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Comparative Literature (1 June 2018) 70 (2): 114–131.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Shaden M. Tageldin Abstract Does the Latinate vernacular capture non-Europhone relationships of speech to writing? Surveying non-equivalences between the vernacular and its East/South translations, I focus on the Arabic ʿāmmiyya . Vernacular hails from verna , the slave born on his master’s estate...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2010) 62 (1): 68–88.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Gil Hochberg This essay is dedicated to the writings of Sayed Kashua, the young Israeli Palestinian novelist, journalist, and screenwriter who has become a central, if controversial, figure within the Israeli public domain: a target of both political and literary praise and blame. Specifically the...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2014) 66 (4): 438–458.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the efficacy of written exchange. Both modalities, how- ever, are threatened by a poetics of absence and silence that voices nothing and writes without visible trace. Celan transcribes what is “Ungeschriebenes, zu / Sprache verhärtet” (“Unwritten, hardened / into speech language so condensed...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2004) 56 (1): 107–109.
Published: 01 January 2004
... labeled pro- or anti-imperialist, nationalist or multicultural. Divided into two sections, the first part of Dissenters and Mavericks analyzes Walpole’s “anti-imperial cynicism” (p. 32) in his letters to his friend Horace Mann; Edmund Burke’s parliamen- tary speeches and writings on India, both before...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2013) 65 (4): 466–486.
Published: 01 December 2013
... taxes” (NSZ  9: 264). This claim, according to Nakano, gives him, as a poet who presumably lacks free speech and suffers unjust taxation, the authority to write about the tribulations of a writer who tries to make a living during a time of both censorship and publication market expansion. To do so...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2014) 66 (3): 371–373.
Published: 01 September 2014
... commentaries on this book about the nature of language, script, writing, and speech. European thinkers and scholars from Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz to Carl Jung have marveled at the philosophy, language, and numerical system of the I Ching  from their own culture-specific points of view. Georg Wilhelm...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2012) 64 (1): 110–112.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Karl Ashoka Britto Worlds Within: National Narratives and Global Connections in Postcolonial Writing . By Cooppan Vilashini . Stanford : Stanford University Press , 2009 . 354 p. © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 BOOK...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2018) 70 (1): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., I read the story through the prism of three key allegories from Plato’s The Republic : the allegories of the sun, the line, and the cave. I argue that Krzhizhanovsky deconstructs the main postulates of Platonic philosophy by showing that the acquisition of knowledge and the act of writing inevitably...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2014) 66 (4): 375–398.
Published: 01 December 2014
... —​in short, the structure or form of the language. Thus, for Seferis the process is more akin to a transcription of speech into writing, a transliteration, or an arrangement of a piece of music for a different instrument, than it is to a wholesale transformation. Yet Seferis does not tell us...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2013) 65 (2): 251–253.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Liesl Yamaguchi Ideographic Modernism: China, Writing, Media . By Bush Christopher . New York : Oxford University Press , 2010 . xxxi, 149 p . © 2013 by University of Oregon 2013 BOOK REVIEWS The Implications of Literary...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2012) 64 (1): 49–72.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Realism: The Way Out of Negritude.” Caribbean Studies 13 . 4 ( 1973 ): 57 – 70 . Print . Daut Marlene . “Un-Silencing the Past: Boisrond-Tonnerre, Vastey, and the Re-Writing of the Haitian Revolution, 1805–1817.” South Atlantic Review 74 . 1 ( 2009 ): 35 – 64 . Print . Davies...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2010) 62 (4): 376–398.
Published: 01 September 2010
... paradigmatic figure of European modernity, the flâneur , and contemporary Chinese poetry, in particular the poetic prose cycle “Guihua” (“Ghost Speech/Lies”) written by Chinese poet Yang Lian during his exile in Auckland, New Zealand, after June Fourth 1989. Emerging out of the relationship between Europe and...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2018) 70 (2): 145–159.
Published: 01 June 2018
... writings on Bengali literature. These writings are framed with respect to Tagore’s Anglophone ruminations on language while in China, as well as his interactions with Chinese linguistic reformers such as Hu Shi. Tagore’s 1917 dichotomy between the language of books (পুঁথির ভাষা) and that of speech (মুখের...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2000) 52 (4): 363–366.
Published: 01 September 2000
... advances in literacy and play- writing tended to coincide, and with how the former directly affected the discovery of possibilities in the latter. For Wise, literacy brings with it the enhanced ability of the dramatist to individualize character through written speech; it offers the basic value of...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2019) 71 (2): 123–138.
Published: 01 June 2019
... in postcolonial or global Anglophone world literature. Writing by Buchi Emecheta, Chinua Achebe, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie suggests how the appropriation of the language of British colonization has been undercut and abetted by the Anglophone cultural and educational institutions of US empire...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2011) 63 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 January 2011
... contradiction involved in his advocacy of low-consciousness. There is also an aspect of his characterization that has no equivalent in Anna Karenina : he exists in his speech, rather than diminishing his existence by reflecting upon it; the distinction and contradiction between his thought and action are...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2018) 70 (1): 72–92.
Published: 01 March 2018
... “brainwashing” appears here as a finely tuned mechanism that inscribes ideological scripts onto blank brains. This inscriptional mechanism operationalizes a symbiotic relation between speech and writing. Wang states that his daily schedule consisted of 1) a lecture requiring “voluminous notes”; 2) a...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2019) 71 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 June 2019
... the target audience of the translated text even mappable onto an original text’s schema of hurdle and target audiences? The writings of Varlam Shalamov further complicate the translation of Aesopian texts. Whereas Leona Toker and others identify Aesopian moments in Shalamov’s prose, Svetlana Boym...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2012) 64 (1): 93–109.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Dennis Duncan A recurring problem in much critical writing about the Oulipo is a tendency to homogenize the output of the group's writers in order to present a universal poetics of constrained writing. Oulipians rightly bristle at these attempts to oversimplify the group's history, and a useful...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2017) 69 (4): 355–369.
Published: 01 December 2017
... account the role of the human body in writing. In the modernist context, the close proximity of rhythm and the body —its heartbeat and breath, for example — are central (Konersmann and Westerkamp 9–10). Since ancient rhetoric is con- cerned with the oral delivery of speeches, the body of the person...