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Comparative Literature (1 June 2014) 66 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Ashley Barnes How to Do Things with Fictions . By Landy Joshua . New York : Oxford University Press , 2012 . 250 p. © 2014 by University of Oregon 2014 BOOK REVIEWS How to Do Things with Fictions. By Joshua Landy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 250 p. As long as...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2011) 63 (2): 230–234.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Roland Tolentino, as well as the author of Things Fall Away. These praxes are brought to bear on what the author portrays as a nation in permanent crisis, whose features either resemble or anticipate the consequences of glo- balization in much of the rest of the world. It is within this apprehension...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2018) 70 (4): 444–465.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Barbara E. Mann Abstract This essay analyzes the depiction of “things” in three modernist novels: Dovid Bergelson’s The End of Everything (Yiddish, 1913), a tale of ennui set in a provincial town outside Kiev, where faded fabrics and cherished ornaments in drawing rooms emblematize the end of an...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2009) 61 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., and a cognitive side that is engaged with questions about whether the things we perceive can lay claim to being knowledge. As such, it is central to some of the most persistent concerns of Western philosophy. The epistemic and emotional registers of doubt have a long history, but it is also a history...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2011) 63 (4): 366–382.
Published: 01 December 2011
... ever a victim (a common descriptor of soldiers after Vietnam and the advent of PTSD in 1980) or something between these two testamentary categories? And — most pertinent for this article — is there such a thing as a perpetrator voice, perspective, or aesthetic when the poet dispassionately records...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2012) 64 (2): 207–229.
Published: 01 June 2012
... makes the “thing, the human, the poem, and indeed language itself” into metaphors for each other ( Feminist Difference 130), this essay takes the link between poetic difficulty and images of occlusion as a way to broach the difficulties of entering into alien experience by way of lyric poems. More...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 429–445.
Published: 01 December 2012
... other. Both strive to open readers to experience — as revealed through everyday language — by leading us beyond the dichotomy of facticity and transcendence, away from the urge to transcend the limits of language, and toward a recognition of the possibility of seeing our ordinary dealing with things as...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 95–112.
Published: 01 March 2014
... life as existing on a single chronological continuum, casting the former as an irretrievable thing of the past, Saman conceives of the two co-existing parallel to each other, the former continuing to exist despite the introduction of colonial culture. By proposing and deploying a process-based model of...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2015) 67 (3): 319–332.
Published: 01 September 2015
...-ending input from masses of people, is the morphological ground of the epic, an art form energized by its downward percolations. Penelope, that infinitely patient and longsuffering wife, becomes a variety of things as a result, much changed since Homer's times. In the hands of Atwood, she shares the...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2001) 53 (3): 193–213.
Published: 01 June 2001
... . Paris: Gallimard, 1948 . ____. The Voice of Things . Trans. Beth Archer. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1972 . Prévert, Jacques. Paroles . Éditions Gallimard, 1949 . ____. Words for All Seasons . Trans. Teo Savory. Greensboro, N.C.: Unicorn Press, 1979 . Sartre, Jean-Paul. “L'homme et...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2005) 57 (3): 256–272.
Published: 01 June 2005
... these things, but I was so over- whelmed with gratitude in being read that I couldn’t assess them as responses. Occasionally I felt that an entire—how shall I put it? “Life’s work” is such a big phrase—but it’s an idea—the reason why I told that silly story in Budapest—it’s an idea that has been...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2014) 66 (4): 481–488.
Published: 01 December 2014
... take place outdoors, near forests and rivers; a good number of others involve making things out of wood; these in turn require, or seemed to, having a certain kind of father (the kind with a basement workshop); they also seem to require living somewhere other than a big city. I had my father, who...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2018) 70 (3): 247–263.
Published: 01 September 2018
... disciplines in the humanities as art theory, media studies, sociology, and anthropology. It does not conceive of these ideas and methods as unprecedented. A turn suggests either a circular movement or a shift that sets things in a different direction. Etymologically, the idea of a circular movement rather...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2018) 70 (1): 101–104.
Published: 01 March 2018
... two earlier books, Thinking in Henry James (1989) and Impersonality (2007). According to this hermeneutics, disassociative feelings, images, and experiences, and thoughts and feelings that overspill individual consciousness—these get at the truth of how things are experientially...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2001) 53 (2): 117–130.
Published: 01 March 2001
... criticism according to which Darwin saps his own credibility overlooks the important fact that, along with the fabric of things, Darwin also revolutionizes the intellectual nature of belief. Opponents of the Darwinist world view like to point out that the great natural- ist himself had reasons to...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2005) 57 (3): 234–238.
Published: 01 June 2005
... things, the particulars are often negotiable—more so than in disciplines focused on specific places, times, or ob- jects. This makes us seem at times heartless or lacking in loyalty. For us there are no classics or epics or even authors per se, but chains of events that result in classicism, local...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2005) 57 (3): 219–226.
Published: 01 June 2005
...ERIC HAYOT University of Oregon 2005 Brown, Bill. A Sense of Things: The Object Matter of American Literature . Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003 . Derrida, Jacques. Le monolinguisme de l'autre: ou la prothèse d'origine . Paris: Galilée, 1996 . ____. Monolingualism of the...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2010) 62 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 January 2010
... Things: Toward the Recovery of a More Human Scale at the End of the Twentieth Century . Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 1995 . Tairov, Alexander. Notes of a Director . 1922 . Trans. William Kuhlke. Books of the Theatre 7. Coral Gables: U of Miami P, 1969. Turnbull, Joanne. Introduction. 7...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2014) 66 (4): 420–437.
Published: 01 December 2014
... laws, yet, torn between his faith and his scientific curiosity, he goes to great pains to keep his logical reasoning separate from matters of faith by stressing (in a conversation with Adso) that he is concerned with “propositions about  things, not with the things themselves” P]arlo di...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2003) 55 (3): 270–272.
Published: 01 June 2003
... is to be commended for not just writing another celebratory or condemna- tory book about “postmodernism” (a term he disdains) or digital culture, but instead reflecting upon the question of what new intellectual tools we need to think meaning- fully and critically about such things as digital...