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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 52–72.
Published: 01 March 2023
.... The article contributes to postcolonial literary criticism and sound studies by revising approaches to orality in African writing and racialized sound in literature more broadly. scott.newman@live.co.uk Copyright © 2023 by University of Oregon 2023 Marechera Sony Labou Tansi Black voices...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 123–135.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of entering the state archive in Prague and discovering his own origins, he has a dream which implicitly recalls the figure of Humboldt's parrot, a talking animal and the only creature to preserve the sounds of a now extinct language. If this is an image sourced in the literature of eighteenth-century science...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 355–369.
Published: 01 December 2017
... body, and composition. In Woolf’s and Musil’s breathing pauses, which are not located between the words, but rather constitute intervals filled with words, orality is shifted to the level of composition: a skillful arrangement of sound structures emphasizes the letters’ tonal nature and a harmonious...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2016
... and COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 222 semantic meaning. This in turn encourages us to look at the signs simply as marks on the page; they represent sound but do not mean in the normative sense. There is very little that one could potentially read —​either silently on the page or aloud in performance...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 320–337.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., 2003 . Boyers, Robert. “Remembrance of Things to Come.” Times Literary Supplement 4206 ( 11 Nov. 1983 ): 1253 . Carroll, David. “The Limits of Representation and the Right to Fiction: Shame, Literature, and the Memory of the Shoah. L'Esprit Créateur 34 . 4 ( 1999 ): 68 -79...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 403–417.
Published: 01 September 2006
.... “It was about time,” Rudolph Berger, the manager of the Volksoper said when asked why he decided to stage The Sound of Music just now, “because it’s a very good play.” COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/404 In fact, the critical reception of the Volksoper’s The Sound of Music has been mixed at best...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (2): 112–129.
Published: 01 March 2003
...MING DONG GU University of Oregon 2003 Chen, Shih-hsiang, trans. Wenfu (On Literature). Anthology of Chinese Literature . New York: Grove Press, 1965 . Chen, Tingzhuo. Baiyuzhai shihua (Poetic Talks of the White Rain Studio) . Beijing: Renmin wenxue chebanshe, 1959 . Ciyuan...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 182–202.
Published: 01 June 2011
... to be made present: sound propagates COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 194 itself through space that it opens via resonant vibrations that (as particle and wave) expand through, and reverberate against, acoustic space, and that envelope and penetrate sounding bodies. This propagation of resonance as dilation...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 418–438.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and bodily containment, the nightingale’s song mediates between sound and space. This article builds on Michel Serres, Gilles Deleuze, and Félix Guattari, who use the bird to think about enclosure (sonic, spatial) and territorial possession. Nesting T. S. Eliot’s nightingales within a wider context clarifies...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 430–448.
Published: 01 December 2017
... him the right to sail with his small verse-craft into this foundational text of West- ern literature? In his introduction, Heaney spells out his concern for “rhythm and metre and lineation, the voice and its pacing, the need for a diction decorous enough for Virgil but not so antique as to sound...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 312–318.
Published: 01 September 2015
...” and “history” alliterate, not rhyme. What differ- ence would it make if they rhymed? Rhyme is the return, at regular though not always predetermined intervals, of the same ending sounds. It guides the laws of grammar and meaning to fill out a sonic pattern that reaches across time, making discontinuous...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 208–226.
Published: 01 June 2014
... into the ocean. The symbolic “fluid,” however, is transposed at the Con-cón to song, sound, and, of course, “dissonance.” COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 214 faces what it produces as the spiral unfurls it back into space. Facing is the perfor- mance of attentiveness as a participatory and spatial arrangement...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (4): 502–505.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan ragini.ts@gmail.com World Literature for the Wretched of the Earth: Anticolonial Aesthetics, Postcolonial Politics . By J. Daniel Elam . New York : Fordham University Press , 2021 . 192 pp. Copyright © 2022 by University of Oregon 2022 What...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 252–271.
Published: 01 September 2019
... was fortuitous: newly penniless in Hong Kong, she responded to a newspaper ad seeking translators for Hemingway’s work and was immediately hired by McCarthy, whose familiarity with contemporary Asian literature enabled him to recognize her name at once. Even as she began translating Hemingway, though, Chang...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (4): 328–351.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Szondi's Studies on Celan.” Trans. James G. Hughes. Boundary 2: A Journal of Postmodern Literature and Culture 11 . 3 (Spring 1983 ): 139 -67. Fynsk, Christopher. Language and Relation... that there is language . Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996 . ____. “The Realities at Stake...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 114–127.
Published: 01 June 2020
... were a necessary precondition for the self’s integrity as an agent. One lesson one might take from the literature of the sublime, though, is just how difficult it is to treat an impasse as an impasse. Either one sounds maybe more assured than one really feels, in which case an impasse is hardly...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (4): 332–348.
Published: 01 September 2007
... that mythified alignment. I used the phrase “three literatures” earlier, for instance, in describing the traditional prerequisites for comparative literary studies, but that phrase, which sounds dubious to me to a degree that “three languages” does not, is understood by default in national- linguistic terms...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 72–92.
Published: 01 March 2018
... ultimately we cannot disaggregate 8 Edward Said famously quotes Marx in the epigraph of Orientalism: “they cannot represent them- selves; they must be represented.” COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 90 each of the component voices or sounds that attend the representation of race— because we are confronted...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 June 2019
... of a Soviet Intelligentsia .” Massachusetts Review 47 , no. 3 ( 2006 ): 537 – 60 . Baer Brian James . Translation and the Making of Modern Russian Literature . New York : Bloomsbury , 2015 . Baer Brian James , and Olshanskaya Natalia , eds. Russian Writers on Translation...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 332–350.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Buddhism is there prior to the greenness of moss?” Bashō, perhaps seeing with his ears, spontaneously responded: “A frog jumps into the water, hear the sound!” In Suzuki’s words, COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 336 Bashō, questioned by his master about the ultimate truth of things which existed prior...