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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 54–73.
Published: 01 March 2017
...S. Shankar This essay harnesses the use of translation as a critical method to explore affect in a comparative mode. By way of readings of ethnography (Margaret Trawick's Notes on Love in a Tamil Family ), film (the Hindi-language masala film Guide ), and fiction (Chinua Achebe's Nigerian novel...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 432–446.
Published: 01 September 2009
... in the twentieth century, as well as the recent importance of translation and translation studies to our field. Pointing to some deep similarities of method and aim between the two areas of study—particularly their dependence upon the analogical and abductive methods associated with and —it also underscores some...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 253–268.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Rimma Garn This essay discusses an intriguing literary journey, one in which an anonymous English eighteenth-century novel crossed the channel and, through its translation into French and Russian, became a crucial narrative model for one of the first published Russian fiction writers, Mikhail...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 439–459.
Published: 01 December 2020
... an idiosyncratic practitioner of reading and writing methods that transcend nation and period. Modeling innovative techniques that the author calls “automatic translation” and “global close reading,” Cortázar anticipates some of the problems recently voiced in critical debates surrounding world literature. Imagen...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 145–159.
Published: 01 June 2018
...-Asianist predilections, considering his transformations of Bengali towards an increasingly vernacular literature in concert with those of Chinese literature. The essay focuses on Tagore’s 1901 story “Nastanirh,” known in translation as “The Broken Nest,” and contextualizes it within Tagore’s Bengali...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 332–350.
Published: 01 September 2016
... or intimate friends. The poet and translator Guilherme de Almeida later developed a new way to compose haiku that conserved Western tra- ditions of rhyme, and his “genuinely Brazilian method” has influenced poets for generations (Iura). Almeida himself translated Bashō’s frog haiku in Acaso: versos de...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2015
... out, until now has situ- ated itself in a provisional manner in translation and, generally, in literary research. The polysystem approach to literature as a “scientific” method is to be situated in the comprehensive, theoretical para- digms of systems theory. In disciplines other than the study...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 257–269.
Published: 01 September 2012
... does in fact construct a specific method for literary understanding. Second, this hermeneutics stems from his decades-long preoccupation with figural interpretation, the essentially Christian mode of reading that he traces from late Roman antiquity through the Middle Ages. Third, there emerges out...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 36–45.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, and Alain Badiou, each in their fashion, challenge the purportedly representational model on which questions of “original,” “translation,” and “maternal language” are based (what Deleuze refers to pejoratively as the principium comparationis with its four axes of identity...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 213–225.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., as a problem of translation and material embodiment emerges as a transversal theoretical project in its own right for the contemporary comparative humanities. It also continues to name the problem of procedure and procedural new beginnings in a more strictly legal frame. 4 Bill Readings...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 272–297.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of history as example did not originate with Miskawayh, Bākīkhānūf’s approach was certainly shaped by these and later precedents. Similarly to the praise lavished on the historical method in his preface, Bākīkhānūf’s concluding presentation of history as the science of experience ( tajrubah ) pivots on his...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 308–326.
Published: 01 September 2023
... and Textual Criticism . Translated by Soper Kate . London : NLB , 1976 . Timpanaro Sebastiano . The Genesis of Lachmann’s Method . Translated by Most Glenn W. . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2005 . Ungar Steven . “ Saussure, Barthes, and Structuralism...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 368–370.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to other players, includ- ing Lin Shu’s patrons, publishers, and rivals. Following the introduction, chapter 2 (“Broken Tools”) gives the historical framework for understanding Lin Shu’s methods of translation, including his use of classical Chinese to translate eighteenth- and nineteenth-century...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (1): 53–71.
Published: 01 January 2000
... . Dujardin, Éduourd. Les lauriers sont coupés . Paris: La Chemin vert, 1981 . Frieden, Ken. Genius and Monologue . Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1985 . Friedman, Melvin. Stream of Consciousness: A Study in Literary Method . New Haven: Yale University Press, 1955 . Gasperetti, David...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 93–109.
Published: 01 March 2012
... . This essay looks at the theoretical writing of Italo Calvino over the six-year period from 1967 to 1973 —the years between his translation of Raymond Queneau's novel Les Fleurs bleues and his full election to the Oulipo — arguing that during this time Calvino's own poetics underwent a significant change...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 111–126.
Published: 01 March 2023
..., then, was the relationship between the two, and why did they develop where and when they did? In what follows, I propose to sketch out a way of answering this question by considering the two terms not, as is usually the case, as sociopolitical categories driven by market forces of circulation and translation but rather...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (4): 442–462.
Published: 01 December 2021
... to have practiced Lang’s method of folklore. Indeed, in first attempting his Liaozhai translation, Giles was as interested in the recovery of the factual basis behind the strange narratives as an anthropologist would be. That notwithstanding, the kind of ethnographic encounters he used to explain...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 January 2000
.... Boulton. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990 . Crane, R.S. Rev. of The Sublime: A Study of Critical Theories in XVIII-Century England, by Samuel H. Monk. Philological Quarterly 15 ( 1936 ): 165 -67. Fry, Paul H. The Reach of Criticism: Method and Perception in Literary Theory . New Haven...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 257–276.
Published: 01 September 2014
... , 2002 . Print . ———. “‘Method’ versus ‘Manner’? Kant's Critique of Herder's Ideen in the Light of the Epoch of Science, 1790–1820.” Herder Jahrbuch/Herder Yearbook 1998 : 1 – 25 . Print . Zammito John H. Menges Karl Menze Ernest A. . “Johann Gottfried Herder Revisited...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (3): 288–290.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Emily O. Wittman Surprised in Translation. By Mary Ann Caws. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. 145 p. University of Oregon 2008 BOOK REVIEWS SURPRISED IN TRANSLATION. By Mary Ann Caws. Chicago: University of Chicago...