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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 1–75.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Ananda Abeysekara Abstract Critiques of the concept of “Protestant Buddhism” claim to tell a different story about the relation between religion and modernity (“Protestantism”) in South Asia. They seek to reconstruct the temporal relation between the past and the present, contesting postcolonial...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (1): 145–177.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Kaspar Villadsen Abstract This essay tells the story of how Denmark transformed from a very welcoming and tolerant country to one whose prime ministers reassure its residents, “We have the strictest Alien Act possible.” The approach is genealogical, following Michel Foucault, and the empirical...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 335–352.
Published: 01 December 2019
... it is) by a neurologically rewarded desire to be natural, as already described by our own story about nature? Wynter is asking those of us gathered in academic practice to seek a science of the word that allows us to investigate what we’ve so deeply internalized. What is possible if we cease to seem natural to ourselves...
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Qui Parle (2009) 17 (2): 171–196.
Published: 01 December 2009
... theoretical project. Hence the need for the “stories” to which he constantly turns. In this way, you follow Freud up to those points where the moments that resist his “theory” (even his theory of resistance) appear irreducible to interpretable “meanings”: those places called dream, Witz (joke...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (2): 269–289.
Published: 01 December 2018
... way. In the last chapter Auerbach selects a work that appears to be the highest achievement of literary realism and of its political potential. This work is Virginia Woolf’s novel To the Lighthouse , which is just the story of one evening and one morning in the life of a petit bourgeois family...
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Qui Parle (2008) 17 (1): 63–123.
Published: 01 June 2008
... or disabling idioms within larger logics of the state, as grounds of appeal, compensa- tion, recognition, or inclusion.2 These are unquestionably impor- tant dimensions of the story I wish to tell. Yet drifting aside, culti- vating a peripheral vision and a peripheral listening, might allow one to trace...
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Qui Parle (2009) 18 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 June 2009
... singularly empowering experiences I’ve had as a sexual subject. But, of course, I have hardly ever said so in public. Jeannie Ludlow observes that there is a hierarchy within femi- nist discourse about abortion, with a premium placed on “trauma- tized” abortion stories—in which...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 251–266.
Published: 01 June 2018
... of an “utter reconfiguration” that cannot be embodied in language: “Chernyshevsky’s dots, then, are one iteration of a strange story. This book has been an attempt at another” ( o , 306). One of the most Shklovskian devices used by Miéville can be found in October’ s epigraph, an opaque citation from...
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Qui Parle (2013) 21 (2): 169–177.
Published: 01 December 2013
...- page In the Realms of the Unreal, an illustrated fantasy of literally epic proportions (the unabridged title tells it all: The Story of the Viv- ian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinian War Storm Caused by the Child Slave Rebel- lion), is a work...
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Qui Parle (2015) 24 (1): 31–62.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of sorts. But what for, and how was that political act conceptualized? What’s the story?4 Museum ofArt, NewDelhi, 2014. Fig. 1. Floor planforthird chapterofthe exhibition Fire Exit...
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Qui Parle (2015) 24 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 June 2015
...: it frames the hypothesis of a world that people want. The reconciliation gothic frames the undesirable world, the one that no one wants. A recent example of reconciliation gothic is Louise Erdrich’s The Round House (2012), a novel whose title puts it the tradition of horror- house stories. A tribal...
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Qui Parle (2001) 13 (1): 137–156.
Published: 01 June 2001
... be quelled or crash. Which means that if the accident isn't fatal, the thrill will have to be renewed. But Toad's story remains exemplary inasmuch as it designates the driver's seat as the site where modern individuals accede to what was once the exclusive province of em...
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Qui Parle (2015) 23 (2): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2015
...? On the one hand, like serves as a placeholder for the rage that’s enlisted in the simultane- ous maintenance and jeopardization of our fragile selves. On the other hand, there is the story of the twelve- year- old who doesn’t like Champagne: he may not like it now, but just you wait...
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Qui Parle (2013) 21 (2): 69–100.
Published: 01 December 2013
... this aesthetic to argue that the modern novelist resists “a long and sociable interview with the reader, a companion with whom he must establish defi nite terms.”3 The writer “is so far from telling a story” (CF, 63) that “the scene he evokes is contem- poraneous, and there it is,” for we...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 281–306.
Published: 01 December 2019
... in your blood.” Blood thicker than water. This is also the story of the approximately 152,000 Indians who arrived in Natal between 1860 and 1911, my great-great-grandparents among them, to work the sugarcane fields of the British colony of South Africa. Drops in a bucket, a tiny fraction of the 1.2...
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Qui Parle (2007) 16 (2): 73–96.
Published: 01 December 2007
... the opposition between the myth of Niobe and the Biblical story of Korah that Benjamin proposes there. Against One Tradition In his "Short History of Photography' and "The Author as Producer"' Benjamin points to the separation between text and image as a clear...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 143–153.
Published: 01 June 2017
.... Lucille used to read me stories about “Brer Possum” from Joel Chandler Harris’s Stories of Uncle Remus . Before the possum meets the snake in “Brer Possum and the Snake,” we learn: “Brer Possum is one of the nicest animals you’ll ever want to meet.” He’d give “you the fur off his back.” 3...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 233–250.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., relationality is situated , an important word for Haraway dating back at least to her influential 1988 essay “Situated Knowledges.” The “relentless relational historical contingency” that Haraway invokes has shapes and ongoing stories, “abundant histories of conquest, resistance, recuperation, and resurgence...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 247–248.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Press , 2016 . Rubery Matthew . The Untold Story of the Talking Book . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2016 . Um Khatharya . From the Land of Shadows: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Cambodian Diaspora . New York : New York University Press , 2015...
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Qui Parle (2010) 19 (1): 153–180.
Published: 01 June 2010
... my beaten-child story opened is located both within the cultural fi eld, as something proper to the textual speci- fi city of certain material objects, events, plays, poems and novels, for instance; and outside of it, taking as its object the larger text formed by that fi eld...