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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 103–135.
Published: 01 June 2019
... of the Anthropocene, certain fundamental relations (between subject and object, between nature and history, between past, present, and future) must be rethought to account for both the eclipse of the human as well as nature’s ultimate survival. This essay seeks to develop a philosophical form that would approximate...
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Qui Parle (2010) 18 (2): 323–327.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Elizabeth Freeman “We’re Only Making Plans for Nigel” In Response to Didier Eribon elizabeth freeman I would like to begin with the keyword that haunts Professor Di- dier Eribon’s lyrical and tenacious piece: survival. Colloquially, to survive is to live on—when others do not. Often...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (2): 249–291.
Published: 01 December 2021
... of what is gone. This plastic fossilization is not a “mortifying act,” however, but a marker of survival. 25 I trace how such imaginal analytics of the materiality and memory nexus play out in regard to two important “objects” in Didi-Huberman’s oeuvre, bark and skull. I argue that a focus on Didi...
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Qui Parle (2010) 18 (2): 291–307.
Published: 01 December 2010
.... Trauma, on this account, is as much about the living as it is about the dead. Indeed, it is about thinking the living and the dead at once, thinking within that mute space of intersection that we call both disaster and survival. He survives. She survives. They sur- vive. We...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 211.
Published: 01 June 2019
... , translated by van Reenen Sandra and de Ville Jacques . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2018 . Didi-Huberman Georges . Survival of the Fireflies , translated by Mitchell Lia Swope . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2018 . Marder Michael...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 391–404.
Published: 01 December 2019
... are the kinds of stories to be told by those and about those who live in such an intimate relationship with death?” 18 A resounding tribute to “the untiring practice of trying to live when you were never meant to survive” ( wl , 228), Wayward Lives is an incredibly imaginative answer in content and form...
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Qui Parle (2000) 12 (1): 3–15.
Published: 01 June 2000
... At the heart of Gehlen's position was the contention that man, lack- ing fundamental instincts and organs crucial to his survival, had been left to depend on his ability to modify his surroundings. Thus his very mode of being was fundamentally technological; he survived only through his ability...
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Qui Parle (2016) 25 (1-2): 179–206.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., namely, the power to decide what stays (and what does not). The world survives.4 It certainly survives its Christian formation, but if it does so through an apparent identifi cation with the secular, it may nonetheless survive the critique of the secular. More essential...
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Qui Parle (2011) 20 (1): 117–135.
Published: 01 June 2011
... intellectuals and a mode of critique that vigorously defended higher education’s public role and the formative culture and modes of literacy that were essential to its survival and promise.9 Such a democratic mandate for the university, however compromised at times, was emboldened by various struggles...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 155–170.
Published: 01 June 2017
...: dignity, respectability, and public legibility. Like the black family in other diasporic contexts, the black German family was the constitutive negation of German culture—a blight that threatened the survival of the German nation. Yet this image enacts a profound refusal of such negation. Presenting...
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Qui Parle (2009) 17 (2): 123–147.
Published: 01 December 2009
... cannot envisage is that the victim as it were survives its own death: all different forms of traumatic encounters, independently of their specific nature (so- cial, natural, biological, symbolic), lead to the same result—a new subject emerges that survives its own death, the death...
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Qui Parle (2015) 23 (2): 115–133.
Published: 01 December 2015
...- ways potentially defi cient features of human nature. Both are indispensable functions that contribute to the survival and self- preservation of individuals, helping them deal with external con- tact and stimuli, while also carrying with them a degree of con- tingency, fuzziness, and distortion...
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Qui Parle (2005) 15 (2): 197–225.
Published: 01 December 2005
... or to criticism (these amount to the same): it is, in other words, promised to a life surpassing death, survival. Boneyard of names, heads never empty. — Maurice Blanchot, The Writing of the Disaster' Maurice Blanchot both describes and performs...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (2): 491–512.
Published: 01 December 2017
... anger as a motif of determined survival and registering the stifled or subsumed creative inclinations of their own mothers as the flame that burns in them both. 12 It is with a tautly contained poetic fury that years after her mother’s suicide, June Jordan writes an emotional poem honoring her...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 25–56.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the infrastruc- tures that have sustained it may be the primary challenge for eco- logical narrative in the service of human species survival beyond the twenty-fi rst century. The BP blowout poses a unique representational challenge be- cause it follows an unusual episode of de-reifi...
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Qui Parle (2010) 19 (1): 37–63.
Published: 01 June 2010
... survival: after such a vision, his “keen appetite for perpetuity of life was much abated.” The two thinkers who sense the threat of looming senility in the very discourse of psychoanalysis after Freud had passed away in 1939 were Theodor Adorno and Jacques Lacan. Adorno...
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Qui Parle (2006) 16 (1): 1–45.
Published: 01 June 2006
... remained was to undo the conjunction between his- tory and philosophy, petrified not in the object, but in the very con- cept of the Renaissance. Leaving behind the imitation of the ancients for the survival of paganism, Warburg had reinserted the "Renaissance" into a cultural...
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Qui Parle (2009) 17 (2): 103–108.
Published: 01 December 2009
... an Arabic one, the remains of one tradition rebound to be read by another but finally intelligi- ble to neither. All that survives of knowledge, in Malallah’s work, is its mutilated form. In The Active Ruins of Mesopotamia the an- cient figure of the perforated square reappears...
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Qui Parle (2013) 21 (2): 61–68.
Published: 01 December 2013
... be himself extinguished, but survive / Abject, depressed, forlorn, disconsolate Wordsworth then, in a short dramatic monologue, considers, somewhat ambivalently, the possibility of a catastrophe that would also be a rebirth: A thought is with me sometimes, and I say...
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Qui Parle (2010) 18 (2): 309–321.
Published: 01 December 2010
... managed to survive. When I think about those who have passed away and who were writers, I often dream about what they would have published. I try to guess what path their work might have taken. One of my very fi rst books, published twenty years ago, was a biography...