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Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390732-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9073-2
Published: 25 September 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012450-79
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1245-0
... this fact to argue that color music is as formless as the brain of the primitive mollusk a synaesthetic creature that sees, hears, tastes, and smells all at once Schooling insisted that color music secures the evolutionary pro cess of differentiation. Mainly, it helps refine people s color...
Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021230-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2123-0
... that all religions sought out and worshipped what was ultimately the same force, or source of power. As she writes in her book Monument Eternal, this power held myriad attri- butes, such as an infinite variety of names, forms, formless manifestations, and innumerable expansions (me, 12). Through...
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372370-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7237-0
... that eye within an amorphous red wash of a wall threatens to grow, perhaps having already engulfed what lies beyond in the shadows. Its own penetrating formlessness helps illuminate the necessity of the compact, self- contained nitidez (clarity) in the corporality of the young woman por- trayed and in...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009344-018
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0934-4
.... See procreation flow: of analogy, 93; overflow and, 91 95; of re- lations, 95; of sentiment, 42, 127 form: formlessness and, 91, 93; impermanence of, 217n32; material, 141 142. See also Ba- roque sensibility formal and informal attributes, 58, 65 formal and informal relations, 65 66 fractal...
Published: 18 September 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388135-033
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8813-5
...? I like to think that in the language of the Mass, in our Book of Common Prayer, we have continued that ancient 520 All Souls Day musilanguage, and not fallen into the formless prose and baneful music of some of our Free Church friends. But in our culture and our societywe owe an enormous debt to all...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003410-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0341-0
...- uring properties, and communicating them to the beholder through laughter. Bataille s engagement with dialectics may be understood as threefold: (1) he describes a dialectic of forms between harmony and incongruity, anthropo- morphic order and formlessness, that expresses nature s revolt against itself...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009344-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0934-4
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By Ashon T. Crawley
Published: 17 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009306-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0930-6
... he says, They have to invent, from A to Z, a relationship that is still formless, which is friendship: that is to say, the sum of everything through which they can give each other pleasure.12 and that, What we must work on, it seems to me, is not so much to liberate our desires but to make ourselves...
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By Kevin Quashie
Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021322-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2132-2
..., 157 158n5, 165n22, 169n4, 187n1, 194n30, 206n5, 209n22, 209n23, 210n24; aesthetics and, 68, 152; black women and, 154, 166n26, 186n31; Clifton and, 4, 136; collectivity of, 32, 163n16, 184n22; form and formlessness of, 7, 57, 164n20; ideation of, 59, 146; subjunctive and, 146, 189n5; as totality in...
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By Laura E. Pérez
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372370-022
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7237-0
... any way sensible things is not to be termed earth or air or fire or water, or any of their compounds, or any of the ele ments from which these are derived, but is an in- visible and formless being which receives all things and in some mysterious way par- takes of the intelligible, and is most...
Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013174-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1317-4
...6 I N D E F I N I T E U R B A N I S M Around lax, sounds from the air shape the ground as a space of absence rejected, abandoned, indeterminate, formless. What was once an upscale beach community, touted for its ocean views and underground utilities, is now an expanse of sandy dunes, with patches...
Published: 18 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012023-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1202-3
... . . . that which exists without time and out of space, in the plenum 41 the sacred other wise. Here the sacred is obscure and formless, even oceanic, to stay with Spillers. More akin to that raw prime matter of which Denise Ferreira da Silva has recently spoken of as part and parcel of the virtuality of...
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By Jayna Brown
Published: 05 February 2021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2123-0
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By Jane Bennett
Published: 22 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009290-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0929-0
... ideas which are, until the poem, nameless and formless about to be birthed, but already felt. 33 Alfred North Whitehead, in a prac- tice of writing up that is more philosophical than poetic, shares Whitman s desire to find words for those especially vague but not insignificant experi- ence.34 When...
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By Erin Manning
Published: 06 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012597-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1259-7
... call a dimensionalizing landing site. A dimensionalizing landing site lands si mul ta neously narrowly and tightly and widely and diffusely . . . coupling and coordinating direct responses with indi- rect ones, the formed with the formless. . . . [A] dimensionalizing landing site, in landing, hooks...
Published: 01 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012962-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1296-2
... counterhistory. What is more, I examine how the masculine heroic form of romance actually ex- presses what is troubling to people about formlessness, what we fear about an ongoing sense of chaotic uncertainty that is always available in social life one that makes all subjects unexpectedly subject to one...
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By Marina Peterson
Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013174-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1317-4
... form, I also draw out the insensible (Yusoff 2013) from ada- mantly sense-making projects. I dwell in the vagaries, the gaps where the formless begins to take on a form yet falters, where the sensible moves back into sense, taking shape as limits or exclusions that nonetheless have physical...
Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013174-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1317-4
... (Oxford English Dictionary, s.v. amorphous ) Formless (Bataille 1985) having neither definite nor apparent structure (Dictionary.com, s.v. amorphous ) Vague (Fara 2000)1 Belonging to no particular type or pattern; anomalous, unclassifiable (Oxford English Dictionary, s.v. amorphous ) Indefinite...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021384-024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2138-4
... frayed silk cord around his waist. When Gil returned to the Mick House to dress, glimmerings of light were vis i ble through the falling rain, though the distant hills were still a formless mass under the murky wash of the eastern sky. He was not looking forward to the new day. It would be impossible to...