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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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 of these...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 37–46.
Published: 01 November 2018
... substantive analysis of Erna Brodber’s novel Nothing’s Mat as a fractal narrative of gendered in/securities in the Caribbean. In/security is a concept that unfixes and locates articulations of security and insecurity, reconceives them as produced relationally, and draws on creative practice as an approach...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 20–36.
Published: 01 March 2015
... about a new 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 43–56.
Published: 01 March 2017
... space. 2 “Euclidean” mathematical laws govern the representation of two- and three-dimensional objects according to certain 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 59–71.
Published: 01 November 2012
... on this essay and had the privilege of sit- ting beside Erna at dinner one 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 119–125.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of Evelyn O’Callaghan’s students; it might trouble their hearts, though, 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 35–50.
Published: 01 March 2019
... 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 not only how difference was actively “created” but also the co-constitutive cross-fertilization...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2019) 23 (2 (2)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2019
... 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 at points above may be thought of in terms of the explorer’s confident...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 35–62.
Published: 01 November 2013
... has chosen 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2011) 15 (3 (36)): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2011