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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 231–246.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Andrew John Barbour A review of Anderson Amanda , Bleak Liberalism ( Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2016 ). Cited in the text as bl . Copyright © 2017 Editorial Board, Qui Parle 2017 It is perhaps a safe bet that at present liberalism and liberal are more often...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 259–274.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., it is the subaltern, the economically and socially disadvan- taged, and the occupied who will have the least to gain from a spread of weeds. The counter-text to Éloge des vagabondes can be found in “Plan- et of Weeds,” a bleak assessment by David Quammen that depicts how the converse trends of habitat...
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Qui Parle (2012) 20 (2): 71–89.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., but a being brought down to the same hard ground? What does it mean to take pleasure and comfort in a democracy of exposure and suffering, of contingency and bleakness? A democ- racy of loss in which “bring on fantasy!” produces the present as a comic version of a tragic political...
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Qui Parle (2011) 20 (1): 271–278.
Published: 01 June 2011
... what has now been starkly revealed as the desiring-machine of neoliberal logic: its bleak “common sense” that seeks to reduce our lives to a base functionalism where ev- erything—including our hobbies, interests, desires, joys, and ex- cesses—is given its proper place and time as long as it does...
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Qui Parle (2015) 23 (2): 205–213.
Published: 01 December 2015
... as it is bleak. Only with our eyes closed can we effectively resist calls to conformity and consumption, and only then because we are liter- ally incapable of perceiving them— or perceiving anything of the world outside ourselves at all. The analytical perspectives of the fi rst three chapters will be fa...
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Qui Parle (2004) 15 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Stanley Corngold HEGEL, SCHOPENHAUER, AND CANNIBALISM Stanley Corngold A study of the body in Hegel's aesthetics in its relation to Schopenhauer's aesthetics might well begin with an account of Schopenhauer's lurid view of Hegel.' It is true that Schopenhauer's own bleak...
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Qui Parle (2011) 20 (1): 95–107.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., the prospects are very bleak: state funding is drying up, and there are no prospects for its replenishment. California’s 32 percent tuition increase in 2009 and SUNY-Albany’s closing of its French, Italian, Russian, Classics, and Theatre programs in 2010 have served notice of the new world order from...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (2): 301–339.
Published: 01 December 2023
... mention the serialized contents of the radio broadcast or its serial reception, but surely it is these facts of the medium that make it such a powerful conjurer of this bleak and negative bond between the listeners. 42 Serialized media, which are historically and materially connected to the rise...
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Qui Parle (2016) 25 (1-2): 17–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., new inven- tions, not only political but also aesthetic, scientifi c, or philosophical. I don’t disagree that the future of humanity looks very bleak: if the saturation of Earth by the resources and impulses of capitalist and nationalist exploitation continues as it has...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 233–250.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., of what transpires in the material folds of ecological entanglement—what Deleuze called “the pleats of matter” in his own reflection on the ontology of the fold ( The Fold [ Le pli ]). These alternately hopeful and bleak case studies and the theorizing they propel are appropriately calibrated...
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Qui Parle (2003) 14 (1): 49–72.
Published: 01 June 2003
... this way or making work this way against a social and political scene that appears so bleak. After all, commercialism, and with it instru- mentalism, proceeds in its global advance with little interruption; in many parts of the world, and certainly in the Western democra- cies where this work...
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Qui Parle (2005) 15 (2): 51–104.
Published: 01 December 2005
... AND ANIMAL FAITH OF WALLACE STEVENS 81 The Fatality of Seeing Things Too Well: "The Auroras of Autumn" "The Auroras Of Autumn" (CP, 411-421) may be Stevens' most terror-filled poem; it is certainly his most difficult. It brings his readers back to the bleakness...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 219–240.
Published: 01 December 2019
... with one’s reason intact? Yet if the survivors are “insane,” how can we believe them? Homegoing clearly delineates moments of madness and moments of sanity as characters grapple with ugly, bleak lives largely deprived of hope and meaning; the narrative expertly ushers us through our protagonists’ struggle...
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Qui Parle (2016) 24 (2): 109–136.
Published: 01 December 2016
... are reveling in this very desert, injecting the bloat- ed spectacle with its bleak and coruscating hilarity. As John Lydon snarls and whines in “God Save the Queen,” “There is no future | In England’s dreaming”; as he closes the song by repeatedly sneering this “no future,” he both denounces...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 163–190.
Published: 01 December 2011
...” (as a totally positive entity) is a false immediacy. Positive assertions about objects fail because objects have a shadowy dark side, a mysterious interiority like the je ne sais quoi of Kantian beauty. Is this nothing at all? Is there a path from the carnival of things to a bleak...
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Qui Parle (2015) 23 (2): 55–87.
Published: 01 December 2015
... practices embed us in a mode of rationality that cannot hail us with any normative force: as neo- liberals we cannot think ethics” (“qt,” 88). If Winnubst fi nds these neoliberal times ethically bankrupt, Dilts locates an ethical opportunity amid the bleakness. If the subject is no longer held...
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Qui Parle (2007) 16 (2): 5–38.
Published: 01 December 2007
.... A second important feature common to banlieue and ghetto is the bleak and oppressive atmosphere that suffuses them and the potent stigma associated with living in a bounded urban area pub- licly regarded as a place of relegation, and widely equated with social failure, destitution, and crime...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 25–56.
Published: 01 December 2011
... John Wathen’s phrase, suffocating and burning an- imals, bubbling waves that signal damage to the water column by toxic dispersant.36 What becomes of the human when the ocean is no good for metaphor? Where the blogosphere compensates for the bleak condition of being alone...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (2): 383–422.
Published: 01 December 2017
... a decade later, the young woman’s powerlessness makes for a bleak prognosis. Her sense of imprisonment is corporeal as much as it is figurative: fighting against Israeli occupation and colonialism seems increasingly futile. The suspension of possibility and futurity is totalizing. The checkpoint also...
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Qui Parle (2004) 14 (2): 15–56.
Published: 01 December 2004
.... But by virtually every significant economic and social index, the outlook for the majority of Africans remains bleak. No other region confronts human tragedy — the poverty and suffering that often mock description, the collapse of state infrastructure, medical care, and education...