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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 298–313.
Published: 01 September 2019
... and politics differently. Diverging from the person/who equation, Jacques Derrida conceives the who as an absolute singularity that resists its subjection to the what, and by extension, its reduction to particularity and identity. Expanding beyond Horton’ s racial context, the final section of the essay...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 222–237.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Maurice Ebileeni This article focuses on a rare leitmotif in literary productions by Palestinians. Both Susan Abulhawa's Mornings in Jenin and Sayed Kashua's Second Person Singular present Arab characters who, under unusual circumstances, impersonate or literally acquire the identity of the Israeli...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 300–315.
Published: 01 September 2012
... nationalities seek refuge, in a side-by-side nature, from the racist storm of white Christian fundamentalism, without losing their singular self-defining traits. © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 Works Cited Arias Arturo . “Central American-Americans? Re-mapping Latino/Latin American...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 123–138.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Katherine Hallemeier Abstract This article argues that reading for the vernacular of Standard American English in Nigerian Anglophone literature creates the opportunity to think about how the Englishes of British and American empire have not always been negotiated as singular or sequential, either...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 436–454.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., Celan’s radicalized breath-unit can be understood as a response to the musicality attributed to his earlier poetry; he drew on the singularity of the breath to forge ever shorter lines and vertical, severed poems that culminate in the lost or buried word. Copyright © 2019 by University of Oregon 2019...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 25–51.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Sara Hakeem Grewal Abstract While the ghazal has appeared in many linguistic traditions, its diversity is undermined by the imposition of a singular definition of this genre, which is further compounded by the overly simplistic identification of ghazal as lyric; these lyricized readings...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (4): 448–470.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and to their unity. Coalitional aesthetics do not smooth over incongruities between individual parts but rather emphasize them, insisting on their singularity even within the whole they comprise. matthew.beeber@gmail.com Copyright © 2022 by University of Oregon 2022 1930s anthology Spanish Civil War...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 459–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
... into a concerted text of life—the body that styles across the phenomenal boundary between text and life. In tracing the styling body, I argue, we may witness the singular continuity that is writing, affecting text and life as life-text and affording a different experience of biography's palpability— bio-graphy...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (3): 241–255.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Sense. Trans. Carol Cosman. Prince- ton: Princeton University Press, 2004. viii, 224 p. Jean-Jacques Lecercle and Ronald Shusterman. L’Emprise des signes: débat sur l’expérience litteraire. Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 2002. 259 p. Derek Attridge. The Singularity of Literature. London: Routledge...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (2): 147–167.
Published: 01 March 2004
... into a postdeconstructive voluntar- ism. Indeed, it is within the nostalgic traces of existentialism that Critchley and Derrida and Lévinas emerge with some of their most interesting and provocative insights. It remains to be seen, however, whether the texture of the political deci- sion—new and singular each time...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 420–437.
Published: 01 December 2014
... distinguishes between absolute terms and connotative terms. Abso- lute terms have only a primary signification (“men” signifying all existing indi- vidual men). Connotative terms have additional or secondary signification (“red” signifying all singulars that are red, but also redness as such). Secondary...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 207–213.
Published: 01 June 2005
... of the sometimes innocuous-seeming “we.” Indeed, it is the shifting understand- ings of collectivities, of singularities, of singular collectivies, and so on, that have renewed—not to say brought back to life—the question of Comparative Literature’s death. Yet the turn from the singularity of one’s own death...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 234–238.
Published: 01 June 2015
... and possessor of nature. Bakhtin rejects this vision of centered subjectivity, together with the formal ethics that accompanies it. Rather than formulate imperatives, he begins with “the concrete ethical event, the moment of actual choice, the singularity and uniqueness of the context” (24). Yet all...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 182–202.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., 1995 . Print. Nancy, Jean-Luc. Being Singular Plural . Trans. Richardson and O'Byrne. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2000 . Print. ———. The Birth to Presence . Trans. Brian Holmes, et al. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1993 . Print. ———. À L'Écoute . Paris: Galilée, 2002 . Print. ———. Être...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 404–425.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... DEGREE ZERO OF HISTORY/411 the singularity of its infinite tropic undifferentiated difference as the surplus of ideality: historicity as the thought of the unthinkable, the intuition of the aporetic. Further, such an “event,” such historicity, such materiality must necessarily be thought...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (3): 193–213.
Published: 01 June 2001
....” PONGE & THINGS/197 anecdote about Vito Acconci). Works and things lose their identity but gain their singularity when they leave or confuse their separate spheres.8 As Donald Judd once said, we just may not know where to put works of art since there doesn’t seem to be any place for them, and so...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 January 2010
.... ———. The Singularity of Literature . London: Routledge, 2004 . Borges, Jorge Luis. “Tres versiones de Judas.” Obras completas: 1923–1972 . Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974 . 514 -18. Buell, Lawrence. “Introduction in Pursuit of Ethics.” PMLA 114 .1 ( 1999 ): 7 -19. Butler, Judith. “Betrayal's Felicity...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 250–252.
Published: 01 June 2014
... of the sophis- ticated narrative techniques deployed by British and French oriental tales launches a polemical assault against Ian Watt, Michael McKeon, Catherine Gallagher, and other critics who have seen in national realism the teleological unfolding of a singular modernity in which the rational...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 239–245.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Nietzsche’s utterance itself, expresses singularly —d’un mot—a singularity that encompasses multiplicity and contradiction. The utterance does so not only on a semantic level, but on a linguistic level as well: it functions both as a reportive and a performative, despite the fact that these two types...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 209–219.
Published: 01 June 2009
... of comparison qua Amer- ican historically have been, and continue to be, resistant to the possibility of com- parison and are constitutionally self-defi ned as unique and incomparable. Self- conceived as singular and as unprecedented in human history, the American project, even before 1492, is marked...