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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (1): 99–102.
Published: 01 January 2004
...Geoffrey Baker Stage Fright: Modernism, Anti-Theatricality, and Drama. By Martin Puchner. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. 234 p. University of Oregon 2004 BOOK REVIEWS/99...
Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 333–356.
Published: 01 December 2019
... other discursive system or field, these events, understood either individually or as a network, stage intricate spectacles and produce complex discourse. Two sessions help me set the stage. At the 2011 JLF, novelists Mohsin Hamid and Chandrahas Choudhury engaged in an unscripted conversation about...
Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 407–428.
Published: 01 December 2012
... methodology and peremptory interpretations in his two essays on Baudelaire. Finally, it offers a close comparative reading of Baudelaire's lyric “The Swan” and Benjamin's ninth aphorism in “On the Concept of History,” staging an unexpected and revealing correspondence between the two works to argue that “The...
Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 277–300.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., especially in Schiller's classical dramas, ceremonial theater and tragedy were joined together again—by means of the appropriation of ceremonial theater by the tragic stage. Now the tragic stage established itself as an autonomous realm of the imagination, in which the moribund ceremonial theater came back...
Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 399–419.
Published: 01 December 2014
... staging of fable and the harlequinades introduced modes of multiple role-playing on the stage. Hoffmann found in Johann Christian Reil and Gotthilf Heinrich Schubert strong advocates for play-acting as a cure for madness. Locating that opportunity in the disguises of carnival, Hoffmann has the mountebank...
Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 319–332.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Wai Chee Dimock Beginning with Margaret Atwood's novella The Penelopiad and its staging in regional and experimental theaters in Canada, the U.K., and around the world, this essay traces a long history of network mediation for the Odyssey , beginning with the performative decisions made by...
Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 381–407.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Alani Rosa Hicks-Bartlett Abstract Gabriele D’Annunzio’s Il Piacere ( Pleasure ) feints at being a bildungsroman. Even as it incorporates the genre’s defining tropes, it repeatedly undermines them, staging an educational process that is continually frustrated and problematized. Il Piacere can...
Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2021
... places this stance within the framework of fiction—not primarily to demonstrate its falsity but to stage an alternate or rival fiction, one that challenges our fundamental assumptions about fiction, ethics, and existence. Copyright © 2021 by University of Oregon 2021 novel ethics ethical turn...
Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 110–124.
Published: 01 March 2021
...David Quint Abstract This analysis of the structure and meaning of The Tale of the Hunchback , the most novelistic of the tales of the Thousand and One Nights , shows how the Nights stages the relationship of reader to fiction (the fictitious lives of others) as a power relationship and in terms of...
Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 January 2010
... straightforward, culturally reactionary “anti-anarchist romance,” and thereby precluding other, more politicized, readings. By staging a creative betrayal of the novel in 1920s Moscow, Tairov and Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, who was commissioned to write the script, reactivate certain elements of the work obscured...
Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 228–245.
Published: 01 June 2010
...-inscription of Crime and Punishment into the context of journalistic debates from the period of Great Reforms thus allows us to read the novel as a political allegory that stages and imaginatively resolves the socio-temporal contradictions structuring a world torn between conflicting demands for continuity...
Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 64–85.
Published: 01 January 2011
... fiction, centrally concerned with social justice, to launch an effective critique of neoliberal capitalism in present day South Africa. Because South Africa's entry onto the global stage in 1994 was conditioned by the pivotal moment of globalization in which its Rainbow Nation democracy was forged, I...
Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 192–206.
Published: 01 June 2012
... literary icon and body of texts in order to assert their cultural credentials on the world stage. To that end, the essay is divided into three sections. The first examines how Joyce arrived in Mexico and the critical context that brought his work into the center of discussions about literature in the 1960s...
Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 46–61.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of the transcendental vision implied by a developmental process of world-history, Tagore proposed that literary language generates a notion of time that is radically finite because it is aligned with the human failure to achieve divine transcendence. More specifically, his essays stage truly secular...
Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 182–199.
Published: 01 June 2013
... views, this article shows that aesthetic reflection, which stages the difficult balance between the particular and the general, is at the heart of Barthes's and Adorno's conceptions of the role of criticism in doing justice to the individual. Beginning by comparing Adorno's and Barthes's divergent views...
Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 101–122.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Stanislav Shvabrin Overlooked by students of John Keats's reception in Russia and misattributed by scholars researching the earliest stages of the writer's evolution, Vladimir Nabokov's Russian domestication of “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” (1921) poses before its interpreter a set of problems ranging...
Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 25–34.
Published: 01 March 2014
... through the lens of Chilean-Argentine author Ariel Dorfman's play Death and the Maiden , its staging and reception in Johannesburg and its inscription into the 1998 Final Report of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). By juxtaposing a case of literary remediation (TRC Chairperson...
Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Blair Hoxby We owe our idea of tragedy and our tragic repertoire to a generation of romantic critics who, writing in the shadow of Kant, demanded that tragedies display organic form, express the spirit of a nation, and stage a collision between freedom and necessity. Their formula obscures aspects...
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...
Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 394–414.
Published: 01 December 2015
... essay traces the structures of trauma across Shelley's and Artaud's Cenci plays, showing that, like a trauma, what resists representation in Shelley's nineteenth-century drama recurs embodied on Artaud's twentieth-century stage. In so doing, the essay illuminates less a straightforward shift than a...