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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 19–60.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Kristina Mendicino Walter Benjamin’s distinction of truth from knowledge in his “Epistemo-Critical Prologue” marks a fundamental break with the truth claims of the empirical sciences, as well as those of any system of philosophy—phenomenological, neo-Kantian, or otherwise—that would be based...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 309–325.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Yates McKee On Climate Refugees Biopolitics, Aesthetics, and Critical Climate Change yates mckee A review of Argos Collective, Climate Refugees (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2010). Cited in the text as CR. Us? . . . who is talking about crisis? Derrida, “Economies of the Crisis...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 5–21.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Katrina Dodson Introduction Eco/Critical Entanglements katrina dodson Atmospheric disturbances hang over our heads a heavy sense of urgency, a series of alarms that ring out a global chorus of cata- strophic proportions: economic collapse, pervasive terror, hys- terical politics...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (1): 65–94.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Bruno Penteado Abstract Recent developments in literary studies that can be grouped under the umbrella term postcritique purport to restore, in our disciplinary practices, attention to affect, pleasure, and attachment, which postcritics believe the critical tradition has silenced and neglected...
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Qui Parle (2005) 15 (2): 1–49.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Achille Mbembe Copyright © 2005 Qui Parle 2005 ON THE POSTCOLONY: A RIEF RESPONSE TO CRITICS' Achille Mbembe This is hardly the place to provide detailed responses to all the cri- tiques — for the most part valid — to which On the Postcolony has been subjected. l will, however...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (2): 159–188.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Philip Balboni Abstract This essay works to clarify Edward Said’s writings on religion, criticism, and the secular, arguing that this clarification has serious implications not only for Said’s project of “secular criticism” but also for understanding the workings of what he called the “critical...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (2): 217–245.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Mohamad Amer Meziane Abstract This essay examines the effects of the critique of religion on the critique of capital and how the former confines the latter. It asks: What remains of the concepts of alienation or fetishism if they all stem from an anthropology of religion that seems to be criticized...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 137–161.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Alya Ansari Abstract This essay foregrounds the hermeneutic purchase of totality in contemporary literary criticism. Responding to the recent proliferation of the “gig work” novel, the essay takes up two interrelated lines of inquiry: How might we rethink the conceptual affordances of “totality...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 167–179.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Elisa Russian Abstract In this interview the Franco-Israeli sociologist Eva Illouz retraces her relationship to critical theory from the 1980s to the present. The conversation explores the reasons behind Illouz’s initial reluctance to adopt a critical stance toward capitalism, her rediscovery...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (2): 231–295.
Published: 01 December 2022
...David Ponton, III Abstract Scholars from a range of disciplinary backgrounds have been critical of history’s vision of itself as grounded in empiricism, its function as a secularist theodicy, and its commitment to humanism. Meanwhile, Black studies has exposed the Human as a sociopolitical...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 75–104.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Roy Chan Abstract Nikolai Chernyshevsky (1828–89) is best known for his utopian realist novel What Is to Be Done? (1863). However, he was perhaps most celebrated as a literary thinker in China as a result of the Soviet canonization of the nineteenth-century “democratic critics.” This essay...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (2): 395–428.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Thomas Waller Abstract This article critically compares two recent approaches to the problem of aesthetic autonomy: Dave Beech’s Art and Value and Nicholas Brown’s Autonomy . By recentering the differences between these critics’ works around Marx’s categories of subsumption, it evaluates...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (2): 269–289.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Jacques Rancière Abstract This essay uses constructions of avowed fiction from modern Western literature and criticism (Erich Auerbach, Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner) to question the sense of reality constructed by dominant social discourses that claim to be the mere expression of reality...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 281–306.
Published: 01 December 2019
... experience, and inherited memory of diasporic identity, here given shape through critical memoir. Connective tissue models an approach to a comparative memory studies animated by entanglement rather than competitive hierarchization of the events of racialized historical violence. 7. Joseph, “Old Routes...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (2): 247–283.
Published: 01 December 2020
... an uncritical embrace of affect as a mode of world-forming within strains of Black critical theory—represented by turns to “the otherwise”—performs a sublimation of Black affect’s radical negativity, as encapsulated in the desire for the End of the World. Copyright © 2020 Editorial Board, Qui Parle 2020...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 119–157.
Published: 01 June 2021
... criticized Simon for the performative nature of his artificially intelligent systems, mainly for his positivism, but he defended his positivism based on his belief that symbolic computation could stand in for any reality and in fact shape that reality. Simon was not looking to actually re-create human...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (2): 337–366.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Justin Raden Abstract This essay argues that the difficulties Émile Zola faced in closing the Rougon-Macquart novel cycle reveal a political imaginary whose notion of a clean line of progress depends on a technical supplement it disavows. At critical points Zola’s method exposes the disavowal...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (2): 367–386.
Published: 01 December 2021
... in Edward Said’s secular criticism between filiative and affiliative social bonds. Copyright © 2021 Editorial Board, Qui Parle 2021 Dubravka Ugrešić exile post-Yugoslav literature Edward Said affiliation True genesis is not at the beginning but at the end, and it starts to begin only when...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (2): 309–318.
Published: 01 December 2022
... to commence the project of “the other beginning of philosophy” envisaged by him, Shaj Mohan, and Divya Dwivedi, and he titled it “The End of Philosophy and the Task of Thinking.” In and through it are gathered all of Nancy’s critical reflections on destiny, on the antisemitic components of the Heideggerian...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 163–197.
Published: 01 June 2023
... and represents, however, is not the whole of a frictionless and seamless accumulation of capital but a nonsynchronous, polemical, and critical totality of struggle and antagonism. Sekula turns the shipping container from a stand-in for a system of commodity circulation to an allegorical sign of the continuing...