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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 a...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 381–407.
Published: 01 December 2019
... 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 the...
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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 (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 (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 (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 (2020) 72 (3): 299–315.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Heller-Roazen Daniel . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 1998 . Alcoff Linda . “ The Problem of Speaking for Others .” Cultural Critique 20 ( 1991–1992 ): 5 – 32 . Apuzzo Matt , Fink Sheri , and Risen James . “ How US Torture Left a Legacy of Damaged...
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Comparative Literature (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 (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 (2020) 72 (3): 259–271.
Published: 01 September 2020
... 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 in two parts—in the first, Shammas talks about what happens to both signifier and signified when...
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Comparative Literature (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 (2009) 61 (2): 97–127.
Published: 01 March 2009
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 307–327.
Published: 01 September 2011
... 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 of tortures to which Jews were uniquely subjected, qua  Jews, it is difficult to understand why such treatment does...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 466–486.
Published: 01 December 2013
... editors to highlight the parallels between the practices of censorship by Publishing Police and torture by Thought Police. In 1929 critic O¯ ya So¯ichi wrote that “when a publication is met with a ban by the censor, it is the equivalent of a 1 See Hungerford’s comparison of Cervantes’ satirical...
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Comparative Literature (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 (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 (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 (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 (2018) 70 (2): 194–217.
Published: 01 June 2018
... overrun by clichés. Having 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...
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Comparative Literature (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...