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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Gemma Robinson Small Axe Incorporated 2004 “If freedom writes no happier alphabet”: Martin Carter and Poetic Silence Gemma Robinson n the 1966 Guyanese independence issue of New World Quarterly, Louis James wrote, “Martin Carter has his niche in the national evolution of...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Europe, is interpellated into the position of white other, or “whitey,” as she is called on the streets. It argues that McGilchrist's art constitutes a poetics or a “how” of stepping into and negotiating white identity as a place of recognition. The essay explores McGilchrist's visual engagement with...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 112–132.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Rowan Ricardo Phillips Small Axe Incorporated 2002 Derek Walcott: Imagination, Nation and the Poetics of Memory Rowan Ricardo Phillips I: NOBODY KNOWS . . . long the sandy reaches of Fort James, Antigua, but a few patches of mottled tarmac remain of what was once a road...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 177–180.
Published: 01 March 2003
... of abandonment, haunt us with equal force at the end of Mr. Potter. 117676 Localizing the Aesthetic Search: Walcott’s Caribbean Poetics in Abandoning Dead Metaphors Harold McDermott Abandoning Dead Metaphors: e Caribbean Phase of Derek Walcott’s Poetry, Patricia Ismond...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 40–51.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw Small Axe Incorporated 2005 My Love Is Like a Rose: Terror, Territoire, and the Poetics of Marie Chauvet Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw mour, Colère et Foliee is a rare book not only because it is almost impossible to fi nd or...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2011
... “specificity” but rather as a basis for such relation, offering a sophisticated poetic articulation of how an open community grounded not on identity but on strategic alliance might look. It is precisely in a moment of defeat, or failure, at a time defined by “living without an alternative,” that Texaco...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 62–79.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Régine Michelle Jean-Charles This essay explores the poetics and the politics of AIDS representation in the Haitian context through an examination of Arnold Antonin's film Le president a-t-il le SIDA? ( Does the President Have AIDS? ; 2006) and Myriam J. A. Chancy's novel Spirit of Haiti (2003...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 102–107.
Published: 01 November 2011
...J. Michael Dash While there is an attempt to install Edouard Glissant as a literary patriarch after his death, we should not forget his interest in a poetics of risk that was tied to Michel Leiris's fascination with primitive rituals in general and the bullfight in particular. Glissant's well-known...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 103–113.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Rose Réjouis This article argues that the concept of bricolage in the work of Claude Lévi-Strauss is part of a greater poetics, an underdog or “dark horse” poetics that advocates for “the culture of the weak” and embodies an activist historiography. This reexamination of Lévi-Strauss's work is...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 35–51.
Published: 01 November 2014
... categories and structure of world history (they were “lectures,” after all). 25 If Lectures (to which I am going to turn in a moment) tends toward a theoretical or propositional account of universal history, Phenomenology is shaped more by a narrative modeling of its dramatic poetics. The contrast...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 78–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., 1973), 22:247–48. 15 Derek Walcott, The Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory : The Nobel Lecture (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1993), n.p. 16 Paula Burnett, Derek Walcott: Politics and Poetics (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2000), 26. 17 I discuss Benjamin's...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 19–36.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Brinda Mehta Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Engendering History: A Poetics of the Kala Pani in Ramabai Espinet’s The Swinging Bridge Brinda Mehta Ramabai Espinet is a prominent Indo-Trinidadian author who has made critical contributions to the field of Indo-Caribbean literature...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 50–63.
Published: 01 November 2015
... her politics and poetics. In Colère , Chauvet writes the Haitian public sphere's disarticulation under Duvalierism as a roman-théâtre , a hybrid genre embedding dramatic conventions into the novel form. This formal innovation gives Chauvet's writing a unique critical purchase, allowing the author to...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 1–13.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel Suzanne Césaire's essays in Tropiques make an important intervention in imagining a new Martinican and ultimately Pan-Caribbean identity during World War II. This study examines Césaire's joint politics and poetics of liberation in the context of dissidence in Martinique...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
... poetics of the remixed family albums—in the forms of collages, films, and installations—is as much about the bringing together of family as it is about the undoing of family defined strictly by blood and “purity.” It signals the radical nature of insisting on family as something larger and more inclusive...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
... relationality. That is, Glissant does not cite women of color feminists’ works on relationality in Poetics of Relation , and he does not appear in most of the post-1990s meditations on relationality. 7 María Lugones, Pilgrimages/Peregrinajes: Theorizing Coalition against Multiple Oppressions (Lanham...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 31–52.
Published: 01 November 2020
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 138–150.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Urayoán Noel This essay reads the eccentricities of William Carlos Williams's translations from the Spanish, collected in By Word of Mouth (2011), as extensions of the archipelic and hemispheric poetics developed in such early works as Kora in Hell: Improvisations (1920) and In the American Grain...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 159–171.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Tsitsi Ella Jaji This essay takes its cue from Louis Chude-Sokei’s The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics . Chude-Sokei’s specific Caribbean matrix of technologically oriented poetics of the human is extended to African and African American texts, illustrating how blackness...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2016
... race and poetics in contemporaneous Kingston print culture (and other intertexts, from Paul Laurence Dunbar's “When Malindy Sings” to Erving Goffman's “The Lecture”), this essay links the thematic concerns of “Fresh from de Lecture” with its medium: McKay, it argues, uses the principle of accident to...