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Chapter 18. On breath between voice and sound, signifier and signal in Jonas Eika’s After the Sun

In Jonas Eicka’s Short story Rachel, Nevada (part of the book After the Sun) the reader becomes witness of a strange ritual: Antonio  „[] set the suitcase upright, spread a paper tablecloth over it and laid out the implements in front of his right hand. The scalpels lay there, looking indifferent to the pain they were about to […]

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Chapter 10. The Philological Machine

Every attempt to understand something that is written, poetry for example, takes place within a philological machine. This applies especially for the modern discourse of language which can be slightly dated to the beginning of the movement called “enlightenment”. What does philological machine mean? And why is it a machine at all? Let me start […]

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