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Qui Parle (2016) 24 (2): 15–43.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Rei Terada Copyright © 2016 Qui Parle 2016 Repletion Masao Adachi’s Totality rei terada Masao Adachi notes, apropos of the fi lm theory he and others devel- oped in the late 1960s: “All the landscapes which one faces in one’s daily life, even those such as the beautiful sites...
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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 (2023) 32 (1): 163–197.
Published: 01 June 2023
... the totality of capitalist modernity. Sekula’s representations of the shipping container and the subsequent shifts in maritime economy recuperate the prospect of a panoramic, totalizing view in an era marked by a prevalence of detail and data over meaningful grand narrative. The totality the container embodies...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 267–283.
Published: 01 June 2023
.... As Marx later reflected in an 1865 obituary of Proudhon: What Proudhon was actually dealing with was modern bourgeois property as it exists today. The question of what this is could have only been answered by a critical analysis of “ political economy ,” embracing the totality of these property...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 75–104.
Published: 01 June 2023
... to reinterpret Chernyshevsky. Finally, the essay considers the issue of transnational Bildung between Russia and China and the teacher-student relation as expressions of totality along the lines of both Feuerbachian transformative critique and Hegelian speculative retrieval. rbc@uoregon.edu Copyright ©...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 245–266.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Jaleh Mansoor Abstract This essay argues that the artwork’s opacity and purposively purposeless quality are a tacit refusal of the compulsory division between intellectual and manual labor, which afford the artwork a unique capacity to access an otherwise occluded totality. By analyzing conceptual...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Nicholas Anderman; Zachary Hicks Abstract This special-issue introduction historicizes and seeks to move beyond the antinomy between totality and culture that is today a mainstay of much contemporary critical theory. The introduction proceeds in three parts. The first examines a midcentury crisis...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 105–135.
Published: 01 June 2023
... to totality but (via Bataille’s dialogue with Alexandre Kojève) his action-centered framing of the movement of history and the character of actuality. Against the dialectical mastery of history, Bataille seeks to articulate an unpolitical image of sovereignty and play that is ultimately poetic or literary...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 41–74.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Kyle Baasch Abstract Cultural and literary critics have begun to abandon a long-standing commitment to poststructuralist and deconstructive interpretative methods in favor of an ostensibly Marxist aspiration to comprehend cultural phenomena as symptomatic expressions of a social totality...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 199–243.
Published: 01 June 2023
... of slavery, the tensions of the oikos , and the inadequacies of capitalist critique. Afro-pessimism both mimics the capitalist totality by replacing it with slavery and exceeds that totality by staying with the dissolving quality that the slave qua incapacity comes to impossibly represent. This article...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (2): 343–372.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of maintaining the very boundary between itself and those excluded from it. McQueen’s attention to the body and to the affective dimensions of labor and struggle, the article argues, allows Hunger to achieve a uniquely committed, totalizing representation of the political economy of Northern Ireland. 12...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (2): 395–428.
Published: 01 December 2023
.... Likewise, and inversely, while Brown’s original account of art’s internal overcoming of the commodity-form provides a generative way to rethink aesthetics in modernism’s wake, it rests on a periodizing claim for the total domination of the capitalist market that equivocates on whether artistic labor can...
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Qui Parle (2005) 15 (2): 197–225.
Published: 01 December 2005
..., the disaster erases its own historicity; it is the event which, should it come to pass, will wipe away all historicization. For Blanchot, the ultimate disaster might appear to be the total destruction resulting from war betWeen nuclear superpowers, one...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (2): 159–188.
Published: 01 December 2022
... as follows: “To put forth the secret of one’s imagination is not to enact a religious event , but to perform a religious rite ; that is, the rite implies but withholds the actual event. In this manner the imaginative life of the novelist in its totality is given an episodic structure, which, while...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 99–119.
Published: 01 June 2018
... to acquire more masks. “Another mask!” ( Eine Maske mehr! ), we could say, quoting the Wanderer’s or wayfarer’s exclamation in one of the fragments of Beyond Good and Evil . 6 Throughout the work of Emmanuel Levinas, from an early essay like “The I and the Totality” in 1954 to a late and short note...
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Qui Parle (2009) 18 (1): 111–180.
Published: 01 June 2009
...” to militantly fulfi ll a historic-political action). We are therefore confronting two categories that we can construct in an explicitly philosophical manner: one a) that indi- cates the “order of the fl esh,” or the prevailing Totality, insofar as it claims to be a closed, self...
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Qui Parle (2005) 15 (2): 171–195.
Published: 01 December 2005
... destructive capabilities of modern nuclear weaponry made the very idea of any just war newly problematic. At this scale of catastrophe, he said, the traditional strategy of "all-opt" war fol- lowing an unambiguous threat from the enemy may lead to paral- ysis when total...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (2): 247–283.
Published: 01 December 2020
... an actually existing infrastructure inhering in the global totality of entities” and “treats any appearance [or invocation] of non-relation as an isolationist heresy.” 10 From the dominant perspective of metaphysical relation, nonrelation(ality) is a non sequitur: since everything is connected...
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Qui Parle (2001) 13 (1): 103–136.
Published: 01 June 2001
... of a totally mobilized society composed of metallic soldier-workers from a new world order remains one of the most vivid testimonials to the anxious visions and political turbulence of the final years of the Weimar Republic. Bringing together his reactionary political ideas with his personal...
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Qui Parle (2008) 17 (1): 147–173.
Published: 01 June 2008
... among the totality of things in order to seek refuge in them. “That about which fear is afraid is fearful being. Da-sein. Only a being which is concerned in its being can be afraid. Fear discloses this being in jeopardization, in its being left to itself. Although in various de- grees...