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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 2. Jason Edward Lewis, still image from interactive work “What They Speak When They Speak To Me.” Photograph: Jason Edward Lewis, 2012. Reproduced with permission. Figure 2. Jason Edward Lewis, still image from interactive work “What They Speak When They Speak To Me.” Photograph: Jason More
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2004) 56 (2): 201–203.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Nicholas Rennie The Laboratory of Poetry: Chemistry and Poetics in the Work of Friedrich Schlegel. By Michel Chaouli. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. xiv, 290 p. University of Oregon 2004 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/192...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2006) 58 (3): 263–265.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Charles Forsdick Postcolonial Criticism: History, Theory, and the Work of Fiction. By Nicholas Harrison. London: Polity, 2003. vii, 221 p. University of Oregon 2006 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/256 BOOK REVIEWS BIRTH OF THE SYMBOL...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2018) 70 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., no faith, no law, no memory. —Joseph Conrad, The Mirror of the Sea 227 IT HAS BEEN SAID that diasporic fiction by writers of Vietnamese origin can be read generationally, in that the work of first generation authors is notably marked by the political upheaval of twentieth-century Vietnam...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2018) 70 (4): 444–465.
Published: 01 December 2018
... narrative, from its granular exhaustion of traditional shtetl life and Reb Gedalya’s bankruptcy and death, to the eventual disappearance of Mirel, the novel’s centerpiece. Indeed, the work of objects in Bergelson’s novel seems linked to Mirel and her growing synonymy with the shtetl itself: both are fated...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2009) 61 (4): 432–446.
Published: 01 September 2009
...SANDRA BERMANN “Working in the And Zone: Comparative Literature and Translation” argues that in conjunction with translation and translation studies comparative literature can offer new energy and purpose to the humanities today. The paper considers the changing roles of comparative literature in...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2010) 62 (1): 22–40.
Published: 01 January 2010
... both writers' works we see an ambivalent relationship to father figures and a desire to challenge the Oedipal pact demanded by the symbolic by means of a literary act of defiance that involves a move beyond meaning and sense. Moving away from her earlier focus on poetry, Kristeva turns to Louis Aragon...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2012) 64 (3): 257–269.
Published: 01 September 2012
... critical readings of Mimesis . This tendency, originating in the work of Edward Said and practiced in some form or another by nearly all of Auerbach's critics of the last three decades, is to contextualize the writing of Mimesis and to explain its seemingly ungainly form in terms of the specific...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 15–25.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Aarthi Vadde This article contributes to the forum on original languages by examining debates about reading in translation in comparative literature studies. Traditionally comparative literature has eschewed the study of works in translation, but new interventions in world literature challenge this...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2013) 65 (4): 408–428.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Glyn Salton-Cox This essay examines the English Communist novelist, Edward Upward (1903–2009) in a hitherto unexplored comparative frame. Until recently, Upward's authorship was largely dismissed as formally uninspired and dogmatically “Stalinist,” the work, as Samuel Hynes put it, of “a gifted man...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2012) 64 (1): 49–72.
Published: 01 March 2012
... with Haitian authors generally and with the works of the Baron de Vastey (1781–1820) in particular. Vastey composed at least ten prose works, all of which circulated either in the original or in English translation in the Atlantic World. U.S. newspapers in the north that printed or reviewed Vastey's...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2017) 69 (3): 271–287.
Published: 01 September 2017
... strategies typically mobilized in discussions of works from non-major traditions, coupled with dominant theories of the development of the novel, serve to occlude the formal innovations of both texts. Attending to their complex work of worlding yields new critical insights, revealing how these works...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2010) 62 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Lucas H. Harriman A transcultural adaptation of a literary work often reveals aspects of the original that had previously been obscured in its native context. In a similar vein, a creative reading that truly attempts to do justice to its object might be said to betray it, both in the traditional...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2010) 62 (2): 179–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
... more the fact that literature, especially the novel, does work within a society that both exposes social processes and psychological drives and creates the institutions they need and desire. Frye organized his anatomy around a set of interlocking hermeneutical and structural levels and modes that...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2010) 62 (4): 361–375.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Paul Stasi Ezra Pound argued that it was impossible to think in only one language in the contemporary world. To this end he worked in The Cantos to create a world culture built on the comparison of works of “great value” from a variety of cultures. Pound's epic poem serves to displace the English...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 26–35.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Andrea Bachner Whenever scholars of Comparative Literature invoke the importance of working with the original, there are clear political implications. Claiming the surplus value of work in the original language(s) versus work in translation emphasizes cultural specificity and celebrates the...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 429–445.
Published: 01 December 2012
...”) and the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus . The essay builds upon the so-called resolute program of Wittgenstein interpretation developed by Cora Diamond, James Conant, and others, bringing its insights to bear on Kafka's perplexing work. The essay explores the ethical weight of these two writers...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 52–70.
Published: 01 March 2014
....” First, skepticism in Wittgenstein's later work resembles dissonance in one of Beethoven's most profoundly historical works, Symphony No. 3 in E flat “Eroica.” Second, and by extension, the overall structure of argumentation in Part 1 of Philosophical Investigations resembles Beethoven's version of the...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Gayle Rogers This essay engages several methodological and linguistic quandaries that have arisen in comparative modernist studies since its “transnational” or “global” turn. It does so through the work of the Spanish poet Juan Ramón Jiménez and his curious position between modernismo and English...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2014) 66 (3): 322–339.
Published: 01 September 2014
....” This essay examines the role of the train in three works by prominent Jewish writers: S.Y. Abramovitsh's “Shem ve-Yefet ba-agala” [“Shem and Japheth on the Train”], Sholem Aleichem's Di ayznbangeshikhtes [ The Railroad Stories ], and Shmuel Yosef Agnon's “Bi-kronin shel rakevet” [“In the Railroad Car...