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On the Edge of Affirmation: Derrida

Benjamin Noys

in The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638635
eISBN:
9780748671915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638635.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The work of Jacques Derrida is usually characterised as dominated by themes of delay, deferral, and prevarication. Taking seriously Derrida’s own self-characterisation, this chapter argues that his ... More


Haunted historiographies: The rhetoric of ideology in postcolonial Irish fiction

Matthew Schultz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090929
eISBN:
9781781707227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090929.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The rhetoric of ideology haunts Irish fiction. In this book, I map these rhetorical hauntings across a wide range of postcolonial Irish novels, and define the specter as a non-present presence that ... More


The Hauntology of Language and Identity<sup>1</sup>

John E. Joseph

in Language, Politics and Society in the Middle East: Essays in Honour of Yasir Suleiman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421539
eISBN:
9781474444781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421539.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This article, written by John E. Joseph’s, begins with a reference to Yasir Suleiman by highlighting how language and identity – a connection featured in a considerable part of Suleiman’s academic ... More


For the Humanities

Julie A. Carlson and Elisabeth Weber

in Speaking about Torture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242245
eISBN:
9780823242283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242245.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction specifies why humanistic inquiry is vital to social policy legislation and what it contributes to anti-torture advocacy. It highlights the significance of Poems from Guantánamo and ... More


‘The earth died screaming’: Tom Waits’s Bone Machine

Steen Christiansen

in Monstrous media/spectral subjects: Imaging gothic fictions from the nineteenth century to the present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089770
eISBN:
9781781708651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089770.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Tom Waits's album Bone Machine (1992) sounds like an apocalyptic vision, the clattering of percussion like a dance of skeletons, Waits's gravelly voice a necromancer conjuring America's ghosts of ... More


Ghosts of the Gristleized

Dean Lockwood

in Monstrous media/spectral subjects: Imaging gothic fictions from the nineteenth century to the present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089770
eISBN:
9781781708651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089770.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reflects on music and the gothic body in terms of the contemporary discourses of sonic hauntology. Sonic hauntology posits the conjuration of the ghost of musics past as critique of the ... More


The Difficulty of Being Dead: Aleksandr Veledinskii’s <i>Alive</i> (2006)

Vlad Strukov

in Contemporary Russian Cinema: Symbols of a New Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474407649
eISBN:
9781474422024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407649.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The dis/appearances of the characters in Veledinskii’s Alive denotes ruptures in continuity (including the continuity of the gaze). The role of the phantom is to overcome the complete break between ... More


A Stage Setup: Reframing “Jeux Descartes”

Kyoo Lee

in Reading Descartes Otherwise: Blind, Mad, Dreamy, and Bad

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244843
eISBN:
9780823250738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244843.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Here is a call for a renewal of the operative terms of Cartesianism, a rediscovery of the contemporaneity of Cartesian reflection: utilize the imaginative freedom and power of the Cogito, “the sparks ... More


Introduction: Textual spectrality and Finnegans Wake

Matthew Schultz

in Haunted historiographies: The rhetoric of ideology in postcolonial Irish fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090929
eISBN:
9781781707227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090929.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

A reconsideration of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake (1939) that forecasts Jacques Derrida’s notion of spectrality as a viable theoretical lens for the Twenty-First Century, even as the spectral figure ... More


Conclusion: Famine and the Western Front in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

Matthew Schultz

in Haunted historiographies: The rhetoric of ideology in postcolonial Irish fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090929
eISBN:
9781781707227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090929.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

A case study that underscores the dual political and artistic identity of Postcolonial Irish authors in action in order to delineate where Irish studies scholars stand with spectrality as a critical ... More


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