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positions (2015) 23 (2): 259–285.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and ethical problems of perspective raised by the act of narration itself, that also epitomized the strengths of the genre for Ōgai. His work throughout his career engages readers in moving stories of ethically complex interactions, while at the same time demanding a reflexive critical consciousness...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 351–372.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Amie Parry; Liu Jen-peng Both avant-garde and popular, Lucifer Hung's writing has attracted a significant amount of critical attention in Chinese academic circles for its explicit sexual and violent content. This article identifies an ethical conundrum faced by critics who want to support Hung's...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 483–515.
Published: 01 August 2018
.... Unfortunately, many critics failed to grasp the dilemmas of the present conditions insofar as they turned away from cinema and its role in constituting the present. Critical writings on art tended to adhere to a modern imagination privileging autonomy: an observer and a discrete work, as with literature...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 197–200.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of the blind, the one-­eyed poke their other eye out. Following these savage studies it is almost a meditative relief to read this issue’s final three essays. Christopher Weinberger’s “Triangulating an Ethos: Ethical Criticism, Novel Alterity...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 83–107.
Published: 01 February 2011
....” Proponents of the former condemned the latter as a dangerous threat to “traditional” gender norms. Yet new women—few in number and with their publications closely regulated by government authorities—did not appear to present a threat commensurate with the attacks its critics launched. How should we assess...
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positions (2007) 15 (1): 65–90.
Published: 01 February 2007
... of the brutal images that were to follow. Critics have generally focused on the violence or gender politics raised by Kim Ki-duk’s films, but their arguments often assume that we are in a position to make ethical judgments about...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 171–197.
Published: 01 February 2010
..., I reveal that the idea of translation as equal exchange—the focus of much present-day theoretical debate on ethics and translation—was embedded both in the colonizer's affirmation of the play as an exemplary step toward cultural assimilation and in the colonized's protest against...
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positions (2007) 15 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 February 2007
... ingratiates democratic citizenship practices within the interstices of the party-state, Yu suggests that critics may wish to grasp the transformative powers of current media society in relation to older, more strictly representational codes...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 585–587.
Published: 01 August 2016
... and poetics, responsibility and remembering, imagination as a means of compassion, the poet and her loyal critic ask readers to see in the postmemory of diasporic people a generalizable or universal ethic. Coining a resonant term, “the latter-­day...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 39–77.
Published: 01 February 2008
....” Some, like literary critic Cathy Caruth in Unclaimed Experience, moved beyond the Holocaust, broadening questions of trauma to other events and developing a narrative theory on the basis of work on trauma that would, in turn, be heavily...
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positions (2005) 13 (2): 329–378.
Published: 01 May 2005
... tradition hinges on the Kantian notion of moral autonomy, which sets the unsituated self against both the Sittlichkeit, or the ethical way of life of society, and the individual’s inclinations, desires, and interests. Jurgen Habermas’s idea...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 73–95.
Published: 01 February 2009
... of that state’s inhabitants.1 The cosmopolitan, on Kant’s view, is the practical (ethical) manifestation of the theoretical (rational) concept of the universal. It is universality with worldly, intersubjective content that describes the fundamental...
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positions (2007) 15 (1): 165–208.
Published: 01 February 2007
..., political, and ethical project. The first is his antinationalism: Tagore believed in a proper and judicious cultural pride as an alternative to chauvinistic nationalism. The second is his program of repositioning India and Asia in a global...
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positions (1995) 3 (1): 1–68.
Published: 01 February 1995
... of antitraditionalism. Indeed, from physics and chemistry to astronomy and geography, the theory of evolution to the theory of rela- tivity, human psychology to human behavior, ethics and morals to political convictions, and so on, the concept...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 121–129.
Published: 01 February 2015
... and their (sometimes imaginary) antagonists, anonymous middle-­brow bloggers, angry and defensive Massachusetts Institute of Tech- nology (MIT) professors, and media reporters readying the conventional yellow-­peril scare scenario, restating pious criticisms...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 653–667.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., in terms of using the imagination as a means of compassion, and understanding things one couldn't have experienced.” If Notes from the Divided Country is a work created from a sense of ethical responsibility, we could perhaps also see it more specifically as a project of ethical memory and ask, along...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 351–387.
Published: 01 May 2017
.... In examining a sequence of Tanigawa's poetry and certain of his critical essays, the author tries to disrupt such readings by arguing that his attempt to conceive of a practice of writing, not focused on the substantialization of “the people” or the region but, rather, on the dynamic flux of energy produced...
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positions (2002) 10 (1): 195–218.
Published: 01 February 2002
... elements from controlling Japanese society. Published within a few years of Japan’s defeat, Maruyama’s writings on Japanese fascism were enthusiastically accepted—to his great surprise—by those who were seeking a critical purchase on the terrain...
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positions (1995) 3 (3): 663–694.
Published: 01 August 1995
... ethical and aesthetic narrativization of heterosexual male fear of, and fascination with, desire for women (hao nu se). Narration functions in this case as the primary mode of representation whose structuring principle is an ethical...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 263–278.
Published: 01 May 2008
... fandom of mass culture as in the community of grief precipi- tated by violence, war, and other human tragedies? Are critics justified in invoking the specter of totalitarian fanaticism? Is there an ethically viable politics of emotion that may...