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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 455–458.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Patrick Collier Little Magazine, World Form . By Eric Bulson . New York and Chichester : Columbia University Press , 2017 . 333 pages. Copyright © 2019 by University of Oregon 2019 It has been more than two decades now since modernism returned to the foreground of literary...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and nativist thought. At the same time, coastal form is found to decenter, extend, and thicken constructions of world literature, while opening to a planetary perspective sensible to the prodigious and implacable forces of the Anthropocene. © 2017 by University of Oregon 2017 Indian Ocean African...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 287–311.
Published: 01 September 2015
... , that is, as world-forming literature rather than world literature. Borrowing from Jean-Luc Nancy's philosophical discussion in The Creation of the World or Globalization , I propose a notion of world literature as a critical practice attentive to the mobilities within the texts. Theoretical considerations about...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 25–51.
Published: 01 March 2022
... practices around the ghazal—including definitions of the genre that variously emphasize form versus theme—change according to the historical and geographical context of its circulation. However, by celebrating the ghazal’s travel as seemingly apolitical and/or ahistorical, the discourse of world poetry...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 179–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... He fi nds the stories of upward mobility essential not only to his own tale of devel- oping modern forms of relation and state power, but also to a defense of the idea that the professions are perhaps the key mode of rising in the stories and worlds he discusses. Robbins also adapts masterfully...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 171–185.
Published: 01 June 2022
... object-oriented ontology, and world literature, this essay explores how a close encounter with objects, stories, and descriptive language can reveal the form and poetics of the Indian Ocean. A concept of regional relationality, encompassing both connectivity and narratability, emerges alongside...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 336–360.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., and cultural institutions) was thought to occupy every single region of the planet, the novel produced privileged and efficient nar- ratives of the global formation of a bourgeois world. Because the novel was the hegemonic form that bourgeois imagination adopted in the nineteenth century, and because...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 256–273.
Published: 01 June 2009
... and continue to navigate their complex history in order to create a polyphonic identity, the essay sketches five historical-cultural “worlds” that come together to form the hispanic “world.” University of Oregon 2009 Translated by AlEXANDER STEHN Bhabha, Homi. The Location of Culture...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 399–419.
Published: 01 September 2010
... not only dominant, formal, explicit high textual traditions of poetics, but also subaltern and popular epistemologies that may be “emergent” or “latent” in praxis. Toward this end, the essay proposes an alternative in the form of “world literary knowledges” and presents three examples of “literary...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 46–61.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Manisha Basu This article examines a selection of Rabindranath Tagore's essays with a view to demonstrating that the Indian Nobel Laureate was distressed about the fact that in the early twentieth century the modern historical sense was eclipsing the place of poetics in the colonial world. In place...
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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Lara Harb Abstract The Aristotelian sense of mimesis (i.e., fictional representation of an evoked world through plot and characters) continues to shape modern views of literature. The medieval Arabic reception of the concept of mimesis and its closely related concept of mythos (fable, story...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 201–227.
Published: 01 June 2010
... very securely at home / in this interpreted world,” 25). Therefore, the metaphoric idea of some form of spatial outsideness remains central to understanding the relationship between language and poetry. If this is so, then interlingual switches in poetry, such as those epito- mized by Eliot’s...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 60–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Elana Gomel; Vered Karti Shemtov This article analyzes a new form of historical representation that we term “limbotopia” (by analogy with utopia and dystopia). Limbotopia is a genre of the “broad present,” in which history seems to come to a standstill and characters inhabit a changeless—and often...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 209–224.
Published: 01 June 2021
... on their material composition. In these poems, the cliffs’ chalk—formed by fossilized marine microorganisms at a time when what would become Britain was at the bottom of a prehistoric sea—attests to Britain’s geohistorical contingency. Arnold, Auden, and Nagra use this chalk geology to develop a new model...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 241–256.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., with ten elements that define and structure it as a highly complex literary form: length, encyclopedic mode, dissonant chorality, diegetic exuberance, completeness, narrratorial omniscience, paranoid imagination, inter-semiocity, ethical commitment, and hybrid realism. These ten categories are common...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 257–276.
Published: 01 September 2014
...” us “in an inwardly false contemplativeness.” Yet, even as Goethe’s comment ties self- knowledge to knowledge of the world, it nevertheless emphasizes a self enriched by a form of contemplation that unlocks perceptive organs “within ourselves.” Accord- ingly, Goethe writes in the next paragraph...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Yi-Ping Ong Abstract How do we come to share an ethical outlook with others? Is it possible to teach ethics? What does it mean to live with others when we do not (always) inhabit the same world? J. M. Coetzee’s Elizabeth Costello engages these profound ethical questions in its very form. Whereas...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2022
... to imagine themselves in such a world, at the rendezvous with him. Although Césaire’s exhortation is a demanding one, it also suggests a munificence that is capable of sustaining morale in a protracted struggle against a spiritually chary enemy. Moreover, this largeness of heart suggests a form of Black...
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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (1): 44–64.
Published: 01 March 2024
... answered, and the stake of this essay is that formal experimentation can have more, other, similar consequences and creations. Jacques Roubaud stops eating during his military service and this re-formed body discovers a re-formed world with new, previously impossible and unthought, options. But why...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 97–127.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the advent of a “new world order,” but also legitimizes this new order by linking it to some prior historic or legendary event. Furthermore, if Poltava seems to “waver,” as many critics have suggested, between the Byronic narrative poem and the historical novel as popularized by Walter Scott, I argue...