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Comparative Literature (1 January 2003) 55 (1): 24–41.
Published: 01 January 2003
... . Bergonzi, Bernard. The Early H.G. Wells . Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1961 . Bölsche, Wilhelm. Vom Bazillus zum Affenmenschen . Leipzig: Diederichs, 1900 . Chesney, George Tomkyns. “The Battle of Dorking: Reminiscences of a Volunteer.” The Tale of the Next Great War, 1871-1914...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2002) 54 (2): 97–126.
Published: 01 March 2002
...MARION A. WELLS University of Oregon 2002 Alberti, Leon Battista. On Painting and on Sculpture . Trans. and ed. Cecil Grayson. London: Phaidon, 1972 . Alpers, Svetlana. “Describe or Narrate? A Problem in Realistic Representation.” New Literary History 8 ( 1975 ): 15 -41...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2012) 64 (1): 49–72.
Published: 01 March 2012
... powerless “apparent state” with an unimportant literary tradition is a concept of more recent date. Based on literary reviews and advertisements in nineteenth-century U.S. newspapers, as well as the holdings of U.S. libraries during that time, U.S. readers living in the northern states were well acquainted...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 356–381.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., the proximity of whose poetics to German models is otherwise well documented. As the article maintains, this distinct presentist temporality, along with a concomitant metaphysical stance on the relation between the human and the divine realms, ultimately derives from Pindar's victory odes, which are...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 26–35.
Published: 01 March 2013
... multiplicity of linguistic and cultural expressions that are the corpus of Comparative Literature as a discipline. However, the term “original” also has less benign innuendos that conceptually void hybridity and polyvalence: the original (versus the copy), the origin (versus derivation and decadence), as well...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 382–406.
Published: 01 December 2012
... effort to “elucidate” the two forms “in terms of their contrastive nature” demand a supplement? What would the supplement have been, and how might it illumine Benjamin's own project as well as tragedy and Trauerspiel ? My hypothesis is that Benjamin remains silent on these points because he was...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2013) 65 (2): 162–181.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Stephen Thomson When we first encounter the narrator of Austerlitz , he is wandering around the unfamiliar town of Antwerp with, he tells us, “unsicheren Schritten” (1; 9). As well as reflecting the unfamiliarity of the locale, these “uncertain steps” evince a proud modesty characteristic of the...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2009) 61 (4): 432–446.
Published: 01 September 2009
... the twentieth century, as well as the recent importance of translation and translation studies to our field. Pointing to some deep similarities of method and aim between the two areas of study—particularly their dependence upon the analogical and abductive methods associated with and —it also...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2012) 64 (2): 192–206.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., as well as the ways in which updated theoretical approaches can help move beyond comparative narratologies. The second section examines Del Paso's engagement with the Western canon in his public addresses and his parodic subversions of Joycean texts. The third section studies Elizondo's appropriation...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 407–428.
Published: 01 December 2012
... well take, once free and clear of Benjamin's shadow, Baudelairean “contingency” as its watchword and Baudelaire's complex staging of irresolvable psychic and social antagonisms as its praxis. © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 Works Cited Adorno Theodor . “Benjamin, der Briefschreiber...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 429–445.
Published: 01 December 2012
... (shaped by his general attraction to the Book and book writing as well as by his reading of certain works of literature) are deeply relevant to literary studies, and particularly to our understanding of literary modernism. © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 Works Cited Adorno Theodor...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2013) 65 (3): 265–284.
Published: 01 September 2013
... response it elicited from the church, as well as the Christological controversy at the heart of the novel, this essay forces us to reconsider what it means to claim the autonomy of literature from history, to cast religion as a human invention, and to ponder the humanity of Christ. © 2013 by University...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 101–122.
Published: 01 March 2013
... canon, as well as with the artistic imagination abiding therein. As a result of his encounter with Keats's ballad in the medium of literary adaptation, Nabokov was able to acquire, absorb, and creatively promulgate a productive stratagem that would become a hallmark of his own creative output, that of...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2013) 65 (2): 200–219.
Published: 01 June 2013
... photograph itself as a means of disrupting photography's contingency and introducing indeterminacy into the black/white order of Africa, as well as the racial orders of Israel and Palestine. © 2013 by University of Oregon 2013 Works Cited “Contingency.” Oxford English Dictionary . 1989 . Web...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 35–42.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the apparent end of revolutionary resistance movements — so that we can continue to act in their aftermath. The essay does not relinquish the possibility of political commitment in an uncertain political moment but makes a claim for the value of reading well in order to adjudicate among the...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 52–70.
Published: 01 March 2014
... writing about Beethoven Wittgenstein is writing about his philosophical self as well, not only touching on what he believed to be the relationship between his project and Beethoven's, but also trying to identify the path for his later philosophy within his own cultural and historical context. The second...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2014) 66 (2): 149–172.
Published: 01 June 2014
... pathologies,” rather than to celebrate its explicit and supposedly benevolent (or ambivalent) approach to homosexuality, is not just to be faithful to the literary work and its historical context. More importantly, I contend that the novel may help us examine how stereotypes are reproduced, as well as the...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2014) 66 (2): 173–185.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Laurence de Looze Medieval people knew as well as we do that no two people could look exactly alike. But the question of look-alikes was nevertheless a fascinating one because it opened up a potential gap between external manifestation and deeper identity. What did it mean for the ontology of the...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2014) 66 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Ryan James Kernan Literary critics in the U.S. have generally considered the artistic merit of Langston Hughes's so-called radical poetic production of the 1930s to be far below the standard the poet set in the previous decade. Its detractors (as well as its precious few champions) tend to...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2015) 67 (1): 11–20.
Published: 01 March 2015
... of German literature, modernist poetics in China, Japan, and the United States, and the geography of nineteenth-century fiction, as well as a range of associated computational methods. Wilkens argues that computational work represents a unique opportunity for comparatists interested in large-scale...