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AbstractShylock is the most celebrated and contested figure of a stage Jew, who makes his memorable appearance in Shakespeare’s problematic comedy The Merchant of Venice (c. 1596). His best-known speech “If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh?” – often cited out of...
AbstractThe article is dedicated to the problem of social bonds that is negotiated in Troilus and Cressida. Troilus and Ulysses embody an old, traditional order of the world that is out of joint, while Cressida’s behaviour and her way of interacting indicate a different and new regime of social...
AbstractRepresentation as a form of embodiment relates to the human body’s capacity to experience emotion. While this dimension for the most part remains latent in institutional politics, theatre as a medium of physical co-presence can foreground it and explore its potential for a critique of...
AbstractFocusing on Maurice Blanchot’s La Communauté inavouable (1983), this text investigates possibilities of thinking and performing communities that interact with and constitute one another “à hauteur de mort” (Bataille).Following the twofold structure of Blanchot’s text, the first part of...
AbstractThe surrealists saw their activity as research, which often resulted in art. However, in surrealist scholarship less attention has been paid to how individual surrealists understood research and how their methods were developed. Many of them, such as Paul Nougé and Roger Caillois,...
AbstractNo critical concept has been more readily associated with the critical writings of T. S. Eliot than tradition, yet the reception of his views in this regard is one of misprision. The paper demonstrates that Eliot’s equally misunderstood notion of historical sense is compatible with, even...
AbstractIn this study I confront the work of Thomas Mann with the Jewish question in order to examine the relationship between literary (human) agency and the inferior margins that enable it: those creatures who do not share the language of (the European and civilized) man. Through a reading of...
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