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Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398776-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9877-6
...3. COUNTERTRADITIONS The Allegorical Rewriting of the Past literature works with politics as conspiracy, as a war; politics as a grand para- noid and fictional machine. - RIC A R DO PIG L I A, Cr(fica y ficci6n 1 Ricardo Piglia's postdictatorial novel La ciudad ausente (1992...
Book Chapter

By Rafael Campo
Book: The Enemy
Published: 17 April 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389576-037
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8957-6
...Allegorical In the beginning, time was animal. Instead of clocks, cocks announced the sunrise. The night went on and on, in the dark cries of wolves, who lapped up truth from moonlit pools. It took forever for the vole to lose its sight while it was hiding underground (and so we think of...
Published: 02 January 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383413-026
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8341-3
...Supernumerary Poem with Fruit Pastries that Allegorically Addresses Death When I was ill with mononucleosis, Two moon-faced children came to me and said, ‘‘We once were triplets Feverish, I stared At their identical pink quadriceps, Suspicious of the slow...
Published: 10 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373049-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7304-9
Published: 10 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7304-9
Published: 13 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374367-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7436-7
... This essay analyzes how Indra Sinha, in his 2007 novel, Animal’s People , uses the allegorical figure of the protagonist Animal to address the human rights tragedies that resulted from a disastrous gas leak from an American-owned pesticide factory in Bhopal, India, in 1984. By refusing...
Published: 25 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375401-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7540-1
... This chapter continues the discussion of Kim Saryang, offering a new reading of his “Into the Light.” The chapter’s analysis of Kim’s work centers on dismantling the notion of a self-same I, as well as an allegorized I standing in for the plight of the Korean people. At the same time, the...
Published: 11 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374527-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7452-7
... The introduction lays out the book’s focus on Asian racialization and capitalism by analyzing a recent controversy in Canada over the removal of an image of an Asian female scientist from the newly designed one-hundred-dollar bill. The controversy allegorizes the dark side of the Asian-Jewish...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374510-024
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7451-0
..., that is to say the violence at the disposal of the state, took on added resonance in cross-cultural contexts of slavery and colonialism. Interpreting Locke’s interest in heraldry, coats of arms, and other emblems of sovereignty in light of Walter Benjamin’s insights into allegorical forms of signifying...
Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374978-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7497-8
... autobiographical imaginings, it focuses on women’s oeuvre, showing how the concept of relational selves seems more appropriate than the idea of autonomous sovereign selves. It asserts that women through different times spoke for themselves, though this could come through in coded or allegorical expression or in...
Published: 21 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375838-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7583-8
... gender, sexuality, family, and nation hold in check and unsettle the neoliberal ethic of entrepreneurship as self-care. The aspirations of Bunty and Babli and call center agents may be allegorical of the complex ways in which multiple Indias are constituted as archives of affect and temporality in...
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373490-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7349-0
... generated a norm of Western citizenship? Some faces “made bare” become socially vulnerable, and laws that prohibit concealing the face in public have contributed to constructing minorities as veiled and thus as conspirators the state must unveil. Simultaneously, an allegorical representation of justice with...
Published: 30 March 2009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9228-6
... Virgin of Solitude 46 3 Newly minted graduates of Gillow’s reformed seminary 69 4 Archbishop Gillow’s allegorical floats at the coronation of the Virgin of Solitude, 1909 77 5 The crowds outside the coronation, January 18, 1909 81 6 The Virgin of Juquila: shrine souvenir 89 7...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-019
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... ecclesiastical hierarchy, he processed through an array of triumphal arches before the assembled crowds of spectators. Over a week, the city feted the viceroy, one highlight being an allegorical masquerade including a float of the splendid mountain of silver. Bartolomé Arzáns de Orsúa y Vela’s description of the...
Published: 15 November 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386209-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8620-9
... Uncle Tom and the Grand Allegorical Tableau of Eva in Heaven (figure 1). It was a huge piece that spread across the gallery walls, like a shadow drama being played out by actors hidden behind a scrim of white fab- ric. Each of the work’s many characters was presented in formally ele- gant profiles...
Published: 13 May 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7436-7
... globalization. This essay analyzes how Indra Sinha, in his 2007 novel, Animal’s People , uses the allegorical figure of the protagonist Animal to address the human rights tragedies that resulted from a disastrous gas leak from an American-owned pesticide factory in Bhopal, India, in 1984. By refusing...
Published: 04 April 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388937-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8893-7
... and irreverent social satire and moral-allegorical assault visvis the social landscape of the “socialist market economy.” One must observe from the onset, however, that Mo Yan, a modernist with a peasant background, has never been explicitly associated with the re- alist penchant for social...
Published: 29 April 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392217-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9221-7
... allegorical allusions to the brutalities and blighted aspirations leave a far more vivid impression. I begin with a discussion of Aag to elucidate this chapter’s focus: the intersecting and constitutive functions of mel- ancholia and allegory in early cinematic mediations of Partition. Scarred...
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382997-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8299-7
...) The writer's translation ofautobiographical stigmata into the negative baptism or consecrated blank space ofthe narrator's name parallels the medieval rendering ofthe kitchenmaid as a doubly allegorical figure. As "une personne morale, une insti• tution permanente aqui des attributions invariables...
Book Chapter

By Davin Heckman
Published: 01 January 2007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8884-5
... “Allegorical Reductions and Social Reconstructions,” our introduction to Reconstruction 6.1 (winter 2006). I must thank Ellen Berry (again) and Carol Siegel for inviting me to join the exciting world of Rhizomes (httpwww.rhizomes.net), first as a tech- nical editor, then as a guest editor, and now...