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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 328–331.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Brooke Holmes The Wound and the Witness: The Rhetoric of Torture . By Ballengee Jennifer R. . Albany : State University of New York Press , 2009 . 190 p. © 2011 by University of Oregon 2011 BOOK REVIEWS Th e Wo u n d...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 381–407.
Published: 01 December 2019
... in a crisis of representation as the fullness of creative, artistic, and amorous satisfaction continues to elude him. The objective of the bildungsroman thus stands as the elusive and problematic ideal to which Il Piacere’ s protagonist should strive and remains a constant, tortured concern throughout...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 336–339.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of physical suffering endows it with the force of truth, the resis- tance of pain to meaning leaves the content of that truth open-ended. The palpable truth of the body’s suffering is thus open to appropriation, and nowhere is this appropriation more evident than in practices of torture. Torture...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 331–335.
Published: 01 September 2011
... reality of physical suffering endows it with the force of truth, the resis- tance of pain to meaning leaves the content of that truth open-ended. The palpable truth of the body’s suffering is thus open to appropriation, and nowhere is this appropriation more evident than in practices of torture...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 339–343.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., and nowhere is this appropriation more evident than in practices of torture. Torture, in other words, is a highly effective means of harnessing the signifying potential of pain as a rhetorical resource. The torturer is a ventriloquist, forcing the body to speak his or her message through its suffering...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 25–34.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... Felman Shoshana Laub Dori . New York : Routledge , 1992 . 75 – 92 . Print . McClennen Sophia A. “Torture and Truth in Ariel Dorfman's La muerte y la doncella.” Revista Hispánica Moderna 62 . 2 ( 2009 ): 179 – 95 . Print . Minow Martha . “The Hope for Healing: What...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 299–315.
Published: 01 September 2020
... penal archipelago where the U.S. indefinitely detains, secretly transports, and tortures uncounted prisoners from all over the world” (831), these ideologies, Kaplan argues, demonstrate that in fact “Guantánamo is everywhere” ( 854 ). A Guantánamo that is everywhere, whose pretext of exception...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 298–314.
Published: 01 September 2001
... that the worldwide preference for boys over girls, and the consequent neglect, abuse and even infanticide of girls, is rooted in economic structures rather than laws. The 1993 Vienna Declaration and Program of Action highlighted the connections between women’s economic vulnerability and their murder, torture...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 259–271.
Published: 01 September 2020
... populations. “Translation” in this regard is not simply a matter of semantics and nuance, it is also a matter of what can even be said. Anton Shammas’ essay “Torture into Affidavit, Dispossession into Poetry” is a haunting, beautiful, and brilliant expression of this idea. This remarkable essay comes...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 394–414.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., the aristo- cratic patriarch Count Francesco Cenci banished his older sons, incarcerated, starved, and tortured his younger children and second wife, and raped his daugh- ter Beatrice. In retaliation, the count’s family members conspired to murder him, an act of violence that ultimately led...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (4): 498–501.
Published: 01 December 2022
... were nominally sent on “woodgathering duty” and then shot in the back), but perhaps one is that even among those willing to carry out torture and summary executions, and who may have considered them ethically justifiable, there was a nagging sense that they were illegal. It is in the second chapter...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 289–298.
Published: 01 September 2021
... countrymen did not. Torturing and burning French compatriots, a practice carried out at the time of the French essayist, was in his view more barbaric ( Montaigne 202 ). In Oswald’s opinion, the passage in which Montaigne mentions a cannibal who was captured by other cannibals had special importance...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 95–112.
Published: 01 March 2014
... been released from the fiery torture of hell to roam the earth. Although Brontë’s ghost takes the form of a child, she answers Lockwood’s ques- tion by giving the name she possessed as a married adult: Catherine Linton rather than Catherine Earnshaw. Ayu’s girl-creature is similarly a combination...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 47–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
... the immediate issues raised by the commission. For instance, Khulumani Support Group’s The Story I’m About to Tell  provides a direct, raw presentation of testimonies by torture victims that, in Mar- lin-Curiel’s phrase, attempts to “salvage meaning” (14) from the many questions raised by the TRC. Jane...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (1): 58–71.
Published: 01 January 2002
.... As a novelist, Behn reverts to the personal “eye- witness” presentation of sensational (aesthetic) experience and the pleasures this affords. But her testimony is ambiguous, a point Campbell makes with particular force in her analysis of the torture and dismemberment of Oroonoko’s epony- mous hero (chpt. 8...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 97–127.
Published: 01 March 2009
...’ stol’ razitel’nuiu istoricheskuiu chertu, bylo eshyo neprostitel’nee” (PSS 11:160; my translation). COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 110 her family by eloping with her seducer. Moreover, Mazepa tortured Kochubei before killing him in an effort both to fi nd out where Kochubei has hidden his treasure...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 307–327.
Published: 01 September 2011
... that the state itself is not anti-Semitic. anti-semitism & white slavery in argentine fiction / 319 specifically anti-Semitic persecution, Jewish victims suffered especially brutal treatment, and Nazi symbols were used [by the torturers Given the book’s find- ings, which include details...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 466–486.
Published: 01 December 2013
... and Marx, arguments against censorship have tended to pivot on the equating of a written work with a person.1 At the height of imperial censorship in Japan, this tactic was used by authors and editors to highlight the parallels between the practices of censorship by Publishing Police and torture...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 111–128.
Published: 01 March 2017
... opponents, Sam’s guards disappear and he walks into the dusty streets of Bagh- dad, feeling disoriented and out of place. After his papers are stolen and he is arrested at a checkpoint, Sam is taken to prison and tortured in an “empty and black” room without windows. The torture chamber, Sam realizes...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 273–288.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and state-sponsored torture, executions, “encounter killings,” detentions, and disappearances in Kashmir; my understanding of the region was superficial at best. There existed, and still does, a lacuna in my knowledge about the seven states that comprise what is indiscriminately pronounced as the “Northeast...