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Qui Parle (2012) 20 (2): 19–33.
Published: 01 December 2012
... or relatively ad- jacent generations loses all meaning. (“SMP,” 213; my emphasis) We should remember that a clone, a word deriving from the Greek klôn, meaning “shoot” or “sprout,” originally signifi es the offspring of an individual as produced through vegetative repro- duction (apomixis...
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Qui Parle (2012) 21 (1): 185–201.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., by be- coming the subject of speech he or she only mourns that “signify- ing . . . part” of him- or herself that gives meaning to his or her life, and simultaneously to this sacrifi ce, he or she gives up a quantum of jouissance which is fragmented into a multiplicity of objects ex- tracted from the body’s...
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Qui Parle (2014) 23 (1): 213–238.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Anne Sauvagnargues Copyright © 2014 Qui Parle 2014 Cartographies of Style Asignifying, Intensive, Impersonal anne sauvagnargues Translated by Suzanne Verderber Style sweeps away, infi ltrates, and overturns the signifying compo- nents of language, producing new percepts...
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Qui Parle (2012) 21 (1): 71–83.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of an inquiry aiming to separate and classify the components of logos. Here de- fi ned as “signifying voice” (pho¯ne¯ semantik logos is essentially regarded as language, that is, as a system, as a complex structure of signifi cation. Posing as the precursor of the modern linguist...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 189–210.
Published: 01 June 2019
...-the-signified, the unknowable kernel of one’s desire. 8 The analysand’s “working through,” then, involves a certain return, a considered revisitation, to events of sense perception marred by repressions that had evaded, and foreclosures that had erased, das Ding . This attunement to one’s desire works...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (2): 355–430.
Published: 01 December 2018
... that there is no essential truth to find, and no essence prior to representation. Blackness would then be inseparable from the effect of a certain nonknowing whose expression changes the very nature of what we think we know, or experience, as black. Indeed, this would suggest that the signifier blackness must remain...
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Qui Parle (2013) 22 (1): 63–80.
Published: 01 June 2013
... to all Anghie: Human Rights, Development, and the Third World 67 individuals, is hailed by many as the beginning of the modern hu- man rights system.9 Both historians and international law schol- ars focus on this document. Moyn, however, diminishes its signifi - cance, pointing out...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 299–308.
Published: 01 December 2011
... dimensions that would signifi cantly transform the politics of ecocriticism. In what follows I take a closer look at how the authors formulate political ecology and examine the signifi - cance of their transformations. Vibrant Matter To theorize “the force of things,” Bennett begins with a series...
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Qui Parle (2011) 20 (1): 169–178.
Published: 01 June 2011
... indeterminacy of meanings, the signifi cation you attribute to my discourse, what it modifi es in you and me, the traces of our condi- tions of enunciation—all of these discrepancies, and many others, although not restricted to the domain of scholarship, do inform the production of knowledge. In current...
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Qui Parle (2014) 23 (1): 183–212.
Published: 01 June 2014
... properly cos- mic, any ultimate signifi cance to this truth, consigning the knowing of it to the abyss of an unmasterable exteriority. The cosmic pessi- mist’s thought hovers, like a lost astronaut, inside a non- locatable intersection between absolute and absolutely hopeless...
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Qui Parle (2008) 17 (1): 175–192.
Published: 01 June 2008
...: studied classics, supported the monarchy, emigrated to Brazil in 1919, and so on). One of the first apparent ironies of Pessoa’s work noted by crit- ics turns on how the “proper name” of the poet might be thought to signify the impropriety of his poetic identity...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (2): 345–372.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., Nancy avers, subject to another form of subordination. Its sense depends on human consciousness and action as its origin. This closure to “what precedes consciousness and the signifying appropriation of sense” leaves phenomenology tied to the metaphysical logic that it seeks to overcome ( SW , 17...
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Qui Parle (2001) 12 (2): 179–200.
Published: 01 December 2001
... In this way, 2Ciek distinguishes between the constitutive antagonisms that structure the process of political articulation — privileged signifiers (points de capiton) like national myths that fix the identity of a polity — and the Real-Impossible Thing that, in its foreclosure...
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Qui Parle (2001) 12 (2): 201–218.
Published: 01 December 2001
... signifiers (points de capiton) like national myths that fix the identity of a polity — and the Real-Impossible Thing that, in its foreclosure, grounds the horizon of struggle. For 2i 'iek, the criminal ization and moralization of political struggles like those of the Kosovar Alba...
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Qui Parle (2010) 19 (1): 193–203.
Published: 01 June 2010
... obfuscating, univocal mist and clear, equivocal objects on the landscape, a confrontation that would re- sult in “revealing the fi nal, absolute truth to be the mere contingent diversity of the various shapes of things” (MC, 162–63). But this dialectical reading abolishes the signifi cance of a misty...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 353–372.
Published: 01 December 2019
... as a dissimulating and violent signifier, one operating under the guise of universal humanism, even as it preserves and justifies antiblack exclusionary logics: All language is contextual, and at face value, this particular hashtag, #AllLivesMatter, seems to be an affirmation of . . . “everyone.” We are reminded...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 87–115.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Lawrence Buell Ecocriticism Some Emerging Trends lawrence buell The Problem of the Unstable Signifi er What is ecocriticism? The imprecision with which it has been de- fi ned and the increasingly disparate uses to which it and its cog- nates have been put recall Arthur Lovejoy’s...
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Qui Parle (2013) 22 (1): 117–137.
Published: 01 June 2013
... them from the fear of a violent death. But by the same token, interpreta- tion can no longer be disassociated from the exploration of facts. Besides the fact that we cannot, as I have said, jumble all kinds of political communities under the same signifi er or treat all states...
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Qui Parle (2010) 18 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 December 2010
..., and the reasoning behind such claims. In studying culture we study the being or beings that create culture, which, drawing upon the work of Ernst Cassirer, I argue is a phenomenon marked by a transition from signifi cation to symbol. Cassirer’s articulation of the distinction is worthy of a lengthy quote...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (1): 37–65.
Published: 01 June 2022
... carries “an additional signified,” which is attached to the Black body that “enunciates it.” 15 According to Marriott, “Fanon shows that French carries a promise—of worldly well-being, of honor, wealth, dignity, and health—that remains virtual by reason of the very racism by which the colonisé invest...