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Comparative Literature (1 September 2012) 64 (3): 325–330.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Sean Gurd The Origins of Aesthetic Thought in Ancient Greece: Matter, Sensation, and Experience . By Porter James I. . New York : Cambridge University Press , 2010 . 624 p. © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 BOOK REVIEWS...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2014) 66 (3): 365–368.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Tara Ghoshal Wallace Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson: Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author . By Belcher Wendy Laura . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2012 . 285 p. © 2014 by University of Oregon 2014 book...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2003) 55 (2): 112–129.
Published: 01 March 2003
... shihua” (Poetic Talks by Mr. Six-One). Lidai shihua 263 -72. Owen, Stephen. Readings in Chinese Literary Thought . Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992 . Robey, David. Introduction. The Open Work . By Umberto Eco. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989 . Shen, Deqian. Shuoshi...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2006) 58 (2): 175–177.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Jeffrey S. Librett About Face: German Physiognomic Thought from Lavater to Auschwitz. By Richard T. Gray. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2004. 453 p. University of Oregon 2006 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/170 BOOK REVIEWS...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2011) 63 (2): 182–202.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Sloterdijk, Jacques Attali, Didier Anzieu, and Luce Irigary. These figures not only present a critique of vision as the dominant paradigm in Western thought, but also develop a positive alternative model of listening that offers the possibility of reintegrating modes of sensual perception excluded by...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2019) 71 (1): 86–107.
Published: 01 March 2019
... from the idea of the life-and-death struggle in dialectical thought, the article argues for a different goal for postcolonial thought than dialectic unity as promised in Hegelian philosophy, examining the position of four writers: Alfonso Reyes, Mário de Andrade, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ngũgĩ wa...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2009) 61 (1): 69–84.
Published: 01 January 2009
...JOSEPH LUZZI This essay organizes its readings around a figure of speech, anachronism, that embodies a defining tension in much new formalist thought, one best expressed as a chiasmus: the historicity of form and the formal quality of history. I aim to trouble the lingering binary distinctions...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2010) 62 (3): 228–245.
Published: 01 June 2010
...ILYA KLIGER This essay studies a crucial feature of Dostoevsky's novelistic poetics, and the poetics of Crime and Punishment (1866) in particular, in light of contemporaneous debates regarding the historical fate of Russia. The novel, I argue, is a thought experiment exploring the emerging...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2011) 63 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 January 2011
... contradiction involved in his advocacy of low-consciousness. There is also an aspect of his characterization that has no equivalent in Anna Karenina : he exists in his speech, rather than diminishing his existence by reflecting upon it; the distinction and contradiction between his thought and action are...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 339–355.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Life of Sebastian Knight and statuary tropes in an Edna St. Vincent Millay sonnet, the essay argues that the two tropes are better thought of as versions of each other, not least because allegories signal their presence precisely through interpolated texts that resist paraphrase. Our difficulty in...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 382–406.
Published: 01 December 2012
... association grounded in the historical ontology of modernity against which absolutism sets its face. In addition to opening new sightlines on seventeenth-century tragedy and comedy alike, the result raises questions about the metaphysics underlying both Benjamin's thought and the tradition of critical theory...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2012) 64 (1): 93–109.
Published: 01 March 2012
... suggests that the trend in Calvino's thought is germane to the distinction Roubaud makes — that Calvino's earlier position is characteristic of the “pre-Perecquian Oulipo,” while his later views are closer to those of his peers among the group's second wave. © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 52–70.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Matthew Lau This article argues that a 1931 text by Wittgenstein discussing Beethoven, philosophy, and cultural history sheds a unique light on both Wittgenstein's later philosophy and the relationship between music and philosophical thought more broadly. The first part of the essay claims that in...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2014) 66 (3): 301–321.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Levinas side by side allows a fresh approach to vexing aspects of their work, including the tension between Emerson's political activism and philosophical thought, and the dearth of Levinas's reflections on the transitive force of his own writing. © 2014 by University of Oregon 2014 philosophy...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2015) 67 (1): 37–44.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Michael Filimowicz “Sysemics and Semiotic Informatics” offers a close reading of Derrida's use of Norbert Weiner's thought. Cybernetics is seen as a particular moment of resistance for deconstruction, as it is the encounter between a discourse of general systems, which includes even sign systems...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2017) 69 (2): 160–180.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the Legend and the “Legend of Lucrece.” Chaucer uses Lucan as a model for critiquing Richard II and illustrating the problem of tyrannical monarchy. The article demonstrates the presence of republican poetics and thought in fourteenth-century England. © 2017 by University of Oregon 2017...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2017) 69 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
... nativist thought. At the same time, coastal form is found to decenter, extend, and thicken constructions of world literature, while opening to a planetary perspective sensible to the prodigious and implacable forces of the Anthropocene. © 2017 by University of Oregon 2017 Indian Ocean African...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2017) 69 (2): 238–249.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Chris Bongie Not so long ago, Negritude was an object of scepticism in many postcolonial quarters for its supposed implication in a variety of no-longer respectable patterns of thought: its purportedly essentialist approach to cultural identity seemed dated in relation to the more open-ended...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2018) 70 (1): 72–92.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... This ambiguity, I argue, can have salutary effects. In attenuating the boundaries between subject, object, and device, “Oriental writing” renders inoperable the “politics of representation” through which race has been thought. I use the term tone to designate the sensory effect of the racialized...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2018) 70 (2): 114–131.
Published: 01 June 2018
...; ʿāmmiyya , from al-ʿāmma , the common people. Long-ninth-century Arab-Islamic thought defined al-ʿāmma as a “middle” class, or its language and that of al-khāṣṣa (the elite) as shades of one Arabic, converging at an ideal midpoint. I trace echoes in late-nineteenth-century Algerian, Syro-Lebanese, and...