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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 77–102.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Jan Mieszkowski Abstract Tracing a trajectory of literary and philosophical texts from the ancient atomists to the late twentieth century, this essay explores the surprisingly consistent role that dust has played in the conceptualization of language. In Lucretius, Sophocles, and the New Testament...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 211–213.
Published: 01 June 2021
.... Take the ultrafine dust sloughed off a 3D printer, whose heady aromas testify to a technocultural vanguard. In the nozzle’s heat, thermoplastic metastasizes into vapor and particulate matter. Under a tenth of a micrometer—five times smaller than smoke—these particles pass through the lungs...
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Qui Parle (2014) 23 (1): 157–181.
Published: 01 June 2014
... which has accumulated from long housekeeping,” which they then store. On Thoreau’s estimate, everybody in New England has things and furniture stored somewhere— a garret, a shanty, a barn or “other dust holes” (w, 67)— and “even those who seem for a long while not to have any, if you inquire...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 137–166.
Published: 01 June 2019
..., and that he does not want to have Alcmene, after all. By implication, the signifier Staub (dust), which can be found throughout the text, connotes not only drought and death but also life and procreation. 56 The queer plants of this play are weary of life, but they also exhibit an intense desire...
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Qui Parle (2003) 13 (2): 19–51.
Published: 01 December 2003
..., this is I) was being taken away from me. My thoughts, like moving pictures — where among material phenom- ena were they trying to insert themselves? — were bathed in a waterfall of light mixed with dust falling from a hole in the roof. This heroic Zorro...
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Qui Parle (2001) 13 (1): 137–156.
Published: 01 June 2001
... of the early nine- teenth-century in justification of their need for a regular speed-fix: "there are men for whom the sight of Olympic dust on their racing cars brings delight, masters of the earth raised up to the very gods by rounding the turning-post with whirling wheels and by the palm of glory...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 275–297.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., a fertile dust. Unpredict- able landscapes take shape in the sky. Chance organizes the details, exploits all possible vectors for the distribution of species. Everything is conducive to travel, from ma- rine currents to shoe soles. Travel essentially belongs to animals. Nature charters berry-eating...
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Qui Parle (2004) 15 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 June 2004
... men to approach this or that idol imbued with sacred awe, and, at the mention of its name, to prostrate them- selves in the dust not only with their body, but also with their whole spirit; we can accustom them . . . to renounce all animal food...
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Qui Parle (2016) 24 (2): 151–160.
Published: 01 December 2016
... at the University of the Basque Country, Vitoria- Gasteiz, Spain. His most recent monographs include The Philosopher’s Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium (2014), Pyropolitics: When the World Is Ablaze (2015), and Dust (2016). He is now completing a book, coauthored with Luce Irigaray and titled Through...
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Qui Parle (2014) 23 (1): 183–212.
Published: 01 June 2014
... the dust wherein life clings to itself but what Eriugena calls “that invisible mystical earth and dark intelligible abyss,” namely, the domain of the primordial causes of all visible things, which is “perceived by no intellect except that which formed it in the begin- ning.”25 From this properly...
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Qui Parle (2004) 14 (2): 1–14.
Published: 01 December 2004
... and individualization. The destiny of the work of art is then suspended from the other figure of the "spiritual": the immanence in thought of an element that does not think, the bottomlessness of the undifferentiated, non- individual life, the dust of atoms or grains of sand; the pathic beneath the logical...
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Qui Parle (2015) 24 (1): 147–159.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Bersani, Thoughts and Things (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015). Cited in the text as tt. Leo Bersani’s Thoughts and Things gathers six essays on topics rang- ing from desire to “remote stellar dust” and on fi gures ranging from René Descartes to Claire Denis (tt, 89). Three...
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Qui Parle (2024) 33 (1): 63–78.
Published: 01 June 2024
... after his niece’s wedding, the hotel porter heads to work as the women in his stairway and courtyard scrub, dust, and dry their household items, recalling the etymological genealogy of Klatsch . 8 The groom’s aunt surprises the porter with soup at his hotel, only to find him now working...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 157–197.
Published: 01 June 2018
...” and therefore linked by Duncan to Pound’s theories of the poetic image. “The casting of the image is high fairy, phanopoeia ” ( hd , 125), Duncan writes, borrowing Pound’s famous term, and thereby the “hardness” of imagistic or objectivist facticity is rethought as witchcraft or fairy dust. But Duncan’s...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (1): 25–63.
Published: 01 June 2020
... fiction. He describes a journey into an underworld or a penetration into other spheres. The journey begins with an investigation of the historical formation: “The world is made up of superimposed surfaces, archives or strata.” 83 The strata are sediments of visible dust and sonic echo, whereby the two...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (2): 249–269.
Published: 01 December 2017
...” zone as well, I tell myself, in the works of Kleist that carry unfigurable intrusion, the transcendental SNAFU: “Situation Normal All Fucked Up.” Despair, rage, impotence, without accompaniment. These are the kinds of prods that, despite it all, make one want to shake off the dust and get...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (2): 491–512.
Published: 01 December 2017
... , “Oppositional Gaze,” 128. 5. hooks , “Oppositional Gaze,” 128. 6. In Julie Dash’s 1991 film Daughters of the Dust the unborn female speaker tells of the creatively possessive names that African Americans invent for their children in the years after the end of slavery (such as Myown and Iona...
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Qui Parle (2003) 14 (1): 73–97.
Published: 01 June 2003
... screen waiting for the statue to hit the ground. Once the statue came within reach of the congregation, the onlookers were shown celebrating the event by tearing off its head, kicking it through the dust, and beating it with removed shoes in a gesture that is said to constitute an especially...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 159–184.
Published: 01 June 2021
... entropy or pixie dust; now it resembled a great submerged iceberg, nine-tenths of it invisible.” 25 Although captivating, the analogy of submerged rationality is not an accurate picture of Hayek’s position. Reversing the Freudian topology of the mind, Hayek suggested that tacit knowledge...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 103–135.
Published: 01 June 2019
... of accretion and accumulation, of a sedimentation and survival without end or interruption, is as much the dust gathered beneath the nails as it is the atmosphere that slicks and molds the hair; it is all the faces—singular, successive, and in sum—that have passed over a face in the course of its life...
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