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  1. Círculo Vicioso Incompleto: Misplaced Ideas and Non-Circulation of the Poetry of Machado de Assis.Carolina Baptista Biasoli & Andrew McLeod - 2019 - Colloquy 37:56-79.
    The poetry of nineteenth-century Brazilian writer Machado de Assis offers a fascinating case study of literary and cultural circulation between Latin America and Europe. While all nine of his novels and many short stories have now been translated into English, more than a century after his death only a handful of his roughly 200 poems have been translated into English. Through Roberto Schwarz’s framework of “misplaced ideas,” this paper examines the role Machado played in importing external cultural elements into Brazil (...)
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  2. Pas de Deux: Casting Omar Sy and Charlotte Gainsbourg in Samba.Felicity Chaplin & Matilda Roe - 2019 - Colloquy 37:33-55.
    This article will consider some of the implications of the casting of two of France’s most renowned stars, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Omar Sy, in Olivier Nakache’s and Éric Toledano’s 2014 film Samba, the much-anticipated follow-up film to their box office hit Intouchables. It will examine the casting of Sy and Gainsbourg both in terms of how the film imports their respective star personae and the impact this has on characterisation in the film, and in terms of the representation of Frenchness. (...)
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    Trent Hergenrader, Collaborative Worldbuilding for Writers and Gamers, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. ISBN 9871350016668. [REVIEW]Calvin Fung - 2019 - Colloquy 37:117-119.
    Amidst the recent and recurring negative reception of beloved worlds in video games produced by AAA studios such as Mass Effect: Andromeda and Fallout 76, Trent Hergenrader’s Collaborative Worldbuilding for Writers and Gamers is a welcome title. This book will be of most interest to educators, writers, gamers, and academics. This is an accessible and practical guide written for groups interested in building a world together, or for educators who would like to guide students through this process. Academics may also (...)
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  4. Narrative Properties in Toni Morrison's Beloved.Adam Jabbur - 2019 - Colloquy 37:3-32.
    This essay places Toni Morrison’s Beloved into conversation with John Locke’s labor theory of property and Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. I argue that Morrison adapts the Enlightenment tropes often found in slave narratives to her own postmodern project, creating a novel that not only refigures the Enlightenment tradition, but also searches for ways to reconcile African-American literary history with African Americans’ historical exclusion from the rights and protections, including that of self-ownership, championed by liberal (...)
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  5. One Two Many: One Nick Land's Numbering Practices.Vincent Le - 2019 - Colloquy 37:80-105.
    This paper examines Nick Land’s “numbering practices” for opening up language to modernity’s increasing technological entanglement beyond human comprehension. I begin by examining Land’s attempt to override our linguistic systems with machinic code and binary symbolism in a way which mirrors modernity’s technological future shock. I then consider his appropriation of Cantor’s set theory and Gödel’s incompleteness theorem to plot ever greater degrees of reality’s excess to all anthropic logic. The third section looks at Land’s use of qabbalistic numerology to (...)
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    Maria Dahvana Headley, The Mere Wife, London: Scribe Publications, 2018. ISBN 9781925713459.Giulia Mastrantoni - 2019 - Colloquy 37:114-116.
    Headley’s The Mere Wife is both a celebration of motherly love and an exploration of the disruptive tension between coexisting opposites. While motherly love is the real focus of this novel, being its leading force, reversals of fortune are an equally important element. They permeate the story on a range of levels. The two main female characters of the novel could not be more different: American marine Dana Mills is a practical, lonely and down-to-earth woman who is mysteriously pregnant and (...)
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  7. The Sodium Detectives.James Quinton - 2019 - Colloquy 37:106-109.
    Not waving shows I’m rude, an outsider; we three had driven and driven and drove: our sons were left behind.
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  8. Baqlaawe.Deb Wain - 2019 - Colloquy 37:110-113.
    My mother spread out cashews, pistachios, and walnuts in a single layer on a baking tray. She told me it was important not to mound them up, important that they were toasted evenly. She picked through, looking for small broken pieces, especially of walnuts, and removed them so they wouldn’t burn. Small pieces of burnt walnuts could spoil the flavour of the whole baqlaawe because, once they were ground up, the flavour would go throughout the whole sticky dessert. The oven (...)
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