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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Katrin Pahl Ambiguous Aggression in German Realism and Beyond: Flirtation, Passive Aggression, Domestic Violence . By Barbara N. Nagel New York : Bloomsbury , 2019 . 176 pages. Copyright © 2021 by University of Oregon 2021 With the flare-up of #MeToo in 2017 (a movement...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 466–468.
Published: 01 December 2012
...James Dawes Theoretical Perspectives on Human Rights and Literature . By Goldberg Elizabeth and Moore Alexandra Schultheis . New York : Routledge , 2012 . 302 p. Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins . By Fradinger Moira . Stanford : Stanford...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (3): 241–268.
Published: 01 June 2007
...: Framing Violence through the Viewfinder.” New German Critique 72 ( 1997 ): 3 -44. Huyssen, Andreas. Present Pasts: Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory . Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003 . James, Edwin. “Another Stuermer is Seized in Germany.” New York Times 22 Jan...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 340–360.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Oswaldo Zavala In the last decade, violence attributed to Latin American drug cartels has become a common theme in a proliferation of fiction and non-fiction about the drug trade written both in Mexico and the U.S. This essay shows how the majority of Mexican narconarratives—in particular the works...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 207–227.
Published: 01 June 2015
... olvido (1996) by Dominican-American Marisela Rizik expose the sexual violence that women and other persecuted subjects have suffered historically, and which has engendered the idealized mixed-race nation in nationalist narratives. Using several shared motifs, these two novels question the reproductive...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 429–444.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Mikhal Dekel This essay argues that in emotionally and politically fraught terrains tragic literature may offer an embodied, affective critique of the existing political order that is more effective than theoretical-didactic critiques. As a form that makes room for conflict, violence, and desire...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 144–158.
Published: 01 June 2020
... seeming to preserve political potential, perceptions of impasse encourage people to accept political processes as the only social reality despite their violence, their limitation of reality, and their contempt for the agential resources of nonpolitical being. Copyright © 2020 by University of Oregon...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 128–141.
Published: 01 March 2009
... greater goal. Although in Sacred Hunger Unsworth seems to share much of Delblanc's pessimism about human nature, the hope that is vindicated in Friday and squelched in Speranza is allowed to flicker once more. Resistance to the violence onboard the Liverpool Merchant results in mutiny and change, in...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 68–88.
Published: 01 January 2010
... experience of the Israeli Palestinian as a site of productive ironic performativity, Kashua's texts, I conclude, break open the monolithic image of the nation, exposing the inherent violence and contradictions involved in positioning Israel as a “Jewish State” and in situating Israeli Palestinians as...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 15–24.
Published: 01 March 2014
... consider when and how the valorization of nature might have differential yet tightly related geopolitical effects, under certain circumstances even serving as a screen for postcolonial violence and corporate-driven damage. The essay concludes with an analysis of Halon Habil's Oil on Water in order to argue...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 459–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Uno Kōji (1891–1961). Uno's case demonstrates not only the humanistic folly and attendant violence that biographical discourse can commit but also the possibility of the writing ( graphia ) of life ( bios ). If there is any conceptual transaction between these two possibilities, it is to be found in...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 94–113.
Published: 01 March 2015
... subjectivity and the ongoing injustices of caste prejudice and violence. © 2015 by University of Oregon 2015 Dalit Marathi Manohar Namdeo Wankhade Walt Whitman Black Arts Movement Works Cited Adarkar Neera Menon Meena . One Hundred Years, One Hundred Voices: The Millworkers of...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 116–129.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Vince Schleitwiler This essay connects recent academic debates over antiblackness and the rise of new theories and methods of comparison to the movements against police violence that are gaining visibility after the protests in Ferguson, MO, arguing that they all demonstrate the fracturing of...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 303–314.
Published: 01 September 2017
... warfare and the Holocaust, Abish and Perec's novels elaborate themes of concealment, violence, and the limitations of language. I argue that, despite the common misconception that constraint-based writers are engaged in predominantly self-reflexive linguistic experimentation and lightweight textual play...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 160–175.
Published: 01 June 2018
... an underappreciated affordance of the catalogue, through which it confronts actual historical violence. A comparative reading of Homer, Dickens, and Bolaño demonstrates that the catalogue, far from establishing mastery and transparency, is a literary device shot through with virtual effects, emergent...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 107–115.
Published: 01 June 2016
... institutional locations, historical developments, and epistemic investments. © 2016 by University of Oregon 2016 Black Studies racial relationality incommensurability state violence coloniality Works Cited Ahmed Sara . On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 338–349.
Published: 01 September 2003
...LINDA KINTZ University of Oregon 2003 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/338 REVIEW ESSAY LINDA KINTZ Ethically Challenged: The Impasse Between Poststructuralism and Critical Theory Beatrice Hanssen. Critique of Violence: Between...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (3): 279–287.
Published: 01 June 2008
... . Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005. R. Clifton Spargo. Vigilant Memory: Emmanuel Levinas, the Holocaust, and Unjust Death . Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. Stevan Weine. Testimony after Catastrophe: Narrating the Traumas of Political Violence . Evanston...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 59–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
... . Print . ———. Essais d'Albert Camus . Ed. Quilliot R. Faucon L. . Paris : Gallimard [Pléiade] , 1965 . Print . ———. “Lettre au directeur des Temps modernes.” Les Temps modernes 82 ( 1952 ): 317 – 33 . Print . Davis Colin . “Violence and Ethics in Camus.” The...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 128–143.
Published: 01 June 2020
... the existing social order itself). See Kleist, Sämtliche Werke und Briefe (144–59, 160–95). 7 This enigmatic concept in Benjamin has produced a variety of interpretations. Minimally, however, Benjamin seems to indicate that “divine violence” is a violence that disrupts both law-preserving...