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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 194–212.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Boris Maslov; Tatiana Nikitina Abstract Building on statistical approaches to poetic meter, this article puts forward a new quantitative method for exploring syllabo-accentual verse that takes into account several formal properties, including rhythm, rhyming, and stanzaic architecture. Against the...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 142–159.
Published: 01 March 2009
... this narrative's hermetic meaning. With sly irony, Borges's story derides the “parasitism” of the mythical method associated with Joyce while eulogizing other modes of literary parasitism. Pierre Menard's description of Joyce's book focuses our attention on both the parasitism of Joyce's mythical...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and techniques. It argues that Dolly City reflects, thematically and formally, a shift between two biopolitical models of governance: from a welfare model based on a calculable and statistical futurity and on communal sacrifice, to a neoliberal model grounded in a speculative futurity and a zero-risk...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 404–425.
Published: 01 September 2001
... moment. Certainly, one obvious possible ave- nue for those of us in search of new methods and concepts of historical work is to hold open the distinctive future orientation of the past. Granting that formal distinction—the difference of the past as much as the past’s relation to us—puts back into...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (3): 243–261.
Published: 01 June 2004
.... Foucault, Michel. Surveiller et punir: naissance de la prison . Paris: Gallimard, 1975 . Grigoriev, A. “Investigative Methods of the Secret Police.” The Soviet Secret Police . Ed. Simon Wolin and Robert M. Slusser. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1957 . 180 -239. Gross, Hans. Handbuch fur...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 302–305.
Published: 01 June 2010
... imagination of tragedians and poets. Instead, with Shakespeare, English litera- ture began “to reflect on the sacrificial implications of a culture increasingly dominated by measurement, statistics, and commercial calculation; a culture that reduced individuals to interchangeable ciphers in a fashion...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 305–307.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Shakespeare, English litera- ture began “to reflect on the sacrificial implications of a culture increasingly dominated by measurement, statistics, and commercial calculation; a culture that reduced individuals to interchangeable ciphers in a fashion analogous to the transactions of human sacrifice” (67...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 308–311.
Published: 01 June 2010
... culture increasingly dominated by measurement, statistics, and commercial calculation; a culture that reduced individuals to interchangeable ciphers in a fashion analogous to the transactions of human sacrifice” (67). The relationship between accounting and the body, abstraction and sacrifice is the...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 311–314.
Published: 01 June 2010
... culture increasingly dominated by measurement, statistics, and commercial calculation; a culture that reduced individuals to interchangeable ciphers in a fashion analogous to the transactions of human sacrifice” (67). The relationship between accounting and the body, abstraction and sacrifice is the...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (3): 193–212.
Published: 01 June 2000
... . Paris: Treuttel & Wuertz, 1813 . Smith, Sydney. Rev. of Adam Seybert's Statistical Annals of the United States of America. Edinburgh Review 33 ( January 1820 ): 79 . Stanton, Theodore, ed. A Manual of American Literature . Leipzig: n.p., 1909 . Stedman, Edmund Clarence. Poets of...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 189–208.
Published: 01 June 2009
... mention one example of Bolton’s syn- chronic method, he emphasized that 1776 marked not only the beginning of the American Revolution but also the year the Spanish founded San Francisco. This method allowed him to undermine the then-dominant trope of “the frontier” as expansion onto vacant lands...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (1): 58–82.
Published: 01 January 2001
... poems,” 3 the Anatomy belongs with its High Modernist ones. The 3 “Kaleidoscope”: Charles Wheeler, qtd. in Ayre 383. Cf. Cave, Recognitions 199: “Frye’s method [. . .] displays the enormous range of possibilities opened up by a conjugation of poetics with mod- ern mythography, of formal analysis...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (2): 112–129.
Published: 01 March 2003
...: Nanhai chubanshe, 1992 . Yang, Zai, “Shifa jiashu” (Transmitted Poetic Methods). Lidai shihua . 735 -38. Zhang, Longxi. “The Letter or Spirit: The Song of Songs, Allegoresis, and the Book of Poetry”. Comparative Literature 39 . 3 ( 1987 ): 193 -217. ____. Mighty Opposites: From...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 33–48.
Published: 01 March 2012
...” that it prompted Richelieu to establish the French Academy “to correct and improve it” (A3r). And because the Academy’s efforts brought “the French Tongue into the plainest Method,” Cotgrave must be revised, for Cotgrave’s Dictionarie “swarms everywhere with Rank Words and Obsolete Phrases...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 171–193.
Published: 01 June 2019
... regulations. Smut jokes, for instance, are a method for expressing and experiencing sexual pleasures that are forbidden and tamed by laws and moral norms ( Freud 94–102 ). Differently yet relatedly, Deleuze articulates humor as the operation of the masochist who is frustrated with a modern law that is no...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (3): 193–213.
Published: 01 June 2001
... little application to twentieth-century art and literature. Modern art is filled with things. A Cubist collage is made of real news- paper clippings, and so is a poem by William Carlos Williams. The method of modern poetry is, manifestly, “quotation, commentary, pastische,”1 as if the poem had become...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 307–327.
Published: 01 September 2011
... at best, since they are based on municipal laws that required prostitutes in Buenos Aires to register with the police and provide their country of origin, but not race, religion, or other ethnic information. As Guy has noted, these partial statistics were the basis for the stories about white...