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Qui Parle (1 June 2018) 27 (1): 77–98.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Kathleen Biddick Abstract Centered on the opening scene of reading staged by Giorgio Agamben in his study of reading machines, The Open: Man and Animal , this article considers how Agamben’s own messianic reading of an illuminated page from a medieval Ashkenazi Bible (Biblioteca Ambrosiana MSS B 30...
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Qui Parle (1 December 2005) 15 (2): 51–104.
Published: 01 December 2005
... in nature. ("BHO," 255) We believe in existence, then, by virtue of motion, an inarticulable yet felt relation of subject to object. Our situation leads to the def- inition of man as an aesthetic animal, set off from his fellow mam- mals by virtue of his capacity...
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Qui Parle (1 December 2011) 19 (2): 191–222.
Published: 01 December 2011
...- menting on my inability to stand completely upright when out of my wheelchair—my inability to stand straight like a normal hu- man being. I understood that saying I was like an animal separated me from other people. Whether I considered if the statement meant that I was less...
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Qui Parle (1 June 2013) 22 (1): 193–202.
Published: 01 June 2013
... enacts critique fi rst as a name— Arendt—then through her work; and, fi nally, she opens up this new political/aesthetic space by developing her concept within the very particular political experience of Israel and Palestine. This synthesis of the aesthetic and political at...
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Qui Parle (1 December 2016) 25 (1-2): 95–136.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Zakiyyah Iman Jackson Copyright © 2016 Qui Parle 2016 Losing Manhood Animality and Plasticity in the (Neo)Slave Narrative zakiyyah iman jackson You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man. Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the...
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Qui Parle (1 December 2018) 27 (2): 433–455.
Published: 01 December 2018
... philosopher Voltaire, who is sometimes said to have been first to claim that dogs are man’s best friend. (“It seems,” he wrote in 1771, “that nature gave the dog to man for his defense and pleasure; it is of all animals the most faithful; it is the best possible friend of man.” 11 But since Voltaire lived...
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Qui Parle (1 June 2013) 22 (1): 167–192.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Eyal Weizman; Zachary Manfredi Copyright © 2013 Qui Parle 2013 “From Figure to Ground” A Conversation with Eyal Weizman on the Politics of The Humanitarian Present eyal weizman and zachary manfredi The following dialogue between Zachary Manfredi and Eyal Weiz- man took place...
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Qui Parle (1 June 2017) 26 (1): 195–218.
Published: 01 June 2017
... less at specifying what “real Islam” is. It was intended to open up a range of questions for investigation. Generalizing Muslim belief and practice would have been a foolish thing for me to do; after all, I am personally familiar with Muslims in different parts of the world and I know that they live...
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Qui Parle (1 June 2019) 28 (1): 1–75.
Published: 01 June 2019
... articulate “an interstitial role that he created to stand between layman and monk as traditionally conceived; he used it to mean a man without home or family ties who nevertheless lived in the world, not in the isolation of a monastery.” 17 Dharmapala sometimes criticized monks (especially village monks...
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Qui Parle (1 June 2018) 27 (1): 99–119.
Published: 01 June 2018
... parts that have their place in the head; but in man, the portion of the body between the head and the neck is called the prosôpon (face), a name derived, no doubt, from the function it performs. Man, the only animal that stands upright, is the only one that looks straight before him ( prosôthen opôpe...
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Qui Parle (1 June 2019) 28 (1): 103–135.
Published: 01 June 2019
..., “in Time” ( tr , 622)—since it is only the natural historian who can see in the “geology of a face” ( tr , 510) the inhuman substratum that would soon send off Fat Man and Little Boy to bake humanity’s shadow into so many burnt-out walls. ☾ ☾ ☾ Fig. 1. Alexandra Wanderer, Untitled...
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Qui Parle (1 June 2012) 21 (1): 107–149.
Published: 01 June 2012
...—and the “School of Vocal Physiology” she invited Bell to open in the same city.32 To teach both lip-reading and articulation, Bell made use of the Vis- ible Speech system created by his father, Alexander Melville Bell. This “physiological alphabet” symbolized the positions of the lips and...
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Qui Parle (1 December 2017) 26 (2): 491–512.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., the poem “Cigarettes” comes immediately after “Fury” in the collection, situating the father as a reckless patriarch, a man who fails to see the “ash” that “fell from his hand onto our beds” and also “onto our tables and chairs.” 8 They are, in this context, the material product (the cigarettes...
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Qui Parle (1 June 2019) 28 (1): 137–166.
Published: 01 June 2019
.... First we will explore single procreation or doubling without coupling. Then we will elaborate on a way of coupling that procreates without generating a third. Kleist’s Amphitryon opens with a theatrical prelude with Sosias as sole actor. His master has sent him back to Thebes to announce the...
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Qui Parle (1 December 2018) 27 (2): 269–289.
Published: 01 December 2018
... exactly linking the rise of the plebeian to the dignity of “problematic subject-matter” of fiction with the description of the transformations that produce a new society. This is why Auerbach can affirm that “insofar as the serious realism of modern times cannot represent man otherwise than as embedded in...
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Qui Parle (1 June 2012) 21 (1): 71–83.
Published: 01 June 2012
... type of defi nition applies equally to human and to animal phona- tion organs (Oxford English Dictionary). The inclusion of the ani- mal is worth noting not only because the connection of the voice to the body ends up underscoring the physiological affi nity between man and animal...
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Qui Parle (1 June 2013) 22 (1): 235–247.
Published: 01 June 2013
... created the terror of being trapped in the past with all its backward, undeveloped fi gures— the animal, the un-emancipated woman, and the slave. Where once the animal had been the hu- man’s ontological other, now the animal became a reminder of un- actualized humanity. The narrative of progress...
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Qui Parle (1 December 2016) 25 (1-2): 65–93.
Published: 01 December 2016
... construal of humans as physically continuous but intentionally discontinuous with nonhu- 74 qui parle fall/winter 2016 vol. 25, nos. 1–2 mans evident— but because the animism of Amazonian and other indigenous peoples exposes it as their polar opposite. This geography of being can...
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Qui Parle (1 December 2011) 19 (2): 223–251.
Published: 01 December 2011
... reduced to an animal condition that human rights are powerless to help rectify. Perhaps there is something signifi cant in the literal fact that any reference to the human species does not survive the translation from the “rights of man” and “human rights” to the “right to have rights.” Far from...
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Qui Parle (1 December 2003) 13 (2): 91–117.
Published: 01 December 2003
... must account for the existence of "Blacks" on the socio-political ter- rain and for the continuing influence of those cultural, political, and epistemological forces that sustain and shape Black existence.' Attempts to pose and address urgent questions that open onto...