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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (2): 247–283.
Published: 01 December 2020
... concept of the World necessitates a foreclosure of Black affect’s destructive drive. Black affect is therefore an impossibility within the World, as that unbearable negativity which drives us toward its necessary destruction. In light of this, the essay argues further that the tendency toward...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (2): 423–490.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of the Belarusian past and its postcolonial present, which took place in the 1990s. Framed in negative terms and expressed through gestures of rejection, the Rebirth emerged as a form of apophatic nationalism that envisioned nationhood through an extensive cartography of nonbelonging and self-erasure. Following...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (2): 355–430.
Published: 01 December 2018
... to an unsettling tension in Hall’s work that no knowledge or encounter can fill and that leads to a purely negative reassessment of the racial imperatives of certain truths. Copyright © 2018 Editorial Board, Qui Parle 2018 blackness Stuart Hall innocence autobiography Michael X Here, for example...
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Qui Parle (2014) 23 (1): 183–212.
Published: 01 June 2014
.... On the one hand, it asserts that the ultimate truth of things, insofar as any such truth exists, lies within a profoundly negative factuality: meaningless- ness, suffering, nothingness, contingency, and so on. On the other hand, it necessarily denies, under penalty of not being...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 231–246.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., and poststructuralist thought. Bleak Liberalism argues that liberalism (and what Anderson will call the “liberal character,” “liberal aesthetic,” and “liberal critique”) is much more complex, aesthetically and existentially dense, and negative than current critical frameworks admit and that it has its own critique...
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Qui Parle (2004) 15 (1): 169–174.
Published: 01 June 2004
... Adorno is different in quality from the reified "me in music" which Brahms' music affords Lucy. By plucking out the great "contributions" of Adorno to music sociology, while abandoning the negative component of his critical theory, DeNora is forced into converting...
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Qui Parle (2010) 19 (1): 9–35.
Published: 01 June 2010
... blurring of the boundar- ies between being and affect (the wordplay of Dante’s fummo), its belonging to a mysterious dimension of extreme desire where how one feels and what one is intersect in the will’s utmost self-consti- tuting and self-dissolving negativity...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 51–86.
Published: 01 June 2021
... articulation of anonymous, dispossessed life without a why enacts, to borrow a formulation from psychoanalytic queer theory, “a refusal of the coercive belief in the paramount value of futurity.” 45 But rather than instantiating a radical negativity in relation to the symbolic, it relativizes the entire...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 167–179.
Published: 01 June 2019
... at the core of this paradigm? ei : I would say that my epistemic impulse—if there is such a thing—is and has remained deeply nonnormative; that is, I do not have a normative model of how relationships and emotions should look. Take the distinction between so-called negative and positive emotions. Anger...
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Qui Parle (2010) 18 (2): 121–146.
Published: 01 December 2010
... and sexuality themselves, unwittingly repro- duces these inequities, in assigning feminist queer critique to the negatively gendered and sexed spaces of intellectual labor. I have come to think that that labor belongs to us all, regardless of our own gender, sexuality, racialization...
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Qui Parle (2001) 12 (2): 15–55.
Published: 01 December 2001
... of phobia as a signifying economy in modern culture,12 expressions such as "anxiety of influence," "middle-class anxiety," and "millennial anxiety" use the negative affect they invoke as a way of immediately establishing a skeptical or critical stance towards...
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Qui Parle (2010) 18 (2): 309–321.
Published: 01 December 2010
...- ture, to suggest a mode of life and a type of aspiration to which they should conform, in order to be what they “really” are, and whose defi nition would be to incarnate a negative social force and, above all else, an ideal of a nonreproductive self. It is not at all...
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Qui Parle (2008) 17 (1): 147–173.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Luca d'Isanto Kenosis of the Subject and the Advent of Being in Mystic Experience luca d’isanto The operation of sense thus gives itself as pure negativity—but this negativity is nothing but the upsurge of the real in its absolute con- creteness, nothing other but the point...
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Qui Parle (2001) 12 (2): 107–142.
Published: 01 December 2001
... what he terms L–A–N–G–U–A–G–E magazine's "over- all equivalence of activity . . . in which particular motives are ef- faced."14 Ron Silliman, for his part, has asserted that the designation "language writing" is at best an occasion for "negative solidarity"!15 So it seems only right to restrict...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (1): 65–94.
Published: 01 June 2020
... above, cannot be defined according to any sort of methodology but a negative one: Society of the Friends of the Text : its members would have nothing in common (for there is not necessarily agreement on texts of pleasure), except for their enemies : drags [ casse-pieds ] of all sorts, who impose...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 233–250.
Published: 01 June 2018
... with and in the trouble, to pay attention to the different ways relations happen, and don’t, and why (I suspect “staying with the trouble” may secretly be a variation on Hegel’s “tarrying with the negative”). 2 The chapters are a series of (perhaps too many) case studies, plus one multigenerational creative fabulation...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 353–372.
Published: 01 December 2019
... life (1) as ultimate value and negative life (−1). Within an antiblack world, “blackness occupies the place of negative life—that is, life that has negative value, that does not matter .” 23 Next, through a series of arithmetical procedures, she uses form to expose how blackness has “the capacity...
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Qui Parle (2015) 24 (1): 147–159.
Published: 01 June 2015
... with [the] world of confl ict” (tt, x, emphasis in original). The recurrence of such pastoral idylls in Bersani’s work is strik- ing given the negativity and even the nihilism with which his name has become synonymous. Indeed, Bersani himself has repeatedly dis- tinguished his work from...
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Qui Parle (2004) 15 (1): 85–96.
Published: 01 June 2004
... in all spheres stands the unwavering inter- est in the earthly and otherworldly fate of the individual. Philoso- phy has to take account and because the balance is negative, the Saint is right in the end. He who bets on the world is deceived. Through Schopenhauer's mistrust...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 191–222.
Published: 01 December 2011
... “like a dog” when I don’t use my hands and utensils to eat. These comparisons have an element of truth that isn’t negative—or, I should say that doesn’t have to be negative. When I ask members of the disabled community whether they have ever been compared to animals because...