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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 275–292.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Enda McCaffrey This article rereads Paul Virilio, drawing on the distinction between topography and topology to argue a case for Virilio as a rewriter of modernity. Invoking Jean-François Lyotard’s notion of rewriting modernity as an unbroken process of accumulation founded on affective life in “Re...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 107–116.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Peter W. Milne © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. I am indebted to my fellow organizers of the “Rewriting Lyotard” conference, Heidi Bickis, Rob Shields, and Kent Still...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 73–99.
Published: 01 March 2008
... perfunctory language – whether as “information-rich data banks” or else animating the “fantasy of abundance” – and allow us to see them in a decidedly “political” way, as necessarily “incomplete” and thus eminently “rewritable” formations. This essay then concludes by examining the wider implications...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 203–222.
Published: 01 July 2007
...” (Friar Sand) is one of the four main characters in A Journey to the West . Amongst the three disciples of Tang Seng, he is often overshadowed by the monkey king Sun Wukong and the pig-monster Zhu Bajie in the original text. In The Diary of Sha Seng , Lin rewrites the classic from the perspective...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 201–209.
Published: 01 July 2015
...” of modern screen existence. Finally, in “Rewriting Modernity: Topographical and Topological Variations in Paul Virilio’s Le futurisme de l’instant ” McCaffrey rereads Virilio, drawing on the distinction between topography and topology to argue a case for Virilio as a rewriter of modernity. Invoking Jean...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 484–486.
Published: 01 November 2022
... shaped itself out of the polytheistic, polymorphic entity once acknowledged as Hinduism. Manipulating ancient texts, rereading scriptures, rewriting histories—all work toward building this new entity that is created to usher in the new deeply polarized nationhood of India. This book...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 394–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
... as but one theoretical resource ( Lazzarato 2012 , 2015 ), Portfolio Society is an appropriative rewriting of Marx’s Capital . It uses a series of substitutions to render Marx’s major theses commensurate with the transmutations of a capitalism that has profoundly changed since the advent...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2006
... of misery, but it is disastrous because it forces history and the rewriting of the future into a War in Heaven. However, political Islam is capable of renouncing jihad and producing gradualist, nonviolent forms of democratic inclusion. In addition to understanding the hybrid nature of political Islam...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 228–245.
Published: 01 July 2021
... to Amfortas; Parsifal cures him by touching his wound with the holy spear. Having cured Amfortas, Parsifal releases the grail, and it becomes the property of humanity. What Žižek suggests is an updating, a complete rewrite of this story, a “brutal” transposition into today's world. Imagine, he says...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 300–319.
Published: 01 November 2014
... categories is the only remaining form that aesthetics can take.” Metzger’s art thus attempts to situate itself anew, to write and rewrite its being within barbarism in the sense of (i), while it seeks to set free “the transformed truth of these categories” ( Lyotard 1988b : 141). Thus, Metzger’s...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 177–199.
Published: 01 July 2023
... Darwin but also rewriting or, even more literally, redrawing natural history for other purposes. Axonometry is one of the examples they cite as part of the “anti-perspective mode of representation that privileges a typological planetary imagination” while providing other examples: The section drawing...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 203–211.
Published: 01 July 2013
... obvious thought is that what Lyotard diagnoses at the end of his piece as a disruption affecting the interplay of the faculties affects the very definition of anything like “faculties” in the first place. Even rewritten, as Lyotard likes to rewrite them, in terms of language games, we might suspect...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 92–101.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of nature. They aren't just parasitical, as the definition claims: “Viruses are simply nonliving parasites of living metabolic systems” (Villarreal 2004 : 103). They can be symbiotic as well. Viruses as vectors play a major role in genetic engineering, allowing us to rewrite ourselves. As symbionts...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2011
... could operate through representation itself, obliterating the very events depicted by superseding and replacing them, first in the public imagination and later in the writing and rewriting of official histories. The sublime apocalypse inherent in both nineteenth-century landscape painting...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 121–135.
Published: 01 July 2019
... – 92 . McCaffrey Enda . 2015 . “ Rewriting Modernity: Topographical and Topological Variations in Paul Virilio’s Le futurism de l’instant .” Cultural Politics 11 , no. 2 : 275 – 91 . Merleau-Ponty Maurice . 2013 . Phenomenology of Perception . London : Routledge...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 55–68.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of their verisimilitude, we will act in such a way that their predicted results can never be corroborated by experience. Indeed, to wait for these models’ calculations to be verified—for their accuracy to be proven—is to give up on the future by rewriting political problems as ones that science can (dis-)solve...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 102–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
...” (February 28), “going to go away” (March 12), and “opened up and just raring to go by Easter” (March 25)—a series of rewrites followed, ranging from ad hoc denial to the ultimate power in politics, all-out war (McCarthy 2020 ). President Emmanuel Macron of France fired the first salvo (“We are at war...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 289–303.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of tweaking and rewriting rather than top-down generative planning: “The structure of the code inherently resists the big-picture strategy of top-down, line-by-line explication, so players resort to the ground-level tactic of experimentation instead” (83). So there is very little consensus on what Minecraft...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 188–202.
Published: 01 July 2013
... and cordiality during the editing process; the organizers of the “Rewriting Lyotard” conference at the University of Alberta, especially Heidi Bickis and Rob Shields, for accepting my initial paper; the anonymous reviewers for reading my piece so closely and offering such perceptive comments (and I offer my...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., mascara, or bracelets, collars, objects, jewellery, accessories: anything will serve to rewrite the cultural order on the body … The erotic is thus the re-inscription of the erogenous in a homogeneous system of signs … whose goal is closure and logical perfection. (1981 [1972]: 94) Baudrillard...