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Jenckes, Kate 1969-

Works: 3 works in 19 publications in 1 language and 2,460 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Kate Jenckes
Reading Borges after Benjamin : allegory, afterlife, and the writing of history by Kate Jenckes( )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the relationship between time, life, and history in the work of Jorge Luis Borges and examines his work in relation to his contemporary, Walter Benjamin. By focusing on texts from the margins of the Borges canon - including the early poems on Buenos Aires, his biography of Argentina's minstrel poet Evaristo Carriego, the stories and translations from A Universal History of Infamy, as welt as some of his renowned stories and essays - Kate Jenckes argues that Borges's writing performs an allegorical representation of history. Interspersed among the readings of Borges are careful and original readings of some of Benjamin's finest essays on the relationship between life, language, and history. Reading Borges in relationship to Benjamin draws out ethical and political implications from Borges's works that have been largely overlooked by his critics."--BOOK JACKET
Witnessing beyond the human : addressing the alterity of the other in post-coup Chile and Argentina by Kate Jenckes( )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book rethinks the nature of testimony beyond the ground of the human in works produced in Chile and Argentina from the 1970s to the present. Focusing on literature by Juan Gelman, Sergio Chejfec, and Roberto Bolaño, as well as art by Eugenio Dittborn, Kate Jenckes argues that these works represent life, death, and the relation between self and other 'beyond the human,' that is beyond the sense that we can know and represent ourselves and others, with powerful implications for our understanding of history, community, and politics. Jenckes engages with the work of Jacques Derrida together with the intellectually rigorous field of Chilean aesthetic theory to explore issues related to the nature of testimony." -- Provided by the publisher
Reading Borges After Benjamin: Allegory, Afterlife, and the Writing of History (SUNY series in Latin American and Iberian thought and culture) by Kate Jenckes( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Reading Borges after Benjamin : allegory, afterlife, and the writing of history
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