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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 438–458.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Daniel Feldman This article addresses the pervasive articulation of nothing in the poetry of Paul Celan and Dan Pagis. The essay ties nullification in speech to cancellation of self in Celan and aims to understand his attestation of a form of subjectivity reconfigured by the Holocaust as negative...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 74–90.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the emotive interiority of the feeling subject in medieval literature. The focus of the essay is thus on the modern reader's engagement with the medieval textual object d'art and the unique representation of medieval literary creativity as both a physical artefact (the manuscript) and an act of vocal...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 450–453.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Davide Stimilli Affecting Grace: Theatre, Subject, and the Shakespearean Paradox in German Literature from Lessing to Kleist . By Calhoon Kenneth S. . Toronto : University of Toronto Press , 2013 . 279 p. © 2016 by University of Oregon 2016...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 234–238.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Ilya Kliger Between Philosophy and Literature: Bakhtin and the Question of the Subject . By Erdinast-Vulcan Daphna . Stanford : Stanford University Press , 2013 . 260 p. © 2015 by University of Oregon 2015 Works Cited Bakhtin Mikhail . Art and Answerability: Early...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (4): 365–367.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Stanley Corngold Decadent Subjects: The Idea of Decadence in Art, Literature, Philosophy, and the Culture of the Fin de Siècle in Europe. By Charles Bernheimer. Edited by T. Jefferson Kline and Naomi Schor. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. 228 p. University of Oregon 2004...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to describe it. In particular, it questions the widespread tendency to adapt the metaphysical polarity subject-object to the interpretation of plays that, while making ample use of it, encourage readers and playgoers to dismiss such polarity as existentially ineffective. Only by tentatively adhering...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 72–92.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Sunny Xiang This essay tracks the discourse of “Oriental writing” in Ha Jin’s fictional Korean War memoir War Trash and the autobiography of Wang Tsun-ming, an actual Korean War POW. “Oriental writing” designates a racialized ambiguity between a self-present subject and an automatized mechanism...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 235–252.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Ross Knecht This essay seeks to refine the debate on subjectivity in Petrarch's Rime sparse by arguing that while the poems do present a distinct subject position, it is a position thoroughly compromised by passivity. The essay places the poems in the context of Aristotelian and Scholastic theory...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Baudelaire's poetry. It suggests that Benjamin's conception of allegory cannot adequately be addressed without first registering the impact that the allegorical dimension of poetic language exerts upon fundamental philosophical concepts such as subjectivity, experience, and historicity itself. If Benjamin...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2018
... lead to the loss of the subject’s ontologic wholeness. Krzhizhanovsky offers this insight as literature’s corrective to idealistic philosophy’s treatment of language and a foundation for a new, intersubjective ethics that takes the splintered subject as a given. This essay argues that reading the story...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 278–294.
Published: 01 September 2018
... space where they are co-productive of each other. Writing in this sense—feminine writing—sidesteps the subject/object split and explores subjectivity as uniquely textured formations of continuous meaning-mattering. 17 For the complications of this G/“je” and the non-coincidence of author, narrator...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 119–141.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Kiene Brillenburg Wurth This essay explores how and why the “old” medium of paper has come to function as the matter of a “new” posthuman subjectivity in contemporary fiction (since 2005). Paper, paper-based writing, and the book have long been involved in the cultural construction of “humanness...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 137–161.
Published: 01 June 2013
... up in the Eastern borderlands of the Habsburg Empire, in the Crownland of Galicia, which was inhabited by Ukrainians, Jews, and Poles. A third figure with a distinctly Habsburg imperial biography, Sigmund Freud, provides both techniques for reading and serves as a subject of analysis in his own right...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 182–199.
Published: 01 June 2013
... the importance of openly subjective critical response is founded on a post-Nietzschean understanding of Kant and is concerned with the condition of the individual in modernity. Adorno's and Barthes's respective investments in the aesthetic realm have often been viewed unfavorably. Challenging such...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 June 2014
... trace the evolution of late nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature — from the ontologic instability of modernist prose to the ontologic plurality of postmodernist prose — with the focus on how this shift affects the formation of the subjectivity of the reader. The author proposes that Freud's...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 408–426.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in Goldberg's play and Edgar Allan Poe's “Masque of the Red Death” (1842) to expose a shared conceptualization of the relationship between art and the real: the aesthetic sanctuary, designed to exclude time and other agents of the real, is nevertheless subject to and even dependent on its trespass...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 361–376.
Published: 01 December 2020
... discipline, as the question of the “modern” Muslim female citizen subject hangs in the balance of an emergent Indian nationhood. The author offers a queer feminist critique of the traditional phenomenology of disgust by analyzing the codes of erotic texture produced out of histories of colonial hygiene and...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 23–40.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., and others. The author suggests that, with mood, Hebrew prose figuratively stretched language itself, giving form to a new sense of “being there.” Furthermore, this poetics of mood offered authors an alternative to psychological realist prose and to the fixed subject position it implied. Thus, this...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 41–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
... sāl-i-āshnā’i: yādo n kā majmūʻah ( Months and Years of Friendship: Recollections ; 1979), arguing that Faiz’s text is distinct from earlier, Western travelers’ accounts in its articulation of the complexities of his subject position vis-à-vis the Soviet state. It does so by translating his experience...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 298–313.
Published: 01 September 2019
... politics differently. Diverging from the person/who equation, Jacques Derrida conceives the who as an absolute singularity that resists its subjection to the what, and by extension, its reduction to particularity and identity. Expanding beyond Horton’ s racial context, the final section of the essay...