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Comparative Literature (1 September 2004) 56 (4): 331–346.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Proust Now . Ed. Mary Ann Caws and Eugene Nicole. New York: Peter Lang, 1990 . 185 -95. Naremore, James. The World Without a Self . New Haven: Yale University Press, 1973 . Proust, Marcel. Swann's Way . Trans. C.K. Scott Moncrieff. London: Chatto & Windus, 1922 . Spivak, Gayatri C...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2009) 61 (4): 400–415.
Published: 01 September 2009
...: Harvard UP, 1987 . CHRISTOPHER K. COFFMAN “Swann’s Way. Basic Training”: Interpretation in James Merrill’s Late Collections and À la recherche du temps perdu URING HIS FINAL YEAR AT AMHERST, James Merrill wrote a thesis with...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2012) 64 (2): 207–229.
Published: 01 June 2012
... makes the “thing, the human, the poem, and indeed language itself” into metaphors for each other ( Feminist Difference 130), this essay takes the link between poetic difficulty and images of occlusion as a way to broach the difficulties of entering into alien experience by way of lyric poems. More...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2015) 67 (3): 246–266.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in ways that resonate with the Odyssey 's own preoccupations. The conceptual framework used to bring these poets into dialogue draws from ancient skepticism as a posture or way of being in the world that shapes philosophical and literary works bound up in what the Pyrrhonists called “the searching...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2016) 68 (2): 130–140.
Published: 01 June 2016
... space? In keeping with this forum's emphasis on “relationality,” I argue for a turn to Blackness since it troubles the emphasis on Eurocentric ways of thinking and disrupts the linear progressive narrative with which we are all acquainted. To relate to Blackness as a deliberate choice authorizes a...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2018) 70 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Sander van Maas Abstract This essay investigates what the word “book” in the concept of the audiobook has come to refer to, and how contemporary material book cultures suggest ways to reperceive audiobook experience. The essay uses audiobooks by David Foster Wallace and Jacques Derrida, which...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2018) 70 (4): 369–391.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Nimrod Reitman Abstract The article reads Sigmund Freud and Claudio Monteverdi’s understanding of musicality, its affinity with rhetoric, and the way this relation informs their individual oeuvres. Both Monteverdi and Freud, each in his own way, were condemned to live with an aversion to musicality...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2012) 64 (2): 192–206.
Published: 01 June 2012
... constitute themselves as participatory members in the larger field of Western and world culture? And how does the apparent divestment of national cultural identity actually reaffirm the importance of that identity? Specifically, I am intrigued by the different ways in which they interact with Joyce both as...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2017) 69 (1): 54–73.
Published: 01 March 2017
...S. Shankar This essay harnesses the use of translation as a critical method to explore affect in a comparative mode. By way of readings of ethnography (Margaret Trawick's Notes on Love in a Tamil Family ), film (the Hindi-language masala film Guide ), and fiction (Chinua Achebe's Nigerian novel A...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2018) 70 (1): 25–45.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Ilya Kliger This essay attempts a reading of Ivan Turgenev’s First Love as a case study within a broader inquiry into the social imaginary of Russian realist fiction. One way to formulate the central question of the essay is to ask what happens when, on some deep structural level, an ostensibly...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2009) 61 (1): 43–53.
Published: 01 January 2009
... photographs included in Austerlitz . Indeed, Austerlitz and Wittgenstein mirror each other in so many ways that a reader familiar with Ray Monk's biography of the philosopher and Wittgenstein's own work might suspect that Sebald lifted specific elements from these texts into his own. But Sebald's work also...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2009) 61 (4): 432–446.
Published: 01 September 2009
... reading,” as well as political, religious, and commercial issues connected to the writing and transmission of literary works. They also include an invigorated awareness of the ways in which questions of “foreign” and “home,” other and same, might find a place in a more dialogic and responsive mode of...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2010) 62 (2): 122–143.
Published: 01 March 2010
... these works depict. In both texts the portrait raises the issue of the relation between identity and representation. Since in both stories the portrait is that of a woman and the painter is a man, they also deal with the way the power to represent (and thus determine or construct identity) relates to...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2010) 62 (3): 246–261.
Published: 01 June 2010
...DAVID BARNES This essay performs a new reading of John Ruskin's The Stones of Venice , placing the work in the context of nineteenth-century Italian nationalist debates on the character and history of Venice. Using letters, diaries, and other sources, the essay discusses the ways in which the...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2012) 64 (2): 169–191.
Published: 01 June 2012
... elicit multiple, sometimes contradictory, stories from Stowe's text and analyzes the effects they create for readers. The essay argues that Hughes used critical and creative tools in ways unique to this project to strategically disrupt readers' suspension of disbelief and thereby provoke a more critical...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 307–327.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Claire Solomon In Argentina, a multimedia boom in historical fictions about the so-called Jewish White Slave Trade of the early twentieth century in Buenos Aires has created a consensus about a particular set of events that deviates in consistent ways from the available evidence. In this essay I...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 339–355.
Published: 01 December 2012
... same production processes. Approached in this way, mise en abyme generates a model by which we can conceptualize the artwork in relation to the larger work of economic production in which it participates and of which it is a miniature model. © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 Works Cited...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 356–381.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Ancient Greek literature of the archaic period) and a discussion of the ways in which his temporal imagination relates to the ideological concerns of the victory ode. Beyond these specific objectives, which lie in the fields of literary and conceptual history, the article discusses the theoretical...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2013
... comparative in nature, have been made since the early 1990s to reconfigure American studies beyond its established national-linguistic boundaries, either in relation to the American hemisphere or to various constructs of world literature. This essay reflects on those two mutually reinforcing processes by way...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2012) 64 (3): 286–299.
Published: 01 September 2012
... overlapping identities that cannot be reduced to a simplistic German-Polish dialectic. Rather than writing back in the sense of striking back, Huelle invites us to understand his city in a “deep time” — to use Wai Chi Dimock's phrase — that includes, rather than erases, its German past. © 2012 by University...