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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (2): 421–438.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Bernardo Sarmiento Hinojosa A review of Katharine Breen , Machines of the Mind: Personification in Medieval Literature (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2021) and Nicolette Zeeman , The Arts of Disruption: Allegory and “Piers Plowman” (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020). Cited...
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Qui Parle (2003) 13 (2): 143–182.
Published: 01 December 2003
... of and from racialized labor as a suprasensible "quality" of unmarked, immaterial, even spectral power. The white subject is, simply put, the realization of the sub- jectivity of the vanishing mediator.15 As the personification of the money-form of value in its position of disinterest and transcen...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 99–119.
Published: 01 June 2018
... as exchange-values.” 23 Marx mixes Latin and Greek, so to speak, when he writes ( c , 179), “We shall find, in general, that the characters who appear on the economic stage [ die ökonomischen Charaktermasken der Personen ] are merely personifications of economic relations [ nur die Personifikationen...
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Qui Parle (2000) 12 (1): 55–76.
Published: 01 June 2000
... men, not just names for independent things but the things themselves. Only later, as Vico himself writes, "these vast imaginations shrank and the power of abstraction grew, [and] the personifications were reduced to diminu- tive signs" (§402). But in the beginning, a meaningful distinction...
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Qui Parle (2004) 14 (2): 117–143.
Published: 01 December 2004
... assigned, they are personifications, and hence tropes, which the listener understands as such. Yet they also remain con- sistent through the entire dramaturgy of the piece. The dramatis personae are at no point revealed to be mere constructions: they appear...
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Qui Parle (2009) 17 (2): 31–58.
Published: 01 December 2009
... creatures in the grip of the death drive, but also, in what must have felt like unavoidable acts of identifi- cation and personification, in a state of puzzlement that gives the tragic position of each a comic air—the description of the quail’s inability to comprehend how it had...
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Qui Parle (2007) 16 (2): 39–71.
Published: 01 December 2007
... characteristics that Sartre identifies with anti-Semitic fear: The opposition of the concrete material and the abstract becomes the racial opposition of the Arians and the Jews. . . . The Jews. . . became the personifications of the intangible...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 41–74.
Published: 01 June 2023
... isolates certain causal variables as determinative and that this isolation in some respect diminishes the role of contingency and spontaneity in human history. Humans are presented in Marx’s work as “personifications of economic categories”; revolution is explained away as the logical consequence...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (2): 249–291.
Published: 01 December 2021
... suggests that whereas the cranium has been regarded as an inert and rigid object in Western modernity, the focus is on the perspectives that situate it at the interstices of personification and thingification. The “object” of a skull exemplifies what Roberto Esposito calls (in relation to the human body...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (1): 95–143.
Published: 01 June 2020
... as in the last part of Blanchot’s L’arrêt de mort , the presence of consciousness is personified (in French it is la conscience , in the feminine) in a way that does not make it any clearer, for while this personification renders its destruction more painful, its excessive distortion only voids the manner...