If debates about the historicity of male homosexuality reflect foundational, quotidian
concerns for contemporary sexuality studies, then Kate MacNeill's work grappling with the looming discursive presence of AIDS activism in interpretations of the gay art of Melbourne artist Mathew Jones provides an example of how living with the virus has conditioned the daily cultural circulation of queer representations.
The problem is that the very instrument of this faculty - "the dull brain"--is rooted in the quotidian
and resistant to the visionary mode.
Having taken on the difficult task of addressing three centuries and most of Western Europe, Ruff draws necessary limits, leaving aside warfare and revolution (although considering the impact of armies on civilians) and focusing instead on more quotidian
banditry, homicide, assault, rape and riot.
So he suggests that what we need to do is to get out of that quotidian
Here is the fundamental beauty of Love and Rockets: the heroism emanates from the quotidian
and the grey.
Little rotations of the wrists and shoulders, rolls of the head, movements through the ball of the foot: all provide a layer of nuance and timing that eloquently transforms the quotidian
into the theatrical.
For example, in slave autobiographies like Solomon Northrup's Twelve Years a Slave, even the most ostensibly benign, quotidian
forms of coercive cruelty--for instance slaves' being compelled to dance, fiddle, and laugh before their masters--were symbolic reenactments of the original act of transforming free persons into slaves.
Of course, in general the right still opposes the impulse toward group and ethnic separatism, the turning of quotidian
grievances into civil rights cases, and the continual expansion of the sensitivity industry.
Dazed and reeling from the invisible Plexiglass blow, you tumble down to the Quotidian
Quagmire, the trap of everyday experience.
While the plot of the novel--a series of quotidian
events--moves along nicely, the real pleasure is being immersed in Malinconico's thoughts, which receive an artistic treatment from De Silva's creative and funny turns of phrase.
Everyday life in Russian history; quotidian
studies in honor of Daniel Kaiser.
Detaching commodities from their practical use and creating new, useless objects reveals the beauty hidden in quotidian
things--like a small round wire net, made of stainless steel and typically used for baking fish, here with paper clips hanging from the wire to emphasize the gracefulness of a full circle and the formal qualities of the color silver.