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Author Yokota, Jeri, 1959-

Title Don Juan East/West : on the problematics of comparative literature / Takayuki Yokota-Murakami.

Published Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, [1998]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  809.93351 YOKO    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 226 pages ; 24 cm.
Series SUNY series, the margins of literature.
SUNY series, the margins of literature.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-219) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Problematizing Comparative Literature. Comparative Literature as a Discourse of Identification. Problems of Transcivilizational Comparison of Don Juans. The "Metaphysics" of Comparativism -- Ch. 2. The Introduction of "Love" into Modern Japan. The New Concept of Romantic Love. Creation of the Signifier Ren'ai. The "Meaning" of Love. Sign and Reality. The Comparative Frame of Don Juan as a "Lover" -- Ch. 3. The Emergence of Don Juanism. The Erasure of the Don Juan Theme in Early Modern Japan. The Making of "Lust" Iro-otoko as a Lustful Man Enters -- Ch. 4. Sexuality as a Historical Construct. Sexuality as a "Natural" Fact. Ogai's Vita Sexualis in the Context of Naturalism. Sexuality as a "Root" of Human Nature. The Emergence of a Sexual Life. Don Juan as a Sexual Pervert Enters -- Ch. 5. Politics of Comparative Literature. "Love" and Its Connection with Humanism, Liberal Democracy, and Universalism. Universalism as Disguised Eurocentrism.
Comparative Literature as a Universalist Discipline. Comparative Literature as a Marshall Plan. Conclusion: The Violence of Comparison.
Subject Juan, Don (Legendary character) -- In literature.
Comparative literature -- Themes, motives.
Comparative literature.
ISBN 0791436667 (paperback)