit...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 142–159.
Published: 01 March 2009
... associated with the baroque style of Ulysses did help to elucidate for him a set of literary problems involving the relation of erudition to art. Indeed, Joyce may have revealed to Borges the possibility of uniting two schismatic impulses: the avant-garde desire to “make it new” in the modernist spirit...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 201–227.
Published: 01 June 2010
... poet is left to his own devices rather than as a vantage point from which new insights can be gained. Finally, the apparent rhythmic and syntactic disparity of poems such as “Lament over Belgrade” is countervailed by a set of metaphors of outsideness which, on the one hand, construct the idea...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 144–160.
Published: 01 March 2010
... manifestations and argues that, as the narrator appears increasingly irrational, boundaries of nation, of public and private, and of gendered conventions disintegrate in ways that illustrate how literary setting becomes a vehicle of modernist literary experimentation. The article discusses specific locations...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 315–335.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of modern German literature, sets out to attempt a reading of a poem by the medieval Japanese writer Fujiwara no Teika, only to discover that what remains when linguistic barriers cannot be overcome and cultural specificity cannot be recognized is an interpretation that is constricted by the quality...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 345–365.
Published: 01 December 2011
... and the politics of Paris are complicated by the structural and lexical associations the novel sets up between the homosexual and the anarchist, the latter of whom Zola treats sympathetically, if critically. The article goes on to consider how both Vera and Paris situate anarchism and, implicitly or explicitly...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 209–224.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Maxwell Uphaus Abstract Where beaches and harbors have frequently been taken to signify openness and intermingling, a different coastal setting, the cliffs of Dover, overtly bespeaks opposition and closure. Demarcating the British coast at its closest point to continental Europe, the cliffs often...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 147–155.
Published: 01 June 2022
... terracentric biases of the field are unsettled? In other words, how does the thalassological poetics of the Indian Ocean also remap approaches to literary categories themselves? The Indian Ocean’s literary waves and the generic wateriness they create offer a set of analytical categories as they rescale...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 303–314.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Disparition and Abish's Alphabetical Africa , focusing on the alphabetical constraint that structures Abish's novel. It demonstrates how, in true Oulipian style, the constraint goes well beyond the ludic or arbitrary imposition of a structural rule and examines how, set against the backdrops of colonial...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 247–263.
Published: 01 September 2018
... turn in comparative literature emerges out of—rather than against—what is perceived to be its oppositional figure: poststructuralist thought and the linguistic turn. This insight urges us to reconsider the material turn not as a new development in the history of the humanities, but as a set of ongoing...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 19–40.
Published: 01 March 2019
... that create a sense of synchronicity, repetition, or rupture, the essay shows how such effects serve to disrupt the representation of linear time, introduce intertextuality by quotation or allusion, and situate the novel’s setting, a small Sudanese village, in a global network of power. This reading uncovers...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 64–85.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Marta Laura Cenedese Abstract Published in 2004, Irène Némirovsky’s Suite française is a historical novel set during the French debacle and the German Occupation of France (1940–42). Scholars have studied it in relation to other French novels that touch upon similar issues; however, little...
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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...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 159–179.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Lenora Hanson Abstract This article proposes that eighteenth-century and Romantic-era accounts of dreams offer a useful model for understanding the phenomenon of enclosure, or what Marx famously labeled “so-called primitive accumulation.” Rather than a historical event or a set of particular laws...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 382–406.
Published: 01 December 2012
... association grounded in the historical ontology of modernity against which absolutism sets its face. In addition to opening new sightlines on seventeenth-century tragedy and comedy alike, the result raises questions about the metaphysics underlying both Benjamin's thought and the tradition of critical theory...