Edited by Walter Bernhart and Lawrence Kramer
Edited by Dan Stone
Edited by Silke Horstkotte and Esther Peeren
Critical Texts on the Avant-Garde
Edited by Dafydd Jones
The volume is presented in sections that progressively point towards the expanding complexity of the contemporary engagement with Dada, as what is often exhaustive historical data is forced to rethink, realign and reconfigure itself in response to the analytical rigour and exercise of later twentieth-century animal anarchic thought, the testing and cultural placement of thoughts upon the virtual, and the eventual implications for the once blissfully unproblematic idea of expression. From the opening, provocative proposition that historically Dada may have been the falsest of all false paths, the volume rounds to dispute such condemnation as demarcation continues not only of Dada’s embeddedness in western culture, but more precisely of the location of Dada culture.
Ten critical essays – by Cornelius Partsch, John Wall, T. J. Demos, Anna Schaffner, Martin I. Gaughan, Curt Germundson, Stephen C. Foster, Dafydd Jones, Joel Freeman and David Cunningham – are supplemented by the critical bibliography prepared by Timothy Shipe, which documents the past decade of Dada scholarship, and in so doing provides a valuable resource for all those engaged in Dada studies today.
enact such a sovereignty, that is, not by other individuals, ideologies, or even the divine. But even in the form of contract as Thomas Hobbes suggested, ignoring the voice of others in the name of sovereignty runs against nature; the possibility of and justification for sovereignty can only be
-ethnic family ties. 3 Looking for Voices of Reason: the Background to the Kumasi Process In February 1994 a massive mobilization of the military, organised into a special Emergency Task Force and coordinating with local police, helped to stabilise the situation to the extent that more organised aid became
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assumptions about society and politics.” 3 In effect, the emergence of these blogospheres in the first decade of the twenty-first century represents the coming-out of digitalized subaltern voices that use antagonistic humour, such as sarcasm, to enact nonviolent resistance. Sarcasm creates an incongruence
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“Dele is – was – the founding editor of Newswatch Magazine , and the loudest voice against continued military rule in the country” (199). This brief portrait of Dele Giwa shows him as an activist journalist whose ideological vision of state-building is contrary to that of the ruling military oligarchy
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boundaries, because at that time those boundaries were true. Now they have become imaginary lines of tradition divested of the qualities of real obstacles.” 65 Yet, when speaking with the world, the voice of India cannot be weak. Tagore calls for negotiation between communities so that they can flourish