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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (4): 467–469.
Published: 01 December 1994
... intellectual history, wary of the closure that such histories usually assert. Alert to the intellectual fascination with a Hegelian end to history, Stoekl insists on the wishfulness and the impossi- bility of such a term and termination. Georges Bataille alone, of all the fig- ures he studies, escapes...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (4): 530–533.
Published: 01 December 2015
... “physician of culture” and prescribing a critical distance—a “patho(-)logy” (52). Yet the chief exponents of this critical current for Lawtoo’s investigation—Nietzsche himself, Joseph Conrad, D. H. Lawrence, and Georges Bataille—can no more escape the collapse of a strong critical patho(-)logy into modern...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (4): 345–382.
Published: 01 December 1994
... shamanic) culture was a radical alternative to the perceived narrow interests and stultified human capacities demanded by the rationalized political economy and culture of Western industrial soci- eties.4 In “L’Apprentisorcier,” Georges Bataille comments that the “civ- ilization of ‘backward...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (4): 465–467.
Published: 01 December 1994
... wishfulness and the impossi- bility of such a term and termination. Georges Bataille alone, of all the fig- ures he studies, escapes conviction for some version of this wishfulness; and Bataille is savvy enough, or affirmatively incoherent enough, or delirious enough, to allow the experience of an...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (4): 333–338.
Published: 01 December 1959
..., for instance, reads : Quant les gens d‘armes d‘Engleterre veirent que ceste premi4re bataille [des mareschaus] estoit desconfite et que la bataill dou duch de Normendie branloit et se comencoit h ouvrir, si leur vint et recroissi force!, alainne et corages trop grosscment, et...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 335–339.
Published: 01 September 2019
... critiqued so emphatically by Lee Edelman and other queer theorists. Crimmins insists that Shelleyan love avoids the absolutist Lacanian verdict on love deployed by Edelman, itself inspired by Georges Bataille’s and Alexandre Kojève’s reading of the master-slave dialectic, whereby love can only be alibi and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2003) 64 (3): 377–379.
Published: 01 September 2003
... imsily related utter- ances. Stupidity appears to inspire epigrams and isolated observations rather than coherent sequences. Ronell Žnds lines of thought extending, for example, from Schlegel to Bataille and de Man. But those lines never quite delineate stupidity. The Schlegel –de Man...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (3): 545–551.
Published: 01 September 2000
... traumatic primal scene associated with the metaphysics of Being and be- coming, namely, the trauma of what Georges Bataille called “le fond impos- sible des choses” [the impossible depth of things].1 In On Nietzsche Bataille explains that the “inner experience” is...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (3): 551–554.
Published: 01 September 2000
... traumatic primal scene associated with the metaphysics of Being and be- coming, namely, the trauma of what Georges Bataille called “le fond impos- sible des choses” [the impossible depth of things].1 In On Nietzsche Bataille explains that the “inner experience” is...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (3): 554–559.
Published: 01 September 2000
... traumatic primal scene associated with the metaphysics of Being and be- coming, namely, the trauma of what Georges Bataille called “le fond impos- sible des choses” [the impossible depth of things].1 In On Nietzsche Bataille explains that the “inner experience” is...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (3): 559–562.
Published: 01 September 2000
... traumatic primal scene associated with the metaphysics of Being and be- coming, namely, the trauma of what Georges Bataille called “le fond impos- sible des choses” [the impossible depth of things].1 In On Nietzsche Bataille explains that the “inner experience” is...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (4): 487–509.
Published: 01 December 1995
... presented at the same time as the foundation for the excessive “violent degradation” of‘ the “noblest of the senses,” for “the denigration of sight . . . expressed with an intensity that often bordered on violence” (2o9) in the work of the surrealists and especially Georges Bataille. The...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 175–196.
Published: 01 June 2010
... has published papers on The Kindly Ones , on Georges Bataille, and on Freud and psychoanalysis. He co-organized the first international conference on The Kindly Ones (Jerusalem, June 2009) and is coediting a collection of essays on it. Not the Witness We Wished For: Testimony in Jonathan...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (1): 79–95.
Published: 01 March 2015
... neutral subject—no one: personne) belongs to a decidedly French-Nietzschean tradition in which, in Georges Bataille’s (1988: 7) Bruns n Blanchot, Beckett, Materiality of Language 83 words, “experience [is] a voyage to the end of the possible of man.”4 In his 1945 book on Nietzsche, Bataille...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (1): 132–134.
Published: 01 March 1998
... 133 physics (Derrida) and to Bataille’s reflections on excess and negativity and subsequently articulated with Marxism, on the one hand, and psychoanaly- sis, on the other. The attempt at synthesis, influenced by the ethos of struc- turalist thinking and reflected at once in Thiorie...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (3): 361–363.
Published: 01 September 1951
... : And if I hadde y-taken for to wryte The armes of this ilke worthy man, Than wolde I of his batailles endyte. But for that I to wryte first bigan Of his love, I have seyd as that I can. His worthy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (1): 31–40.
Published: 01 March 1993
... correspond to Karl Polanyi’s first stage or type of economy.)5 Similar suggestions have been made by very different crit- ics, from Wayne Booth (the friendship metaphor for books) to Rai- monda Modiano, or to the intricate and detailed model of Georges Bataille.6 This approach has solid factual...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (4): 525–529.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of the “event-machine” (here and elsewhere there is an uncanny “reading-motion,” and the pressure of an infratext, through the work of Paul de Man [254n37]); D. G. Rossetti with Slavoj Žižek and Michael Fried; Wilde and the unrestricted sacred expenditures of Georges Bataille. Disclaiming all...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (4): 664–668.
Published: 01 December 1941
... fond la bataille des Flandres, non le redressement sur la Marne et la dCfense de Verdun, qui semblait prCparer les dCclivitCs de ce roman fleuve . . .” (p. 125). There was a danger in what is aptly called “la nonchalance fluviale.” The author would suggest “romans digues” : short and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (4): 421–444.
Published: 01 December 2018
...-garde works flaunt their bad taste—think of Marcel Duchamp’s upside-down urinal, Georges Bataille’s formless gob of spit, Piero Manzoni’s cans of “artist’s shit”—many French-language authors and artists explore more ambiguous and subtle forms of repugnance. A list of key nineteenth- and twentieth...