25 Jun

The Drama of Fallen France: Reading La Comedie Sans Tickets

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Kyle leads his new guests to a clean table. Marxist criticism views literary works as reflections of the social institutions from which they originate. In it, she proposes nothing less than a new method of >>more Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 304 pgs / 80 b&w. Brooks argued that the paradox must be sophisticated, witty, and bright in order to enhance poetry. One of the earliest uses of the term was in Susan Bolotin's 1982 article "Voices of the Post-Feminist Generation," published in New York Times Magazine.

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24 Jun

Indebtedness of Samuel Taylor Colleridge to August Wilhelm

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For effective attack we must reach some kind of impersonal level, and that commits the attacker, if only by implication, to a moral standard. For Cinderella, the search then becomes a journey toward perceived apotheosis as her shoe serves as a glass womb, with her own foot acting as a phallus, creating a transformed maiden who completes her princely journey through an internal transformation.] [Annotation by Martha Johnson-Olin] [Forty-six essays on Feminist Perspectives, Actresses, Women in American Production, Experimentalists and Independents, Women and Political Films, Polemics, and Feminist Film Theory, including Laura Mulvey on “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” and Claire Johnston on “Myths of Women in the Cinema.”] Kilbourne, Jean.

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24 Jun

A History of Forgetting

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It is impossible to describe all the many excellencies of this treatise. Extensively revised and updated, this sixth edition highlights both classic texts and cutting edge essays from more than a century of thought and writing about the movies. Feminism and the Postmodern Impulse: Post-World War II Fiction. 1996. In the low mimetic area we enter a world that we may call the analogy of experience, and which bears a relation to the demonic world corresponding to the relation of the romantic innocent world to the apocalyptic one.

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24 Jun

The World of Toni Morrison: A Guide to Characters and Places

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On the one hand, he wanted to popularize the foot-based system as natural for those with an English ear, and on the other hand wanted all Englishmen to possess an ear precisely like his own, despite his bitter awareness that they did not", Meredith Martin,, "The Rise and Fall of Meter", Princeton UP, 2012, p.99 "no fact of the world is better known than that metre, or rhythmical construction, is that form of language which is the first beloved of memory in its dawn, and the latest which attends it in its journey in decline", George Raymond, " Chronicles of England: A Metrical History", 1842, p.viii "[b]lank verse has been the metre of genius, that it is only used successfully by indubitable poets", Symonds, "The Blank Verse of Milton", 1880 "[For Coleridge] All genuine creation ... derives from the generative tension of opponent forces, which are synthesized, without exclusion, in a new whole.

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24 Jun

Detection and Its Designs: Narrative and Power in

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The question then arises of what makes the blocking character absurd. The happy ending is more often forgotten, ignored, or negated. It is certainly true that one's perspective and context controls, to a large extent, one's opinion. Adam, then, is in a heroic human situation: he is on top of the wheel of fortune, with the destiny of the gods almost within his reach. Finally, neoliberalism has become associated with specific cultures (especially US culture) and a specific language (English).

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24 Jun

Lesbian Self-Writing: The Embodiment of Experience

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They do not render good service to literature, but they hinder the young and rising talent. (Keats’ premature death, Hardy gave up writing novels). A poet sending a love poem to his lady complaining of her cruelty has stereoscoped his four ethical elements into two, but the four are still there. His History of Port-Royal, Chateaubriand and His Literary Group, and his Monday Chats are still exciting to the lover of literature. Samuel Beckett and Georges Duthuit: from Three Dialogues 1949.

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24 Jun

The Experiences of Tiresias

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Another way of putting this is to say that art expresses something while at the same time hiding it", Adorno,"" "What the artist tries to do (either consciously or unconsciously) is to not only capture the essence of something but also to amplify it in order to more powerfully activate the same neural mechanisms that would be activated by the original object", Ramachandran, 1999 "It is a mistake to suppose, with some philosophers of aesthetics, that art and poetry aim to deal with the general and the abstract.

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23 Jun

Faber Book of Popular Verse

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As Adorno describes it, ideological knowledge is characterized by an "overbearing matter-of-factness," as facts which present themselves as neutral, self-evident or objectively true, despite being strongly shaped by social interests (Adorno, 1981b, p. 126). All of these misapprehensions require a demystification and deconstruction. The historical parts of the Priestly Code depend on the Yahwistic and the Elohistic documents, but Wellhausen's adherents believe that the material of these documents has been manipulated so as to fit it for the special purpose of the Priestly Code; Dillmann and Drive maintain that facts have not been invented or falsified by P, but that the latter had at hand other historical documents besides J and E.

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23 Jun

The Civic Spectacle

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But the fact that the foam is so described gives to Kingsley's Mary a faint coloring of the myth of Andromeda. When you wake up in the morning do you feel tired and run down?’ before the camera moves on. In this film, it becomes possible to understand the way a woman director can register the contradiction between the image and the reality of motherhood. Shakespeare has proven more difficult to categorize than other white male masters of the written word, precisely because of the humanity of his female characters.

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23 Jun

Chaucer’s (Anti-)Eroticisms and the Queer Middle Ages

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In dealing with ancient manuscripts, there is difficulty in determining what an author actually wrote for several reasons: The original autographs no longer exist, so extant (known, existing) copies must be used to make a determination. In the mythical mode this central or typical episodic product is the oracle. The greatest of Roman critics, Horace, lived at a time when all seemed settled once and for all. He diffuses a tone and spirit of unity, that blends, and, as it were, fuses, each into each, by that synthetic and magical power, to which I would exclusively appropriate the name of imagination.

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