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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 19–40.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Sofia Samatar Abstract This essay examines spatial effects in Tayeb Salih’s novel Season of Migration to the North , drawing on the work of eleventh-century theorist Abd al-Qahir al-Jurjani and two twentieth-century theorists, Joseph Frank and Julia Kristeva. Attending to formal patterns that...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 195–197.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Stephen Arata Imaginary Communities: Utopia, The Nation, and the Spatial Histories of Modernity. By Phillip E. Wegner. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. xxvi, 297p. The Senses of Modernism: Technology, Perception, and Aesthetics. By Sara Danius. Ithaca: Cornell University Press...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 427–449.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Sharon Larisch In traditional crime literature, the cordoned-off crime scene functions as a spatialized representation, fixing the now-absent crime in preparation for a subsequent interpretative process. This article questions such spatial stasis as well as the pretension of the crime scene to...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 357–368.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jan Baetens Abstract This article deals with the material turn in literary criticism at the level of the visual and spatial aspects and dimensions of the text. First, it analyzes the different tendencies and changes that helped increase our awareness to this often neglected form of textual...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 7–15.
Published: 01 March 2017
... around spatial scale. © 2017 by University of Oregon 2017 Atlantic world Indian Ocean world British Empire eighteenth-century literature transnational Works Cited Agnani Sunil . Hating Empire Properly: The Enlightenment and the Limits of Anticolonial Reason . New York...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 408–426.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Karen Grumberg This essay argues that the gothicism of Lea Goldberg's play ba'alat ha-armon ( The Lady of the Castle , 1956) undergirds its key concern: the role time plays in the encounter between art and reality, poetry and ideology. I compare key signifiers of gothic spatiality and temporality...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 144–158.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Rei Terada Abstract Spatial figures of impasse appear when politics is in trouble, and preserve political expectation when its prospects are poor. They take their meaning from the assumption that the political order is synonymous with social reality—as though people could do nothing when political...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 418–438.
Published: 01 December 2020
... 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 (2019) 71 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
... dialectical (im)possibility of utopia after upheaval, generating consideration of a new political and social order. In both works, the reader is left to make meaning in a spatialized, affective framework wherein spectral melancholy is not necessarily tied only to mourning or loss but also to imagination...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 370–393.
Published: 01 December 2017
... simultaneous assimilation and critique of Western spatial systems reflect not only the conditions of Russia’s uneven historical and cultural development, but also a distinctly Russian, and surprisingly modern, point of view. Copyright © 2017 University of Oregon 2017 Russia Nikolai Gogol perspective...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 111–128.
Published: 01 March 2017
... utterly fail. This article explores these narratives as “fictions of globalization” (James Annesley) that use spatial tropes and imaginaries as well as multiple references to the work of Franz Kafka to tell stories of alienation and Western masculine failure in the global capitalist economy. In both...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 31–45.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Morten Hansen This essay argues that we should read Jamaica Kincaid's A Small Place as part of a larger recurrence and metamorphosis of the epic on a global scale, a new genre that grapples with the economic and spatial conditions of our contemporary age by combining formal innovations with...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 376–398.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Yang's walker in the city in relation to the figure of the flâneur , I show how his exilic writing dramatizes the problem of spatial, temporal, and linguistic dislocation in exile, modernity, and comparison. Whether in Benjamin's reading of Baudelaire, Duoduo's encounter with Baudelaire, Yang's exilic...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 47–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
... the audience in the same transitional space that South Africa is itself experiencing. Spatially, Molora forestalls both the universalizing impulse of tragedy and the monumentalizing impulse of reconciliation. Temporally, it provides neither the firm tragic telos nor the temporal conflations implied by...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 201–227.
Published: 01 June 2010
... interlingual poetry of exile and asks how this metaphoric projection of paradigmatic relations between languages is influenced by this severe form of displacement. Crnjanski's “Lament over Belgrade” features dramatic code switches that cluster around various exotopic images indicating some form of spatial...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 357–359.
Published: 01 September 2016
... spatial theory alongside postcolonial Caribbean discourse, effectively formulating a postcolonial spatial studies. Informed pri- marily by Henri Lefebvre’s materialist theories of space and urbanization, Radović’s argu- ment is that Caribbean literary texts rely on spatial metaphors not to resolve the...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (2): 95–111.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Dragonetti, it focuses on ethics rather than on lack. The abstract spatial metaphors in Jacques Lacan’s Quatre concepts fondamentaux de la psychanalyse help me to explore further the ways in which Lévinas’s representation of subjec- tivity and enigma converges with or diverges from that of the Conte du...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 376–386.
Published: 01 September 2006
... by transitional zones. Only in the nineteenth century, when the new “nation states” vociferously proclaimed their identity, did frontiers become formalized and fortified (Foucher 59). Modern sociologists insist that frontiers are not spatial entities with sociologi- cal implications but rather...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 452–454.
Published: 01 December 2017
... normative theory breaks away from a descriptive approach and a spatial understanding of the world to focus instead on concepts such as teleological time and worlding, concepts that shift our attention to processes of temporalization often overlooked in the existing scholarship. He further argues that...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 209–219.
Published: 01 June 2009
...,” says Clifford, “initially, is to open up the question of how cultural analysis constitutes its objects — societies, tradi- tions, communities, identities —in spatial terms and through specifi c spatial prac- tices of research” (19); and toward the end of his piece, he declares: “I’ll conclude...