03. 09. 2016
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There was a fine struggle for the beads! : Franz Boas, His Journals

Among the Innuit of Baffin Island 1883 In the summer of 1883 Franz Boas travelled from Germany to Cumberland Sound, Baffin Island, aboard the sailing vessel Germania whose main objective was to evacuate the personnel...

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09. 05. 2014
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An Animal, A Night, A Scream

Constant Nieuwenhuys   [Constant Nieuwenhuys  (1920-2005), the Dutch painter, sculptor, graphic artist, author, musician and architect, along with Asger Jorn, initiated the avant-garde art movement CoBrA (1948-51).  In July 1948 Constant founded Reflex, Experimentele Groep in...

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24. 11. 2013
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Paul Celan And The Future of the Poem

Manash Bhattacharjee   The name “Paul Celan” in the title refers to not only Paul Celan the poet but also Paul Celan who talks about poetry. Celan is in dialogue with his craft;...

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19. 10. 2013
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Conversation

  Peter Altenberg [Peter Altenberg, one the central figures among the late nineteenth century Vienna Coffeehouse wits (part of the 'Young Vienna'), produced some of the finest impressionistic miniatures (a variety of kleinkunzt--art of...

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08. 09. 2013
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The Abused Goddesses and the Fissures of Referentiality

Prasanta Chakravarty The Abused Goddesses advertising  campaign (http://www.buzzfeed.com/regajha/indias-incredibly-powerful-abused-goddesses-campaign-condemn) has given rise to strong reactions in the virtual space. While some initial reactions on the campaign were cautiously positive, albeit with some amount of unarticulated...

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03. 09. 2013
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Coldness and Cruelty: Two Contracts of von Sacher-Masoch

I Contract between Mrs Fanny von Pistor and Leopold von Sacher-Masoch On his word of honour, Mr Leopold von Sacher-Masoch undertakes to be the slave of Mrs von Pistor, and to carry out...

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16. 06. 2013
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The Digital Object of Desire

  Amlan Das Gupta and Subrata Sinha   [School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University]     "The image that is read - which is to say, the image in the now of...

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15. 04. 2013
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Earth: A Wandering

      Alfred Kentigern Siewers   Earth is at once both symbol and reality: both a planet with a proper name and a substance, humus, from which the human emerges in participation, along...

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30. 01. 2013
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What Makes a Pamphlet?

Joad Raymond Though already venerable the word pamphlet prospered in the 1580s, as its meanings shifted and it entered into common use. In 1716 Myles Davies claimed it as ‘a true-born English Denison’,...

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02. 01. 2013
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Aphorisms Twelve

Abhi Choudhury 1. Actually, every pronunciation has an objective. Some kind of outlandish and beautiful objective. As and when the speaker makes an utterance, every word brings forth a definite meaning to her,...

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09. 11. 2012
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Between Translation & Composition

Geeta Patel   Miraji was a consummate poet of the streets, someone whose life was made replete through the journeys he took. Mehr Farooqi’s many eloquent portrait in the newspaper Dawn brings him...

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14. 10. 2012
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The Speaker as a Listener

Prasanta Chakravarty I remember a bearded, unkempt middle aged character, presumably not from the neighbourhood, who would be a permanent fixture at various seminars held within Jadavpur University, Kolkata, in the mid-nineties. Sometimes...

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18. 03. 2012
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In the City of Kaal-Ketu

   Sumanta Mukhopadhyay    Delusion clear field afternoon hops and the sisterly evening   lugs him, clutching hands   sitting by the bus window   why did i think all this   the...

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04. 03. 2012
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Letter from Advaita Malla Barman

                                                                                                                                                                            Gokanghat, Tipprah  23.6. 34         Dear Brother, I have read your poem a few times, from beginning to the end. I would like to Read more [...]

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