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positions (2013) 21 (3): 607–636.
Published: 01 August 2013
... in 1930s fiction and literary criticism, and by linking hysteria with the contradictory commands of a differentiating assimilation (“Be like us! But not too much like us”), this article moves toward understanding modernist fiction — and a crisis of representation in Seoul literary circles more generally...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Yoon Sun Yang Yi Injik's Tears of Blood (1906) is the pioneering piece of “new fiction” ( sin sosŏl ). As many works of this male-authored genre revolve around women's conflicts regarding marriage, family, and home life, literary critics often condescendingly disregard them as domestic fiction...
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positions (2018) 26 (1): 59–76.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky In his review of Chrut und Uchrut , an extremely successful and popular practical booklet of medicinal herbs, Benjamin tests a new concept of literary criticism. He links the reviewing of the popular guide with reflection on the media-technology-conditioned transformation...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 781–808.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Ken Yoshida This is a study of Hanada Kiyoteru, a communist literary and art critic whose position in the world of postwar art criticism has gone relatively unexamined in Japanese studies and art history in English. One of the more aggressive critical figures during the immediate postwar era, he...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 293–322.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Irena Hayter This essay focuses on perception and the senses in Japanese literary modernism and specifically in the so-called new sensationist ( shinkankakuha ) writers, especially Kawabata Yasunari (1899–1972) and Yokomitsu Riichi (1898–1947). The critical debates that unfolded around...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 367–377.
Published: 01 May 2015
.... The fantastic has been a defining element present in literary genres from antiquity. According to literary critic Rosemary Jackson, a Greek manifes- tation of the form called menippea was a genre that “broke the demands of historical realism...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 259–285.
Published: 01 May 2015
...-critique in the novel. Rather than taking up “Gan” as an object of ethical inquiry, then, I propose that we compare its reflexive mode of self-critique with the methods employed by ethical criticism today. Contemporary theories of literary ethics in the West often turn to the novel for its representations...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 947–985.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Sunyoung Park In the early 1930s, a new group of women writers with a leftist inclination emerged on the Korean literary scene. Some critics have questioned the feminist commitment of these writers, suggesting that their works may have subordinated the cause of women's liberation...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 145–169.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Gavin Walker As an author, a figure, and as an author who relied on figurations of himself as a primary device, Mishima Yukio (1925–1970) has existed in a complex relationship to criticism and literary history. Criticism of Mishima's work and life has often taken for granted the network...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 815–840.
Published: 01 November 2020
... 2003). The content of the letters was never disclosed, which makes it impossible to know what exactly provoked the readers rage, but like with the 2019 Aichi Trien- nale incident the protest was not without consequences. In an extended conversation with the literary critic Fukuda Kazuya (2004), Y...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 655–682.
Published: 01 August 2009
.... The second part of the essay explores South Korean critical literary representations of military labor that deexceptionalize military labor by situating military labor back in the broader continuum of sexual proletarianization, that is, in the context of production of other developmentalist sexual-labor...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 869–904.
Published: 01 November 2020
... construction of the “tropics” as a space in opposition to European and North American temperate environments. Reading the material space of the massive eco-development Gardens by the Bay and a series of contemporary literary texts by Kevin Kwan, Sandi Tan, and Ng Yi-Sheng, the author argues that these texts...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 451–471.
Published: 01 May 2023
..., I advocate for using new worker literature to describe the literary output by migrant workers: the authors are new workers themselves, or at least people who have had some experience as new workers; the term imparts a sort of self-awakening of workers’ identity and critical reflections on modern...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 165–192.
Published: 01 February 2006
... status in literary criticism since the 1970s. The once pop- ular equation of realism to minjok munhak (though English has no proper equivalent to minjok, the phrase is usually translated as “national literature”) is now considered an outmoded...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 816–832.
Published: 01 August 1993
...,” to the 1970s focus on intrinsic aesthetic values in “literary analysis,” to the 1980s focus on “critical theory” in the academic disciplines which are now hard to place within def- inite borders. Rather than directly addressing Liu Kang’s thesis...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 351–372.
Published: 01 May 2010
... and violence. In fact, most previous criticism on Hung’s work by promi- nent Taiwan scholars — ­whether derisive and relatively uniformed about queer cultural production (such as in an overview by the literary critic Lu Zhenghui3) or informed...
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positions (2002) 10 (1): 111–139.
Published: 01 February 2002
... about subjects as far-flung as literary criticism and the postwar political scene; he also established himself among the foremost public intellectuals who dominate Japan’s print and visual media and accordingly function as important “agents...
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positions (2005) 13 (2): 411–439.
Published: 01 May 2005
... of their version of the Vietnamese nation, historians and literary critics hark- ened back to the Tây So) n era and produced myths to try to assure themselves that their version of the Vietnamese nation would be the one that would survive. As a consequence...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 121–139.
Published: 01 February 2021
... writers in English. But they, too, found themselves largely patronized and ignored by American literary critics in the United States. With rare exceptions Carlos Bulosan and Jose Garcia Villa, for example very few Filipino writers were ever acknowledged, much less validated, by metropoli- tan...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 833–834.
Published: 01 August 1993
... 834 Eric Karchmer is a graduate student in anthropology at the University of North Carolina, specializing in qigong and other popular movements in contemporary China. Li TUO is a major Chinese writer and literary critic...