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Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398226-041
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9822-6
... eluded as the price to pay for this allusion is the identity of consciousness, a victim to the excess of time (au trop de temps). But in Joyce, it is the identity of writing which is the victim of an excess of the book (au trop de livre) or of literature. Proust calls forth the unpresentable...
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377764-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7776-4
... of novelistic realism and Enlightenment rationality. Johnson's and Beckford's orientalia problematize vision in order to emphasize what Jean-Frans:ois Lyotard calls "the unpresentable in pre• sentation itself." Lyotard sees progress from a modern sublime that dis• tinguishes between an...
Published: 11 November 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391609-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9160-9
..., which in effect requires the very present- ability of the sublime, where its being the sublime (i.e., the unpresentable) has become paradoxically the precise condition of its presentability? With the now normative reinsertion of the sublime into the realm of feeling and sensibility in this...
Published: 01 January 1999
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7776-4
Published: 31 July 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390930-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9093-0
... Blanchot, calls this ground a ‘‘presence of the unpresentable The oxymoronic expression serves to reveal at the root of democracy a task or responsibility which is not that of exercising civic or political functions, but rather that of accepting an element of alterity or radical noncommunication...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390091-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9009-1
.... First, Derrida distinguishes between positive forms of democracy and the thought of an unpresentable democracy, not unlike his earlier distinction between writing in the narrow and general senses. Such a thought of democ- racy would no longer belong to the order of the political or even to the order...
Published: 09 August 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388470-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8847-0
... work’s title represents the new media conjuncture. Rather than explore in depth this new invasion of the body snatchers, this new disembodiment or lack of presence and carnality, to use his terms, Lyotard instead frames the cultural moment in relation to what he calls ‘‘the unpresentable’’ and urges...
Published: 01 October 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394235-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9423-5
... requires thinking beyond biopolitics: the representa- tion of race in legal judgment exceeds the concerns of biopolitics, the nomos Strict Scrutiny 109 of the camp, the modern state of exception. Race remains unpresentable.12 That is, Korematsu...
Published: 27 May 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386490-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8649-0
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397212-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9721-2
Published: 03 January 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388579-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8857-9
... simply too narrow and short: “Compared to the Shanghai robe of grand style, it seems so out of place and almost unpresentable” (55). He is 296 Ping-hui Liao constantly attracted by the ways in which young Chinese women—in par- ticular, high school and college students—blend traditional (or...
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By Pheng Cheah, Suzanne Guerlac
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390091-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9009-1
... piety ture, time of democracy as, 85–86; toward the dead, 285–86; as politi- unpresentable, 80. See also sov- cal, 5, 74 ereignty and democracy Deconstruction and Democracy (Thom- demos: akratia of, 282; anarchical prin- son), 3 ciple of...
Published: 19 April 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385455-019
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8545-5
..., crucial to postcolonial, feminist postmodern literary studies, Chow raises the question of the ‘‘unpresentable’’ in third world cultural traditions as occluded by the notion of postmodernism as a set of language games, at the same time that she finds useful the understanding of power relations...
Book Chapter

By Michael J. Shapiro
Published: 09 March 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372059-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7205-9
... “unpresentable”On within presentation, see Lyotard, The Postmodern Condi- tion, 81. he79 quotation T is from Fassin and Rechtman, The Empire of Trauma, 39. assin80 Fand Rechtman, The Empire of Trauma, 104. he81 quoted T expression is in a dvd review by Anaya, 129. he82 quotations T are...
Published: 01 September 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394600-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9460-0
...’ [il y a] is finite—then everything is presented in it, but in a finite presentation which is neither representation nor the presen- tation of something unpresentable.”17 Does the truth (the existence of the bare mountain) slip at the point where it is featured twice (once...
Published: 09 March 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372059-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7205-9
... one to confront the “unpresentable.”78 The film begins with a black screen on which flashes of bodies falling from the towers intermittently appear. They are images that the media buried after the initial coverage as well as being traumatic images that individual perception has tended to...
Published: 12 April 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387749-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8774-9
... technique as Diderot used to say, to present the fact that the unpresentable exists26 Just as the uncanny in fiction may be evoked by a sensation of eerie familiarity with an alien object that escapes complete description, the sub- lime in literature is experienced as a sentiment (or presentiment) of a...
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397601-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9760-1
... otherwise un• imaginable, unpresentable. Like the furnishings in Minister Ds apartments, which the Prefect so diligently and futilely destroys, these historical details seem given only to be discarded. "18 The date can be uttered only clumsily and with explana• tions; it is a nearly pure...
Published: 19 August 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392996-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9299-6
... absolute other that is unpresentable but that leaves a trace in the order of presence even as the phenomenalization, appearance, or presentation of the other is also its violation. Similarly, the very event-ness of an event consists in its not being identified, recognized, or anticipated in advance...
Published: 01 July 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394471-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9447-1