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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 43–56.
Published: 01 March 2017
... implications of Awai's work, as an artist striving to represent her Caribbean and diaspora experience in an art practice that moves between mediums. This movement is interpreted as a way of figuring the slippery relationship between multiple perceptual dimensions and real worlds. © Small Axe, Inc. 2017...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2013
... a characteristic work; not unlike his narrative fictions, Bicentenaire (2004), for example, or La belle amour humaine (2011), what you have here is a figuration of the real, an alchemical concentration of the real. The poem neither reflects nor redacts reality. It is, rather, its essence . For what...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 83–96.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Jane Bryce When St. Lucian-descended Black British artist Isaac Julien presented his avant-garde triple-screen video work Paradise Omeros at a Festival of African and Caribbean Film in Barbados, a member of the audience commended him on the work but regretted it was not being shown to the “real...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 148–163.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Allison Thompson Sonia Boyce's two-screen video, Crop-Over , visually samples the many traditions, histories and cultural practices that inform this Barbadian festival, culminating with the carnivalesque parade known as Kadooment. Presenting a wide range of related performances, some real and some...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 89–98.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, in 2004. Incorporating both self- and peer reflection, their remarks provide historical and critical context for their own and each other's work. They also address the Caribbean as influence and inspiration, and as both a real and an imagined site. In 2003, we were both...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 115–125.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the perspective of a bird circling above Martinique. The essay claims that the regime of visibility is closely connected to the real, while carrying an almost mythic coefficient. It is precisely this double, paradoxical, capacity of the visual that will appear in full force in the novel, taking identity politics...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 137–146.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and reflect empiricist desires in literature, gesturing toward a fictional form that would connect with the Real in ways that earlier modes of Caribbean writing could not; and, finally, they become figural modes in fictional texts, informing the créolistes ’ senses of narrative and characterology. 27 “Le...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 85–88.
Published: 01 November 2013
... languages and places. Small Axe shares this function: as a Pan-Caribbean enterprise, we are increasingly attentive to the importance of expanding beyond the Anglo-Creole space and to the real challenges that arise as we envision such expansiveness. In the last almost-decade we have published three issues...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 80–96.
Published: 01 June 2006
... attached to it and ceases to be a real place where real people live everyday experiences. 4. Jost Krippendorf, The Holiday Makers: Understanding the Impact of Travel and Leisure, trans. Vera Andrassy (Oxford: Heinemann, 1999), xv xvi. 5. World Leisure and Recreation Assoc., Beyond Survival: Leisure...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2010
... and epilogue provide a form of rooted- ness, a place to anchor the chain, tangled though it may be, of events that occur in the play. The audience could, following this line of reasoning, accept the opening and closing of the play as linear and “real” in the fiction of the theater. But Walcott...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 69–85.
Published: 01 November 2019
...: reduced and determined by its historical and geographical contexts rather than by the people. Discussing the concepts of, first, the “marvelous real” and, later, magical realism allows me to connect power and oppression in Latin American dictator novels with political ideologies that end up shaping...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 179–183.
Published: 01 July 2010
... no hope of a civilized future for the island of Jamaica. The idea that the story told in From Harvey River is almost too good to be true also raises questions for me about how and why extremely negative portraits of Caribbean life are now assumed to be true and real, while...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): 108–114.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., extremely innovatory—under- graduate course on French Caribbean literature. I read Le quatrième siècle, one of the novels that she was teaching, and it made a profound impression on me: to discover a novel of such scope and intensity by someone I had never heard of was a real revelation. As I went...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): vii–xiv.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of novelty with radical or transformative content, to release it from the commodity-form in which it manifests itself (i.e., “in-built obsolescence”) in our global neoliberal present. As he says, in a discerning phrase, “Neoliberalism nullifies novelty.” Authentic novelty, real transformation, is what...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 103–114.
Published: 01 March 2018
... to the complicated realities of Martinique—has opened his work up to the complexity of the Glissantian “Tout-monde,” of ambiguous identities, of all that is unknown in creolization: that is, to the Real, to the unconscious, and to a veritable imaginaire of all that is new and unprecedented. 1 From Éloge de...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 135–142.
Published: 01 July 2009
..., and invitations to return to the colonial ideal are never buried very deeply in the subtext of tourism marketing materials. The past feeds the present, of course, but in the Caribbean, it lives in the present as well. I examine the ways the sublime becomes real. I am interested...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 152–166.
Published: 01 November 2017
... wondered whether it could even have real psychopathological (“schizoid” is the term he uses) implications (21). Nettleford observed that there was a divergence between the external conception of Jamaicans and Jamaicans' perception of themselves. To the outside world, Jamaica was plainly a black society...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 93–99.
Published: 01 November 2009
... temporality. Approaching the question in the best way can become an objective in itself. It seems that it does not depend solely on the order of the visible, because our memory disturbs it, and the common (synthetic) gaze or marginal vision can be enough to sense it. As a result, the real...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 84–92.
Published: 01 March 2005
... pin on me. I, who had nothing they could ever tease me about (except my so-called oddness—my fascination with computers) was now vulnerable. Sarah had given them something they could use against me. Something real and personal. Something they could use to defeat me. I had no other choice...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 1–20.
Published: 01 July 2017
... maneuver that gives Lacan his reified psychoanalytic terrain and makes homogeneous what might otherwise appear to be a heterological and inventive analytic. Everything of significance in his oeuvre—mirroring, other (a and A), desire, lack, jouissance, and the orders of the symbolic, imaginary, and the Real...
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