An introduction to the history of French literature, covering from 842 to 1990.
Author: Denis Hollier
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Vivienne Brough-Evans proposes a compelling new way of reevaluating aspects of international surrealism by means of the category of divin fou, and consequently deploys theories of sacred ecstasy as developed by the Collège de Sociologie (1937–39) as a critical tool in shedding new light on the literary oeuvre of non-French writers who worked both within and against a surrealist framework. The minor surrealist genre of prose literature is considered herein, rather than surrealism's mainstay, poetry, with the intention of fracturing preconceptions regarding the medium of surrealist expression. The aim is to explore whether International surrealism can begin to be more fully explained by an occluded strain of 'dissident' surrealist thought that searches outside the self through the affects of ekstasis. Bretonian surrealism is widely discussed in the field of surrealist studies, and there is a need to consider what is left out of surrealist practice when analysed through this Bretonian lens. The Collège de Sociologie and Georges Bataille's theories provide a model of such elements of 'dissident' surrealism, which is used to analyse surrealist or surrealist influenced prose by Alejo Carpentier, Leonora Carrington and Gellu Naum respectively representing postcolonial, feminist and Balkan locutions. The Collège and Bataille's 'dissident' surrealism diverges significantly from the concerns and approach towards the subject explored by surrealism. Using the concept of ekstasis to organise Bataille's theoretical ideas of excess and 'inner experience' and the Collège's thoughts on the sacred it is possible to propose a new way of reading types of International surrealist literature, many of which do not come to the forefront of the surrealist literary oeuvre.
Author: Vivienne Brough-Evans
Category: Literary Criticism
What is religion? Can it be defined at all? Or is it too easily defined in far too many ways so as to make a "religion" a drifting signifier or whatever one's pleasure is? Does the study of religion require special, perhaps religious, tools of analysis and explanation? What is the difference between a knowledge of religion derived from practicing it and a knowledge about religion derived from nonreligious modes of inquiry? Sooner or later, any serious student of religion must face these questionsif religious practices are to be investigated in the light of the terms and aims of the social and human sciences in the modern university."The Guide to the Study of Religion" provides a map of the key concepts and thought-structures for imagining and studying religion as a class of everyday social practices that lend themselves to no more or less difficult explanation than any other class of social phenomena.
Author: Willi Braun,Russell T. McCutcheon
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Danilo Kiš im Spannungsfeld von Ethik, Literatur und Politik : Materialien der internationalen Konferenz vom 4. bis 6. Juli 1999 an der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (Tagungsort: Lutherstadt Wittenbert)
Author: Tatjana Petzer
Cultural Writing. COSMOS & DAMIAN is a lyrical exploration of corporate folkways, "where the intersections and findings are so rich and complex that no single genre can contain it. Part poem, part anthropological/architectural study, part socio-historical document, part memoir, Michalski walks us through the everyday life of Corporate America" -Robert Fitterman. Here in the mulit-vocal regions of episodic recollection, we are invited to stalk a hidden corporate lifeworld and locate the cellophane caesuras between profane and sacred spaces. David Michalski is the editor of the online journal XCP: Streetnotes.
A World Trade Center Collage
Author: David Michalski
Publisher: Bootstrap Productions
Although in recent years scholars have explored the cultural construction of masculinity, they have largely ignored the ways in which masculinity intersects with other categories of identity, particularly those of race and ethnicity. The essays inRace and the Subject of Masculinitiesaddress this concern and focus on the social construction of masculinity-black, white, ethnic, gay, and straight-in terms of the often complex and dynamic relationships among these inseparable categories. Discussing a wide range of subjects including the inherent homoeroticism of martial-arts cinema, the relationship between working-class ideologies and Elvis impersonators, the emergence of a gay, black masculine aesthetic in the works of James Van der Zee and Robert Mapplethorpe, and the comedy of Richard Pryor,Race and the Subject of Masculinitiesprovides a variety of opportunities for thinking about how race, sexuality, and "manhood" are reinforced and reconstituted in todayrs"s society. Editors Harry Stecopoulos and Michael Uebel have gathered together essays that make clear how the formation of masculine identity is never as obvious as it might seem to be. Examining personas as varied as Eddie Murphy, Bruce Lee, Tarzan, Malcolm X, and Andre Gideacute;, these essays draw on feminist critique and queer theory to demonstrate how cross-identification through performance and spectatorship among men of different races and cultural backgrounds has served to redefine masculinity in contemporary culture. By taking seriously the role of race in the making of men,Race and the Subject of Masculinitiesoffers an important challenge to the new studies of masculinity.Contributors.Herman Beavers, Jonathan Dollimore, Richard Dyer, Robin D. G. Kelly, Christopher Looby, Leerom Medovoi, Eric Lott, Deborah E. McDowell, Joseacute; E. Muntilde;oz, Harry Stecopoulos, Yvonne Tasker, Michael Uebel, Gayle Wald, Robyn Wiegman
Author: Harry Stecopoulos,Michael Uebel
Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
Category: Social Science
Author: 広島大学. 大学教育研究センター
Category: Education, Higher
Category: Architectural design
Since Princeton College and Princeton Seminary were major radii of Realist influence, the conservative Presbyterianism headquartered there is an ideal choice for a case study in the American impact of Baconianism. Presbyterian thinkers, already committed to a synthesis of Protestant religion and Newtonian science, were afforded with additional means of elaborating a doxological version of natural science and of defending it against naturalism and other enemies of Christian faith. Originally published in 1977. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
The Baconian Ideal and Antebellum American Religious Thought
Author: Theodore Dwight Bozeman
Publisher: UNC Press Books
The main concern of the book is the way in which such seemingly obvious notions as labour and production have contributed to the formation of human subject in European culture. What is offered to the reader is a reading, and a re-reading, of a number of conceptualisations of culture, of a number of such -labours of the mind- in which labour and production, either explicitly or implicitly, become principles in the evaluation of cultures as well as powerful tools for the ideological constitution and reconstruction of social space. What the book also addresses is the question of the ways culture is related to nature, and hence the question of the reality of culture which, inevitably, hinges on questioning the reality of reality itself."
Labour in the Culture of Production
Author: Tadeusz Rachwał
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Category: Social Science
Category: Biographies - 20e siècle
The Index provides a broad coverage and access to book reviews in the general social sciences, humanities, sciences, and fine arts, as well as general interest magazines and includes journals from Great Britain, Canada, Switzerland, Israel and Australia. In addition, it indexes several journals that, while published in the US, concentrate on reviewing foreign published or foreign language books. These include Hispania, French Review, German Quarterly and World Literature Today.
Author: Neil E. Walker,Beverly Baer
Publisher: Gale Cengage