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Comparative Literature (1 March 2005) 57 (2): 117–134.
Published: 01 March 2005
... . Hangzhou: Zhejiang guji, 1989 . 276 -86. Cai Yuanpei . “Shitou ji suoyin diliu ban zixu” (Preface for the sixth edition of The Secrets of the Story of the Stone). Shitou ji suoyin . Hong Kong: Taiping shuju, 1963 . 1 -8. Cao Xueqin . Jia cheng ben honglou meng (The Jia chen...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2007) 59 (2): 179–182.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Wallace Martin Body and Story: The Ethics and Practice of Theoretical Conflict. By Richard Terdiman. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005. xiii, 265 p. University of Oregon 2007 BOOK REVIEWS/177...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 26–35.
Published: 01 March 2013
... . Andrea Bachner What Original? Origin Stories, Script Teratologies, and Leibniz’s Hexagrammatology o work with the “original” is the comparatist’s mantra, and yet the Tterm “original language” also inspires a secret unease. Leaving aside, for a...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2014) 66 (3): 322–339.
Published: 01 September 2014
....” This essay examines the role of the train in three works by prominent Jewish writers: S.Y. Abramovitsh's “Shem ve-Yefet ba-agala” [“Shem and Japheth on the Train”], Sholem Aleichem's Di ayznbangeshikhtes [ The Railroad Stories ], and Shmuel Yosef Agnon's “Bi-kronin shel rakevet” [“In the Railroad Car...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2005) 57 (4): 356–358.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Frederick Luis Aldama The Mind and Its Stories: Narrative Universals and Human Emotion. By Patrick Colm Hogan. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xii, 302 p. Cognitive Science, Literature, and the Arts: A Guide for Humanities. By Patrick Colm Hogan. New York: Routledge, 2003. 244 p...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2012) 64 (2): 169–191.
Published: 01 June 2012
... complex moment in the cultural reception of the novel, characterized both by public demand for new incarnations of the story and by protests against the book and the performances it inspired. Hughes, who had a long-standing relationship with the story, accepted the invitation and produced an unusual...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2016) 68 (2): 181–198.
Published: 01 June 2016
... clergyman had invited men and women to his bedroom, read them the novel, and showed its illustrations. Beristain's story offers a rare glimpse into readership practices and the transmission of ideas in the eighteenth-century Spanish world. Le Portier was not just pornographic; it also had a philosophical...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2018) 70 (1): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Alex Spektor This essay investigates philosophic trends of Russian modernism through an analysis of recently discovered author Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s short story “In the Pupil,” which can be said to be a philosophic allegory. In order to understand its place in the history of Russian modernism...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 291–306.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Enrique Lima The European Bildungsroman since its emergence at the end of the eighteenth century has been the great genre of socialization. Beginning with Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre , the Bildungsroman has narrated the story of a protagonist willingly or unwillingly renouncing his or her...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2015) 67 (1): 79–93.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Kathryn Wichelns Marguerite Duras's 1962 theatrical adaptation of Henry James's short story offers a feminist alternative to Eve Sedgwick's famous interpretation. The precise elements that for Duras reveal James's interest in “feminine” forms of expression also are significant for queer theoretical...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2010) 62 (2): 122–143.
Published: 01 March 2010
... these works depict. In both texts the portrait raises the issue of the relation between identity and representation. Since in both stories the portrait is that of a woman and the painter is a man, they also deal with the way the power to represent (and thus determine or construct identity) relates to...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2010) 62 (2): 179–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
... the mechanism that meets the often implied and expressed aspirations and obligations of such formations. Central to Robbins's work is an embrace of professional work and social place. He finds the stories of upward mobility essential both to organizing his own tale of developing modern forms of...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2012) 64 (3): 257–269.
Published: 01 September 2012
... important legacy avoids the real work of reading Mimesis and the interpretive strategies it contains, and that such a reading requires bracketing the historical conditions of his work's composition, a story with an easy appeal to pathos. To truly discern the significance of Auerbach's contribution to our...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2013
... constituted James's bid for popularity ( Guy Domville and The Other House ) and to the nature of psychoanalytic allegory, as epitomized by E.T.A. Hoffmann's “Der Sandmann.” The essay offers a psychoanalytic interpretation rooted in the biographical and stylistic progression of the oeuvre to which the story...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 429–445.
Published: 01 December 2012
... “getting” the philosophical import of a story or joke and not getting it in the context of an examination of the relationship (or lack thereof) between the activities and difficulties of everyday life, on the one hand, and those of literary expression and/or spiritual or philosophical teaching, on the...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2013) 65 (2): 162–181.
Published: 01 June 2013
... classic Sebaldian narrator, a wanderer who discreetly relays the stories of the people and places he is privileged to encounter. Although Sebald does not use the phrase, steps of this sort, unpurposed yet unerring, are made with what is commonly known in German as somnambule Sicherheit : the legendary...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 43–51.
Published: 01 March 2014
... U.S. The testimonies tell distressing stories of the pernicious effects of student debt. They also correct some current misperceptions — for instance, that student debt only became an issue after the financial crisis of 2007/08, when in fact it has been a problem since the 1980s. Overall, contemporary...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2015) 67 (1): 21–28.
Published: 01 March 2015
... biocultural theory are the theory of human life history and gene-culture coevolution. Biocultural theorists argue that basic human motives are channeled into cultural norms that are articulated in imaginative form through myths, legends, rituals, images, songs, and stories. Biocultural theory offers an...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2016) 68 (3): 251–273.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Karen Emmerich Standard texts for many ancient works were established long ago, but The Epic of Gilgamesh is an exception to that rule. Only in the mid-nineteenth century did stories of this ancient king resurface, thanks to pioneering Assyriologists whose project of recovery and decipherment was...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 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...