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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 356–381.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Boris Maslov This article puts forward a genealogy of one of the principal temporalities associated with German (pre-)Romantic lyric, the time of a privileged moment (“ewiger/prägnanter Augenblick”). The same temporality is shown to dominate the lyric oeuvre of Fyodor Tiutchev, a Russian Romantic...
Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 315–337.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., experiments in narrative temporality and an explicit negation of the temporality of Bildung represent the vexed relationship to futurity in those regions of the global South most disadvantaged by the long history of their entanglement with modernity. Yet, in these works, this turning away from the temporality...
Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 408–426.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Karen Grumberg This essay argues that the gothicism of Lea Goldberg's play ba'alat ha-armon ( The Lady of the Castle , 1956) undergirds its key concern: the role time plays in the encounter between art and reality, poetry and ideology. I compare key signifiers of gothic spatiality and temporality...
Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 316–339.
Published: 01 September 2020
... the narrative creates a global South temporality, which differentiates Africa-China patterns of globalization from previous instantiations. These durées include Isookanga’s digital consciousness enabled by a PRC-built cell tower; allusions to Chinese history; and Isookanga and Zhang Xia’s collaboration on Eau...
Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 166–183.
Published: 01 June 2021
... livelihoods that trouble narrow definitions of work and its spatial, temporal, and corporeal limits. Through its montage and unusual soundscape, Santos Port presents laboring bodies in excess of their labor in an elusive portrait of both a strike and of work-life relationships. Unwaged, overlooked forms...
Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 69–84.
Published: 01 January 2009
... between text and context by analyzing the capacity of anachronistic discourse to collapse the boundaries between a literary work's internal means of reference and its external referential compass. Because the aesthetically productive temporal fissures that anachronism produces are not limited to any...
Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 228–245.
Published: 01 June 2010
... understood as a formal condition of the possibility of exploring Russia's position at the intersection point of multiple historical vectors. As such, the hero enables a series of temporal shapes, laden with historiographic significance, to be considered and then either chosen or dismissed. A re-inscription...
Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 47–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
... the audience in the same transitional space that South Africa is itself experiencing. Spatially, Molora forestalls both the universalizing impulse of tragedy and the monumentalizing impulse of reconciliation. Temporally, it provides neither the firm tragic telos nor the temporal conflations implied...
Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 46–61.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., and the mobility and textile strangeness of syntactic and accentual imports. In order to elaborate the radically finite temporality of such a literary language, this essay draws on Tagore's formulation of jivalila , or the play of living creation, which he opposes to the Western conceptualization of life...
Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., by considering the logic of another discipline: in this case, media studies. The defining works I have in mind include “The Rhetoric of Temporality” by Paul de Man and, perhaps more controversially, the contemporaneous work of Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart, How to Read Donald Duck . What we find...
Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 322–339.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the collective post-World War II memory that had come to associate it with the Holocaust. Mikhail Bakhtin's concept of the “chronotope” provides a theoretical tool that captures the unique characteristics of the use of time and temporality in the Jewish train genre. The speeding train and the interior...
Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 79–93.
Published: 01 March 2015
... readers, after Sedgwick, who emphasize James's style rather than his biography. However, in none of those recent discussions do notions of temporal or stylistic queerness in James's work resonate with the ideas about gendered time and language that are central to Duras's approach, and to twentieth-century...
Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 247–263.
Published: 01 June 2022
..., this essay reveals how an elongated temporal frame that accounts from non-European vantages—even in contemporary Anglophone literature—reorients not only what we consider the past and present of Indian Ocean worlds, but also how those pasts bear on the contemporary. firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright © 2022...
Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 150–165.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Ada Smailbegović Abstract This article theorizes the edge between the land and the sea in Marianne Moore’s poetry and in Jeff Wall’s photograph “The Flooded Grave.” For these artists, the edge is constituted as an array of fluctuating temporal rhythms created by living organisms and dynamic abiotic...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 376–398.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Yang's walker in the city in relation to the figure of the flâneur , I show how his exilic writing dramatizes the problem of spatial, temporal, and linguistic dislocation in exile, modernity, and comparison. Whether in Benjamin's reading of Baudelaire, Duoduo's encounter with Baudelaire, Yang's exilic...
Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 383–401.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... The systematic orchestration of two key devices in Rhys's Voyage in the Dark and Lamming's The Emigrants challenges modes of perception, temporality, and history shaping the realist discourses each novel directly or indirectly invokes. Voyage in the Dark responds to Zola's naturalist novel Nana through the use...
Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 60–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
... or inexplicable fictional world. Limbotopia not only reflects the loss of temporality in postmodernism but also responds to very specific historical and political configurations. We analyze the incidence of limbotopia in works by Israeli, American, British, Russian, and South Korean writers and film-makers. ELANA...
Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 19–31.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., dystopias of a circular temporality: emerging from and moving toward (Jewish) dystopia. This recent wave of Israeli dystopian narratives is primarily preoccupied with the past and future of Judaism, the Jewish people, and Israel as a secular-yet - Jewish state. Most interesting, perhaps, is the complete...
Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 452–454.
Published: 01 December 2017
... normative theory breaks away from a descriptive approach and a spatial understanding of the world to focus instead on concepts such as teleological time and worlding, concepts that shift our attention to processes of temporalization often overlooked in the existing scholarship. He further argues...
Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 293–319.
Published: 01 September 2003
... directed by Poussin toward Arcadia—that of the Arcadian shepherds and our contemplation of them— becomes the focus of the painting. The enigma of Arcadia thus stages itself mul- tiply both spatially and temporally. This means that the inscription “I, too, have lived in Arcadia” invokes (“quotes...