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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 224–239.
Published: 01 June 2020
... attempt to break with the methodological paths of metaphysics leads him to articulate a conception of passing language. Discussing utterances made en passant , Derrida puts pressure on the distinction between essential and incidental remarks. Ultimately, he suggests that some of his own most memorable...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (4): 275–290.
Published: 01 September 2002
... his own sake is not worthy of me.”7 Together, these paired utterances target the avarice of the White Monks with deliciously humorous effect. The second assertion (by their god) is an immedi- ate echo of the first (by Our God), although it is distorted by key substitutions: deus eorum for Deus...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 239–245.
Published: 01 June 2005
... the noun téléiopoièse in Politiques de l’amitié (Politics of Friendship) to characterize the distinctive quality of an utterance (or “la prévision” [49]; “the prediction” [31]) from Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil: “—Ach! Wenn ihr wtet, wie es bald, so bald schon— anders kommt (49) Ah si vous...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 97–118.
Published: 01 March 2007
... what makes an utterance “literary,” both reflects and is a major contribution to the central idea of twentieth-century Slavic literary theory, which begins with the Russian Formalists, includes the Prague Structuralists, and culminates in the Moscow-Tartu school of semiotics, especially its most...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (2): 97–118.
Published: 01 March 2000
... will attempt to ground and justify Kristeva’s unreasoned, somewhat presumptuous, but prescient act of adding the word text in brackets as a synonym for any historically unique, socially determined utter- ance, and in doing so concretize the Derridean notion of general text through specific texts...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 46–61.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., such that his utterances create a language that is at once poetic, his- torical, and philosophical. Furthermore, by deliberately bringing Sanskrit words and diction into Bengali poetry to overcome metrical problems, mingling these forms with an idiomatic vernacular as well as with words and...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 449–452.
Published: 01 December 2017
... these poems — Sappho’s multilayered address in “Ode to Aphrodite,” Horace’s epideictic utter- ance in an ode to Pyrrha, Goethe’s ritualistic refrain in “Heath Rose,” the complex shift between past and present in Baudelaire’s “To a Woman Passing By” — that he identifies as exemplary elements of...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (3): 229–241.
Published: 01 June 2002
... is speaking spoken? Cominius’s “Come, come, we’ll prompt you” is a line that resonates throughout the play, a line that eclipses, crookedly eclipses, all voices at the moment of their utterance. Who is prompted, and who prompts whom? And who, in the final account, prompts the prompter? Caius...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 69–84.
Published: 01 January 2009
... framework as in Holocaust poetry. Yet, as we see in Primo Levi’s “Il tramonto di Fòssoli” (1946), a timely (or untimely) allusion to one of the more memorable lyric utterances in the Western tradition unsettles the very historicity that the poem seems to advertise. In the middle of a solemn...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 429–445.
Published: 01 December 2012
... central aim of the Tractatus  is to disabuse us of our tendency to utter non- sense born of metaphysical confusion, in his “Lecture on Ethics” Wittgenstein explicitly claims that all our attempts to give expression to our ethical or spiritual experience of the world are essentially nonsensical —​the...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 416–431.
Published: 01 September 2009
.../shitting and speech/gas: the flatus is “a fart fraught with meaning,” 29). Comment c’est  is an arrangement of dis- jecta membra  or a sculpture made from trash, the comment c’était  being the utter fun- gibility of the text and the comment c’est  the overarching form: that which makes the past...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 107–113.
Published: 01 June 2020
... Derrida’s explicit discussions of aporia and impasse, as well as a number of remarks that Derrida himself makes explicitly “in passing,” Mieszkowski shows how language en passant comes to name the impossible necessity of differentiating incidental utterances from everything else. His argument thus recalls...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 203–223.
Published: 01 June 2020
... of time should meet: recurrence is as often forgotten as it is said; and that is to say: not only when one asserts it, but also when one continues to speak and act as though one could speak and act, although the very possibility of uttering a term or phrase is at the same time what would prevent it...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (2): 147–167.
Published: 01 March 2004
... served in the middle of the contextual particularities of everydayness, but it seems as though Heidegger still suffers from a modern Cartesian complex: an utter flight from the sensibilities of things, back into ontology and, reluctantly, the pre-imminent cogito.1 For Critchley this is the disturbing...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 446–449.
Published: 01 December 2015
... narrative of Richard Head’s The English Rogue (1665) continues that process, featuring sexual adventures involving Asian women. While earlier texts imagine European men “whitening” Asian women, in this satire inter- racial marriage underlines the utter alterity of Asian women. Nocentelli concludes that...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 101–104.
Published: 01 March 2018
... very well later issue from someone else’s mouth. Such an utterance could just as likely issue from any of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Kafka, or Bresson’s characters. Anything can have a luminousness that is not de facto also psychologically illuminating. This depersonalized wonder has little to do...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (4): 325–356.
Published: 01 September 2002
... logic-grammatical defi- nition and a limit. For Ibn Hazm, what transpires in the imperative mode, be- tween the injunctions to read and write, is the delivery of a (utterance), which is the verbal realization of a signifying intention, or . Though it is a text gen- erative of scholastic tradition...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 207–213.
Published: 01 June 2005
... the utter annihilation of the being-there that is their absolute ontological ground.1 One can imagine one’s corpse, one can witness the dying of others or the dead, but one cannot know or imagine being dead, itself an oxymoronic formulation. To translate: how could we, to the extent that we are...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 131–150.
Published: 01 March 2001
... their dying day To bacchic fury; snarl, though, as they will, Their teeth are not a triumph for the will But utter hesitation. What we love Ourselves for is our power not to love...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 369–391.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Monteverdi’s treatment of dissonance was different to the extent that it did not immediately call for musical resolution or recuperation, but instead made use of the dissonance in order to underline rhetorical utterances that the composer deemed fundamental to the musical drama. Monteverdi favored...