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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 (2022) 31 (2): 189–229.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Liron Mor Abstract This essay explores visual reading and its colonial aspects by analyzing the novel Ze ʿ im ha-panim elenu ( The One Facing Us , 1995), by Ronit Matalon, an Israeli Jewish author of Egyptian descent. In this novel Matalon displaces the dramas of Mizrahi Jews (Jews originating from...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 219–240.
Published: 01 December 2019
... and connect Black identities across space and time. The majority of the essay focuses on close readings of two contemporary novels on diasporic pasts, presents, and futures, Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing (2016) and Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Kintu (2018), to contrast “vertical” and “horizontal” epistemologies...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 103–135.
Published: 01 June 2019
... of natural history. As the novel culminates in images and concepts that are essentially nonhuman, inhuman, or posthuman in character, it demonstrates an exacting knowledge of what the present is only now beginning to realize: after two world wars and humanity’s recent entry into what is called the age...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (2): 341–367.
Published: 01 December 2023
... his argument against the US monopoly within the genre of science fiction is reflected in his novels. Focusing on Lem’s paralleling of female masochism and epistemological critique, the essay reads Solaris as a novel invested in inspecting the interrelatedness of systems of oppression...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 99–119.
Published: 01 June 2018
... and recount their life narrative. The first of these novels—Charles Gildon’s Golden Spy (1702)—gives voice to a bunch of coins. And the genre becomes self-reflexive when money starts to “coin words,” like the autobiographical protagonist of The Adventures of a Bank-Note (1770). Drawing on ancient sources...
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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 an unfulfilled past and a home to which a community based on shared positions, not identity, can return. The argument is based on an exegetical approach to an ur-document in transnational post-Yugoslav literature, Ugrešić’s 1997 novel The Museum of Unconditional Surrender , as well as on a key distinction...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (2): 319–328.
Published: 01 December 2022
... ). It engages with Nancy’s novel understanding of prophecy to understand his own writing as a form of “prophetic voice” receptive to the emergence of the present and its opening onto the future. A meditation on time, the loss of history, and on the need to be receptive to what comes to us as the real and from...
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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 (2018) 27 (2): 521–538.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Spencer Adams As suggested in the opening of this review, the themes and problems of the novel mirror especially closely the concerns of Extreme Cities , Ashley Dawson’s account of urban conflict and catastrophic climate change. Dawson, an urbanist and postcolonial specialist at the City...
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Qui Parle (2012) 20 (2): 127–150.
Published: 01 December 2012
... the Looking Glass Near the end of David Copperfi eld, when David has become al- most as successful an author as the one who wrote this novel, his aunt Betsey says to him: “I never thought, when I used to read books, what work it was to write them!” David replies: “It’s work enough to read them...
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Qui Parle (2013) 21 (2): 69–100.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of the writer but rather the “posted presence of the watch- er,” a center of consciousness positioned within the novel itself. As Douglas turns his back upon the group of listeners around the 70 qui parle spring/summer 2013 vol.21, no.2 hearth in “The Turn of the Screw” (1896), one might say...
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Qui Parle (2016) 25 (1-2): 243–261.
Published: 01 December 2016
... unexpected resistance: “The comments in course evaluations by graduate students in English were worrying” (ww, 15). These students described the novels Cheah taught as “wanting” and, in one case, “terrible.”5 They reportedly questioned the syllabus for its inclusion of novels...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 231–246.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., the subsequent four chapters pivot more explicitly toward literary studies to explore the liberal aesthetic and the liberal critique in nineteenth- and twentieth-century novels that reconstruct debates between liberal and radical thought in intellectual and literary history. Anderson, who began her career...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (2): 159–188.
Published: 01 December 2022
... not be achieved, requires the continued labor of distinction but also the perseverance of both distinguished terms. Without this work of pursuit, distinction, and perseverance, along with the possibility of confusion, Said teaches us that we would have no more novels, no more history, no more criticism. ☾...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (2): 281–293.
Published: 01 December 2017
... – 53 . Goffman Erving . “ Footing .” In Forms of Talk , 124 – 59 . Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press , 1981 . Lucey Michael . “ Proust and Language-in-Use .” Novel: A Forum on Fiction 48 , no. 2 ( 2015 ): 261 – 79 . Lucey Michael . “ What You Might...
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Qui Parle (2014) 22 (2): 163–175.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Gaskell’s 1851 novel, Cranford, recounts: [Miss Matty] had taken very little note of time, however, as she had been occupied in numberless little arrangements preparatory to the great step of giving up her house. It was evidently a relief to her to be doing something in the way...
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Qui Parle (2003) 13 (2): 1–18.
Published: 01 December 2003
... who stand in the spiritual succession of Teresa of Avila, but the Therese philosophe whom we encounter in a French pornographic novel of the early 18th century. Like the hagiographic texts just discussed, this novel, and with it the figure of "Therese the philosopher," is of entirely...
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Qui Parle (2011) 20 (1): 179–204.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., in the many recent protests in support of Mme de la Fayette’s novel one is tempted to see a purely salutary gesture: Finally, it seems, everyone has stood up to- gether to save humanist culture and education from neoliberal as- sault. The cause of these protests is well known...