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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 181–200.
Published: 01 June 2017
...E. S. Burt Around the time he was conceiving his thesis on allegory in the Baroque mourning-play, Walter Benjamin equated perception with reading. To align phenomenal experience with reading texts is unusual, and gives rise to questions. Benjamin's teacher, Georg Simmel, had identified a crisis...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 373–376.
Published: 01 September 2022
... scholars more generally, is to ask a series of difficult questions that cut to the core of our profession: What justifies our work as teachers of literature, above all in times of crisis? What grounds do we have, really, for remaining in the classroom and teaching literature as the world burns around us...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2010
... the gestures and expressions of the Yemenite kindergar- ten teacher as she acted out this lovely poem. We followed her in song, joyfully pronouncing the words with a guttural het and ‘ayin that came from deep in our throats since we had just arrived from Morocco and Arabic still rolled off our tongues...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 158–177.
Published: 01 March 2005
.... No explanation for their condition, whether offered by either parents or teachers, seems to stay with them for more than a split sec- ond. Thus, although Georgette’s father lambastes her French teacher, whom he accuses of turning Georgette against her own Arab origins, at the same time that her French...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (4): 506–508.
Published: 01 December 2023
... alma mater, Harvard University. Relatedly, but more saliently, we don’t actually know for sure what to call the person whom Gruesz narrates as his teacher, a man who appears elusively in the written archive produced by Mather and his contemporaries, and who is most vividly named by Mather’s neighbor...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (2): 165–186.
Published: 01 March 2002
... DURAS’S MODERATO CANTABILE/175 Desbaresdes, and his teacher ignore the interruption when it occurs, but after the lesson has ended Anne leaves her child at Mademoiselle Giraud’s door and joins “le gros de la foule” (“the body of the crowd”) standing outside the café (8). Learning that someone has...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 214–218.
Published: 01 June 2005
... how to read are teachers, people who reduce A Room of One’s Own to “the ideological average”—its themes, its message—to its title. Spivak’s use of the pro- noun “we” here is an act of generosity. She has not forgotten; she is here giving Woolf a deft reading, attending to the book’s complex...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 43–51.
Published: 01 March 2014
... amounts and non-negotiable terms involved, people feel trapped in a “nightmare” or “student debt hell” with no way out. Bill of Connecticut states: “The worst part is that there seems to be no end in sight.” Even with a decent job, Matt, a teacher from Ohio, confides, “I’m trapped. I was depressed...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 52–70.
Published: 01 March 2014
... is a charmingly understated, even trivial, witty nod to Haydn, Beethoven’s teacher. Taruskin calls it “a veritable bugle call” and notes its similarity to a theme Mozart wrote when he was twelve. But this bugle call is also extremely complex: The C-sharp that immediately follows the E flat major arpeggio...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 256–272.
Published: 01 June 2005
.... There is no “enough.” But at a certain point you’re not reading grammars anymore. What an unsatisfactory answer. But they will be amused. EH: Do you want to stop? GCS: We could stop. EH: Do you want to keep going? GCS: No, we could stop, also. But let me just say this. In my classes, in my teacher training...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 351–353.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the largest TV in the village. COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 352 The next chapter in this section looks at Zhang Yuan’s documentary Crazy English (1999), reading the film as a quasi “national allegory.” Certainly, this extraordinary biographical documentary follows the superstar English teacher Li...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (4): 332–348.
Published: 01 September 2007
... and America drew so heavily). As Herder, the Grimm brothers, and the whole lineage of German literary teachers and critics were frank to pro- claim, the study of one’s own literary past was a vital part in affirming national identity. To this point of view Taine and the historical positivists added...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 128–141.
Published: 01 March 2009
... a companion, a guide, a teacher, and a brother: “Now in a matter of days he had become his [Friday’s] brother and he was not even sure of being the elder brother” (183, 191), since Friday knows how to survive on the island without the aid of agriculture, hoarded stores, buildings, and constant labor...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 January 2008
... reputation is grounded in his combined achievements as scholar, teacher, and editor. His is a career marked by a prolific and broad record of original publications and an enviable sequence of prestigious national and international research grants (American Philosophical Society, Fulbright, Gulbenkian...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 312–318.
Published: 01 September 2015
... for the peasant wisdom of orality: The Druids, those great teachers, are comparable to the Palestinian rabbis! Here are our ances- tors. . . . But neither the Druids nor the Rabbis wrote. . . . What are the Druids? Teachers who did not write, not preachers, nor orators, but Rhythmo-catechists who transmit...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 132–144.
Published: 01 June 2018
... on Education.” “Calculated to raise up a class of persons qualified by the intelligence and morality for high employments in the civil administration” ( Bentinck 2 : 525), it lays out the arguments for identifying those who will avail of an English education, which they in turn will pass on as future teachers...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 86–110.
Published: 01 January 2011
.... The tutor of the title is Rishi Parajuli, a solitary exile in Kathmandu, who has been persuaded by an old teacher and communist leader to return to his hometown to spy on the pre- election activities of a rival political party. This straightforward political intrigue allows Thapa to introduce...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (3): 242–255.
Published: 01 June 2002
... Center for Folklore Studies Conference, Going Native: Recruitment, Conversation, and Identification in Cultural Research . Columbus, Ohio, May 20 -22, 1999 . Boyd, Jean. The Caliph's Sister : Nana Asma'u, 1793-1865, Teacher, Poet, and Islamic Leader . London and Totowa, NJ : F. Cass, 1989...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 29–36.
Published: 01 March 2015
....” ISLE 16 . 2 ( 2009 ): 203 – 25 . Print . Fox Nicholas Hengen . “Teaching (is not) Activism.” Radical Teacher 94 ( 2012 ): 13 – 23 . Print . Glotfelty Cheryll . “Introduction: Literary Studies in an Age of Environmental Crisis.” The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (3): i–xxxi.
Published: 01 June 2007
... in our field—a field of great COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/iv excitement and also of immense importance and responsibility. As teachers and scholars of comparative literature, we have the privilege of thinking through languages, histories, and artifacts from many interwoven, often conflicting, cultures...