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Village, Empire, Desert

Stephen Clingman

in The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278497
eISBN:
9780191706981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278497.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

South Africa under apartheid presented some of the issues of this book in concentrated form: whether it was possible to construct an alternative grammar of identity; whether a closed system could be ... More


Barbarism in Repetition: Literature's Waiting for the Barbarians

in Barbarism and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782760
eISBN:
9780804785372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782760.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter examines the critical potential of the barbarians' absence by focusing on the topos of “waiting for the barbarians” through a comparative reading of C. P. Cavafy's poem “Waiting for the ... More


Nothing Outside the Law

in Postcolonial Asylum: Seeking Sanctuary Before the Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314803
eISBN:
9781846317132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317132.003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter examines the sovereign claims, ‘there is no more outside’, and ‘there is nothing before the law’ and how they are enabled by sovereignty's occupation of boundary spaces and the operation ... More


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