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Qui Parle (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 (2009) 18 (1): 111–180.
Published: 01 June 2009
... the Empire in its very essence: it shakes the very foundation upon which the legitimation of the Roman State in its totality rested. But, at the same time, this was also a critique of other groups within the Jewish tradition from which the new “messianic” community was slowly differentiating itself...
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Qui Parle (2010) 18 (2): 335–336.
Published: 01 December 2010
... Non-Jews of the fl esh Non-Jews by “calling” New Scission Fig. 2. The new messianic scission and the new alliance. For Agamben (TR, 63): AB_ _ _ _ _ C (A: the creation; B: the messianic event; C: the eskhatón...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 307–333.
Published: 01 December 2019
... own Messiah, the people laboring, scourged, crowned with thorns, agonizing and dying, to rise again immortal and impassible.” 2 The body of an Irish people is cohered into the singularity and exemplarity of the Messiah—yoking together tropes of messianism from the Old and New Testaments...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (2): 217–245.
Published: 01 December 2020
... as alienation, thus submitting the critique of the earth to the critique of heaven? What elements of profane domination of the capitalist and racist system are made invisible when this kind of analogy confines critique? I argue that the messianic dimensions of Marxism are the effects of the humanization...
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Qui Parle (2006) 16 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 June 2006
... makes the translation meaningful. From within a European tradi- tion we could say with Walter Benjamin, as Giorgio Agamben has argued, that in a messianic conception of history and language, what is revealed in translation is the Idea of pure language itself (P, 39-47 But this notion...
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Qui Parle (2012) 20 (2): 199–223.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., as displayed by the prophet Zarathustra—and rhetorical cruelty, the effects of reading this text upon the reader, the subject who is constituted through and by disappointment.14 Such cruelty is not absolute, but—as we have seen—it is purpose- ful. Accordingly, Nietzsche—or his messianic foil...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (2): 293–335.
Published: 01 December 2021
... Stéphane , 56 – 74 . New York : Fordham University Press , 2016 . Fenves Peter . “ Entanglements—of Benjamin with Heidegger .” In Benjamin and Vardoulakis , Sparks Will Fly , 3 – 26 . Fenves Peter . The Messianic Reduction: Walter Benjamin and the Shape of Time...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (2): 319–328.
Published: 01 December 2022
... “precedes us by a long way,” both ahead and behind in what is meant, lies not behind, in the form of Derrida’s immemorial past and as the arche-trace. Nor is it ahead as a messianic waiting for a future always (and already) to come. In the essay that follows the “Ouverture” of La peau fragile du monde...
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Qui Parle (2014) 23 (1): 291–294.
Published: 01 June 2014
... on Origins. Princeton: Princ- eton University Press, 2012. Levine, Michael G. A Weak Messianic Power: Figures of a Time to Come in Benjamin, Derrida, and Celan. New York: Fordham, 2013. Mackendrick, Karmen. Divine Enticements: Theological Seductions. New York: Fordham University Press...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 185–207.
Published: 01 June 2021
... was important about hyperstition for me was that there was no end to the practice of navigating the real. It’s a different kind of messianism: rather than waiting for contingency to happen, you want to engineer contingency to enter the condition of belief; you learn to design those possibilities...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 19–60.
Published: 01 June 2017
... sense. 17. Here I borrow Peter Fenves’s translation of this word ( Messianic Reduction , 171 ), which he associates with the rhetoric of Georg Cantor’s set theory, whose terms Benjamin evokes in early notes on the “infinite task”—notes which, as will be discussed below, inflect the prologue...
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Qui Parle (2001) 12 (2): 179–200.
Published: 01 December 2001
... agape— pure love. Love versus Capital? Readers of 2i2ek may be surprised to find the Slovene philosopher aligning the Pauline mission to convert the Gentiles of the late Antique Mediterranean world with Lenin's "fight- ing materialism" or Walter Benjamin's revolutionary Messianism...
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Qui Parle (2001) 12 (2): 201–218.
Published: 01 December 2001
... agape— pure love. Love versus Capital? Readers of 2i2ek may be surprised to find the Slovene philosopher aligning the Pauline mission to convert the Gentiles of the late Antique Mediterranean world with Lenin's "fight- ing materialism" or Walter Benjamin's revolutionary Messianism...
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Qui Parle (2013) 22 (1): 203–222.
Published: 01 June 2013
... of empathy, which can easily trend toward indifference or denial, Meister seeks to affi rm some- thing like the urgency of messianic or prophetic time as a counter 206 qui parle fall/winter 2013 vol. 22, no. 1 to “the secular religion” of human rights. Greater equality is not achieved...
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Qui Parle (2015) 23 (2): 205–213.
Published: 01 December 2015
... that is both intimately familiar and impossibly alienating, the book answers Adorno’s call, in the fi nale of Minima Moralia, for “perspectives . . . that displace and estrange the world, reveal it to be, with its rifts and crevices, as indigent and distorted as it will ap- pear one day in the messianic...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 251–266.
Published: 01 June 2018
... for a tendency to overlook the possibility of an authoritarian streak within Bolshevism prior to Stalin’s rise ( o , 332–33). 1. Fitzpatrick , “What’s Left?” Yet, while Miéville (with a tacit nod to Walter Benjamin) movingly locates an “unsayable” excess of “messianic interruption” at the core...
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Qui Parle (2014) 23 (1): 109–124.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., a theorist of capital’s secularizing power—or as a messianic thinker whose Messiah was communism. Such accounts gloss over Marx’s profound intellec- tual formation through his engagement with critiques of religion. They also eschew the extent to which his early rethinking of Hegel, Feuerbach...
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Qui Parle (2016) 24 (2): 171–184.
Published: 01 December 2016
... by a particular kind of messianic or revolutionary thinking. Departing in thought from Huyssen’s approach in such a way, opening up another reading, is at the same time a return to the image of the unfolding fan which vi- sualized for him the miniature as such. Miniatures expand like a fan, opening up...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 61–77.
Published: 01 June 2017
... not dissimilar to what Benjamin termed a “ weak Messianic power” in his “Theses on the Philosophy of History.” 7 But Rancière does not concentrate on that last extraordinary claim. The assertion that an artistic struggle brought to standing form might communicate with a political struggle, speak...