"The Displacement of the Rights of Displaced Persons: An Irreconciliation
of Human Rights Between Place and Movement." Journal of Human Rights 7(3): 262-281.
"Wandering Narratives and Wavering Conclusions: Irreconciliation
in Frances Burney's The Wanderer and Walter Scott's Waverley," European Romantic Review 12: 429-56
Having written what is in my opinion one of the most masterful explications of Theodor Adorno's view of the relationship between aesthetics and politics ("Art After Auschwitz: Theodor Adorno" in your book, The Ideology of the Aesthetic ), what do you think Said might have meant or what would have been entailed by this interest in the category of irreconciliation
? He often argued that the situation of teaching and the role of the intellectual was one that taught students as well as readers to work through these irreconciliations--whether these irreconciliations
took the form of the relationship between Israel and Palestinians or the relationship between literature and the world which it inhabits.
In The Philosophy of Evil, Paul Ziwek writes that Western thought often posits good and evil as rivalrous universal powers caught in a Zoroastrianianic, Manichaean, and Neo-Manichaean battle and irreconciliation
"Reconciliation with God in history means irreconciliation
with history's gods.
Other projects examine the assumption that architecture domesticates our fears by positing how it also locates our fears; that light is the revealer of form by demonstrating that darkness also reveals; that architecture represents an irreconciliation
and a reconciliation with nature; that it displaces as well as takes possession of a place; that it confronts and accommodates; that it objectifies and fulfills desire; that "man is off-center of divine creation"; and, in the Oxygen House, the last project, that a house is for living as well as for dying.
It is instead an irreconciliation
inside Isabella and Angelo (and possibly Duke Vincentio) themselves, a division between the ascetic and social sides of their personalities, between their love of "the life remov'd" (1.3.8) and their discovery that "if our virtues / Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike / As if we had them not" (1.1.33-35).