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Comparative Literature (1 September 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 a...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 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 (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 331–335.
Published: 01 September 2011
... 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 (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 336–339.
Published: 01 September 2011
... 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, in...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 339–343.
Published: 01 September 2011
... 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 (1 September 2001) 53 (4): 298–314.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., 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, sexual coercion and abuse. In...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2015) 67 (4): 394–414.
Published: 01 December 2015
... and debauchery, 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...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2011) 63 (1): 47–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
... or identifying 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...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2009) 61 (2): 97–127.
Published: 01 March 2009
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 307–327.
Published: 01 September 2011
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2013) 65 (4): 466–486.
Published: 01 December 2013
... 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 by...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 95–112.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Wis at first sees the girl as having 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...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2017) 69 (2): 222–237.
Published: 01 June 2017
... being raped and tortured in an undisclosed concentration camp in Europe. In Second Person Singular, Amir begins to work for Rachel Forschmidt, a single mother and a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem who has grown emotionally detached from her comatose son Yonatan. As Amir gradually...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2002) 54 (1): 58–71.
Published: 01 January 2002
... 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). Behn’s narrator clearly identifies with the unfortunate Oroonoko and his sufferings, and just as...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2009) 61 (4): 416–431.
Published: 01 September 2009
... turns into a sudden recollection of either being tortured with a “redhot spike” or being sodomized. The line “that day we prayed no further” alludes to Fran­cesca’s final line to Dante, “that day we read no further,” her description of the moment when she and Paolo gave way to their lust...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2013) 65 (4): 383–407.
Published: 01 December 2013
... mock- existential journey when the nameless “I” crawls through an underworld of mud in what appears to be a purgatorial afterlife: he must not only meet a being named Pim and then torture Pim until Pim can speak and sing; he must also discover the physical and theological “order” of his...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2015) 67 (2): 207–227.
Published: 01 June 2015
... violence against his young bride is just one instantiation of the violence he perpetuates as dictator, of which Herminia remains willfully ignorant. (Gutiérrez is modeled partly on the Domin- ican dictator Rafaél L. Trujillo.) Driven half-mad by Abelardo’s psychological and physical torture, she...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2017) 69 (1): 111–128.
Published: 01 March 2017
... 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, has been...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2018) 70 (2): 194–217.
Published: 01 June 2018
... kept up with a number of these authors for quite some time, I have become allergic to the non-ironic use of certain nouns such as “criminal,” “executioner,” “victim,” “torturer,” “insanity”). 2 Rawicz does not take offense at the attempt to depict the Holocaust in literature (this passage is part of...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2016) 68 (1): 59–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
... RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST / 69 that, although The Fall is the only one of Camus’s novels not set in Algeria, “[it] is the one in which Algeria is most painfully present” is rooted in the notion that the text plays out Camus’s tortured personal position visvis the Algerian situa- tion (82). Felman...