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Genre (2010) 43 (3-4): 289–305.
Published: 01 September 2010
... not of indefinites, but of quantitatives, that is to say of determinatives or pronouns whose meaning only becomes clear in relation to sizes or collections” (2-1). What is of interest in this essay, then, are four things: the sense of the “semantic force” of language, as we...
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Genre (2010) 43 (3-4): 307–326.
Published: 01 September 2010
... 2010 special issue.indd 308 3/4/11 9:25 AM HOW TO DEFINE THE INDEFINITE 309 that, for instance, the analysis of flexions6 belongs to the inventory of morpho- logical categories, those of roots...
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Genre (2007) 40 (3-4): 77–99.
Published: 01 September 2007
... "this" refers to. One might answer that the general proposition that Republicans and Democrats should not deadlock Congress, that they should rise above the partisan, is "cru- cial." But the inaugural occasion and the sentiment of unity require unusual indefiniteness about "things...
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Genre (2010) 43 (3-4): 207–217.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of identity” in post-Soviet Russia and its “state of indeterminacy ” might – in an extreme example of interdisciplinarity – be read in conjunction with Greimas’s formal examination of the “indefinite” in language. (That Oushakine describes the indeterminateness of post-Soviet...
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Genre (2013) 46 (2): 145–153.
Published: 01 July 2013
... happens as if we were faced all at once with truth itself, with its unconditioned emergence that tends toward no goal, which opens us to the perspective of an indefinite reprise to which no limit can be assigned. This is why we cannot say of him that he is ahead of Machiavelli and behind Marx...
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Genre (2014) 47 (2): 171–197.
Published: 01 July 2014
... through praxis, as indicated by the passage designating not the Johnson Family but rather “a Johnson.” The indefinite article — combined with the use of the present and future tenses — does not cancel out the historicity of the Johnson Family but rather renders it available to the future...
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Genre (2016) 49 (2): 213–229.
Published: 01 July 2016
... not come into existence at any specific point in time, then it cannot end at any particular moment either. Lacking duration no less than extension, the Funhole is indefinite and unbounded: like God or like the universe itself. The Funhole is always in transition, it is continually...
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Genre (2000) 33 (3-4): 247–256.
Published: 01 September 2000
..." creatures there has never been anything but writing, there have never been anything but supplements and substitutional significations which could only arise in a chain of differential relations And so on indefinitely, for we have read in the text that the absolute present, Nature, what...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 87–119.
Published: 01 March 2012
... artificial life. As a consequence of a curious awakening of memory, the latter would at once reproduce, with strict exactitude, every slightest action performed by him during certain outstanding minutes of his life; then, without any break, he would indefinitely repeat the same...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 April 2016
... be the result of her orphanhood in an indefinite past. Death is the context of both stories and makes its reappearance at the end. Both women, who may as well have only first names, obscuring their marital status, are where they are for pedagogical rea- sons: to teach the children. There is an excess...
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Genre (2004) 37 (3-4): 353–367.
Published: 01 September 2004
.... Thus the limit becomes excessive [sovrabbondante]: the subject seeks the linguis- tic world because it is only in the community that she can give a definition of herself. This definition is always incomplete and the process is indefinite, yet we arrive no less at the ontological consolidation...
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Genre (2006) 39 (2): 203–228.
Published: 01 June 2006
... that speaks of indefinite color also speaks of indefi- nite light: "il ne faisait meme pas absolument nuit. C'etait eclaire faiblement, par un reste de lumiere, qui ne venait de nullepart 'it wasn't even altogether night. It was weakly lit, by a remnant of light, that came from nowhere' (111:9; empha...
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Genre (2006) 39 (4): 125–139.
Published: 01 December 2006
... their desires through a strong identification with the expanding Japanese Empire. Only one, named Fred, proclaims his desire to remain indefinitely in the United States, and even his sentiments are framed in the language of a colonizer: "My goal's to become rich, to import goods from the Empire...
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Genre (2005) 38 (1-2): 179–192.
Published: 01 March 2005
... in November 2001 providing for the "indefinite detention" of non-citizens suspected of terrorist activities. In a provocative anal- ogy, Agamben claims that, "the only available comparison" to this legal no man's land into which the detainees in Guantanamo have been thrown, and in which so many still...
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Genre (2004) 37 (2): 301–318.
Published: 01 June 2004
... indefinitely as it goes along, feeding on its own progression as it leaps from one transformation to the next. This concept, which may be called "open form," is both thematic and "athematic"; it constitutes an unexpected illustration, through jazz, of the existentialist axiom...
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Genre (2003) 36 (3-4): 221–238.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of movements explicitly oriented to capturing state power" (36). Anthony Gid- dens writes about "disembedding," which describes the "'lifting out' of social relations from local contexts of interaction and their restructuring across indefinite spans of time-space" (21). Saskia Sassen distinguishes...
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Genre (2005) 38 (3): 211–230.
Published: 01 September 2005
... and rendered for torture in various nations, or simply detained indefinitely in Guantanamo Bay or one of America's other prisons around the world. And then there are, of course, also the internal 'dissenters'—those who manage to speak and somehow find ways to be heard outside the channels that promote...
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Genre (2006) 39 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2006
... with it as he can. As the use of the indefinite article "a" indicates, she is depersonal ized: " a head," " a face." Her facial features...
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Genre (2016) 49 (2): 181–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 195–213.
Published: 01 March 2012
... that gradually takes over the poem, suggests the breakdown of Styrofoam into granules that, though tiny, persist indefinitely, infusing themselves into the environment and causing damage at the microlevel. This negation is legible even in the syllable un, in which the shape of one letter inverts (negates...