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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
...: Walcott’s Caribbean Poetics in Abandoning Dead Metaphors Harold McDermott Abandoning Dead Metaphors: e Caribbean Phase of Derek Walcott’s Poetry, Patricia Ismond. Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2001. ISBN 976-640-107-1 atricia Ismond’s study of what she terms...
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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...
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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...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 35–51.
Published: 01 November 2014
... 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 is obviously meant to be heuristic , not dogmatic. It is meant to enable me...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 78–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., outsider scholarship. Here, I begin with an examination of the parallels between the elusive methodologies of Freud and Benjamin in order to situate their work in a greater articulation of cultural translation that includes both the discipline of anthropology and Caribbean postcolonial poetics. Both...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... In his landmark Poetics of Relation , Glissant traces the possibilities of relationality, beginning with the Middle Passage and the endless crossings of the Atlantic that created the abyss of the slave ship (“belly of the boat”), the abyss of the ocean (“depths of the sea”), and the abyss of the unknown...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 125–141.
Published: 01 July 2021
... is further supported by scholars, such as Roberto González Echevarría, who contend that Guillén’s poetic oeuvre is mestizaje—borrowing from and representing the stylistics of both Hispanic (European) and African aesthetics. 54 The unique realities of the Cuban Revolution and its founding tenets...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 50–63.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to 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...
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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 (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 (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2022
... a recuperation of a poetics between Ríos and Philip enhance a study of the body? Through a close reading of two poems, it points to instances of absence and disappearance as generative signals that enable these women to transgress the silences that structure imaginative and lived experiences. In doing so...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in 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...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
.... 23 Lisa Yun, “Signifying ‘Asian’ and Afro-Cultural Poetics: A Conversation with William Luis, Albert Chong, Karen Tei Yamashita, and Alejandro Campos García,” Afro-Hispanic Review 27, no. 1 (2008): 183–211. It is interesting to note the way Afro-Chinese Cuban artist Magdalena Campos-Pons, who does...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 31–52.
Published: 01 November 2020
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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...
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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...