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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (4): 356–358.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Frederick Luis Aldama The Mind and Its Stories: Narrative Universals and Human Emotion. By Patrick Colm Hogan. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xii, 302 p. Cognitive Science, Literature, and the Arts: A Guide for Humanities. By Patrick Colm Hogan. New York: Routledge, 2003. 244 p...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 45–53.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the way, the afterword identifies important recent work in history, literary studies, art, and histories of science that indicates promising avenues in Oceanic Studies. © 2017 by University of Oregon 2017 Oceanic Studies commons environmental art political ecology Works Cited Benton...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 315–335.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of the existing translations and that rests uncomfortably and problematically on thematic universals. This problem necessitates a critical examination of the fraught legacy of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Eurocentric critics who unthinkingly assigned universal value to their local parameters...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 345–372.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Mads Larsen Abstract Today’s political despondency is informed by how Western populations no longer believe in the cosmopolitan stories that underpinned the modern world. Before Kantian universalism became hegemonic, the eighteenth century offered a variety of perspectives, like those of outpost...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 26–35.
Published: 01 March 2013
...). Leibniz's project of a Characteristica universalis , a universal philosophical language, drew inspiration from the Chinese script—or rather, from what was known or fantasized about it by European scholars. In a time in which the quest for the monogenetic origin of languages gave way to the possibility...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 43–51.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Jeffrey J. Williams This essay focuses on the remediation of higher education in the U.S. In the period after World War II, higher education was cast as a remediation of social ills, particularly inequality. The period saw the opening of colleges and universities to unprecedented numbers of people...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 128–141.
Published: 01 March 2009
...SUSAN C. BRANTLY Although the most important critics of the Enlightenment remain Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, who claim in Dialektik der Aufklärung that the universalisms and instrumental reason of the Enlightenment evolved into the inhumanity of Auschwitz, their arguments have been...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 142–159.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of creating a post-Joycean literature of erudition. Likewise, although the drafts of Menard's Quixote are, like Joyce's novel, parasitic on an earlier text, they are, unlike Ulysses , parasitic directly on the “universal Form” of the earlier text rather than (in Menard's case) the actual novel written...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 47–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
... the audience in the same transitional space that South Africa is itself experiencing. Spatially, Molora forestalls both the universalizing impulse of tragedy and the monumentalizing impulse of reconciliation. Temporally, it provides neither the firm tragic telos nor the temporal conflations implied...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 192–206.
Published: 01 June 2012
... letters is the result of a persistent quest for universality, a quest that demands defiance towards notions of literary nationalism associated with the periphery and cosmopolitan assignations of cultural inferiority. The essay endeavors to answer two seminal questions: How do Del Paso and Elizondo...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 93–109.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Dennis Duncan A recurring problem in much critical writing about the Oulipo is a tendency to homogenize the output of the group's writers in order to present a universal poetics of constrained writing. Oulipians rightly bristle at these attempts to oversimplify the group's history, and a useful...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 182–199.
Published: 01 June 2013
... similar conceptions of the role of subjective aesthetic response in criticism. Finally, the article examines Barthes's Camera Lucida , arguing that this text on photography confirms Adorno's insistence that in individual literary works we can find embodied the hope of “attaining universality through...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 306–324.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Tomoko Masuzawa The Bible has been considered one of the Great Books of Western Literature, and “the Bible as Literature” is regularly found in the curriculum of English departments in American colleges and universities. An underlying assumption is that the Bible possesses great literary value...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 466–486.
Published: 01 December 2013
... universal. © 2013 by University of Oregon 2013 Works Cited Abel Jonathan E. Redacted: The Archives of Censorship in Transwar Japan . Berkeley : U of California P , 2012 . Print . Kanson Arahata . “Dorei no bokokugo: Tokuda yōsei o megutte.” Arahata Kanson chosakushū . Vol...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 226–251.
Published: 01 September 2019
... in Hindi literature and which reconfigured the category of the middle class in the universally recognizable terms of alienation. Using the case of the nayī kahānī, the essay offers a new literary historical approach that moves beyond sweeping accounts of a single postcolonial mode to attend to regional...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 128–143.
Published: 01 June 2020
... the titular character’s revolt in terms of his fanatical adherence to the universality of law, the essay argues that Kohlhaas’s insurrection is predicated on the death of his wife, Lisbeth, whose post-mortem appearance in the novella introduces a promise that is structurally prior to the state’s constitution...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (4): 404–426.
Published: 01 December 2022
... neologisms, archaic terminology, and typographic wordplay; however, less attention has been given to the implications this poem’s tortuous shifts in address have as a radical critique of the formal desires and ontological exclusions of Enlightenment universalism. Through the way Césaire rearticulates...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 166–184.
Published: 01 June 2015
... the classical world's final gasp, as its supposedly timeless significance and power is used one last time in order to inaugurate its relegation to the category of the insignificant, the arbitrary, the personal, and merely local. This abdication of the Classics' claim to universality under the aegis of their own...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 287–311.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of the notion of interactive universalisms, which I borrow (and modify) from Seyla Benhabib. © 2015 by University of Oregon 2015 world-forming interactive universalisms indenture creolization coolitude Works Cited Alpers Edward A. The Indian Ocean in World History . New York...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 312–318.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., as the technology of technologies, is imagined as a finite episode in human history and a superficial differentiation, whereas orality would reveal both a universal human endowment and a means of passage between the cultural and physical faces of our species identity. These examples bespeak a common imagination...