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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 307–327.
Published: 01 September 2011
... show how the literary consensus about the history of white slavery emerges as a consistent set of narrative tropes; then I discuss how in several contemporary historical novels the admixture of history and fiction seems to allow anti-Semitism to be both omnipresent and depoliticized — simultaneously...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 446–461.
Published: 01 December 2012
... . 2012 ACLA PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS Françoise Lionnet Shipwrecks, Slavery, and the Challenge of Global Comparison: From Fiction to Archive in the Colonial Indian Ocean he Indian Ocean has always been the most “global” of all oceans...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 149–172.
Published: 01 June 2014
...César Braga-Pinto Given the growing concern with urban crime and the fate of the black man in the aftermath of the abolition of slavery in Brazil in 1888, it is not surprising that the figure of Othello in its various versions, appropriations, and adaptations would become emblematic. In this essay...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 287–311.
Published: 01 September 2015
... postcolonial world literature are coupled with anthropologist Engseng Ho's distinction between the colonial and the imperial. I argue that the respective aesthetic priorities of these authors, and their fictional use of the histories of slavery and indenture in Mauritius, are best understood by means...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 114–127.
Published: 01 June 2020
..., as it scorns control) leads him not away from but toward an impasse, as the poem concludes with the Chorus’s repeated demands to cease! Mahmud leaves the stage only after refusing difference: if victory is slavery and slavery victory, one rests with the indifference of reversibility. When Mahmud cries “Woe...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 49–72.
Published: 01 March 2012
... . Print . Anderson Benedict . Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism . London : Verso , 1999 . Print . “Anecdote of Naimbana.” The Anti-Slavery Record 1 . 11 . Nov. 1835 : 129 . Print . “The Annual Report of the Library Company...
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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (1): 105–124.
Published: 01 March 2024
...,” wrote the Caribbean poet M. NourbeSe Philip in her 1993 article “Black/Jewish Relations” (64). 1 In the essay Philip recalls that in the context of growing up in Trinidad and Tobago, islands dense with the colonial history of African slavery and suffering, she was taught about the horrors of racial...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 169–191.
Published: 01 June 2012
... June , 2002 ): 22 – 26 . Print . Hartman Saidiya . Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America . New York : Oxford UP , 1997 . Print . Henderson Mary C. Theater in America . New York : Abrams , 1986 . Rpt. in Ammons 454–55. Print...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 144–158.
Published: 01 June 2020
... by being ‘recognized’ by another, by many others—or—in the extreme—by all others , that a human being is really human, for himself as well as for others” ( 9 ; emphasis mine). 11 See Sorentino’s analysis of Susan Buck-Morss’s Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History in “The Idea of Slavery...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (4): 331–354.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Press, 1980 . Pagden, Anthony. The Fall of Natural Man: The American Indian and the Origins of Comparative Ethnology . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982 . Patterson, Orlando. Slavery and Social Death: A Comparative Study . Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1982 . Peltonen...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 86–107.
Published: 01 March 2019
...: the failure of a sortie that ventures into hybridity while remaining all too firmly set in the view of the colonizer. It is much more a failure of degree than direction. Alternatives to the dialectics of mastery and slavery must emerge, a joining of the different others in the world. Merely seeking...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 160–175.
Published: 01 June 2018
... to condemn “public opinion,” claiming that the American South was too numb to the violence of slavery to overthrow it. In contrast, Weld’s rhetorical purpose was to “confirm the violence of slavery,” using the slaveholders’ own words as evidence against the claim that slavery was a benign institution...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (3): 215–228.
Published: 01 June 2002
... as to show extraordinary examples of human ingenuity; he vigorously condemns slavery; and he provides a detailed account of how to run a perfect colony or new society. As I will show, these divergences serve to make the work a more effective pedagogical tool, to demonstrate the ability of reasoned action...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 283–301.
Published: 01 June 2010
... . Dorigny, Marcel. “The Abolitions of Slavery (1793, 1794, 1848): Overview of a Symposium.” From Chains to Bonds: The Slave Trade Revisited . Ed. Doudou Diène. New York: Berghahn Books and UNESCO Publishing, 2001 . 274 –82. Fehervary, Helen. “The Literature of the German Democratic Republic...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 135–157.
Published: 01 March 2005
.... The Postmodern Bible Reader . Oxford: Blackwell, 2001 . “John Kitto's Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature.” The New Englander 5 ( 1847 ): 143 -45. Karcher, Carolyn L. Shadow Over the Promised Land: Slavery, Race, and Violence in Melville's America . Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 107–115.
Published: 01 June 2016
...-Americanity: Subaltern Modernities, Global Coloniality, and the Cultures of Greater Mexico . Durham : Duke UP , 2011 . Print Sexton Jared . “People-of-Color-Blindness: Notes on the Afterlife of Slavery.” Social Text 103 ( 2010 ): 31 – 56 . Print . Shih Shu-mei . “Comparison...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 7–15.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Books , 2007 . Print . Cox Jeffrey . Slavery, Abolition, and Emancipation: Writings in the British Romantic Period, Vol 5, Drama . London : Pickering & Chatto , 1999 . Print . Desai Gaurav . “Oceans Connect: The Indian Ocean and African Identities.” PMLA 25 . 3 ( 2010...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 415–428.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Allan Poe Comte de Lautréamont race slavery symbolism Works Cited Bachelard Gaston . Lautréamont . Trans. Dupree Robert S. . Dallas : Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture , 1998 . Print . ———. Water and Dreams: An Essay on the Imagination of Matter . Trans...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 31–45.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of the global economy, underlines one of the main arguments of A Small Place: the continuity between the slavery and colonial- ism of Antigua’s past and its predicament in the present as a small place in the periphery of the globalized economic world-system. Kincaid argues that this conti- nuity...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 171–193.
Published: 01 June 2019
... slavery or colonialism as such. 14 Rather, tying this scene to the Code Noir, his critique merely targets the specific current iteration of the colonial slavery law and exposes its cruelty. 15 Therefore, what he seems to propose is that a better, more humane legislation of slavery is possible, one...