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Archive-Text: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

Archive-Text: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue Archive-Text: A n I n t e r d i s c i p l i n a r y D i a l o g u e W i l l S l o c o m b e / J e n n i e H i l l [The] structure o f the archive is spectral. It is spectral a priori·, neither present n o r absent "in the flesh," neither v isib le nor invisible, a trace always referring to an othe r w hose eyes can never be m e t.1 [We] m u st never hide fro m the fact th a t the p rincip le o f s e le ctivity w hich w ill have to guide and hierarchize am ong the " s p irits " w ill fa ta lly exclude in its turn. It w ill even an nihilate, by watching (over) its ancestors rather than (over) certain others. [. . .] By forge tfu lne ss (g u ilty o r in nocent, it m atters little here), by foreclosure or m urder, th is watch itself w ill engender new ghosts. It w ill do http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png English Language Notes Duke University Press

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Copyright
Copyright © 2007 Regents of the University of Colorado
ISSN
0013-8282
eISSN
2573-3575
DOI
10.1215/00138282-45.1.21
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Abstract

Archive-Text: A n I n t e r d i s c i p l i n a r y D i a l o g u e W i l l S l o c o m b e / J e n n i e H i l l [The] structure o f the archive is spectral. It is spectral a priori·, neither present n o r absent "in the flesh," neither v isib le nor invisible, a trace always referring to an othe r w hose eyes can never be m e t.1 [We] m u st never hide fro m the fact th a t the p rincip le o f s e le ctivity w hich w ill have to guide and hierarchize am ong the " s p irits " w ill fa ta lly exclude in its turn. It w ill even an nihilate, by watching (over) its ancestors rather than (over) certain others. [. . .] By forge tfu lne ss (g u ilty o r in nocent, it m atters little here), by foreclosure or m urder, th is watch itself w ill engender new ghosts. It w ill do

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English Language NotesDuke University Press

Published: Mar 1, 2007

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