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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 45–53.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Rachel Price This response highlights several important currents in Oceanic Studies raised in the essays included in this special forum on the topic. It signals the importance of such work in an era in which the sea's status as a global commons is both freshly vital and imperiled. It then comments...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 316–339.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Pire Suisse . In sum Congo Inc. ’s innovative temporality, embodied by the term mondialiste , signals a shift in type of postcolonial narrative toward the global South novel. Copyright © 2020 by University of Oregon 2020 Africa and China Democratic Republic of the Congo global South novel...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 339–355.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Life of Sebastian Knight and statuary tropes in an Edna St. Vincent Millay sonnet, the essay argues that the two tropes are better thought of as versions of each other, not least because allegories signal their presence precisely through interpolated texts that resist paraphrase. Our difficulty in...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 363–381.
Published: 01 September 2013
... narrative, even if his contribution took a uniquely complex and sophisticated form. I read Benjamin's theses against Scholem's perspective, particularly his attempt to distinguish Zionism as a manifestation of “redemption,” the “utopian return,” and messianism. On the other hand, Scholem himself signals...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 March 2014
... scholarship. I use the term “modernism/o” to signal this shift between languages that informs his poetry and helpfully illuminates the critical and terminological problems of contemporary scholarship — some of which hinge on the limitations of translation between Spanish and English. Jiménez's wide-ranging...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 235–252.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of “passion,” a term that in its various Greek, Latin, and vernacular forms signifies not only a psychological affect but also a state of being-acted-upon more generally. The Rime 's participation in this discourse is signaled by certain features of its vocabulary, its adoption of ancient poetic...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 438–447.
Published: 01 December 2011
...? He proposes sending them a signal and watching for their reply. In the current state of technology, he says in 1869, the only means of signaling available is a ray of light, though it may turn out that some form of magnetism or gravitation can later be harnessed for the purpose. (Points must...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 March 2014
... linked to healing (mederi) transform for us into a term linked primarily to media (medium)? Perhaps more than any other word used in our field, “remediation” signals a massive disconnect between the public’s use of language and ours. And given our own constant need to explain and defend the logic...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 293–319.
Published: 01 September 2003
... silence of the picture/urn and the utterance of the object parlant (through the quoted inscription and the quoted epigram, respectively). This dual effect stimulates inquiry into the identity of what is seen and also draws attention to the signaling activity, which itself differ- entiates the object...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 335–345.
Published: 01 June 2009
... several literary traditions is often replaced by a more general focus on topics such as identity, otherness, and exclusion, signals not only a greater openness toward non-canonical writing, but also a logical development of something that has always been at the center of comparative literature...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 74–90.
Published: 01 March 2017
... or ges- tures (noticeably absent in sagas, but abundant in romances), but rather what I would term “emotional signifiers” or “signposts,” which rely on scene construc- tion, narrative arrangement, and implicit or explicit narrative signals, with which the reader (or audience) engages and to...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (2): 97–118.
Published: 01 March 2000
...- other text and serves as a handy label for signaling some sort of inter- connectedness: a statement such as “Intertextuality involves the relation of one text to other texts” (Mailloux 151) represents in definitional terms the lowest common denominator, whose banality, at first glance, seems to be...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (2): 164–176.
Published: 01 March 2003
..., and outright forg- eries made possible just by the idiosyncratic and yet for that very reason character- istic nature of the body of works they emulate. Berger follows in this an important argument Svetlana Alpers advances in Rembrandt’s Enterprise (1988). Rembrandt’s most signal achievement is to...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 455–458.
Published: 01 December 2019
... 1930s and, with tactical vagueness, described it as signaling a “new reality” in Italy. This cover, “white like a dove,” in Ferrieri’s words, could suggest at once “nostalgia for cultural autonomy, the desire for oblivion, or an expression of political resistance,” Bulson writes. “But in this instance...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 338–340.
Published: 01 September 2017
... friends to deliver his maledictions to an unnamed puella. Post-Romantic readers have interpreted poems 51 and 11 as signaling the beginning and end of the affair between Catullus and “Lesbia.” Extending Young’s argument, one could argue that Poem 11 completes the pro- cess of Rome’s masculine...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 343–345.
Published: 01 September 2017
... “vagueness” with the propositions of Bertrand Russell’s lecture “Vagueness.” In that talk, Russell outlined the obstacles to the achievement of an ideal, “impersonal” knowledge. For Woolf, Quigley observes, vagueness is “gendered,” signaling a dissolution of the distinctions —​between subject and...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 457–459.
Published: 01 December 2017
... on the example of Eastern Europe, it also signals the persistence of similar pre deter- mined frames of intelligibility for how we read other minor or marginal cultures. What is at stake is the very possibility of communication with Others and a nuanced appreciation of their literary...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 300–315.
Published: 01 September 2012
... más.1 Maya’s email announced a blog called “EpiCentroAmerica: Central American Diasporic Art and Rumblings” that may well signal a qualitatively new develop- ment in the process that began with the displacement of about three million peo- ple from Central America in the early 1980s, fleeing the...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 207–213.
Published: 01 June 2005
... signals not Comparative Literature’s factual termination, its ceasing to be, but the possibility of the impos- sibility of being-there that has always—yes, always already—structured its existence. As my formulation indicates, I propose reading this “death” in Heideggerian terms, according to which...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 145–165.
Published: 01 June 2015
... “transcendence” as used in this essay has two related senses. First, transcendence refers to a metaphysical conception (prevalent in many Platonic and Judeo-Christian systems of thought) of the sacred as that which exceeds or eludes finite human existence and consciousness. Second, transcendence signals...