problematics


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problematics

(ˌprɒblɪˈmætɪks)
pl n
formal problems or difficulties in a particular situation or subject
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Although Lim's poetry is sensitive to the problematics of her place in history, there is a tendency to oversimplify the solution to diasporic fracturing by privileging the English language, adorning it with near-divine powers of unity and healing.
Chapter four, "Denouncing the Courtesan: Franco's Inquisition Trial and Poetic Debate," extends both this argument and the problematics of sexuality presented in chapter one in the context of legal and literary attacks on Franco's character and morals, and Franco's responses to those attacks.
Boldly, the author raises the question of whether "the major and championed characteristics of our national literature - individualism, masculinity, serial engagement versus historical isolation; acute and ambiguous moral problematics; the thematics of innocence coupled with an obsession with figurations of death and hell - are not in fact responses to a dark, abiding, signing Africanist presence" (5).
One, the essays demonstrate the range of approaches to the field and the problematics of each.
Through a series of explorative readings, he addresses the various problematics with which Takeuchi was engaged throughout his career, with particular emphasis given to the difficult notion of "resistance." Themes of modernity, subjectivity, and alterity are also addressed.
As a practical matter the problematics of exhibition making are further complicated--and enriched--by the space allotted to a specific enterprise and the availability of specific works.
The task Strauss has set for himself is formidable and in every respect challenges the problematics of limits: those of perception and observation, of registering, of sequential narrative, of language and articulation, of the limits of the human mind in its capacity of self-reflection and self-observation.
It was puzzling at first why the author could not have adopted a more fashionable or more plausible subtitle; The Education of the Senses in Spenser, Problematics of Vision in Spenser, Amorous Vision and Revision in Spenser, were just some of the possible variants that soon came to mind.
In these five essays Stuart Schwartz brings together primary materials and synthesized secondary studies to re-examine several of the major problematics of Colonial Brazilian History, with special reference to slavery.
As I asserted my response to a strong critique of the biography from the perspective of European culture,(1) "Walker's book is an innovation that exposes the problematics of genre.
This sort of morphological metaphor creates, in his words, "a three-card monte kind of thing." But while other artists worry the problematics of mimesis, Hammons is concerned with the ways in which the essence of an object survives its aesthetic, physical, and, if you will, ideological transformation.
The problematics of being a mother while also devoting time to the art of writing are broached, as are the tormenting guilt feelings arising when "abandoning" the child to further a career.

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