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Comparative Literature (1 December 2011) 63 (4): 454–456.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Elizabeth M. Holt Voices Revealed: Arab Women Novelists, 1898–2000 . By Shaaban Bouthaina . Boulder : Lynne Rienner Publishers , 2009 . ix, 227 p . © 2011 by University of Oregon 2011 BOOK REVIEWS A TRANSNATIONAL POETICS...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2017) 69 (4): 430–448.
Published: 01 December 2017
... to draw the traditional rhythm of English blank verse into uneasy relation with the sound of classical epic (traditionally composed in dactylic hexameter). Concomitant with this rhythmic counterpoint is a contrast of voices in the translation, varying between a hard-edged, consonantal “Anglo-Saxon...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2013) 65 (3): 306–324.
Published: 01 September 2013
.... The essay suggests that the hyperbolic estimation of the literary excellence of the King James Version, often voiced to this day, may be a reaction-formation, a symptom of the deeply troubling legacy of bitter quarrels yet unresolved. © 2013 by University of Oregon 2013 Works Cited Legal...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 123–135.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., it is also one that demands to be read against other key intertexts of the modern moment, including Darwin's Descent of Man , Flaubert's Un Coeur Simple , and the more recent voices of Walter Benjamin, Giorgio Agamben, and Maurice Blanchot. Weaving these diverse materials together in a manner that...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2015) 67 (1): 62–78.
Published: 01 March 2015
... fate of the senses under capitalism. Both elaborate a critique of political economy—Sand's voiced by her worker-hero—that demonstrates how the individual's sensuous life is circumscribed by the pressures of material subsistence. The article examines how this attention to the senses inflects their...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2017) 69 (2): 238–249.
Published: 01 June 2017
... dramatically, both in relation to Negritude politics (see the ground-breaking work of Gary Wilder) and in relation to its poetics. This review essay examines the recent (re)turn to Negritude by looking at Carrie Noland's 2015 Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2011) 63 (2): 203–224.
Published: 01 June 2011
... crime and the silencing or appropriation of their voices. Contra critics who argue that Schlink offers an exculpatory, because explanatory, portrayal of his Nazi protagonist and second-generation German narrator, I argue that The Reader exposes the potential for abuse that characterizes the rhetoric of...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2017) 69 (3): 288–302.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the contemporary Irish context, in particular the end of the Northern Irish Troubles. In Heaney's hands, Antigone acts as a metaphor for one of the defining issues of the period: the problem of the past. Heaney is acutely interested in the way in which female voices have remained silenced and...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2018) 70 (1): 60–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
... hopeless—fictional world. We argue that limbotopia is characterized by a chronotope of durational, rather than chronological, time. The narrative structure of limbotopia exhibits several consistent features: an episodic format, the absence of closure, a broken or shifting narrative voice, and an incoherent...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2018) 70 (1): 72–92.
Published: 01 March 2018
... indistinction between subject and mechanism, voice and noise. Tone, in my case studies, indexes failed acts of representation. Wang’s tone is excessively animated, insofar as a compensatory liveliness exceeds Wang’s own person. By contrast, the tone of War Trash is neutral. In approximating “Asian” through...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2018) 70 (2): 176–193.
Published: 01 June 2018
... poet Louise Bogan’s 1921 lyric “Medusa” with Ovid’s Metamorphoses , this essay asks what modes of women’s engagement with myth have been left out or undertheorized in the wake of feminist critics’ investment in narratives of reclaimed voice. Instead of being a prosopopoeia in which the imagined woman...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2009) 61 (2): 97–127.
Published: 01 March 2009
... had to find a new voice and a more mature literary persona. However, “maturity,” which for the ancients was synonymous with political freedom, presented a considerable problem for the generation whose early youth coincided with the Napoleonic wars and the romantic revolution in poetry, but whose...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2009) 61 (2): 142–159.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the baroque desire to explore and exhaust the old, to have truck with the murmuring voices he had grown up with in his family's library. Borges, however, was faced with a literary problem that the writer of Ulysses did not have: the precedent of Ulysses itself. On the one hand, Borges seems to have...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2010) 62 (2): 144–160.
Published: 01 March 2010
... novel tells a story of adultery, divorce, and lesbian desire, while tracing, through a first-person voice, the narrator's professed descent into madness. One thematic emphasis links transgressions of public and private with specific architectural manifestations. This article traces these architectural...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 235–252.
Published: 01 September 2011
... tropes, and its grammatical structures. In particular, the use of the passive voice, the grammatical expression of the state of being-acted-upon, at key moments in the cycle presents a subject deprived of agency, maintaining priority in the sentence but ceding action to its object. This passive position...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2011) 63 (4): 366–382.
Published: 01 December 2011
... ever a victim (a common descriptor of soldiers after Vietnam and the advent of PTSD in 1980) or something between these two testamentary categories? And — most pertinent for this article — is there such a thing as a perpetrator voice, perspective, or aesthetic when the poet dispassionately records...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 253–268.
Published: 01 September 2011
... ironic, self-conscious narrators' method of interweaving the narrative with an incessant squabble/dialogue/interaction with their mock readers and listeners. Charlotte Summers offered Chulkov, then a novice fiction writer, ways to undermine the earnest authoritative narrative voice ubiquitous in early...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2017) 69 (1): 74–90.
Published: 01 March 2017
... performance in the past. It therefore addresses material textuality as well as the implications of aural performativity for generating and sustaining empathetic connection between text and reader, or between the text and an audience of listeners. © 2017 by University of Oregon 2017 emotion voice...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2018) 70 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and narrative voices, or the particular affordances of digital formats (see, for example, Have et al.; and Rubery ). The question of how, and under what aural and technological conditions, the book transmediates into the domain of the audible (or “audio”) is less frequently addressed. Such an...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2013) 65 (4): 383–407.
Published: 01 December 2013
... and a “quotation” (193; 3.315) channeled through a narrative dyad that Beckett termed the narrator/narrated: an “ancient voice” speaks in the first person present tense to an “I” who attempts to offer a verbatim recitation of that voice (see Kenner 94). This “ancient voice” looms like an archive...