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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 19–60.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and writing, through an attentive reading to the idioms of his own writerly presentation. Copyright © 2017 Editorial Board, Qui Parle 2017 Walter Benjamin presentation The Origin of the German Mourning Play phenomenology Hermann Cohen Unquestionably, one of most famous statements found...
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Qui Parle (2009) 17 (2): 85–101.
Published: 01 December 2009
... no origin. The Derridean conception of mourning thus shares with both spectrality and hauntology a fun- damental displacement of ontological suppositions. It is not sim- Peterson: Derrida’s Ouija Board 99 ply that the other is present here and now...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (2): 249–269.
Published: 01 December 2017
...”—or, with ears tuned to the German language, “mothering”—and stick it onto the subphenomena that constitute speech at its lowest capacity to say or mean. I am thinking of the registry of innovative sighs and groans, the low yowl that Friedrich Kittler locates as the start-up of German literature. Even here I...
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Qui Parle (2001) 13 (1): 103–136.
Published: 01 June 2001
... of Representation," New German Critique. no. 59. Spring/Summer 1993. pp. 41-76. 50 Ernst Friedrich, Krieg dem Kriege (originally published in 1924) (Berlin: Anti-Kriegs- Museum, 1999). 51 Michael Jennings, "Agriculture, Industry, and the Birth of the Photo-Essay...
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Qui Parle (2009) 17 (2): 31–58.
Published: 01 December 2009
... York: Modern Li- brary, 2001), 4. Hereafter cited as A. 3. W. G. Sebald, The Rings of Saturn, trans. Michael Hulse (New York: New Directions, 1998), 36. Hereafter cited as RS. All unmarked pag- es referenced in parentheses are to this edition. The original German edition of Sebald’s...
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Qui Parle (2015) 23 (2): 215–227.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., diagrams, commentaries, and excursuses. In the original German preface, they state that their main interest is in 216 qui parle spring/summer 2015 vol. 23, no. 2 the category of Zusammenhang, a rich word they use to describe instances of connection, correlation, juxtaposition...
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Qui Parle (2010) 19 (1): 9–35.
Published: 01 June 2010
... of ancient traditions for which the former derives from the latter, for instance, in Genesis 3, where sorrow apparently enters the world via sin, or in the Buddhist concept of dukkha, the fundamental dis- ease, original to desire, through which the fi rst of the Four Noble Truths, all life is sorrowful...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 77–98.
Published: 01 June 2018
... was subsequently adopted (with different emphases) in French and German territories. 9 The biopolitical language of the English promulgations stuns and is worth noting: It should be known that all Jews, in whichever kingdom they may be, ought to be under the guardianship and protection of the liege king; nor...
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Qui Parle (2010) 19 (1): 37–63.
Published: 01 June 2010
... resurrection of the dead by new technologies of the body. I want to bring this original thinker into play here because his work stems from a radical attachment to the Father that seems to contradict the usual Freudian notion about the original murder as developed in Totem and Taboo...
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Qui Parle (2004) 15 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 June 2004
...-cen- tury German poetry that do not find a prominent place in Adorno's work: Rilke, Brecht, and Hofmannsthal. A study on Celan was, of course, planned but never realized.2 The question is then: What is it about conservative poets and restorative lyric that attracts Adorno...
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Qui Parle (2014) 22 (2): 177–184.
Published: 01 December 2014
... insofar as it resists two other possible ways of articulating it. The fi rst, originally offered by Kierkegaard himself, sees in Hegel a demented (ontotheological or egological or pantheist) metaphy- sician unable to deal with individual existence— a caricature de- ployed by many critics of Hegel...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 223–251.
Published: 01 December 2011
... to Have Rights Readers of Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism have long hailed it as a ground-breaking analysis of modern mass atroc- ity. However, we are only recently beginning to plumb the depths of its critical account of human rights. According to the fi rst article of the Universal...
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Qui Parle (2016) 25 (1-2): 137–177.
Published: 01 December 2016
... fall/winter 2016 vol. 25, nos. 1–2 opponent, as a form of training.” In his 1991 book translated as Ecologi- cal Enlightenment, the German sociologist and philosopher of risk Ul- rich Beck uses the metaphor in the course of distinguishing “the new ecological confl ict...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 307–333.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., French, German, Italian, Scandinavian, and other European parentage quickly merge into the mass of our population and lose the distinctive hallmarks of their European origin. On the other hand, it cannot be doubted that the children born in this country of Hindu parents would retain indefinitely...
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Qui Parle (2016) 24 (2): 171–184.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of German modernism shift s the focus onto a mode of writing that had hitherto received little attention, yet which—according to Huyssen—may be “more central to . . . literary modernism than the novel or poetry.”5 Be- lated, because it indeed begged the question what had caused...
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Qui Parle (2001) 12 (2): 57–105.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Steve Evans "A WORLD UNSUSPECTED": THE DYNAMICS OF LITERARY CHANGE IN HEGEL, BOURDIEU, AND ADORNO Steve Evans The problematic of literary change has engaged every generation of writers and critics since the German Romantics at the turn of the nineteenth century.' By virtue...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 309–325.
Published: 01 December 2011
...,” 71). Though not specifi cally engaged with climate change—a scientif- ic diagnosis familiar only to expert bodies and a handful of activists in 1983—Derrida’s questions concerning the “us” of the contem- porary oikos and its crisis are germane to the recent published vol- ume Climate Refugees...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 137–166.
Published: 01 June 2019
... to carry the foundational trauma of her nation: the genocide (of the male members) and the mass rape (of the female members) of her original people (the Scythians). A queer attraction develops between Penthesilea and Achilles—partly colliding with and partly succumbing to heteronormative expectations—until...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (2): 295–382.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., it’s an inescapable sickness that comes from Zeus.” 100 Qui parle? is the watchword of critique. Against sham neutrality, Nobody’s shimmering emptiness is defiantly sketched in, and the play of interest emerges to fill out the contours. No origin, but the ubiquity of position; less who...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (2): 433–455.
Published: 01 December 2018
... this point. It is about a dog—Bobby—who befriended him and his fellow prisoners in a Nazi labor camp. Unlike the Germans—humans, who treated the prisoners as animals—Bobby, the animal, behaved to them as to humans: “He would appear at morning assembly and was waiting for us as we returned, jumping up...
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