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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 408–428.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Glyn Salton-Cox This essay examines the English Communist novelist, Edward Upward (1903–2009) in a hitherto unexplored comparative frame. Until recently, Upward's authorship was largely dismissed as formally uninspired and dogmatically “Stalinist,” the work, as Samuel Hynes put it, of “a gifted man...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 179–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Paul A. Bové Since Bruce Robbins's Upward Mobility and the Common Good: Toward a Literary History of the Welfare State deals with the novel, readers will rightly place it next to Lukacs and more recent historians and theoreticians of the genre. Critically, however, I believe it is also important...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 272–275.
Published: 01 September 2020
... by students to celebrate Independence Day—gives the lie to nationalist identitarianism: And as she groped to the middle of the yard, Douloti realized this as well, that she would no longer get to Seora. Pain is climbing her entire chest, upward, upward. Douloti lay down. The pain became cough, the cough...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 237–254.
Published: 01 June 2021
... resonance with the setting. On same-sex relationships and the type of civil union between sailors known as matelotage , see Miller 305–13 . 22 In the conclusion to Upward Mobility and the Common Good , Bruce Robbins ties social mobility to migration by discussing contemporary refugee novels...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 105–113.
Published: 01 June 2018
... inclining towards hegemonic centers: “When claims are made for ‘vernacularization’ as a process of opening spaces for ‘the local,’ ‘the particular,’ and such, vernacular languages, ontologies, and epistemologies are then paradoxically oriented upwards towards English/the West.” Tageldin concurs, identifying...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 235–252.
Published: 01 September 2011
... and metonymic. The ascent of Petrarch’s body up the mountain paths resembles the upward movement of his mind towards wisdom, and the sensory knowledge afforded by the journey is itself a part of this movement, the first of the “exalted steps.” Petrarch’s thoughts ascendlike   his body and from  his body...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 244–255.
Published: 01 June 2009
... the cotton tree / guardian of graves rise upward from its monument of / grass // ■ // crying aloud in its vertical hull / calling for crashes of branches vibrations of leaves . . . and our great odoum / triggered at last by the ancestors into your visibility // crashed / into history” (Middle Passages...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 150–165.
Published: 01 June 2021
... of the underworld, . . . [whose] ongoing generative and destructive powers beneath seas and airs and lands” have the capacity to “erupt into the affairs of the well-ordered, upward-gazing, progress-stunned and star-besotted ones” ( Haraway, “Foreword” 11 ). Instead of taking the human as its central term...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 132–144.
Published: 01 June 2018
...,” “the particular,” and such, vernacular languages, ontologies, and epistemologies are then paradoxically oriented upwards towards English/the West. What happens if the word, term, concept, and process variously designated as vernacular loses this purchase? What might we notice if we refused to recuperate...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2018
... his thought upwards: from the shadows and likenesses of objects in the visible world to the idea of the good that crowns reality, from distinction to the ultimate unity, from the many ends to the single beginning. Yet, inasmuch as he continues the dialogue with Glaucon, Socrates is at the same...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 53–67.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of his writing, he cast his eyes upwards. As chance would have it, he was standing right before those figures depicted in procession, the sight of which had always filled him with a strange, incomprehensible melancholy. . . . He could never tear himself away from the sight of these two faces, and so...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2018
... in “the most hideous dreams” and “oppressive recollections” (5: 139). In Crime and Punishment (1868) Raskolnikov goes about his crime in a semi-hypnotic trance, haunted by a vaguely defined “former past,” which surges upward in his nightmares and which he tries to stifle in the waters of the Neva, “in some...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2016
... dia- metrically opposed and seemingly mutually exclusive, are both responses that confront us with the limitations of our capacity for responding in general” (10). In this 1977 rendition, Cage only gets ten minutes into a performance that will last upward of two hours before the audience begins...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 114–131.
Published: 01 June 2018
... tilts Bishr’s middle upward, toward privilege. By “العوامّ” (1:137; the masses), al-Jāḥiẓ insists that he does not intend “الفلّاحين و الحُشْوَة و الصُّنَّاعَ و الباعة” ( 1 :137; the peasants, the lowly, the artisans, and the merchants), nor so-called “همج” (1:137; barbarians) within the Arab-Islamic...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 169–191.
Published: 01 June 2012
...- ing physical probability, the dogs lunge upward from the depths of the river, giv- ing the impression that they have been dispatched from hell, rather than by their human owners far across the river. It is also important to recognize that this image is more polished, lush, and overtly dramatic...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 62–78.
Published: 01 March 2015
... function alone. This story of man’s sensory deprivation is crucial to Marx’s explanation of what happens to the worker under industrial capitalism, for much of the Manuscripts are devoted, as Terry Eagleton writes, “to thinking history and society through again, this time from the body upwards...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (2): 145–164.
Published: 01 March 2002
... of porcelain she leans her brow, Au fleuve Jaune, où sont les cormorants. By the Yellow River, where haunt the cormorants. Elle a des yeux retroussés vers les tempes, She has upward-slanting eyes, a foot to hold Un pied petit à tenir dans la main, In your hand—that small; the colour shed Le teint plus...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (2): 111–129.
Published: 01 March 2004
... is not neutral. It emphasizes not abstract distance, like the Cartesian or “geometric” space that Ong sees replacing it, but relation to some fixed and privileged locus. Upward or centripetal motion or position, for instance, is different from the same (relative) motion or position downward or centrifugally...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 383–401.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., living and working in his own community, assumes intolerable difficulties” (Pleasures of Exile 42). For the West Indian middle- class reader, Lamming continues, reading is purely instrumental — a mode of information-gathering undertaken only to pass examinations, enable upward mobility, and secure...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (3): 233–261.
Published: 01 June 2001
... casting by photographer-sculptor Fritz Behn (1878-1970), it dates from 1908 or 1909 and depicts a nude African boy standing gracefully on his right leg, al- most in a ballet pose, with his left leg cocked upward, the left foot resting above the right knee. His head is tilted back; his eyes closed, he...