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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 408–428.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., I show how Upward's work was centrally shaped by Soviet aesthetics, a reception which led him to an innovative conception of literary commitment, surprisingly resistant to the powerful critiques later offered by Theodor Adorno and Raymond Williams. This conception of commitment emerges through...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 41–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Lusia Zaitseva Abstract This article expands our understanding of cultural exchange between the Soviet Union and writers from the third world during the eras of Thaw and Stagnation. It examines Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s little-known Urdu-language travelogue about his time in the USSR, Mah o...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 153–171.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Margaret Litvin Abstract Visualizing Soviet internationalism as a student dormitory, this essay identifies a new transnational subgenre, the Soviet dormitory novel, and analyzes four examples: Nazim Hikmet’s Life’s Good, Brother (Turkish, 1964); Ismail Kadare’s Twilight of the Eastern Gods...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 172–187.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Leah Feldman Abstract This article traces the devolution of Soviet anti-racism and the emergence of ethnonationalist violence amid the collapse of the Soviet Union. Through an analysis of Uzbek writer Hamid Ismailov’s novel Mbobo/The Underground (2009), it explores the contradictions of Soviet anti...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (3): 243–261.
Published: 01 June 2004
...CRISTINA VATULESCU University of Oregon 2004 Andreevich, E.A. “Structure and Functions of the Soviet Secret Police.” The Soviet Secret Police . Ed. Simon Wolin and Robert M. Slusser. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1957 . 96 -152. Arendt, Hannah. The Origins of Totalitarianism...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (1): 63–89.
Published: 01 January 2007
.... The Affirmative Action Empire. Nations and Nationalism in the Soviet Union, 1923-1939 . Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2001 . Mirskii, Dmitrii. “Poèziia Gruzii.” Literaturnaia Gazeta 576 ( 29 February 1936 ). Mits'ishvili, Nik'olo, ed. Poèty Gruzii v perevodakh B.L. Pasternaka i...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (1): 81–84.
Published: 01 January 2003
...Boris Wolfson The Making of the State Writer: Social and Aesthetic Origins of Soviet Literary Culture. By Evgeny Dobrenko. Translated by Jesse M. Savage. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001. xxi, 484 p. University of Oregon 2003 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/78...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 299–319.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Nergis Ertürk Abstract Focusing on the life and work of the Turkish novelist and translator Vâlâ Nureddin (1901–67), this article provides a historical overview of Turkish and Soviet literary entanglement in the early twentieth century. A collaborator of the globally acclaimed Turkish communist...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 207–226.
Published: 01 June 2023
...-Soviet period; for although Soviet nationalities policy attempted to eradicate dangerous forms of nationalism and ethnic prejudice, these policies often had the reverse effect, creating a heightened sense of competition between individual ethnic groups, which persisted into the post-1991 reconstruction...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 March 2012
...-Muslim identitarianism, which he reveals to be ideologies mired in imperial projects. In anecdotes that gleefully lampoon socialist ideology, Rashed's poem represents Soviet internationalism as Russo-centric imperialism. In equally scathing satires of Indo-Persian tradition, the poem exposes...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 394–412.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Svetlana Boym’s concept of “diasporic intimacy,” the article charts a Russian-Jewish emigrant poetics of home and exile, linking contemporary representations with Soviet-era meditations on Jewish emplacement. At the same time, the fiction is placed in a global context, suggesting that Russian-Jewish...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 188–206.
Published: 01 June 2023
... politics of the Right. It argues that the end of the Cold War prompted a reconfiguration of political identities and public discourse in both the West and the former Soviet territories—through distinct but interrelated logics—that highlighted the failures of liberalism in ways that set the stage...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 133–139.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Anindita Banerjee; Gabriella Safran Abstract This special issue provokes a radical reconsideration of the pasts and futures of world literature thirty years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, accompanied by triumphalist declarations of the end of history. Conceived in the wake of racial...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 June 2014
...-Africanist and Soviet internationalist collectivities while simultaneously staging two poetic coups that play with and against avant-garde and agitprop poetic conventions to draw into focus the uneasy relationship between empire, aesthetics, and racial politics. The literary mastery manifest in this endeavor...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 185–206.
Published: 01 June 2015
... and White would have been a fascinating film, advancing a cross-racial International committed both to left revolutionary politics and modernist experimentation. I then explain Hughes's dubious account by arguing that it enabled him to distance himself from the Soviet-oriented left on his own terms...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 201–221.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Jang Wook Huh After Langston Hughes was shadowed by Japanese police in the port city of Chongjin, Korea, on his trip from the Soviet Union to Japan and China in 1933, he drew a parallel between the racialization of Koreans under Japanese colonial rule and that of American Negroes under Jim Crow...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 144–146.
Published: 01 March 2022
... Djagalov’s From Internationalism to Postcolonialism: Literature and Cinema between the Second and Third Worlds is a groundbreaking study of intellectual, sociocultural, political, and artistic networks that have emerged as the result of the Soviet engagement with the literary and cinematic fields in Africa...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 456–459.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of Paul Robeson’s 1949 visit to the Soviet Union, during which he saw his old friend Itzik Feffer, a Soviet Jewish writer caught up in Stalin’s postwar anti-Semitic purges. Seeking to persuade Robeson that Feffer was safe, Soviet officials sent him to Robeson’s bugged hotel room, but using gestures...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (1): 105–107.
Published: 01 January 2004
..., most scholars of African American thought and culture and the Left (including this reviewer) have focused too narrowly on the United States, paying only cursory attention to the practical and symbolic roles that socialist states, especially the Soviet Union, played in the ideological development...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (1): 107–109.
Published: 01 January 2004
..., most scholars of African American thought and culture and the Left (including this reviewer) have focused too narrowly on the United States, paying only cursory attention to the practical and symbolic roles that socialist states, especially the Soviet Union, played in the ideological development...