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Volume 1, Number 2
June 2003
Editor: Leona Toker

SKU: 45-302010                 

From the Editor


The issue opens with two papers whose methodology is particularly congenial to the partial-answers agenda of the journal. Cora Diamond’s article brings together selected literary works and Stanley Cavell’s skeptical philosophy, engaging parts of reality that resist imagination and thought. Mara Beller’s article demonstrates the workings of dialogicity and addressivity in scientific and literary discourse.

            Partial Answers 1/2 goes on to present the first installment of papers that deal with literature and the ideas of space. The issues of space here range from the ecology of the imagination (Langen), through alien social spaces (Clabough) and spaces that subvert the distinction between exteriority and interiority (Borg), to spatial figures that help poetry restore the individual sense of selfhood (Kearful). Closest to the concern with the space of rather than in literature is the paper on the staging of the protagonists’ world in the question-and-answer discourse of Joyce’s “Ithaca” (Brown).


The Difficulty of Reality and the Difficulty of Philosophy
Cora Diamond   (Volume 1, Number 2, June 2003) : 1-26
Literature and Ideology
Twentieth-Century Literature

The Word with a Loophole and the Word with a Sideward Glance : Dialogical Approach in Science and Literature
Mara Beller   (Volume 1, Number 2, June 2003) : 27-43
Literature and Science
Then and Now

The Fields and Walls of the Imaginations : A Topographical Sketch of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky
Tim Langen   (Volume 1, Number 2, June 2003) : 45-60
Literature and the Ideas of Space
Russian Literature

Levinas in “Ithaca” : Answering the Joycean Worldstage
Pamela Brown   (Volume 1, Number 2, June 2003) : 61-86
Literature and the Ideas of Space
Irish Literature

A Fadograph of Whome : Topographies of Mourning in Finnegans Wake
Ruben Borg   (Volume 1, Number 2, June 2003) : 87-110
Literature and the Ideas of Space
Irish Literature

Cwmrhydyceirw and the Art of Resistant Otherness : The Everyday Spaces and Consumer Practices of Jim Dixon in Kingsley Amis's Lucky Jim
Casey Clabough   (Volume 1, Number 2, June 2003) : 111-23
Literature and the Ideas of Space
The English Novel

Circling American Poetry
Frank Kearful   (Volume 1, Number 2, June 2003) : 125-57
Literature and the Ideas of Space
American Poetry

The Range of Interpretation, by Wolfgang Iser
Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan   (Volume 1, Number 2, June 2003) : 159-67
Book review

Threads of Life: Autobiography and the Will, by Richard Freadman
Leona Toker   (Volume 1, Number 2, June 2003) : 168-72
Book review

Shakespeare’s Neighbors: Theory Matters in the Bard and His Contemporaries, by Rocco Coronato
Yaakov A. Mascetti   (Volume 1, Number 2, June 2003) : 173-78
Book review

Led by Language: The Poetry and Poetics of Susan Howe, by Rachel Tzvia Back
Andrew Mossin   (Volume 1, Number 2, June 2003) : 178-83
Book review
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