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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 37–46.
Published: 01 November 2018
... a substantive analysis of Erna Brodber’s novel Nothing’s Mat as a fractal narrative of gendered in/securities in the Caribbean. Copyright © 2018 Small Axe, Inc. 2018 Caribbean in/securities Erna Brodber Nothing’s Mat fractals This essay serves as an introduction to a special section...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 18–32.
Published: 01 July 2023
... In/Securities: An Introduction,” Small Axe , no. 57 (November 2018): 41. 34 Benítez-Rojo, The Repeating Island , 314, 11, 3–4. 35 Leighan Renaud, “‘The End Linked with the Beginning and Was Even the Beginning’: Fractal Poetics in Erna Brodber’s Nothing’s Mat ,” Journal of West Indian...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 72–89.
Published: 01 July 2009
... fractalization of civil rights based forms of domestic social order, and equally, the new minoritarian condition of whiteness, provide apposite bases from within which to rethink race politics in an age of failed states. Small Axe Inc. 2009 Whiteness as War by Other Means: Racial Complexity in an Age...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 8–26.
Published: 01 July 2013
... studies rather than area studies, given the former's focus on the geography rather than culture; the notion of a repeating, fractal island form rather than the isolated desert isle of colonial discourse; relationality rather than difference in defining Caribbean identities; and the visual traces...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 20–36.
Published: 01 March 2015
... science called Chaos. The theme interested me greatly, because I had a solid background in mathematics and he was talking about Benoit Mandelbrot and his fractal mathematics. That interview was an illumination for me. Right away I thought that everything I had learned in my life had now been uttered...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 43–56.
Published: 01 March 2017
... rules, as mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot glosses in The Fractal Geometry of Nature : “A point is that which has no part. A line is breadthless length. The extremities of a line are points,” and so on. 3 Euclid's definitions essentially describe the laws that govern dimension , that is, how we...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 174–176.
Published: 01 November 2022
... Literature Project. L uis O thoniel R osa is author of the novels Otra vez me alejo (2012) and Caja de fractales (2017), the latter translated into English as Down with Gargamel! (2020). He is also author of the scholarly monograph Comienzos para una estética anarquista: Borges con Macedonio...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 59–71.
Published: 01 November 2012
... night. Asking her what she was thinking about when she wrote her latest novel, I was stunned by her discussion of fractals and Wilson Harris and the notion of the eco-fractional. Scuttling to the computer, I discovered that a fractal refers to a rough or fragmented...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 119–125.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., for these are their stories. “Nothing’s Mat,” a novel, is awaiting its publisher. This has been by far the easiest to write. It is me being led by the concept of fractals into knowledge in various spheres. It has been a happy journey. Journeying on my back might be challenging for some, led...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of the “other” as religiously-ethnically different. 57 The author uses a poststructural framework to read Cibaeño Spanish in the “concrete context of the Dialogo Cantado” through the categories of iconization, erasure, and fractal recursivity. These literary-linguistic sites of tension also elaborate...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 35–62.
Published: 01 November 2013
... the figure of the archipelago because it represents “le schème de l'appartenance et de la relation” (47). The whole and the part are interdependent. He pushes the metaphor one level further when he likens the archipelago to the fractal: “L'archipel est diffracté, nous pousserons jusqu'à répéter, à la manière...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2019
...-explorer’s method as a “conceptualiz[ation of] the world not by means of the Euclidean set of lines that constitute the latitudinal and longitudinal grid, but rather by means of the post-Euclidean schemas of chaos and fractal geometry.” 31 The contrast between Rochester and Antoinette that I suggest...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2011
... singularity in specific relation with other singularities and thus projects a “kaleidoscopic totality” whose patterns are perpetually mobile and gloriously fractal.52 Glissant recognizes, with Marie-Sophie, that this political task is also definitively aesthetic—utopian...