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positions (2015) 23 (2): 259–285.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of the conventions of novel narration itself, with unnerving success. “Gan” represents a culmination of his critical explorations of the ethics of novel form, and not the radical break from his former methodologies that has been theorized. This essay examines the method of self-conscious critique Ōgai employs...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Takehiro Watanabe In late 1980s Japan, loan sharks surfaced as heroes in graphic novels set in the world of predatory moneylending. A genre of manga about usury gained popularity as monthlies began to run serialized stories that parody class inequality through gratuitous, chauvinistic depictions...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 580–608.
Published: 01 August 2007
... novel is a celebration of the main characters in their prime, its parallel in Fin-de-Siècle invents misfortunes for these characters that did not occur in its predecessor. There is an ethical dimension to evaluating works that deal with effemi...
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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 (2014) 22 (2): 403–428.
Published: 01 May 2014
... to the past, its violence, and the debt that they — that we — have to settle. To sum up then, The Remains of Life is not so much a nonpolitical novel as it is a move beyond politics and into an ethical relationship with oth- ers...
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positions (2007) 15 (1): 165–208.
Published: 01 February 2007
..., is that “the politico-ethical allegory projected by Rabindranath is displaced into the purely erotic” and onto the somewhat homoerotic interplay of characters in his major novels, that fault may have been Tagore’s way of displacing into a more familiar...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 39–77.
Published: 01 February 2008
... the idea of both dog and human and the distinction between the two. Apparently the police are currently investigating twenty-two other such acts of dog violence.5 In J. M. Coetzee’s stunning novel Disgrace, the only possibility for dogs...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 263–278.
Published: 01 May 2008
... and renders him or her a self-absorbed aesthete. In other words, emotion is ethically constrictive and politically immobilizing. From the emotionally absorbed individuals — typically of bourgeois or petit-bourgeois extraction — one...
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positions (1995) 3 (1): 69–96.
Published: 01 February 1995
... novels definitely cut across to the su. Although the language of Lin Shu’s translation was certainly classic, some would say archaic, it was immensely popular, accessible to most educated readers. Lin Shu’s career as a translator...
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positions (1994) 2 (1): 91–112.
Published: 01 February 1994
... force that breaks the language of the novel. The poetic madness also shows a clear failure to respond to the horrifying events surrounding the actual assassin in a rationalist, judicial manner. Yet, conversely, this breakdown...
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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 (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 (2022) 30 (4): 793–814.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Chialan Sharon Wang Abstract This article focuses on Wu Ming‐Yi's 2015 novel, The Stolen Bicycle , and examines the way individuals’ storytelling is interwoven with scientific and historical facts to construct cultural memory and reinscribe the meaning of native soil. The novel unfolds...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 665–694.
Published: 01 November 2015
... (1993). These are all part of a larger work, a serial novel titled Klail City Death Trip (hereafter KCDT), which currently comprises fifteen volumes. The passage from Korean Love Songs I cited above suggests that soldiers like Rafe found...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 457–486.
Published: 01 August 2007
... nature of spectatorship, as practiced both by “direct” witnesses and by “con- sumers” of images, exploring not only vision’s problematic ethics but also its suspect epistemology. That is to say, his texts assume a compulsive and con- flicted...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 379–380.
Published: 01 May 2015
... on Murakami Haruki forthcoming in Novel: A Forum on Fiction. He is currently writing a book manu- script, Reflexive Ethics in Modern Japanese Literature. ...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 595–629.
Published: 01 August 2017
...) and Chetan Bhagat's novel Two States: The Story of My Marriage (2009) form key texts in this analysis. These texts serve as good examples of a wide repertoire of high- and middlebrow experiments with affect and its aesthetic forms in a context of intensified transactions and seepages between public...
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positions (1998) 6 (3): 507–513.
Published: 01 August 1998
... and occupied a contested and unstable ground. Perhaps the moral freight attaching to medical positivism- the widely held view that only scientifically verifiable knowledge is an ethical foundation for clinical intervention-has led...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 193–218.
Published: 01 February 2006
.... Lin’s theoretical development provides the pretext for laying out the stakes of gender, writing, and nationalism, in other words. The novel frames the issue of theoretical knowledge and ethics in terms of a connection between dialectics...
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positions (1999) 7 (3): 763–798.
Published: 01 August 1999
..., Beijing Sojourners became a product of post-cold war diasporic Chinese cultures and a sojourner itself on the North Ameri- can scene.3 At first thought, this is hardly surprising. The author of the original novel...