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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 450–465.
Published: 01 December 2013
... as “third generation” literature, which, as I argue, opens up remarkable transnational perspectives for the discussion of Europe's war past. Jan Lensen Perpetrators and Victims: Third-generation Perspectives on the Second World War...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 366–382.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Antony Rowland This article examines the categories of victim and perpetrator testimony in relation to the writing contained in the Salamander Oasis Trust archive in the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. In Dimensions of the Holocaust , Elie Wiesel famously commented that the Holocaust produced...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 363–381.
Published: 01 September 2013
... to Scholem's early principles, for a process of remembrance oriented towards the Palestinian victims of redemption. In this context, the way to reveal the Jewish exilic consciousness is through the words of the victim of the “utopian return,” through the words of Mahmoud Darwish, the great Palestinian poet...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 49–72.
Published: 01 March 2012
... the victims of an unequivocally “bad press” which they were powerless to influence. However, an examination of the complicated interactions between early Haitian political writers and the northern U.S. newspaper press in the first two decades of Haitian independence suggests that the idea of Haiti...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 25–34.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Desmond Tutu's curious insertion of a character from Dorfman's play into his Foreword to the Final Report) with contemporary manifestations of an older understanding of remediation as a process of medical healing or legal redress (ongoing campaigns by apartheid victims regarding their right to remedy...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 203–224.
Published: 01 June 2011
...) opens the rhetoric of “ordinary” forgiveness to personal and political abuse, to hypocrisy and calculation. Forgiveness might suture a wound, enabling healing and reconciliation, but its closure also ushers in, if not forgetting, an attenuation or weakening of the suffering of victims of unforgiveable...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 408–426.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of the ideological quandaries that shaped Goldberg, I argue that the paradigm of insecure sanctuaries and competing temporalities underlies her revision of both gothic and Zionist notions of victimization. Goldberg's play thus reflects her ambivalence regarding the development of Hebrew national culture while also...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (3): 279–287.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., cultural, and indeed human sources of Nazism (and phe- nomena like it)? And how do we respond to it on all of these levels? What can we COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 280 learn through dialogue with, or testimony from, the victims of the Holocaust? How is the trauma and testimony of these victims...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 427–449.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in a near whisper [that] has been haunting me or my shadow for years . . . . The killer sleeps as the victim photographs him,” Between 280). The details (at times contra- dictory) then build on this simple narrative sketch. The assassin lies uncovered on a single bed in a room, possibly in a hotel...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 46–58.
Published: 01 March 2016
... was “scooped up” by the retreating German army, it is unclear in what capacity: rather than interned as an “undesirable,” Pilinszky was actually a member of an Axis unit. Yet critics often discuss Pilinszky’s work without question in the context of other “victim” poets. Michael Parker briefly records Pil...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (4): 403–420.
Published: 01 December 2021
... to critique the will to make sense of the senseless. He quotes Bruno Bettelheim, a Dachau survivor, on the matter—“By calling the victims of the Nazis ‘martyrs,’ we falsify their fate”—as well as Primo Levi, Auschwitz survivor: “What is terrifying is that it [the ‘extermination’] was senseless” ( 26–30 ). Let...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 160–180.
Published: 01 June 2017
... an image of the poet through female or femi- nized victims of political tyranny. As I demonstrate below, the Prologue and the tales that constitute the Legend of Good Women parallel the biography of Lucan as recorded in the medieval accessus ad auctores (introduction to authors) and Lucan’s self...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 47–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
... the immediate issues raised by the commission. For instance, Khulumani Support Group’s The Story I’m About to Tell  provides a direct, raw presentation of testimonies by torture victims that, in Mar- lin-Curiel’s phrase, attempts to “salvage meaning” (14) from the many questions raised by the TRC. Jane...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 394–414.
Published: 01 December 2015
... . Harrison Margot . “No Way for a Victim to Act?: Beatrice Cenci and the Dilemma of Romantic Performance.” Studies in Romanticism 39 . 2 ( 2000 ): 187 – 211 . Print . Herman Judith Lewis M.D. Trauma and Recovery . New York : Basic Books , 1997 . Print . Hogle Jerrold E...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (3): 243–261.
Published: 01 June 2004
... structured its protagonist/victim, two topics that are as inextricably related as life (bios) and writing (graphike) are in biography. A Short Genealogy of the Secret Police File As the name suggests, the secret police file is a variation on the traditional genre of the criminal record. Walter...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 438–458.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the terms Holocaust and Shoah interchangeably throughout this essay to refer to the Ger- man genocide of European Jewry. I consider likewise all its casualties to be victims, regardless of whether they survived or not, and use that word accordingly. Comparative Literature  66:4 DOI 10.1215/00104124...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 113–126.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., but also in drama, film, fiction, and even poetry. Such creative re-imaginings of the events tend to redress the wrongs that occurred not just by reiterating the guiltlessness of the victims but also by providing them with the opportunity to exercise the voice they were once denied: to rise again...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 158–177.
Published: 01 March 2005
....'” Research in African Literature 24 ( 1993 ): 13 -25. Shen, Yishayahu. “Poetica shel hetrogeniut” [Hetrogenic Poetics: A Review of Albert Swissa's Aqud]. Davar 3 March 1991 . 18 . Shohat, Ella. “Sephardim in Israel: Zionism from the Standpoint of Its Jewish Victims.” Social Text 19/20...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 March 2021
... line of argument) the victim of flirtation is the existent power structure. Harassment and flirtation thus follow completely different logics: one uses power and privilege to subdue a member of a group; the other puts all interests on the line to destabilize power and privilege. She arrives...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (4): 275–290.
Published: 01 September 2002
... of the ironic interpretations of the Cistercians’ own words. From the outset, Distinctio I:25 encourages the reader to identify both with the narrator’s viewpoint and with the suffering of the Cistercians’ many victims. In- deed, it explicitly urges the reader to perceive himself or herself as a fellow...