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Qui Parle (2013) 21 (2): 139–141.
Published: 01 December 2013
... than that of philoso- phy, positively speaking. Philosophy forces vacuums or voids into fi elds of thought by virtue of which it establishes the necessity of its enunciations. Art cannot think itself, ethics lacks a ground, and it falls to philosophy to furnish the vacuum...
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Qui Parle (2010) 19 (1): 9–35.
Published: 01 June 2010
..., philosophical intimate of sorrow extraordinaire, says: “We defi ne only out of despair. We must have a formula, we must even have many, if only to give jus- tifi cation to the mind and façade to the void.”11 So in Augustine’s defi nition of sorrow we can peer into the problem of being...
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Qui Parle (2013) 21 (2): 143–155.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of the void irreducible to destruction, to negation, to non- being. Art begins by derealizing the common World but also by de- objectivating the objectivity of Laruelle: First Choreography 151 the work. The artist begins by situating himself...
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Qui Parle (2016) 24 (2): 109–136.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., knowingly summoning up the nightmare of a lumpenproletariat blessed with invincible intelligence, Le camion exudes an equally invincible exhaustion. According to Duras, the fi lm proposes a joyful embrace of the void that lies the other side of all projects—social, political, or cinematic. Despite...
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Qui Parle (2016) 24 (2): 1–13.
Published: 01 December 2016
... R. Young on Catherine Breillat’s “vaginal vision,” Eugenie Brinkema on the violence of the diagram and Tom Six’s The Human Centipede series, and Martin Crowley on the time-image and the void in two of Marguerite Duras’s fi lms from the 1970s. The fi ft h, a short essay by Georges Didi...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (2): 355–430.
Published: 01 December 2018
... is therefore a void, but we are not even aware of it, since it is the very thought that we can know it that prevents it from being absolutely known or understood; this is, one might say, its scandal and its politics, and it is this scandal and its politics that we propose to read as an X that can no more...
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Qui Parle (2012) 21 (1): 185–201.
Published: 01 June 2012
... and, therefore, to guarantee the truth of the subject of which the Other is the depository. According to Lacan, in the event of a death this signifi er of the symbolic Other’s defi ciency is projected unto the void that this death opens up in the real, which results in two lacks being...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 77–102.
Published: 01 June 2019
... that there is nothing fanciful about the claim that everything is composed of invisibly small particles interacting in a void. He now insists—perhaps improbably—that his doctrine should strike us as downright familiar, since “a representation and image [ simulacrum et imago ]” of his account of the universe “always...
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Qui Parle (2003) 13 (2): 19–51.
Published: 01 December 2003
.... Although it is an "empty" nest, within it Hijikata's own void can settle. Like the movement of the line, it is a paradoxical return that resembles a fresh beginning. In the essay "Electric Current in the Dark," Hijikata reimag- ines his first meeting with Shibusawa...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 241–280.
Published: 01 December 2019
... civilization, and thus of the human as we know it. Slavery’s connection to the history of racial blackness thus always risks slipping back into a vertiginous void that could vacate this relation of all specificity and meaning, imploding the periodization of race. I will return in the last part of this essay...
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Qui Parle (2004) 14 (2): 117–143.
Published: 01 December 2004
... unpacking. In the Epicurean physics, the cosmos is onto- logically constituted by two givens: atoms and the void through which atoms move. Epicurean atomism borrows its ontology from Democritus, whose atomic system is conventionally thought to have synthesized Parmenidean...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 353–372.
Published: 01 December 2019
... is not a complexity which subverts its unity, but the fact that a void is a part of every One; the signifier-One, the signifier unifies/totalizes a multiplicity, is the point of inscription into this multiplicity of its void.” 12 Each One contains the kernel of its own explosion, since the null set is attached...
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Qui Parle (2013) 21 (2): 1–25.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., as Eliot projects the modern, Pasca- lian terror of nothingness onto his medieval peasants: . . . only is here The white face of Death, God’s silent servant, And behind the face of Death the Judgement And behind the Judgement the Void, more horrid than active shapes of hell...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (2): 247–283.
Published: 01 December 2020
... in moves like Crawley’s. 54. Fanon notes that “the Negro is not. Any more than the white man [ Le Nègre n’est pas. Pas plus que le Blanc ]” ( Black Skin, White Masks , 231 ). 55. Marriott, Whither Fanon? , 223 . Marriott describes the n’est pas variously as a “rupture or void...
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Qui Parle (2014) 22 (2): 31–56.
Published: 01 December 2014
... are on the rise. Both of these hopelessly confused categories might well have been voided for vagueness by the Supreme Court, a require- ment in constitutional law when a category is so ambiguous that “men of common intelligence must necessarily guess at its mean- ing and differ as to its application.”39...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (1): 95–143.
Published: 01 June 2020
... to fight more severely against this assumption of meaning if it is to counter its influence, as the failure to mean can nearly always be construed as an intended or merely accidental failure, thereby voiding its attempts to bypass the teleology of sense. It is for this reason that Les chants de Maldoror...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (2): 285–307.
Published: 01 December 2020
... “not characterized by what is proper but by what is improper; [setting in motion a] voiding . . . of property into its negative” ( Communitas , 7). In this mutual exchange, the immuni , defined negatively by what they negate or lack, are those individuals or members of the community who were not given such a gift...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (2): 295–382.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., “A performative utterance will, for example, be in a peculiar way hollow or void if said by an actor on the stage, or if introduced in a poem, or spoken in soliloquy.” 11 What Austin says in How to Do Things with Words is complex and fascinating. It would be impossible to recapitulate here what takes...
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Qui Parle (2014) 23 (1): 157–181.
Published: 01 June 2014
... for death who prefer to go to museums to behold the cast off gar- ments of life- rather than handle the life itself” (j, 2:472). What Thoreau realizes, observing the objects at the estate sale, is what Carolyn Steedman identifi ed as the void and forgetting essential to the archive...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 199–243.
Published: 01 June 2023
... . For readings of this essay, see Jackson, “‘Theorizing in a Void,’” 619–21 ; and Broeck, Gender , 20–24 . 127. See an argument for Wynter in this respect in Sorentino, “Expecting Blows.” 128. This is drawing on Spillers’s influential reading of “the distinction between ‘body’ and ‘flesh...