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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek “Systems Theories and the Study of Literature and Culture” introduces the ACLA Forum on systemic and empirical approaches for the study of literature and culture. While both micro- and macro-systemic approaches have been prominent in the study of literature and culture...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 11–20.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Matthew Wilkens “Digital Humanities and Its Application in the Study of Literature and Culture” examines the relationship between comparative literary and cultural studies, systems theory and model building, and recent work in digital humanities. Areas of specific application include the topology...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (4): 476–502.
Published: 01 December 2023
... of the subject and Merleau-Ponty’s emphasis on the communicative power of the body, the article looks at the reverberations that Leopardi’s teoria del piacere (understood as an anthropological system) exerts on his theory of language and builds a neck-to-neck comparison with Locke’s linguistic functionalism...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 37–44.
Published: 01 March 2015
... fluidity” as a consequence of the anti-structuralist animus towards heuristics of meaning. © 2015 by University of Oregon 2015 sysemics semiotic informatics cybernetics Derrida Norbert Weiner Works Cited Bertalanffy Ludwig von . “An Outline of General System Theory...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 370–393.
Published: 01 December 2017
... abstraction. This article examines Gogol’s visual poetics within the context of Russian culture’s late, self-conscious appropriation of Renaissance perspective, drawing on contemporaneous developments in Russian art history and twentieth-century aesthetic theory. As seen in several key moments in Dead Souls...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 29–36.
Published: 01 March 2015
... be measured and contextualized through comparative cultural analyses. © 2015 by University of Oregon 2015 empirical studies systems studies ecocriticism ecophobia biophilia Works Cited Bergthaller Hannes . “Cybernetics and Social Systems Theory.” Ecocritical Theory: New European...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 7–15.
Published: 01 March 2017
...). What did this reorganization of “world political-economic space” actually look like? Redacting this essay’s argu- ment through Arrighi’s, one might say that the British cycle reorganized global space in the shape of the Indies. World-systems theory has garnered a lot of criticism for its...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 418–435.
Published: 01 September 2006
... literaria.” Prosopopeya 4 (Otoño/invierno 2003 ): 15 -34. Milner, Andrew. “When Worlds Collide: Comparative Literature, World-Systems-Theory and Science Fiction.” Forthcoming in Southern Review. Pdf version available at http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/cclcs/research/papers/docs/Worlds-Collide.pdf...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 201–206.
Published: 01 June 2005
...-Systems Theory, the new World Lit, the Problem of How to Name a Language, Theoretical Capital, Translation, and Technological Literacy, among them. World Lit, an old chestnut of the field, has come back into play, refurbished by a world-systems theory borrowed from the work of Immanuel Wallerstein...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 449–452.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... Despite its otherwise sub- stantial range, Theory of the Lyric does not engage influential evolutionary or world-systems theories of genre (by Franco Moretti, most prominently), and its dialogue with histori- BOOK REVIEWS / 451 cal...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (1): 25–44.
Published: 01 January 2005
... systems theory and relate what Nietzsche —der Tatsache, daß es keinen inhärenten Grund gibt, warum man sein und nicht vielmehr nicht sein soll—entspringt,” 161). Wellbery concludes that the “modernity that Nietzsche attempts to cope with through writing is the crisis of the legitimization...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 129–132.
Published: 01 March 2023
... (postcolonial studies); (2) an illustration of the “combined and uneven development” engendered by global capital (world systems theory); or (3) a repository of experience and story (much contemporary African studies). These discourses all have in common an anti-Enlightenment, anti-universalist, and, crucially...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (2): 128–152.
Published: 01 March 2006
... Immanuel Waller- stein’s pathbreaking world-systems analysis as a theory that “still has Eurocentric elements” because, although it limits European world hegemony to history after 1492, it does not sufficiently take into account the contingency of Europe’s world dominance Trans’-Modernity” 222).7 I...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 345–374.
Published: 01 December 2015
... is marked both spatially and temporally. Moretti draws on Immanuel Waller- stein’s “world-systemtheory to argue that the onset of capitalism and European empires reduced the many independent local/regional spaces of literature to just three positions —​core, periphery, and semi-periphery —​which...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
... as peripheral, or even belated, in literary world systems and structures theory that has historically not allowed for these loci to be legitimate sites of theoretical enunciation; 5 as Ignacio Sánchez Prado aptly phrases it, there is a general denial of agency to “semi-peripheral” writers “in selecting...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 361–375.
Published: 01 September 2010
... reveals a “law of literary evolution,” which Moretti defines as the com- promise between an imposed form and a local content, a literary version of the center/periphery relations disclosed by world systems theory (58). Only by focus- ing on these larger patterns can the study of world literature...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (4): 339–362.
Published: 01 September 2000
... maturation. This is central to Jean Piaget’s influential theory of how a child’s system of knowledge is progressively modified and restructured to allow for the assimilation of new information, an activity which during the later stages depends heavily on natural language and other selves. The recognition...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 26–35.
Published: 01 March 2013
... evidence sustains such theories, some scholars suppose that this was indeed the first form of Chinese “writing,” not merely a system for counting and recording numbers (see Jiang Xun 16–18) 2 The polysemic term wen  marks the connection between traces and patterns and Chinese writ- ing: “wen...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 36–45.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Eleanor Kaufman This essay argues that twentieth- and twenty-first-century French philosophy (“French theory”) is aligned around a theory of difference that would contest many of the “comparative” frameworks of the discipline of Comparative Literature, including the question of original languages...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (3): 257–259.
Published: 01 June 2000
... distinguished contribution to literary theory. It offers an origi- nal, rigorous, and detailed system of notions for the description and interpretation of literary texts. It advances the quest for a rational approach to literature and for coopera- tion between analytical philsophy and literary theory...