Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of alterity.

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Examples

  • One can imagine an infinite conversation between these works: drifting wearily across abyssal alterities — the echo, in advance, of what has not been said and will never be said.

    /ubu Editions, Third Series: 12 New Titles : Kenneth Goldsmith : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • Although it is now common to think of essence as a form of identity and identification, and construction as a form of alterity, both Shelley and Halperin remind us that essences can be constructed and that alterities can be about forms of identification.

    The Uses and Abuses of Historicism: Halperin and Shelley on the Otherness of Ancient Greek Sexuality

  • Modern European philosophy is what it is, Schelling contends, precisely through the disavowal of these alterities, but at its own riskas his violent rhetoric of self-castration vividly suggests.

    Mourning Becomes Theory: Schelling and the Absent Body of Philosophy

  • One, including the Arabian, is natural, the alterities that relate to the nature of the universe, to sexuality, to the limitations of awareness, alterities that defy accountability because of a combination of physical limitation and sheer complexity.

    _Alastor_, Apostasy, and the Ecology of Criticism

  • It is no coincidence that the intertwining of alterities is in the process of becoming a dominant stylistic motif in the poem's over-long denouement.

    _Alastor_, Apostasy, and the Ecology of Criticism

  • You can't imagine this because in fact the case for the reality of these alterities has been established.

    Planet of the Blind

  • Tokyo Sonata-Stretching his grasp of alterities to include laugh outloud humor and a whimsical score, Kiyoshi Kurosawa successfully reveals the hope beneath apocalyptic collapse.

    The Evening Class

  • To take another example from the visual media, the TV series BUFFY may appear at first sight to be an incursion fantasy, with the heroine (a high-school cheerleader, an icon of the mundane) called into action to defend her mundane native domain from the alterities of vampires and demons (icons of the uncanny, creatures of the night and darkness, generally sourced to Hell or some other netherworld -- intruders from a strange elewhen, in other words).

    Notes on Strange Fiction: Seams

  • To take another example from the visual media, the TV series BUFFY may appear at first sight to be an incursion fantasy, with the heroine (a high-school cheerleader, an icon of the mundane) called into action to defend her mundane native domain from the alterities of vampires and demons (icons of the uncanny, creatures of the night and darkness, generally sourced to Hell or some other netherworld -- intruders from a strange elewhen, in other words).

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Tokyo Sonata†"Stretching his grasp of alterities to include laugh outloud humor and a whimsical score, Kiyoshi Kurosawa successfully reveals the hope beneath apocalyptic collapse.

    Twitch

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