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positions (2018) 26 (1): 35–57.
Published: 01 February 2018
... critical reception of Jan de Groot’s Universism , which provides him with the nucleus of his later essay “Doctrine of the Similar.” The essay concludes with an analysis of Benjamin’s 1934 essay on Kafka, in which he sketches the outlines of a revised “universism” that gains historical density insofar...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 341–362.
Published: 01 May 2020
... a reading of Deleuze and Guattari’s elaboration of Kafka that Manchukuo’s corpus is best approached as a minor literature of its own. The very colonial and local complexity of Manchukuo’s minor literature lies in its multiethnicity and multilingualism. A close reading of Mei’niang, Yokoda Fumiko...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 39–77.
Published: 01 February 2008
... a dog.”6 As in much of Coetzee’s writing, Kafka is here referenced, especially the final words of Kafka’s The Trial: “But the hands of one man were right at K.’s throat, while the other thrust the knife into his heart and turned...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 367–377.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of Franz Kafka, François Rabelais, Jonathan Swift, Laurence Sterne, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Nikolai Gogol, and Gabriel García Márquez. Theorists of the fantastic like Mikhail Bakhtin, Jorge Luis Borges, Tzvetan Todorov, Rosemary...
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positions (2018) 26 (1): 193–194.
Published: 01 February 2018
... of New York. His writings have appeared in Comparative Literature, the Journal of the Kafka Society of America, Lana Turner, and on the websites Lacan.com and Jacobinmag.com. He is working on a book about classical music in modernist cinema under...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 553–580.
Published: 01 August 1993
... cannot go into detail here, but Paik I Korean National Literature 569 will briefly comment on Franz Kafka and Albert Camus, two of the most avant-garde Western authors of the twentieth century. In Kafka’s case...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 450–482.
Published: 01 May 1995
...” in socialist China were not necessarily the same as “alien- ation,”71 still, a “Kafka tidal wave” (designated by one critic as nothing other than a “heat wave of alienation”72) swept over the field of literature well into the mid-1g8os, apparently...
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positions (2019) 27 (3): 499–529.
Published: 01 August 2019
... . 2001 . Becoming “Japanese”: Colonial Taiwan and the Politics of Identity Formation . Berkeley : University of California Press . Deleuze Gilles Guattari Félix . 1986 . Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Em Henry . 1999...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 729–742.
Published: 01 November 2015
... revolutionaries would not “kneel before dogma elaborated by bureaucrats born from a Leninist host-­mother inseminated by Kafka. The answer is: they did.” At the same time, he wrote his own epitaph: “If I ever had a passion in the field...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 399–421.
Published: 01 May 2021
... . “ Introduction .” In What Is Modernity? Writings of Takeuchi Yoshimi , translated by Calichman Richard , 1 – 42 . New York : Columbia University Press . Deleuze Gilles , and Guattari Felix . 1986 . Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature , translated by Polan Dana . Minneapolis...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 323–349.
Published: 01 May 2017
... : Routledge . Deleuze Gilles Guattari Félix . 1986 . Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature . Translated by Polan Dana . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Dower John . 1986 . War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War . New York : Pantheon Books...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 67–91.
Published: 01 February 2021
... of Mine: Letters and Texts from Maria Dermoût Bzzlletin 13, no. 127: 22 45. de Nijs, E. Breton. (1953) 1982. Faded Portraits, translated by Donald Sturtevant and Elsje Sturtevant. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. Deleuze, Gilles, and Félix Guattari. (1975) 1986. Kafka: Toward a Minor...
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positions (2005) 13 (2): 299–327.
Published: 01 May 2005
... the historical conditions of modern Japan in the early twentieth century. The photojournalist Minato Chihiro provides a useful conceptualization of this historical transformation. In his discussion of the tattooing machine in Franz Kafka’s “The Penal...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 707–721.
Published: 01 August 2011
... time or another, found themselves on this Index? We would have a Europe without Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Kafka, Sartre, and a great many literary classics. There is thus nothing exotic about today’s...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 644–661.
Published: 01 May 1995
... site of resistance to capitalism’s all-pervasive structures of commodification. For Adorno, aesthetic value depended on the extent to which a work of art, say Schoenberg’s music or Kafka’s fiction, resisted complicity and negated...
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positions (1999) 7 (1): 51–69.
Published: 01 February 1999
... 63 times their spines were collapsing. On nights when I tossed and turned and couldn’t sleep, I’d read Kafka and masturbate. Every month on the moonless nights, I’d have dinner with my mother...
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positions (2001) 9 (3): 535–557.
Published: 01 August 2001
... corresponds to his discussion of Deleuze’s concept of “minor literature” in which Franz Kafka’s writing is perceived as a minor literary practicesubvertingestablishedandfrozenhierarchies.ThisinformsRodow- ick’s concept of minor cinema based on Deleuze’s...
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positions (1998) 6 (3): 707–730.
Published: 01 August 1998
... Kafka, “In the Penal Colony” How was it that lepers, so radically excluded from civil society, were retrained as model citizens in the colonial Philippines?’ In the first decade of the twentieth century, the United States’ colonial...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 671–706.
Published: 01 August 2011
... for Stalin as for Franz Kafka in Jorge Luis Borges’s famous formula- tion, that they both created their own predecessors. This is the movement of “concrete universality,” this radical “transubstantiation,” through which the original theory has...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 500–537.
Published: 01 August 1994
..., The Chinese Chameleon: An Analysis of European Conceptions of Chinese Civ- ilization (London: Oxford University Press, 1967); and Rolf J. Goebel, “Constructing Chi- nese History: Kafka’s and Dittmar’s Orientalist Discourse,” PMLA 108, no. I...