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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (4): 307–324.
Published: 01 September 2002
... goddess Sati. After examining widow burning in India and its relationship to both Hindu myth and marriage practices, I then turn to Deepa Mehta’s 1998 film Fire in order to suggest that a subaltern woman might be able to “speak” on a global level through the medium of film. Through a detailed analysis...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (1): 29–44.
Published: 01 January 2008
... hawthorne and with heynd leveis. 15 Throw pykis of the plet thorne I presentlie luikit, Gif ony persoun wald approche within that plesand garding. He sees three ladies (two married to lords, one a widow), whom he describes at length (nineteen lines, against...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 446–449.
Published: 01 December 2015
...-binding as a way to control female sexuality, although his response to Indian sati (widow sacrifice) is mixed. In Linschoten’s account marital love becomes a “dis- ciplinary technique,” creating dominant European subjectivities while rendering Indian ones submissive and colonized. The last section of...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 140–157.
Published: 01 March 2007
... Derrière la muraille immense du brouillard. Andromache, fallen from the arms of a great and noble husband, Common chattel in the hands of haughty Pyrrhus, Crouching, in ecstasy, over an empty tomb— Hector’s widow, alas! Now the wife of...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 54–73.
Published: 01 March 2017
... around Rosie’s shoulders. Significantly, Rosie is dressed in a white sari, thus linking her with the status of a widow —​a crucial association in the context of the film. This costuming decision functions to counterpoint the “Tere Mere Sapne” sequence with the earlier “Aaj Phir,” now suggesting...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., Poor and sad mirror where long ago glimmered The immense majesty of your widow’s aching grief, That fraudulent Simoïs enlarged by your tears, Suddenly quickened my fertile memory, As I was crossing the new Carrousel. The old Paris is no longer (the...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 253–268.
Published: 01 September 2011
...” and then, adopting a regal tone, “ordains and decrees” that his readers be “delighted, moved and pleased” with his sentimental story. In another scene, later referred to as the “play-it-by-the-rules!” episode, an opin- ionated mock reader named Widow Lack-it tries to persuade the author...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (1): 99–102.
Published: 01 January 2004
... and during the Warren Hastings trial; William Sleeman’s anti-romantic account of a case of sati (Hindu widow-immolation) in his 1844 Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official ; and Wilkie Collins’s ironic stress on “oblivion” in his 1868 sensational novel The Moonstone. The second section...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (1): 102–104.
Published: 01 January 2004
... and during the Warren Hastings trial; William Sleeman’s anti-romantic account of a case of sati (Hindu widow-immolation) in his 1844 Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official ; and Wilkie Collins’s ironic stress on “oblivion” in his 1868 sensational novel The Moonstone. The second section...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (1): 105–107.
Published: 01 January 2004
... and during the Warren Hastings trial; William Sleeman’s anti-romantic account of a case of sati (Hindu widow-immolation) in his 1844 Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official ; and Wilkie Collins’s ironic stress on “oblivion” in his 1868 sensational novel The Moonstone. The second section...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (1): 107–109.
Published: 01 January 2004
... and during the Warren Hastings trial; William Sleeman’s anti-romantic account of a case of sati (Hindu widow-immolation) in his 1844 Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official ; and Wilkie Collins’s ironic stress on “oblivion” in his 1868 sensational novel The Moonstone. The second section...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 95–99.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and the gendered nation. Here the virtuous young Croatian hero is tempted away from the virtuous young embodiment of the homeland, Dora, by the “beautiful, wealthy, bewitching, and immoral young widow, Klara Grubar,” who represents the Austro- Hungarian empire (146). Kuzmic demonstrates that “as...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 159–179.
Published: 01 June 2020
... Minstrel through a different indirect reference to the poet. The hint of horror within an otherwise capable figuration (she “Sits half congeal’d with fear”) returns here, figured as the potential violence enacted by the Maniac on a gendered personification of ORPHAN and WIDOW. Robinson’s own life, as the...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 114–129.
Published: 01 March 2015
... trata, sin profundizar ni ver primero literariamente qué significa ése tipo de técnica señaló aquí Kodama . . . (“María Kodama rechaza El hacedor [de Borges], Remake”) María Kodama, Borges’s widow, claimed that intertextuality is not to copy and change three words, hence her rejection of the book...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 222–237.
Published: 01 June 2017
... following the Six-Day War of 1967 (after having fled in 1948), only to find that their infant son Khaldun, whom they had left behind, has been raised as an Israeli by a Jewish widow whose husband had died in the Suez War eleven years earlier. Their son Khaldun (now Dov) is now an officer in the...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 19–40.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Tabaqah at last, the arrow strikes its target, and murderous discourse finds its death. The cycle ends, yet, uncannily, it continues to echo. If Jean Morris stands in for Kurtz’s mistress, then Mustafa’s widow, Hosna Bint Mahmoud, is Kurtz’s intended, safe in Sudan, shielded from his adventures abroad...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 354–372.
Published: 01 September 2001
...” (Dawit and Mekuria). 9 This formulation borrows from Gayatri Spivak’s memorable articulation of one version of the debate around the practice of widow-burning in nineteenth-century Bengal. See Spivak, “Can the Subaltern Speak?” I discuss this essay later in this article...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 407–428.
Published: 01 December 2012
... titular character of “To a Woman Passerby” as a widow, Marder concedes that “there is nothing in the poem to indicate that the mourning woman is a ‘widow’” (75). Although this imposition should be trou- bling, Marder insists nonetheless that Benjamin’s fabrication leads us to see how the poem...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 86–110.
Published: 01 January 2011
... addiction to alcohol and eventually manages to alienate every- one around him, including Om. From Kathmandu Nayan Raj arrives in Khaireni Tar, his ancestral home, and stays with his widowed sister-in-law, Binita, who runs a teashop-restaurant to support herself, her young daughter, and an orphaned...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 287–311.
Published: 01 September 2015
... encounter at the opening of both Sea of Poppies and River of Smoke. An illiterate and widowed poppy farmer from Bihar, she is endowed with a gift of vision. Having known only a landlocked existence in her native province, she experiences complete disorienta- tion and loss of moorings once she is on...