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Figures of Desire

Figures of Desire
  • Author : Linda Williams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1992-01-01
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 0520078969
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Summary : "An important contribution to film theory. . . . Williams has a fluid, assured style. She is clearly in command of the subject. She's made a strong and original argument for the psychoanalytic basis of Surrealism."--James Monaco, author of The New Wave

Figures of Desire

Figures of Desire
  • Author : Linda Williams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1981
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OCLC:25501530
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Figures of Desire

Figures of Desire
  • Author : Linda Williams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1981
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OCLC:25501530
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Figures of Desire

Figures of Desire
  • Author : Etsuko Terasaki
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : UVA:X004662916
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Summary : An analysis of the narrative and tropological structure of classical Japanese Noh plays.

Chaucer's Feminine Subjects

Chaucer's Feminine Subjects
  • Author : J. Pitcher
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-06-18
  • Total pages :200
  • ISBN : 9781137089724
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Summary : This study shows how contemporary theory can serve to clarify structures of identity and economies of desire in medieval texts. Bringing the resources of psychoanalytic and poststructuralist theory to bear on Chaucer's tales about women, this book addresses those registers of the Canterbury project that remain major concerns for recent feminist theory: the specificity of feminine desire, the cultural articulation of gender, the logic of sacrifice as a cultural ideal, the structure of misogyny and domestic violence. This book maps out the ways in which Chaucer's rhetoric is not merely an element of style or an instrument of persuasion but the very matrix for the representation of de-centered subjectivity.

Song Dynasty Figures of Longing and Desire

Song Dynasty Figures of Longing and Desire
  • Author : Lara C.W. Blanchard
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-06-14
  • Total pages :334
  • ISBN : 9789004369399
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Summary : In Song Dynasty Figures of Longing and Desire, Lara Blanchard examines the writing of interiority in paintings of women, considering correspondences to examples of erotic poetry and how such works address the concerns of artists, patrons, and viewers.

Desire and Domestic Fiction

Desire and Domestic Fiction
  • Author : Nancy Armstrong
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1987-05-07
  • Total pages :300
  • ISBN : 9780195041798
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Summary : Desire and Domestic Fictionargues that far from being removed from historical events, novels by writers from Richardson to Woolf were themselves agents of the rise of the middle class. Drawing on texts that range from 18th-century female conduct books and contract theory to modern psychoanalytic case histories and theories of reading, Armstrong shows that the emergence of a particular form of female subjectivity capable of reigning over the household paved the way for the establishment of institutions which today are accepted centers of political power. Neither passive subjects nor embattled rebels, the middle-class women who were authors and subjects of the major tradition of British fiction were among the forgers of a new form of power that worked in, and through, their writing to replace prevailing notions of "identity" with a gender-determined subjectivity. She also examines the works of such novelists as Richardson, Jane Austen, and the Bront s to reveal the ways in which these authors rewrite the domestic practices and sexual relations of the past to create the historical context through which modern institutional power would seem not only natural but also humane, and therefore to be desired.

The Cinema of Roman Polanski

The Cinema of Roman Polanski
  • Author : John Orr,Elżbieta Ostrowska
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :175
  • ISBN : 1904764754
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Summary : Roman Polanski is one of the great maverick figures of world cinema, with a long career starting in Poland with his short films of the 1950s and running through to the present with Oliver Twist. This collection highlights the bold and dazzling diversity of his work as well as recurrent themes and obsessions.

Pangs of Love and Longing

Pangs of Love and Longing
  • Author : Anders Cullhed,Carin Franzén,Anders Hallengren
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-10-16
  • Total pages :305
  • ISBN : 9781443869737
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Summary : The complex relationship between psychic structures, social norms, and aesthetic representations is a challenge for every analysis of the historical manifestations of human desire. Pangs of Love and Longing: Configurations of Desire in Premodern Literature sets out to provide a deeper understanding of this relation by an assessment of linguistic and artistic configurations of desire in European literature from Antiquity to the Early Modern period. The aim is to explore historic continuities and ruptures in attitudes towards sexuality, pleasures and bodies, as these are represented in a variety of cultural forms, in order to demonstrate the plurality of premodern desire – and, ultimately, to offer fresh perspectives on our present reality. The seventeen scholars participating in the anthology bring together theories and assessments from different areas of the Humanities – German, French, Italian, Spanish, English, and Comparative Literature, History of Ideas and of Art, Theology, Philosophy and Gender Studies. They are all engaged in cross-disciplinary activities at universities in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, and they all participate in the Scandinavian network “Configurations of Desire in Premodern Literature” initiated in 2010.

Figures of Resistance

Figures of Resistance
  • Author : Teresa de Lauretis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-10-01
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780252090967
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Summary : The changing face of feminist discourse as reflected by the career of one of its preeminent scholars Figures of Resistance brings together the unpublished lectures and little-seen essays of internationally renowned theorist Teresa de Lauretis, spanning over twenty years of her finest work. Thirty years after the height of feminist theory, this collection invites us to reflect on the history of feminism and take a hard look at where it stands today. Selected essays include "Sexual Indifference and Lesbian Representation," "The Lure of the Mannish Lesbian," "Eccentric Subjects," "Habit Changes," "The Intractability of Desire," and the unpublished article "Figures of Resistance." An introduction from feminist film scholar Patricia White provides an overview of the development of de Lauretis's thought and of feminist theory over past decades.

Lyotard

Lyotard
  • Author : James D. Williams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-05-02
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9780745669106
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Summary : Jean-François Lyotard was one of the most influential European thinkers in recent decades. He was a leading participant in debates about post-modernism and the decline of Marxism, and he made important contributions to ethics, aesthetics and political philosophy. In this authoritative introduction, Williams tracks the development of Lyotard's thought from his early writings on the libidinal economy to his more recent work on the post-modern condition. Williams argues that despite the wide-ranging character of Lyotard's writings, they are animated by a long-standing concern to develop a new theory of political action. Lyotard's productive use of avant-garde art and the aesthetics of the sublime are interpreted within this context. In the final chapters some of the main criticisms that have been levelled at Lyotard's work are outlined and assessed. A challenging but also accessible book, it will be welcomed by students and researchers in continental philosophy, literary theory and the humanities generally.

Divining Desire

Divining Desire
  • Author : James W. Hood
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-03-02
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9781351943307
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Summary : This study examines Tennyson's portrayals of the erotic and creative impulses, reading the poet's ubiquitous lover-artists as tropes that figure the desire for transcending the state of being human, a condition of personal fragmentation and limited knowledge. Ostensibly seeking to fulfill erotic wishes, construct utopias, or create grand artistic works, Tennyson's characters engage in a fundamentally spiritual quest, yearning to divine desire: to eternalize the fulfilment of their deepest wishes. Freud revealed how Victorians sublimated sexual desire into religious impulse. This book demonstrates, however, the remarkable way in which Tennyson's poems transact the opposing projection, transfiguring spiritual desire into erotic art. Brilliantly negotiating a middle ground between scientific skepticism and reactionary religiosity, his vastly popular poems suggest that fulfilment of "the wish too strong for words to name" lies in a sacramentality: only as means do art and eros allow transport beyond fragmentation. At a deep level, the poems conclude that language itself brokers transcendence through its very brokenness.

Wallace Stevens And The Apocalyptic Mode

Wallace Stevens And The Apocalyptic Mode
  • Author : Malcolm Woodland
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-11-01
  • Total pages :276
  • ISBN : 9781587296024
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Summary : Wallace Stevens and the Apocalyptic Mode focuses on Stevens’s doubled stance toward the apocalyptic past: his simultaneous use of and resistance to apocalyptic language, two contradictory forces that have generated two dominant and incompatible interpretations of his work. The book explores the often paradoxical roles of apocalyptic and antiapocalyptic rhetoric in modernist and postmodernist poetry and theory, particularly as these emerge in the poetry of Stevens and Jorie Graham. This study begins with an examination of the textual and generic issues surrounding apocalypse, culminating in the idea of apocalyptic language as a form of “discursive mastery” over the mayhem of events. Woodland provides an informative religious/historical discussion of apocalypse and, engaging with such critics as Parker, Derrida, and Fowler, sets forth the paradoxes and complexities that eventually challenge any clear dualities between apocalyptic and antiapocalyptic thinking. Woodland then examines some of Stevens’s wartime essays and poems and describes Stevens’s efforts to salvage a sense of self and poetic vitality in a time of war, as well as his resistance to the possibility of cultural collapse. Woodland discusses the major postwar poems “Credences of Summer” and “The Auroras of Autumn” in separate chapters, examining the interaction of (anti)apocalyptic modes with, respectively, pastoral and elegy. The final chapter offers a perspective on Stevens’s place in literary history by examining the work of a contemporary poet, Jorie Graham, whose poetry quotes from Stevens’s oeuvre and shows other marks of his influence. Woodland focuses on Graham's 1997 collection The Errancy and shows that her antiapocalyptic poetry involves a very different attitude toward the possibility of a radical break with a particular cultural or aesthetic stance. Wallace Stevens and the Apocalyptic Mode, offering a new understanding of Stevens’s position in literary history, will greatly interest literary scholars and students.

Transforming Desire

Transforming Desire
  • Author : Lauren Silberman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-04-20
  • Total pages :200
  • ISBN : 9780520301719
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Summary : The Faerie Queene anticipates postmodernist concerns with destabilizing language, and Lauren Silberman's stimulating study of Books III and IV of the poem proceeds from the assumption that Spenser has something important to say to us in the late twentieth century. In these books, Spenser exposes fictions of total control for what they are—fictions. The text affirms the value of risk and improvisation over the temptation to seek guarantees. The books examine the role of desire in moving us to function in an uncertain world and tempting us to foreclose that uncertainty by strategies that seek to frame knowledge through total mastery of it.

Literary Figures in French Drama (1784–1834)

Literary Figures in French Drama (1784–1834)
  • Author : Eric H. Kadler
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-12-06
  • Total pages :149
  • ISBN : 9789401033626
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Summary : The general aim of this book is to present a study of a dramatic genre which was a significant facet of French drama in the period from 1784 to 1834 and has never before been singled out or analyzed. The striking feature of the plays of this genre is that the protagonists represent French literary figures. A casual examination of a collection of late eighteenth-and early nineteenth-century plays, many of which concern literary figures, led to the initial idea for this study. Conscientious cross-checking was sub sequently done in a number of reference works and contemporary newspapers to obtain complete coverage and to draw up a list of all the plays in which French literary figures appeared as characters. From the total number of such plays, 153 have been used as the primary source of information. They were found scattered either in different collections or as separate copies in various libraries. This source has been supplemented by use of theatrical journals and almanacs giving reviews of some of the plays which were not published.

Film Quarterly

Film Quarterly
  • Author : Brian Henderson,Ann Martin,Lee Amazonas
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999-01-01
  • Total pages :571
  • ISBN : 0520216032
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Summary : A collection of articles that appeared in the journal "film quarterly" that appeared over the last 40 years.

Ornament, Fantasy, and Desire in Nineteenth-Century French Literature

Ornament, Fantasy, and Desire in Nineteenth-Century French Literature
  • Author : Rae Beth Gordon
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-07-14
  • Total pages :308
  • ISBN : 9781400862665
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Summary : In this examination of the role of ornament in nineteenth-century French literature, Rae Beth Gordon shows that ornament, far from being a simple accessory, raises problems that are at the very heart of aesthetic experience: limits and their transgression, illusion and seduction, pleasure and tension, harmony and confusion, excess and marginality. After placing texts by Nerval, Gautier, Mallarm, Huysmans, and Rachilde within the context of the history and techniques of the decorative arts, she reveals in these works the powerful role played by decorative figurations of syntax, diction, and composition. Gordon's detailed textual analyses yield spatial parallels with specific ornamental configurations (interlace, arabesque, decorative frame, horror vacui, trompe l'oeil). These patterns are then studied in relation to a dynamics of desire. Ornament, taken as the site of desire and illuminated by the theories of Charcot, Clrambault, Freud, Winnicott, and Lacan, highlights important differences between romanticism, symbolism, and decadence. Not only does the author relate ornament to artistic representations of the sublime, the grotesque, and hysteria, but she also reveals that the function of ornament in literature anticipated psychiatric and aesthetic research on decorative form in the fin de sicle. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Writing Shame and Desire

Writing Shame and Desire
  • Author : Loraine Day
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :315
  • ISBN : 3039102753
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Summary : This study combines psycho-social and literary perspectives to investigate the interdependency of shame and desire in Annie Ernaux's writing, arguing that shame implies desire and desire vulnerability to shame, and that the interplay between the two generates the energy for personal growth and creative endeavour.

Figures of Dissent

Figures of Dissent
  • Author : Terry Eagleton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 1859843883
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Summary : In this collection of more than a decade of bracing criticism, Eagleton comes face to face with, among others, Stanley Fish, Gayatri Spivak, Slavoj Zizek, Seamus Heaneyeven David Beckhamand skewers the current elite of cultural theory.

Power and Legitimacy

Power and Legitimacy
  • Author : Anne Quéma
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-02-26
  • Total pages :376
  • ISBN : 9781442619296
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Summary : An interdisciplinary analysis of the ways in which symbolic acts create social norms, Power and Legitimacy is an important contribution to the growing body of scholarship on law and literature. Drawing on the theoretical insights of Judith Butler and Pierre Bourdieu, Anne Quéma demonstrates the effect of symbolic violence on the creation of social and political legitimacy. Examining modern jurisprudence theory, statutory law, and the family within the modern Gothic novel, Quéma shows how the forms and effects of political power transform as one shifts from discourse to discourse. An impressive integration of the scholarship in these three fields, Power and Legitimacy is a thought-provoking analysis of the basis of power and the law.

Sound Figures

Sound Figures
  • Author : Theodor W. Adorno
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 0804735581
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Summary : Theodor Adorno is one of the 20th century's most influential thinkers in the areas of social theory, philosophy, aesthetics and music. This volume of essays contains Adorno's thoughts on music and its wider social implications.