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La Tragedia De La Revolución Haitiana (The Tragedy Of The Haitian Revolution), Andrés Fabián Henao Castro Feb 2016

La Tragedia De La Revolución Haitiana (The Tragedy Of The Haitian Revolution), Andrés Fabián Henao Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

La tesis de este artículo sugiere la tragedia como el género dramático que expresa y problematiza la brecha existente entre la liberación y la libertad, la brecha que caracteriza la eticidad de la post-colonialidad haitiana. Una doble ausencia estructura dicha brecha en el horizonte de la libertad, una que marca la primera afirmación de la libertad ilegible en la segunda o, en otras palabras, una que cuestiona la imposibilidad de traducir la liberación en la libertad de acuerdo a los términos constitutivos de una modernidad incapaz de confrontar la historia de su colonialidad.


Speaking The (Absent) Mother: Corinne And La Langue Maternelle, Maryjane Cowles Nov 2015

Speaking The (Absent) Mother: Corinne And La Langue Maternelle, Maryjane Cowles

Mary Jane Cowles

No abstract provided.


Half-Lives And Vanishing Points: Carpaccio's Hunting On The Lagoon, Jennifer Clarvoe Nov 2015

Half-Lives And Vanishing Points: Carpaccio's Hunting On The Lagoon, Jennifer Clarvoe

Jennifer Clarvoe

No abstract provided.


To Live Like Fighting Cocks: 'Fight Club' And The Ethics Of Masculinity, Andrew Slade Nov 2015

To Live Like Fighting Cocks: 'Fight Club' And The Ethics Of Masculinity, Andrew Slade

Andrew R. Slade

David Fincher's 1999 adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel Fight Club has prompted many academics to write about this film and has captivated many of their students. As Warren Rosenberg, chair of English at the all-male Wabash College has said, "This seems to be a movie that they all adore so we'll see if we can deconstruct it, and hopefully get them to like it less" (Students, A10). While we may take this flippant comment from a 2001 story in The Chronicle of Higher Education as just that and dismiss it as quickly as it passes, Rosenberg's ...


Remake As Erasure In 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre', Andrew Slade Nov 2015

Remake As Erasure In 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre', Andrew Slade

Andrew R. Slade

Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) was remade as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) by Marcus Nispel. The remake erases the progressive critique of gender and family life in the United States that Hooper’s film screened and replaces that critique with a reactionary vision of sex, gender and family in the United States of the early twenty-first century.


On Mutilation: The Sublime Body Of Chuck Palahniuk's Fiction, Andrew Slade Oct 2015

On Mutilation: The Sublime Body Of Chuck Palahniuk's Fiction, Andrew Slade

Andrew R. Slade

Much of Chuck Palahniuk's writing centers on the mutilation of bodies. Bodies are broken from the outside. They are beaten unrecognizable and destroyed beyond recuperation. Bodies are transformed from one sex to another, one gender to another. In Palahniuk's writing, the human body is the site for the inscription of a search for modes of authentic living in a world where the difference between the fake and the genuine has ceased to function. Not just the rules that had regulated behavior and prospects for a good life, but the rules that determine desire, pleasure, gender identity, and family ...


Lyotard, Beckett, Duras, And The Postmodern Sublime, Andrew Slade Oct 2015

Lyotard, Beckett, Duras, And The Postmodern Sublime, Andrew Slade

Andrew R. Slade

Samuel Beckett's texts are populated with characters who have been so deprived of their humanity that humanity appears as essentially absent from his texts. The characters' presence in the diegesis is marked by unmistakable absences-absence of vision, of mobility, of sense, of name. Beckett's characters are often without: without hair, without teeth, without foreseeable future. The human character is at the limit of humanity and runs the risk of passing over into the grey zone of the inhuman. They lose track of their place, of their time, of their names. They frequently belong to no time and no ...


Lois Lane Y Superman: El Periodismo Y La Democracia Contra El Neoliberalismo (Lois Lane And Superman: Journalism And Democracy Against Neoliberalism), Andrés Henao Castro Aug 2015

Lois Lane Y Superman: El Periodismo Y La Democracia Contra El Neoliberalismo (Lois Lane And Superman: Journalism And Democracy Against Neoliberalism), Andrés Henao Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

En este artículo propongo una interpretación política del comic de Superman, que destaca el valor democrático de la actividad periodística contra la hegemónica alianza neoliberal entre la industria militar y el capital transnacional. Mi interpretación parte de re-significar el vínculo existente entre Superman y Lois Lane, a partir de una traducción política del heroísmo en el universo igualitario de lo público.


Rev. Of Principle And Propensity, By Kelsey L. Bennett, In Review 19, Brian Yothers Jul 2015

Rev. Of Principle And Propensity, By Kelsey L. Bennett, In Review 19, Brian Yothers

Brian Yothers

No abstract provided.


Experiencias De Migritud, Textos Y Carcajadas (Experiencias De Migritud, Textos Y Carcajadas), Andrés Henao Castro Jun 2015

Experiencias De Migritud, Textos Y Carcajadas (Experiencias De Migritud, Textos Y Carcajadas), Andrés Henao Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

No abstract provided.


Orfeo Y Eurídice: La Mirada De-Vuelta (Orpheus And Eurydice: The Re-Turning Gaze), Andrés Henao Castro Jun 2015

Orfeo Y Eurídice: La Mirada De-Vuelta (Orpheus And Eurydice: The Re-Turning Gaze), Andrés Henao Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

No abstract provided.


For All The Mias Of This World, Meredith Doench Jun 2015

For All The Mias Of This World, Meredith Doench

Meredith Doench

Over the past few years there has been a lot of attention given to the amount of women, or lack thereof, in the publishing world. Statistics provided by the 2013 Vida Count show that not only should those numbers be much stronger, but so should the representations of women and their variations of sexuality in published works. Roxane Gay writes in the introduction to her 2014 book, Bad Feminist: Essays, “Movies, more often than not, tell the stories of men as if men’s stories are the only stories that matter. When women are involved, they are the sidekicks, the ...


“Translation, The Introduction Of Western Time Consciousness Into The Chinese Language, And Chinese Modernity.”, Sinkwan Cheng Feb 2015

“Translation, The Introduction Of Western Time Consciousness Into The Chinese Language, And Chinese Modernity.”, Sinkwan Cheng

Sinkwan Cheng

No abstract provided.


¡Probar La Gratuidad! Avital Ronell Y Fiódor Dostoyevski A Propósito De Los Créditos Condonables Del Icetex (To Test Gratuity: Avital Ronell And Fyodor Dostoyevsky In Relation To Student Loans In Colombia), Andrés Henao Castro Feb 2015

¡Probar La Gratuidad! Avital Ronell Y Fiódor Dostoyevski A Propósito De Los Créditos Condonables Del Icetex (To Test Gratuity: Avital Ronell And Fyodor Dostoyevsky In Relation To Student Loans In Colombia), Andrés Henao Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

En este artículo adelanto otra hipótesis interpretativa a propósito de los créditos condonables del ICETEX y su retórica de la fe, que me parecen legibles como una suerte de sado-masoquista perversión de la economía ética del don, en donde la deuda impagable hace a la víctima de su sistema excluyente responsable por su propia exclusión, sobre la base de la codificación del pensamiento mediante la violenta maquinaria de la prueba.


Can The Subaltern Smile? Oedipus Without Oedipus, Andrés Henao Castro Feb 2015

Can The Subaltern Smile? Oedipus Without Oedipus, Andrés Henao Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

This article explores the relationship between theory and praxis by contrasting three different models of intellectual endeavor: totalizing, particular and decolonial. Attending to the critique that Gayatri Spivak raised against Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze in Can the Subaltern Speak?, this article advocates a dramaturgical reading of texts as a model for political theory to address subaltern agency. It reads such agency in the smile that Pier Paolo Pasolini registers in his 1967 film version of Sophocles’ play, Oedipus Tyrannos. Dramaturgically read, Oedipus reveals another text, the tragic history of a yet insufficiently explored democratic alternative that goes against the ...


Rebellion In The Metropolis: George Gissing's New Woman Musician, Laura Vorachek Jan 2015

Rebellion In The Metropolis: George Gissing's New Woman Musician, Laura Vorachek

Laura Vorachek

In his depiction of Alma Frothingham, the female protagonist of The Whirlpool, George Gissing intersects two cultural debates of the fin de siècle: the New Woman and female musical genius. Setting his novel against the backdrop of the specular economy of late-nineteenth-century London, Gissing’s engagement with these debates sheds light on the vexed question of his feminism. His New Woman’s increased autonomy and sexual freedom is evident in her pursuit of a professional music career. Alma believes she has control over her own sexuality and the sexual response her performances elicit in others. However, she does not recognize ...


Deconstructing Donny; Or, The Rhetoric Of Nonsense, Mark Axelrod Dec 2014

Deconstructing Donny; Or, The Rhetoric Of Nonsense, Mark Axelrod

Mark R Axelrod

Deconstructing Donald Trump's Discourse


La Necropolítica Y El “Mal Menor”: Hacia Una Nueva Economía Del Poder Después De Gaza (Necropolitics And The "Lesser Evil": Towards A New Economy Of Power After Gaza), Andrés Henao Castro Sep 2014

La Necropolítica Y El “Mal Menor”: Hacia Una Nueva Economía Del Poder Después De Gaza (Necropolitics And The "Lesser Evil": Towards A New Economy Of Power After Gaza), Andrés Henao Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

La matanza protagonizada por Israel en Gaza pone de presente que la necropolítica y el “mal menor” continúan siendo los dos idiomas centrales para describir las formas más extremas de violencia neocolonial actual. Esta nueva economía del poder acentúa las formas estatales del “dejar morir”, la creación de condiciones que garantizan la “muerte lenta” del “otro”, el exterminio de los palestinos mediante el racionamiento mortal de sus condiciones de vida y la anexión ilegal de sus territorios por parte del Estado de Israel. En esta nueva economía del poder la crítica y el conflicto aparecen ya anticipados en el cálculo ...


The Dutch Black Legend, Carmen Nocentelli Aug 2014

The Dutch Black Legend, Carmen Nocentelli

Carmen Nocentelli

English “Hollandophobia” is usually understood as a function or reflection of the rivalries that characterized Anglo-Dutch relations during the seventeenth century. Working against such a circumscribed understanding, this essay contends that Hollandophobia is best thought of as a “Dutch Black Legend”—that is, as a deliberate repetition of the Hispanophobic topoi known as the Spanish Black Legend. Only by acknowledging the intimate relationship between these two phenomena can we make sense of Hollandophobia’s peculiar features while discerning how this discourse helped construct what the English took to be proper Europeanness.


The Aesthetic Of Revolution In The Film And Literature Of Naguib Mahfouz, Nathaniel Greenberg Jul 2014

The Aesthetic Of Revolution In The Film And Literature Of Naguib Mahfouz, Nathaniel Greenberg

Nathaniel Greenberg

In the wake of the 1952 Revolution, Egypt’s future Nobel laureate in literature devoted himself exclusively to writing for film. The Aesthetic of Revolution in the Film and Literature of Naguib Mahfouz is the first full-length study in English to examine this critical period in the author’s career and to contextualize it within the scope of post-revolutionary Egyptian politics and culture. Before returning to literature in 1959 with his post-revolutionary masterpiece Children of the Alley, Mahfouz wrote or co-wrote some twenty odd scripts, many of them among the most successful in Egyptian history. He did so at a ...


“Cómo Representar La Violencia: Sobre Los Ejércitos De Evelio Rosero” (How To Represent Violence: A Review Of The Armies By Evelio Rosero), Andrés Henao Castro Jun 2014

“Cómo Representar La Violencia: Sobre Los Ejércitos De Evelio Rosero” (How To Represent Violence: A Review Of The Armies By Evelio Rosero), Andrés Henao Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

No abstract provided.


History In The Making: Tunisia's Revolution, Nathaniel Greenberg May 2014

History In The Making: Tunisia's Revolution, Nathaniel Greenberg

Nathaniel Greenberg

ON THE NIGHT of January 24, 2011, I sat smoking shisha and sipping tea at a coffee shop in the downtown Cairo neighborhood of Lazoghly, just blocks from Tahrir Square. The Tunisian revolution had reached a crescendo, but there was little talk of it in this largely working-class neighborhood. With rumors spreading that protests were planned for the coming day, I asked some of the regulars if they thought Egypt could go the way of Tunisia. It was a laughable query. Egypt was too divided, they said, Mubarak too powerful. The following day seemed to confirm their skepticism. No one ...


“La Economía Política De La Pregunta, O Una Poliética Del Periodismo: Reseña Del Libro Tzompaxtle. La Fuga De Un Guerrillero, Escrito Por John Gibler” (The Political Economy Of The Question, Or Poliethical Journalism: A Review Of John Gibler’S Tzompaxtle. La Fuga De Un Guerrillero), Andrés Henao Castro May 2014

“La Economía Política De La Pregunta, O Una Poliética Del Periodismo: Reseña Del Libro Tzompaxtle. La Fuga De Un Guerrillero, Escrito Por John Gibler” (The Political Economy Of The Question, Or Poliethical Journalism: A Review Of John Gibler’S Tzompaxtle. La Fuga De Un Guerrillero), Andrés Henao Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

No abstract provided.


“La Democracia Como Glosa De Su Inversión Y Las Políticas De Coalición” (Democracy As A Gloss For Its Inversion And The Politics Of Coalition), Andrés Henao Castro Apr 2014

“La Democracia Como Glosa De Su Inversión Y Las Políticas De Coalición” (Democracy As A Gloss For Its Inversion And The Politics Of Coalition), Andrés Henao Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

No abstract provided.


Bibliography Of Publications In Media And (Inter)Mediality Studies, Geert Vandermeersche, Joachim Vlieghe, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek Mar 2014

Bibliography Of Publications In Media And (Inter)Mediality Studies, Geert Vandermeersche, Joachim Vlieghe, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven & Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven

No abstract provided.


Introduction To New Perspectives On Material Culture And Intermedial Practice, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek, Asunción López-Varela, Haun Saussy, Jan Mieszkowski Mar 2014

Introduction To New Perspectives On Material Culture And Intermedial Practice, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek, Asunción López-Varela, Haun Saussy, Jan Mieszkowski

Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven & Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven

No abstract provided.


Political Modernism, Jabrā, And The Baghdad Modern Art Group, Nathaniel Greenberg Mar 2014

Political Modernism, Jabrā, And The Baghdad Modern Art Group, Nathaniel Greenberg

Nathaniel Greenberg

In his article "Political Modernism, Jabrā, and the Baghdad Art Group" Nathaniel Greenberg discusses how the art and literature of the late Palestinian novelist Jabrā Ibrahīm Jabrā challenged the normative perception of Arab modernism both within and outside the Middle East. Greenberg evaluates the influence of French existentialism on Jabrā's political vision of modernism and discusses the impact and nature of existentialism on Jabrā and on the Middle East. Educated in Europe, Jabrā returned to the Middle East in 1948 to live permanently in Baghdad where he was a member of the influential Baghdad Modern Art Group, established in ...


“Gilles Deleuze Y La Fórmula Queer De Bartleby: La Destitución De Petro, El Aborto Y La Locura De Dios” (Gilles Deleuze And Bartleby’S Queer Formula: On The Impeachment Of Petro, Abortion And God’S Madness), Andrés Henao Castro Feb 2014

“Gilles Deleuze Y La Fórmula Queer De Bartleby: La Destitución De Petro, El Aborto Y La Locura De Dios” (Gilles Deleuze And Bartleby’S Queer Formula: On The Impeachment Of Petro, Abortion And God’S Madness), Andrés Henao Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

No abstract provided.


“La Masacre De La Rochela: Platón Y El Problema De La Justicia” (The Massacre Of La Rochela: Plato And The Problem Of Justice), Andrés Henao Castro Jan 2014

“La Masacre De La Rochela: Platón Y El Problema De La Justicia” (The Massacre Of La Rochela: Plato And The Problem Of Justice), Andrés Henao Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

No abstract provided.


The Political Uses Of Memory, Andrés Henao Castro Dec 2013

The Political Uses Of Memory, Andrés Henao Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

No abstract provided.