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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 195–197.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Stephen Arata Imaginary Communities: Utopia, The Nation, and the Spatial Histories of Modernity. By Phillip E. Wegner. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. xxvi, 297p. The Senses of Modernism: Technology, Perception, and Aesthetics. By Sara Danius. Ithaca: Cornell University Press...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 244–255.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., this essay explores the Caribbean as an exemplary inter-American and comparatist crossroads space and analyzes several elements that enter into the diverse poetics of the region as articulated by its major writers and theorists: from chaos to transculturation, from magical realism and theimaginary...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 373–388.
Published: 01 September 2001
... THE UNIVERSAL imaginary has withstood the test A of time. As a distant moment of discovery, a hemispheric marker, or the naming of a powerful modern nation, America’s claims to unique transcenden- tal dimensions continue to seem natural—if not necessary—to peoples, nations, and academic...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 18–30.
Published: 01 March 2016
... by University of Oregon 2016 Blanchot intimacy the imaginary Proust Abraham Works Cited Bersani Leo Phillips Adam . Intimacies . Chicago : U of Chicago P , 2010 . Print . Bident Christophe . Maurice Blanchot: Partenaire invisible . Seyssel : Champ Vallon...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 336–360.
Published: 01 September 2010
... determinations that marked each of these writers produced dissimilar imaginaries of the global reach of their bourgeois characters and plots. Finally, in a coda to this double hypothesis, I connect the interpretative models of the globalization of the novel and the novelization of the global with the rentrée of...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 25–45.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Ilya Kliger This essay attempts a reading of Ivan Turgenev’s First Love as a case study within a broader inquiry into the social imaginary of Russian realist fiction. One way to formulate the central question of the essay is to ask what happens when, on some deep structural level, an ostensibly...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 161–178.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Ugrešić dismantles the phallus's imaginary “veils,” she also unmasks persistant gender inequality and a virulent socio-political backlash during the immediate post-Tito years. Ugrešić embeds in her psychoanalytic parody an incisive reading of gender discourse and local feminisms in 1980s Yugoslavia...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Shuang Shen This article discusses the uneven treatment of William Empson’s encounter with China. While Chinese accounts of Empson’s brief stay in China in the late 1930s present him as one of the progenitors of Chinese modernism, his second stay, during the founding of the People’s Republic, is...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 111–128.
Published: 01 March 2017
... utterly fail. This article explores these narratives as “fictions of globalization” (James Annesley) that use spatial tropes and imaginaries as well as multiple references to the work of Franz Kafka to tell stories of alienation and Western masculine failure in the global capitalist economy. In both...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 32–44.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Taylor it argues for a provocative Caribbean aesthetic of “sea ontologies.” By examining the multispecies collaborations of coral and reef ecologies, it suggests a new oceanic imaginary for the more-than-human Anthropocene. © 2017 by University of Oregon 2017 Anthropocene Caribbean...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 246–266.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Michelle Zerba This essay reads Homer's Odyssey alongside several poems by the Greek-Alexandrian writer C.P. Cavafy who, although widely removed from the epic in time, shares a common geographical imaginary located in the Mediterranean and explores questions of cultural identity, memory, and gender...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 201–227.
Published: 01 June 2010
... than the poetry of imaginary displacement, represents the most likely context in which such interlingual switches are generated. If we dismiss the view expressed by a few critics that foreign words are mere rhetorical ornament or an irritating supplement to this or that poem, there remain...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 241–256.
Published: 01 September 2012
...; Cometa 25–55; Rosen; and Parrish, “From the Civil War on the other hand, the maxi- malist novel demonstrates how that paranoia is a culturally transversal phenome- non that is characteristic of the contemporary imaginary in a broader sense. The paranoid imagination projects a phantasmatic shadow...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 142–159.
Published: 01 March 2009
... mere appear- ance, dreamt by another” (Labyrinths 50; 1:544), thus pointing to the Berkeleyan position that any person’s consciousness, including that of the reader, may be COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 150 nothing more than the imaginary stuff of yet another dreamer’s consciousness, the nature...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 46–61.
Published: 01 March 2013
...” is devoted to Tagore’s staging of this foundational philosophical issue, the essay begins with an imaginary and playful repartee between a “native” poet and his “English mentor.” I quote this sec- tion of the essay at some length, for it not only illustrates the frolicsome spirit of 3...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Catherine Toal This essay proposes an alternative account of the significance, for the development and interpretation of his work, of Henry James's engagement with French literature. Beginning with James's critique of the “cruelty” of the Goncourt brothers' novel Sœur Philomème , it argues, through...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 121–149.
Published: 01 June 2012
... perceived subjective indi- vidualism of literary studies, thereby providing at least an imaginary gain in social legitimacy within the framework of secular rationality. Neo-rationalism, Allegory, Obsession: Structuralism through Deconstruction In terms of its philosophical-epistemological...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 291–306.
Published: 01 September 2011
... . Modern Social Imaginaries . Durham : Duke UP , 2004 . Print . Enrique Lima The Uneven Development of the Bildungsroman: D’Arcy McNickle and Native American Modernity HE BILDUNGSROMAN, from its emergence in Europe at the end of...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 93–109.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Dennis Duncan A recurring problem in much critical writing about the Oulipo is a tendency to homogenize the output of the group's writers in order to present a universal poetics of constrained writing. Oulipians rightly bristle at these attempts to oversimplify the group's history, and a useful...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 160–176.
Published: 01 March 2009
... that Cohen himself obliquely acknowledges in his introduction when he writes, “Although England looms disproportionately large in the shared critical imaginary of this volume, this imbalance was a deliberate choice, accomplished because England has such a tight grip on the critical imaginary of...