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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 158–177.
Published: 01 March 2005
... of Immigration” from a Child’s Point of View: The Poetics of Abjection in Albert Swissa’s Aqud and Farida Belghoul’s Georgette! The one by whom the abject exists is the deject [the outcast]1 who...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2013
... novel. The essay reviews the various critical efforts to reconcile James with his French near-contemporaries and suggests an outline of the evolution of his method and plots in the 1890s. An important figure in the dismantling and re-forging of Jamesian narrative “point of view” in this “middle period...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 52–70.
Published: 01 March 2014
... : Blackwell , 2001 . Print . ———. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus . 1921 . New York : Routledge , 2004 . Print . MATTHEW LAU Problems He Never Gets Anywhere Near: Wittgenstein’s Reading of Beethoven as a View of His Later Philosophy...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 182–199.
Published: 01 June 2013
... the importance of openly subjective critical response is founded on a post-Nietzschean understanding of Kant and is concerned with the condition of the individual in modernity. Adorno's and Barthes's respective investments in the aesthetic realm have often been viewed unfavorably. Challenging such...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 370–393.
Published: 01 December 2017
... ( Mertvye dushi , 1842), the concept of perspective—linear perspective and deviations from it—shapes Gogol’s literary view of the Russian countryside, making possible new ways of seeing rural reality that would impact the rise of realism in literature and painting. The article concludes that Gogol’s...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 32–52.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Xiaofan Amy Li Abstract This article examines the question of reinventing Chinese antiquity in the works of the contemporary French writer Pascal Quignard. It focuses on three aspects of Quignard’s Chinese-inspired works: his rewriting of ancient Chinese texts, his views on the idea of language via...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 160–176.
Published: 01 March 2009
... controversial. Indeed, in the view of some medievalists the Middle Ages cannot be “postcolonial,” because the term by definition refers to historical circumstances and cultures that emerged only after the disintegration of the global empires that were formed in the modern period by European powers such as...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 93–109.
Published: 01 March 2012
... undelivered lectures Six Memos for the Next Millennium . It argues, however, that Llull and Lucretius represent two opposing models of combinatorics and that the former encapsulates Calvino's views at the start of the period in question, while the latter neatly exemplifies his later position. The essay also...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2014
... this view, an impasse of origination would account for the claustrophobic logic of limits that Marlovian drama presumably embodies and interrogates. While this article agrees that impasse is ubiquitous in Marlowe's plays, it takes issue with the metaphysical implications of the critical idiom employed...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 June 2014
... that when Langston Hughes translated Vladimir Mayakovsky's “Blek end uait” (“Black and White”) and “Sifilis” (“Syphilis”) during his Moscow residence in the winter of 1932–33, a resulting epiphany motivated Hughes to strive to reconcile his Pan-Africanist views with his newly aroused vision of class...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 345–374.
Published: 01 December 2015
... on the multilingual north Indian region of Awadh in the early modern period, it argues that an approach to literature and space that takes multilingualism within society and literary culture as a structuring and generative principle and holds both local and cosmopolitan perspectives in view is more...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 274–295.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Lynn Shutters While there is a long history of viewing Boccaccio's De mulieribus claris (Famous Women) as a misogynist text in response to which Christine de Pizan's Livre de la Cité des Dames (Book of the City of Ladies) constitutes a proto-feminist critique, this essay compares these works for...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 389–407.
Published: 01 December 2016
... circular concept of time, the Zimbabwean novels are based on a view of time as linear progress. The article argues that these concepts of time are determined by the genre conventions of the novel and the tale and that the adoption and hybridization of these genres has been decisively impacted by the state...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 226–251.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Preetha Mani Abstract This essay examines the Hindi Nayī Kahānī , or New Story, Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, which was influential for the short stories, criticism, and literary history that its writers produced. Incorporating a view toward the larger “metaliterary” corpus in relation to which...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 272–297.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Rebecca Ruth Gould Abstract This article engages with cosmopolitan conceptions of culture that flourished in the nineteenth century Caucasus with a view to clarifying the relevance of these legacies today. I focus in particular on the polymath writer ʿ Abbās Qulī Āghā Bākīkhānūf (1794–1847...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 September 2018
...John David Zuern Abstract Tapping the critical resources of the disciplines of comparative literature and electronic literature, this essay conducts two cross-media comparative studies to show that a supple and dynamic concept of literary “materiality” emerges when we view the specific material...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2018
... allows both writers to reimagine the concept of the soul in modern secular terms: in Tartt’s conception of post-traumatic “soul loss” as a critical stage in the moral and aesthetic education of the self, and in Dostoevsky’s view of wounded memory as opening up the self to the more expansive, overwhelming...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 142–160.
Published: 01 June 2011
... to measure, chart, and demarcate the world. At various points in his narrative, Pynchon sums up this basic anthropocentric view as mathesis , a term that recalls the early modern scientific project of mathesis universalis or the attempt to “mathematize” nature. According to Heidegger, mathesis, which...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 161–181.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Field Work (1979). His view of Miłosz, however, is affected by associations against which Miłosz himself rebels. Most notable for this comparison is Miłosz's insistence that “noble feelings” are dangerous for literature and — in spite of his avowed anti-Romanticism — his bardic aura. Heaney's experience...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 26–42.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., Schleiermarcher, and Goethe—enable her to explore both the productive and the perverse dimensions of translation. Finally, I argue that her views on translation in “De l'esprit des traductions” (1816) and De la littérature (1800) are radically tested by her novel Corinne, ou l'Italie (1807), which can be read as...