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Comparative Literature (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 (2023) 75 (3): 308–326.
Published: 01 September 2023
... in the text of Lucretius’s De rerum natura ( On the Nature of Things ). Tracing philological debates that have surrounded Lucretius from the Renaissance onward, this article argues that Lucretius’s poetic theory of interlinked atomic and textual swerves and the philological history that has mediated them were...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 444–465.
Published: 01 December 2018
... and the Matter of Modernism) .” Modernism/Modernity 6 . 2 ( 1991 ): 1 – 28 . Brown Bill . The Sense of Things: The Object Matter of American Literature . Chicago : U of Chicago P , 2003 . Brown Bill . “ Thing Theory .” Things . Ed. Brown Bill . Chicago : U of Chicago P...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 69–84.
Published: 01 January 2009
.... Brown, Bill. “Thing Theory.” Critical Inquiry 28 ( 2001 ): 1 -21. Brown, Marshall. “Negative Poetics: On Skepticism and the Lyric Voice.” Representations 86 ( 2004 ): 120 -40. Calvino, Italo. Lezioni americane: Sei proposte per il nuovo millennio . Milan: Mondadori, 1993 . Catullus...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 338–340.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... To support her claim, Young approaches Catullan translation from a number of direc- tions: translation theory, thing theory, cultural poetics, deconstruction, and gender theory (an eclectic methodology, but almost never heavy-handed) —​and most of all by way of what she aptly calls “deep” readings...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 466–486.
Published: 01 December 2013
... M. Reading between the Lines . Madison : U of Wisconsin P , 1993 . Print . Plotz John . “Can the Sofa Speak? A Look at Thing Theory.” Criticism 47 . 1 ( 2005 ): 109 – 18 . Print . Riffaterre Michael . “Prosopopeia.” Yale French Studies 69 ( 1985 ): 107 – 23...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 420–437.
Published: 01 December 2014
... two conflicting theories about the relation between concepts and things: (1) the objective existent theory, and (2) the mental act theory (Rayman 296–303). Since Aristotle, the rela- tion between concepts and things had been thought to involve likeness or similar- ity, with concepts...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 247–263.
Published: 01 September 2018
... 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 than a change...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (3): 193–213.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Box, which, like one of Duchamp’s Readymades, looks very much like the thing itself, but is not. “What in the end makes the difference between a Brillo Box and a work of art consisting of a Brillo Box,” Danto says, “is a certain theory of art. It is the theory that takes it up into the world...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 117–130.
Published: 01 March 2001
... a phenomenon will act or react; it has no compelling law to enforce, except for the obvious recommen- dations, such as the necessity of food and reproduction, which, because of their generality, do not add up to a theory. Gravity makes sure that every thing acts in perfect conformity with it, and therefore...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 36–45.
Published: 01 March 2013
... on thinking a field through its methodology or mode of reading rather than via theoretical “camps” such as Marxism or psy- choanalysis (Felski 108–16). It is almost always a good thing to discourage students from “applying” theory while encouraging them instead to think more carefully about...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (4): 476–502.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Paolo Pellecchia Abstract This article explores the so-far uncharted filiation of Leopardi’s understanding of language from Locke’s linguistic theory outlined in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding . In following Kristeva’s belief that language theories are predicated upon theories...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 293–305.
Published: 01 September 2022
... more akin to the archaic sense of μιμɛῖσθαι ( mimeīsthai ) as a primary mode of knowledge about things in the world. Working that kinship, al-Fārābī extrapolates a general theory of mimesis—inclusive of Aristotle’s mimesis of action, as well as the Arabic similitude of the experience of things...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 180–202.
Published: 01 June 2020
... theory is a strong theory that only provides one explanation for how subjects respond to impasse. For “even when some thing has happened, even in those cases where there’s a consensually organized event, there is no a priori consequence, habit, or style of resonance that intensifies the ordinary...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (1): 57–77.
Published: 01 January 2003
... Companion to Descartes . Ed. John Cottingham. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992 . 58 -90. Aristotle. The Basic Works of Aristotle . Ed. Richard McKeon. New York: Random House, 1941 . Austin, J.L. How To Do Things With Words . 2nd ed. Ed. J.O. Urmson and Marina Sbisa. Cambridge: Harvard...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (3): i–xxiv.
Published: 01 June 2001
... excitement and success. We have our work cut out for us, and I am very interested indeed to hear your ACLA BULLETIN/iii ideas for how we can best proceed with these initiatives. Further, what other things should we be doing? What are we doing...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (3): 244–260.
Published: 01 June 2008
... -112. López de Martínez, Adelaida. “'Las babas del diablo': Teoría y práctica del cuento.” Hispania: A Journal Devoted to the Teaching of Spanish and Portuguese 67 ( 1984 ): 567 -76. Lukács, Georg. The Theory of the Novel . Trans. Anna Bostock. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1971...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 481–488.
Published: 01 December 2014
... whose job it was merely to try things out or to imagine things otherwise —​to act from within the institution as a site of continual structural experimentation and critique. Institu- tionalized innovation: it only feels like a contradiction if you have a bad theory of institutions —​if you...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 171–185.
Published: 01 June 2022
... novel is a mere drop in a polyglot, multigeneric, spatiotemporally vast ocean, I turn to it as an anchor, a point where various methodological currents can be momentarily stilled into one line of inquiry. Bringing together world literature, genre theory, and the philosophy of things, I explore...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (3): 270–272.
Published: 01 June 2003
... out of what Rodowick calls, in self-conscious and self-ironizing quotation marks, his “Music Television epiphany.” Which is to say, in more formal terms, that the book is an effort to work through “an implicit philosophical confrontation between the history of contemporary film theory...