The Friction of the Frame

Derrida' s Parergon in Literature

Author: Simone Heller-Andrist

Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag

ISBN: 3772054269

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

View: 9475


In her study, Simone Heller-Andrist applies the Kantian and Derridean parergon to English literature. The parergon is a specific type of frame that interacts with the work it surrounds in a fashion likely to influence or even manipulate our reading of the work. On the basis of this interaction, Derridas parergon becomes a valid methodological tool that allows a close analysis of the mechanisms involved in the reading process. The manipulative force of a textual construct is apparent through the occurrence of friction, namely incongruities or gaps we notice during the reading process. Friction is thus, on the one hand, the main indicator of parergonality and, on the other, the prime signal for a potential conditioning of the reader. As readers, we not only have to analyze the interaction between work and parergon but must also constantly reflect upon our own position with regard to the text that we read. By means of the concept of the parergon, we can approach not only paratextual, narrative or discursive frames but also intertextual relationships. Since the application of the concept is based on a basic textual constellation and an internal mechanism, its range is wide and transcends or complements previously established textual categories.


Author: Mark Currie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134596723

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

View: 2901


Difference is one of the most influential critical concepts of recent decades. Mark Currie offers a comprehensive account of the history of the term and its place in some of the most influential schools of theory of the past four decades, including post-structuralism, deconstruction, new historicism, psychoanalysis, French feminism and postcolonialism. Employing literary case studies throughout, Difference provides an accessible introduction to a term at the heart of today's critical idiom.

The Trauma Question

Author: Roger Luckhurst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136015027

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

View: 7386


In this book, Roger Luckhurst both introduces and advances the fields of cultural memory and trauma studies, tracing the ways in which ideas of trauma have become a major element in contemporary Western conceptions of the self. The Trauma Question outlines the origins of the concept of trauma across psychiatric, legal and cultural-political sources from the 1860s to the coining of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in 1980. It further explores the nature and extent of ‘trauma culture’ from 1980 to the present, drawing upon a range of cultural practices from literature, memoirs and confessional journalism through to photography and film. The study covers a diverse range of cultural works, including writers such as Toni Morrison, Stephen King and W. G. Sebald, artists Tracey Emin, Christian Boltanski and Tracey Moffatt, and film-makers David Lynch and Atom Egoyan. The Trauma Question offers a significant and fascinating step forward for those seeking a greater understanding of the controversial and ever-expanding field of trauma research.

Beginning Theory

An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory

Author: Peter Barry

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526121808

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 8963


Beginning theory has been helping students navigate through the thickets of literary and cultural theory for over two decades. This new and expanded fourth edition continues to offer students and readers the best one-volume introduction to the field. The bewildering variety of approaches, theorists and technical language is lucidly and expertly unravelled. Unlike many books which assume certain positions about the critics and the theories they represent, Peter Barry allows readers to develop their own ideas once first principles and concepts have been grasped. The book has been updated for this edition and includes a new introduction, expanded chapters, and an overview of the subject (Theory after Theory) which maps the arrival of new 'isms' since the second edition appeared in 2002 and the third edition in 2009.

Encyclopedia of Literary Modernism

Author: Paul Poplawski

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313016577

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 528

View: 7208


Modernism is still widely acknowledged as perhaps the most important and influential artistic and cultural phenomenon of the 20th century. Written by expert scholars from around the world and covering hundreds of different topics in a clear, incisive, and critical manner, this reference maps the complex field of modernism in a fresh and original way. The principal focus of the book is on English-language literary modernism and the period 1890-1939, yet many entries extend beyond those parameters to include important precursors and successors of the movement. The book also covers the crucial European and interdisciplinary dimensions of modernism and provides complementary comparative perspectives from countries and regions not usually included in traditional accounts of the subject. Entries cite works for further reading, and the volume closes with a selected, general bibliography.


Journal of the School of Language, Literature, and Culture Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philology

Page: N.A

View: 6396


Alternative Shakespeares

Author: With a New Afterword by Robert Weimann,John Drakakis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134445806

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 8647


When critical theory met literary studies in the 1970s and '80s, some of the most radical and exciting theoretical work centred on the quasi-sacred figure of Shakespeare. In Alternative Shakespeares, John Drakakis brought together key essays by founding figures in this movement to remake Shakespeare studies. A new afterword by Robert Weimann outlines the extraordinary impact of Alternative Shakespeares on academic Shakespeare studies. But as yet, the Shakespeare myth continues to thrive both in Stratford and in our schools. These essays are as relevant and as powerful as they were upon publication and with a contributor list that reads like a 'who's who' of modern Shakespeare studies, Alternative Shakespeares demands to be read.

Shakespeare and race

postcolonial praxis in the early modern period

Author: Imtiaz H. Habib

Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

View: 5909


12 Rules For Life

Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641239842

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 9544


Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!

The man who was a woman and other queer tales of Hindu lore

Author: Devdutt Pattanaik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781560231806

Category: Religion

Page: 165

View: 6664


Nonfiction. "Only a writer who is intimately familiar with the many thousands of Hindu legends could compile this book. Devdutt Pattanaik not only quotes the legends themselves, but also offers his own extensive commentary to place the stories in proper context. Hindu ideas of divine androgyny offer a basis for greater acceptance of gender diversity in the future" -Walter L. Williams, PhD, Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies, University of Southern California; Editor, International Gay and Lesbian Review.



Author: Patrick McGrath

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833301179


Page: 283

View: 9725


Hunger der Gezeiten


Author: Amitav Ghosh

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641030897

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 5593


Ein großes Melodram um Liebe und Leidenschaft zwischen zwei Kontinenten. Die amerikanische Meeresbiologin Piya kommt nach Indien, um vom Aussterben bedrohte Delfinarten zu erforschen. Fokir, ein einheimischer Fischer, begleitet sie durch den Mangrovenwald. Piya verliebt sich in den aufregenden, warmherzigen Mann, dessen Sprache sie nicht spricht. Doch dann taucht Kanai, ein Dolmetscher aus Neu-Delhis Oberschicht auf, und wirbt um Piya. Hin und her gerissen zwischen dem jungen Wilden und dem wohlhabenden, gebildeten Gentleman, ist sie unfähig, eine Entscheidung zu treffen. Bis eine Naturkatastrophe über ihr Schicksal entscheidet ...


Author: Claire Colebrook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134530218

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 7115


In this handy volume, Claire Colebrook offers an overview of the history and structure of irony, from Socrates to the present. Students will welcome this clear, concise guide, which: *traces the use of the concept through history, from Greek times to the Romantic period and on to the postmodern era *looks closely at the work of Socrates and the more contemporary theorists Jacques Derrida and Gilles Deleuze *explores the philosophical, literary and political dimensions of irony *applies theories of irony to literary texts Making even the most difficult debates accessible and clear, this is the ideal student introduction to the many theories of irony.

Gedächtnis und Gehirn

Reclam Sachbuch

Author: Jonathan K. Foster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3159606287

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 2220


Warum machen unsere Erinnerungen einen so wichtigen Teil unserer Persönlichkeit aus? Gibt es nur ein Gedächtnis quasi als Ganzes - oder handelt es sich um mehrere? Verändert sich unsere Fähigkeit zu erinnern im Alter? Was gibt es für Ansätze, unsere Erinnerungsfähigkeit zu stärken? Und was kann mit der Erinnerung schiefgehen - etwa bei Demenz, Hirnverletzungen, déja-vu-Erfahrungen? Der kleine Band erklärt kompakt und verständlich, was eigentlich im Gehirn passiert, wenn wir uns erinnern.

Innenansichten Utopias

Wirkungen, Entwürfe und Chancen des utopischen Denkens

Author: Richard Saage

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783428096602

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

View: 6160


Woolf Across Cultures

Author: Natalya Reinhold

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780944473696

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 307

View: 3404


22 Papers from an international symposium in Moscow, 2003, that drew speakers from several countries to discuss Virginia Woolf in a global context, translation issues, and Woolf as a World Writer. This is an unprecedented look at a major writer in an international context.