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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 339–355.
Published: 01 December 2012
... relates to our inevitable temptation to reduce undecidable figures to mechanically decodable signs and involves a complex of related binaries: figure and sign, symbol and allegory, inside and outside. The essay traces these binaries from the German Romantics into more contemporary theory in an effort...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (3): 256–259.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Robert Lamberton Birth of the Symbol: Ancient Readers at the Limits of Their Texts. By Peter T. Struck. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004. 316 p. University of Oregon 2006 Atherton, Catherine. The Stoics on Ambiguity . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993 . De...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (4): 315–331.
Published: 01 September 2007
.../315 LELAND DE LA DURANTAYE Kafka’s Reality and Nabokov’s Fantasy. On Dwarves, Saints, Beetles, Symbolism, and Genius 1. The Metamorphosis It is not difficult to hear echoes of Kafkan steps in the early works of Vladimir Nabokov. Critics have...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 181–200.
Published: 01 June 2017
... chances for invention. © 2017 by University of Oregon 2017 sensation allegory symbol The Origin of the German Tragic Drama Georg Simmel Works Cited Alciato Andrea . Emblemata . Web. < www.emblems.arts.gla.ac.uk/alciato/ >. ———. Emblèmes . Trans. Aneau Barthelemy...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 322–339.
Published: 01 September 2014
... and in language suggests that Agnon's story should be read as a retrospective look at the experience with which the earlier works deal. The essay traces the transformations of the train as a symbol of modernity and shows how Agnon uses a different mechanism to reconstruct the symbolic role of the train against...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 22–40.
Published: 01 January 2010
...' works we see an ambivalent relationship to father figures and a desire to challenge the Oedipal pact demanded by the symbolic by means of a literary act of defiance that involves a move beyond meaning and sense. Moving away from her earlier focus on poetry, Kristeva turns to Louis Aragon, Roland Barthes...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 161–178.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Lauren Lydic Dubravka Ugrešić's 1983 short story “Hrenovka u vrućem pecivu” (“Hot Dog on a Warm Bun”) self-consciously parodies N.V. Gogol′'s 1836 “Nos” (“The Nose”). Building on the tradition of “noseology,” a literary sub-genre in 1820s and 1830s Russia, Ugrešić parodies the highly symbolic...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 444–465.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of an era; Henry Roth’s Call It Sleep (1934), where the detritus of a Lower East Side childhood become symbolic totems of a violent coming-of-age; and S. Y. Agnon’s Just Yesterday (Hebrew, 1946), an epic novel of immigration, cultural renaissance, and insanity set in Jaffa and Jerusalem, wherein taxidermy...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 54–68.
Published: 01 January 2009
... mechanism within the 1966 text of Despair that both relies on and undermines a Freudian reading. I identify a set of objects whose Freudian valence could easily mislead the unwary reader into taking them symbolically, thus overlooking their function as important clues to events in the novel. I also posit...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 367–387.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., and land, Shlonsky challenged the styles and themes of his Hebrew poetic predecessors. At the same time, he experimented with the modernist forms and aesthetics that held sway in European culture in the first decades of the twentieth century, mixing aspects of Symbolism, Futurism, Expressionism...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 335–345.
Published: 01 June 2009
.... Based on a reading of the fiction of the Canadian-Caribbean author Austin Clarke, the essay offers a symbolic mapping of urban translocalities as organisms that expel the immigrant as waste. University of Oregon 2009 Appadurai, Arjun. Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2010
... towards Mizrahi Jews. Indeed, it was Bialik—the institution and the literary symbol—who served three generations of Zionist educators devoted to writing a new Jewish history from which the Jews who lived in Arab and Islamic lands during the last few centuries were erased. University of Oregon 2010...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 241–256.
Published: 01 September 2012
... is to stake out a new conceptual territory that will contribute to a re-shaping of both the traditional view of the literary postmodern and the understanding of the development of the novel in the second half of the twentieth century. The maximalist novel has a strong symbolic and morphological identity...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 March 2014
... juxtaposes translations, cross-linguistic rhymes, and citations from a host of literary histories in order to demonstrate his own shifts across modernismo , modernism, Romanticism, and symbolism. These movements cohere, he asserts, because they are all part of “ modernismo .” This article uses his...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 466–486.
Published: 01 December 2018
... that broader agreement, however, scholarship about the South Asian boom has tended to overemphasize the political symbolism of recent South Asian Anglophone literature and its global popularity, while under-emphasizing the political realities that create the conditions under which that literature became...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 61–83.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., and Igiaba Scego. Drawing on diaspora studies, theories of narrative space, and contemporary theories of world literature, this article argues that Somali diasporic literature places at its imaginative and symbolic core the concept of the border. In so doing, Somali diasporic literature interlocks formal...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 207–227.
Published: 01 June 2015
... optimism central to the post-independence works that imagined the nation as a large family with a powerful patriarch and ideal mixed-race children. The novels' spotlight on sexual violence and its results challenges the symbolic overlap between women's bodies and the land. © 2015 by University of Oregon...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 141–154.
Published: 01 June 2016
... seeks to offer a more nuanced interpretation of the global sixties from those perspectives situated south — whether in terms of actual or symbolic geographies — of the so-called Global South. In doing so, it connects Paris, Bandung, and Beijing to Saigon, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, and Surabaya. © 2016...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 351–369.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... The essay explains how epic narrative, disembedded from earlier oral poetry, is then situated in new cultural contexts. Using the Roman epic as a paradigm, the essay also outlines a fourfold framework within which the interrelationship of the epic's symbolic content can be assessed. It concludes...
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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (1): 65–85.
Published: 01 March 2024
... of the politics of recognition and a concomitant turn to affect. Together, the texts constitute a future-oriented strand of contemporary Palestinian writing that counterintuitively thematizes intergroup empathy, drawing upon its symbolic currency to scaffold a pedagogical hermeneutics of decolonial overture...