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To Forgive: The Unforgivable and the Imprescriptible

Jacques Derrida

in Love and Forgiveness for a More Just World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170222
eISBN:
9780231540124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170222.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Derrida’s reflections are centrally concerned with questioning the (im)morality of forgiveness, the fear that forgiving may lead to forgetting, the reciprocity of forgiveness asked for and ... More


Iowa’s American Gothic in Arkansas: The Plantation Fiction of Octave Thanet

Sharon D. Kennedy-Nolle

in Writing Reconstruction: Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the Postwar South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621074
eISBN:
9781469621098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621074.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter turns to the novels of Alice French, who wrote under the pen name of Octave Thanet. Her works serve as a reflection of her experience living in Military District Four. Thanet’s writing ... More


Beautiful Remnants, Brutal Remains: Dwelling on the Melancholy Archive

Steven Blevins

in Living Cargo: How Black Britain Performs Its Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697144
eISBN:
9781452955315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697144.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The first chapter analyzes David Dabydeen’s A Harlot’s Progress and Fred D’Aguiar’s Feeding the Ghost in relation to the way in which recent scholars of the African Atlantic have wrestled with the ... More


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