Category: Literary Theory
By M. Williams
From majestic Celtic crosses to complex knotwork designs, visible symbols of Irish identification at its such a lot medieval abound in modern tradition. Consdering either scholarly and renowned views this e-book deals a remark at the mixing of pasts and provides that unearths everlasting visualization in those modern signs.
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By I. Habermann
This research explores Englishness as a 'symbolic shape' from the Nineteen Twenties to the 1940s. Two case experiences, occupied with J.B. Priestley and Daphne du Maurier, discover the most important ways that renowned 'middlebrow' authors think and form the country, offering an leading edge method of literary negotiations of cultural id.
By M. Bostrom
This ebook unearths a “female sexual economic climate” available on the market of latest brief fiction which locates a fight for sexual energy among moms and daughters inside of a bigger fight to pursue that to pursue that item of the yankee dream: “whiteness.”
By Emily A. Bernhard Jackson
Taking a clean method of Byron, this publication argues that he might be understood as a poet whose significant works improve a gently reasoned philosophy. Situating him just about the concept of the interval, it argues for Byron as an energetic philosopher, whose ultimate philosophical stance - reader-centred scepticism - has huge useful implications.
By Catherine Malabou
Within the traditional order of items, lives run their direction and at last one turns into who one is. physically and psychic modifications do not anything yet make stronger the permanence of identification. yet because of critical trauma, or occasionally for no cause in any respect, a subject’s historical past splits and a new, extraordinary personality involves reside with the previous individual - an unrecognizable character whose current comes from no prior and whose destiny harbors not anything to come back; an existential improvisation, a kind born of the twist of fate and unintentionally. Out of a deep lower opened in a biography, a new being comes into the area for a moment time.
What is that this shape? A face? A mental profile? What ontology can it account for, if ontology has continually been connected to the fundamental, ceaselessly ignorant of the aléa of modifications? What background of being can the plastic strength of destruction clarify? What can it let us know concerning the explosive tendency of life that secretly threatens every one of us?
Continuing her reflections on harmful plasticity, cut up identities and the psychic effects skilled via those that have suffered mind damage or were traumatized by means of warfare and different catastrophes, Catherine Malabou invitations us to hitch her in a philosophic and literary event within which Spinoza, Deleuze and Freud pass paths with Proust and Duras.
By Diane Piccitto
Blake's Drama demanding situations traditional perspectives of William Blake's multimedia paintings through reinterpreting it as theatrical functionality. seen in its dramatic contexts, this paintings shape is proven to impress an lively spectatorship and to depict identification as ironically crucial and developed, revealing Blake's investments in drama, motion, and the physique.
By A. Ratelle
By analyzing culturally major and generally well known works of kid's tradition via a posthumanist, or animality experiences lens, Animality and kid's Literature and picture argues that Western philosophy's goal to set up a thought of an completely human subjectivity is consistently countered within the very texts that ostensibly paintings to configure human identity.
Animality and kid's Literature and movie explores the query of id formation – child/adult, animal/human – and investigates the overlapping, double-sided rhetorics addressing young children, formative years and animals. In her research, Amy Ratelle attracts upon well known and loved kid's texts, from Black good looks and Charlotte's net to modern motion pictures to mirror at the ways that literature aimed toward a baby viewers displays and contributes to the cultural tensions created through the oscillation among upholding and undermining the divisions among the human and the animal.