A New History of French Literature

Author: Denis Hollier

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674615663

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1158

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An introduction to the history of French literature, covering from 842 to 1990.
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Surrealism and the Exotic

Author: Louise Tythacott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134475195

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 2062

Surrealism and the Exotic is the story of the obsessive relationship between surrealist and non-western culture. Describing the travels across Africa, Oceania, Mexico and the Caribbean made by wealthy aesthetes, it combines an insight into the mentality of early twentieth century collectors with an overview of the artistic heritage at stake in these adventures. Featuring more than 70 photographs of artefacts, exhibitions and expeditions-in-progress, it brings to life the climate of hedonism enjoyed by Breton, Ernst, Durkheim, and Mauss, It is an unparalleled introduction to the Surrealist movement and to French thought and culture in the 1920s and 1930s.
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Sacred Surrealism, Dissidence and International Avant-Garde Prose

Author: Vivienne Brough-Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317060164

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

View: 1544

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.
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Entgrenzte Repräsentationen, gebrochene Realitäten

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

Publisher: N.A



Page: 226

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Everyday Life and Cultural Theory

An Introduction

Author: Ben Highmore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134595603

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 868

Everyday Life and Cultural Theory provides a unique critical and historical introduction to theories of everyday life. Ben Highmore traces the development of conceptions of everyday life, from the cultural sociology of Georg Simmel, through the Mass-Observation project of the 1930s to contemporary theorists such as Michel de Certeau.
Posted in Social Science

Cosmos and Damian

A World Trade Center Collage

Author: David Michalski

Publisher: Bootstrap Productions


Category: Poetry

Page: 173

View: 1292

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.
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Book Review Digest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

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Sociological Abstracts


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 9171

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Race and the subject of masculinities

Author: Harry Stecopoulos,Michael Uebel

Publisher: Duke Univ Pr


Category: Social Science

Page: 418

View: 8475

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
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Author: 広島大学. 大学教育研究センター

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education, Higher

Page: 530

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Posted in Education, Higher

Design Book Review


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architectural design

Page: N.A

View: 398

Posted in Architectural design

Protestants in an Age of Science

The Baconian Ideal and Antebellum American Religious Thought

Author: Theodore Dwight Bozeman

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 146961006X

Category: Religion

Page: 254

View: 1243

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.
Posted in Religion

Death at the parasite cafe

social science (fictions) and the postmodern

Author: Stephen J. Pfohl

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophy

Page: 319

View: 2667

Posted in Philosophy

Labours of the Mind

Labour in the Culture of Production

Author: Tadeusz Rachwał

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783631369500

Category: Social Science

Page: 165

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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."
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World Biography

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biographies - 20e siècle

Page: 1215

View: 7128

Posted in Biographies - 20e siècle

American Book Publishing Record

BPR annual cumulative

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 9177

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Qui Parle

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literature

Page: N.A

View: 6856

Posted in Literature

Theorie der Religion

Author: Georges Bataille

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783882212778


Page: 247

View: 3429

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Book Review Index 1989 Cumulation

Author: Neil E. Walker,Beverly Baer

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780810305816

Category: Reference

Page: 1350

View: 1650

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.
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