These subtle interventions had a welcome and unexpected freshness, and countered the referential density of the sculptures, which, like the photographs, could come across as overdetermined
. Constantin Brancusi and Robert Morris leapt readily to mind, yet the artist's allusions to many other figures and traditions--from pre-Columbian textiles to the American quilting tradition and the Bauhaus weaving workshop--were hardly apparent at all.
the filthy rich--is thrust to the foreground, character definition, dialogue and action wind up frightfully overdetermined
. Nevertheless, the film's spooky moodiness could partly percolate in VOD play during and after its limited theatrical run.
There are also no archetypes, cliffhangers, or preposterous plotting, and when the default surprise ending of traditional narrative is present, it is never overdetermined
To show that Pius XII's silent course was by no means overdetermined
, the author contrasts Pacelli with his predecessor, Pius XI, who is here presented as a loud critic of Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany and a defender of the Jews.
Jewish difference is therefore no longer reduced to a binary opposition between Jews and non-Jews, a structure that is both overdetermined
and essentialist, but also includes difference among Jews: feminist Jews, black Jews, gay Jews, liberal Jews, and so forth.
Rosenthal's latest book of magical journalism -- a term for writing that is "informed by ideas that are impossible to believe and overdetermined
by the conviction that those are the best kind" -- explores contemporary Los Angeles and its neighborhoods with often irreverent wit.
"While the language remains vivid, its satisfactions are overwhelmed by the confusion of the overdetermined
None of this is overdetermined
or moralistic--associations float in the emphasis of their own strangeness.
It is this 'marginality and the overdetermined
character' of Petrarch's attitude to Dante, which has largely escaped scholarly scrutiny, that is the backbone of the collection (pp.
social constituencies survive, yet political contingency trumps deterministic explanations.