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Comparative Literature (1 June 2012) 64 (2): 121–149.
Published: 01 June 2012
... for God, and to replace him. The essay argues that rationalism involves a melancholic gesture, whose structural representative in Freudian terms is obsessive-compulsive discourse. Empiricism, in turn, arises as a manic phase of attempted (and failed) mourning, stabilized in what will come to be known...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2018) 70 (2): 105–113.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Annette Damayanti Lienau Abstract This essay introduces the American Comparative Literature Association Forum “Vernacular Comparisons beyond the Europhone.” Characterizing the Europhone “vernacular” as a protean term of diverse application, the essay highlights the paradoxes associated with its use...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2011) 63 (4): 366–382.
Published: 01 December 2011
... article, I explore British soldiers' poetic accounts of the Second World War in the Oasis archive, which contains around 20,000 items by over 200 authors. The concepts of victim and perpetrator testimony are both relevant and problematized in relation to soldier testimony. Clearly, the origin of the terms...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 382–406.
Published: 01 December 2012
... tragic drama in terms of their contrastive nature.” However, to do so “something must be added” that the book he wrote failed to supply. The aim of this essay is twofold: to reconstruct what Benjamin might have said about French classical tragedy and to identify the mysterious addition. Why does the...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2018) 70 (2): 132–144.
Published: 01 June 2018
... “vernacularization” as a process of opening spaces for “the local,” vernacular languages, ontologies, and epistemologies are paradoxically oriented towards English/the West. What happens if the word, term, concept, process “vernacular” loses this purchase? What might we notice if we refused to rehabilitate...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Kevin Newmark This essay considers Baudelaire's “Le Cygne” in terms of the crucial place the poem should occupy in any theoretical reflection on literary and historical “modernity.” Despite the proliferation in recent years of references to Walter Benjamin in the reception of Baudelaire's poetry...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2012) 64 (1): 33–48.
Published: 01 March 2012
... capital that was “translated” or “borne across” the channel during an important chapter in the history of cultural translation, a term taken from social anthropology. While useful for literary and cultural studies, its deployment in anthropology and its recent appropriation by postcolonial studies too...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2012) 64 (2): 192–206.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Brian L. Price This essay examines how Fernando del Paso and Salvador Elizondo, two Mexican authors at opposite ends of what might be termed the Joycean spectrum, assimilate Joyce into their respective cultural projects. The essay argues that the incorporation of Joycean aesthetics into Mexican...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2012) 64 (3): 257–269.
Published: 01 September 2012
... critical readings of Mimesis . This tendency, originating in the work of Edward Said and practiced in some form or another by nearly all of Auerbach's critics of the last three decades, is to contextualize the writing of Mimesis and to explain its seemingly ungainly form in terms of the specific...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 26–35.
Published: 01 March 2013
... multiplicity of linguistic and cultural expressions that are the corpus of Comparative Literature as a discipline. However, the term “original” also has less benign innuendos that conceptually void hybridity and polyvalence: the original (versus the copy), the origin (versus derivation and decadence), as well...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2012) 64 (3): 300–315.
Published: 01 September 2012
... place the anthology within what Aníbal Quijano has called the “coloniality of power,” a term deployed to move thinking beyond Western and Eurocentric conceptualizations. This approach provides a new way of framing the issues of cultural production and agency in order to transcend identities originally...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2013) 65 (4): 408–428.
Published: 01 December 2013
... exhibiting the mechanistic understanding of cultural production for which English thirties leftists are typically condemned, Upward develops a mode of commitment that sees praxis as inherent to the cultural field. Reading Upward's work in terms of cultural praxis thus adumbrates new lines of inquiry in the...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 15–24.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Leerom Medovoi As an environmental term, “remediation” converges with “sustainability,” “resilience,” and “greening” to evoke an ethically positive resolution to ecological crisis and suggest the restoration of some nearly lost vitality through the neutralization of its afflictions. Although this...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2014) 66 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 June 2014
.... The essay argues that this psychoanalytic conceptual framework — elaborated further by an analysis of political and philosophical takes on it by Judith Butler and Julia Kristeva —allows us to see the shift between modernist and postmodernist fiction in intersubjective terms, thus situating it within...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 March 2014
... scholarship. I use the term “modernism/o” to signal this shift between languages that informs his poetry and helpfully illuminates the critical and terminological problems of contemporary scholarship — some of which hinge on the limitations of translation between Spanish and English. Jiménez's wide-ranging...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2014) 66 (4): 375–398.
Published: 01 December 2014
... resistance precisely to this notion of equivalence, even of the kind that Pound himself is promoting. Writing in response to and against Pound (what I call, adapting Seferis's term, anti-writing ), Seferis translates Pound as a way of resisting nationalist ideological appropriation and performs a linguistic...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2015) 67 (2): 131–144.
Published: 01 June 2015
... longer freely travelable, but crisscrossed by internal and international borders. This process is crucial in terms of the history of the novel because it undid the nexus of space, mobility, and narrative characteristic of the early-modern novel and forced the genre to invent plots that better aligned...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2015) 67 (1): 21–28.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Joseph C. Carroll This essay argues that the sciences most relevant to literary study form an integrated complex summarized by the term “biocultural theory.” Foundational theories accepted currently in literary scholarship are incompatible with a biocultural understanding of the evolved character...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2015) 67 (2): 185–206.
Published: 01 June 2015
... White would have been a fascinating film, advancing a cross-racial International committed both to left revolutionary politics and modernist experimentation. I then explain Hughes's dubious account by arguing that it enabled him to distance himself from the Soviet-oriented left on his own terms...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2015) 67 (2): 207–227.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Dixa Ramírez In this article, I argue that two novels by writers from Hispaniola rescript the long-term idealization of heterosexual coupling in both colonial and nationalist narratives from the Caribbean and Latin America. Mère-Solitude (1983) by Haitian-Canadian Émile Ollivier and El tiempo del...