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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 406–417.
Published: 01 December 2020
... intellectual property legislation. Taken together, the three cases demonstrate the development of the notions of authorship and plagiarism in Venezuelan literature at the turn of the century. plagiarism authorship intellectual property Manuel Díaz Rodríguez Enrique Gómez Carrillo Rufino Blanco Fombona...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 247–263.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Kiene Brillenburg Wurth Abstract In the introduction to this special issue I investigate the feasibility of a material turn in comparative literature. I approach this turn in the sense of the Greek kronos : as a circular, not linear, movement. I propose that this material turn has materialized in...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 182–202.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Adrienne Janus This essay analyzes Jean-Luc Nancy's recent work À L'Écoute (2002)/ Listening (2007) as a culminating moment in what might be called the “anti-ocular” turn in Continental philosophy. It situates Nancy within a genealogy of “otocentric” thinkers that includes Martin Heidegger, Peter...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 283–297.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Turn to the Planet: Literature, Diversity, and Totality I. Literary Studies in 1983 In 1983, I was in Seoul to present a paper. The occasion was a conference on East Asian literature, a topic not too different from the one assigned to me for another event last year in...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 278–294.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Birgit Mara Kaiser Abstract Focusing on Hélène Cixous’s OR les lettres de mon père (1997), the article considers how a prominent work of the “linguistic turn” already works with the entanglement of matter and meaning. Cixous foregrounds the materiality of language, showing it is indispensable to...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2013
... a reading of The Turn of the Screw , that James's narrative technique and typical configuration of characters create a mechanism very different from the ethically sensitive portrayal of distinctive “perspectives” enshrined as the Jamesian contribution to a liberal Anglo-American aesthetics of the...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 32–44.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Elizabeth DeLoughrey This essay outlines the development of the “oceanic turn” and the rise of “critical ocean studies” as vital to figuring the Anthropocene. It builds upon the work of Elizabeth Povinelli's theory of “geontologies,” and by turning to the submarine sculptures of Jason deCaires...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 315–337.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., experiments in narrative temporality and an explicit negation of the temporality of Bildung represent the vexed relationship to futurity in those regions of the global South most disadvantaged by the long history of their entanglement with modernity. Yet, in these works, this turning away from the temporality...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 357–368.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jan Baetens Abstract This article deals with the material turn in literary criticism at the level of the visual and spatial aspects and dimensions of the text. First, it analyzes the different tendencies and changes that helped increase our awareness to this often neglected form of textual...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 238–249.
Published: 01 June 2017
... dramatically, both in relation to Negritude politics (see the ground-breaking work of Gary Wilder) and in relation to its poetics. This review essay examines the recent (re)turn to Negritude by looking at Carrie Noland's 2015 Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2020
... strands: usage of the term and form/content of the novels. The genre began in England with Richardsonian domestic fiction and spread to Russia, where it evolved along different lines, shaped by the different social and political context. In England, the fate of the term turns out to be tied up with the...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 130–140.
Published: 01 June 2016
... space? In keeping with this forum's emphasis on “relationality,” I argue for a turn to Blackness since it troubles the emphasis on Eurocentric ways of thinking and disrupts the linear progressive narrative with which we are all acquainted. To relate to Blackness as a deliberate choice authorizes a...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 128–141.
Published: 01 March 2009
... reiterated by many postmodern critics who have traced virtually all of the flaws of modernity to the Enlightenment project. Defenders of the Enlightenment have countered that postmodernism has turned the Enlightenment into the Other against which it defines itself. Confirmation that the combination of the...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2011
... resistance of literary critics to Benjamin's notion of allegory thus turns out to be a deeper philosophical resistance to the possibility that, after Benjamin's writings on Baudelaire, subjectivity, history, and poetry could never be understood in the same ways. The essay begins by noting how Benjamin's...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 370–388.
Published: 01 December 2016
... circulated, their different formats and means of production, all exemplify the mechanisms for the establishment of an International Republic of Letters. This led in turn to the gradual emergence of a World Canon created under the auspices of Enlightened Universalism, but also driven to a considerable extent...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Meg Samuelson This essay makes a case for the categories of littoral literature and coastal form through which it aims to take up the expansive possibilities of the maritime turn while keeping both the materiality of the ocean and the locality of the shore in sight. It elaborates the notion of...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 25–31.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the North Atlantic echoes the history of European colonialism, and suggesting that one particular element of the Pacific Ocean is ongoing and diverse Indigenous presence, it reflects on the lack of engagement with Pacific scholarship in academic work globally. Rather than Ocean Studies turning its...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 114–127.
Published: 01 June 2020
... directly about an impasse without making it less of one, this essay takes up the question of the impasse through the available pun: that is, with attention to impassivity. It begins with the origin of impasse in Voltaire and then, following the Oxford English Dictionary , turns to uses of impassive in...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 128–143.
Published: 01 June 2020
... “community of lovers,” the essay examines why Blanchot associates this with the events of May 1968. This association centers on the notion of an “impossible community” that challenges the very structure of the state as the realization of the community’s sovereignty. The essay then turns to Kleist, mentioned...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 180–202.
Published: 01 June 2020
... essay queries these assumptions. Opening with a discussion of how the concept of “the intolerable” features in the work of radical thinkers, the first section examines Lauren Berlant’s project in Cruel Optimism and explores her notion of “the impasse of the present.” The second section then turns to the...