catachresis


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And that is so, on account of, if you will permit me a final return to catachresis, the nature of narrating about Narrative.
So indigenous humanities goes from catachresis to wedding, shotgun wedding perhaps, but it's a place and event from which to move ahead, otherwise.
How may this debate about catachresis inform our understanding of Ranciere's theories of emancipation and subjectivation?
Something monstrous lurks in the most innocent of catachreses: when one speaks of the legs of the table or the face of the mountain, catachresis is already turning into prosopopeia [personification, literally "to give a face"], and one begins to perceive a world of potential ghosts and monsters.
Megill's discourse produces a strong catachresis, impossible ideal into rigorous purity.
Discussion is routed through the (I think) misleadingly clinical idiom of classical rhetoric - catachresis and metalepsis are the most consequential diagnoses - and the politics under interrogation is "the politics of the simile," etc.
Pop Art is a contradiction in terms; or rather it is a catachresis whose effect depends precisely on maintaining the incongruity of the terms which are forced into unwelcome association.
Phillips's exposure of catachresis is a useful perversion of language; following Gayatri Spivak, catachresis is a subaltern refusal of appropriation and insistence on the empirical (251-53).
Juxtaposed to the meal in the German restaurant, the family dinner also reveals a cultural catachresis in Gayatri Spivak's sense of a concept-metaphor with no adequate referent between cultures.
Reserve functions as a type of anthropological stand-in for the failure of our imagination, a catachresis which defines, in its metaphoricity, our lack of knowledge.
Bruce Smith's "Hearing Green" takes more explicit pleasure in leaping, from its titular catachresis through greensickness and "Greensleeves" to the Campion/Daniel debate over rhyme and ultimately to a statement that provides an implicit rationale for this associative method: "To hear green would mean, then, allowing rhyme, alliteration, and assonance to divert the sense of hearing from its rational work.
The nai vete of this etymology further contributes to the surprising neutrality with which Furetiere navigates the moral shoals of this catachresis.