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Semantic Confusion

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Waka includes a form of poetry which is frowned upon. Known as miraiki (prophetic record), this type of poetry purportedly predicts the future, in particular, the dark and final phase of Buddhism. ... More


Linking as Hermeneutical Process

in Emptiness and Temporality: Buddhism and Medieval Japanese Poetics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748889
eISBN:
9780804779401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748889.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In renga, poetic composition is an interpretive act before it is a creative one; creativity is based on the quality of interpretation of the previous verse. This hermeneusis implies that renga is not ... More


The Sadism of the Scopic Regime: Portrait of Shunkin, Feminist Film Theory, and Tanizaki's Cinema Essays

in This Perversion Called Love: Reading Tanizaki, Feminist Theory, and Freud

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762335
eISBN:
9780804772518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762335.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines Tanizaki Jun'ichirō's novel Portrait of Shunkin in relation to sadism and feminist film theory. It suggests that self-blinding in this novel represents a repudiation of Freudian ... More


Double Meaning in Poetry

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

According to Shinkei, double meaning is the lifeblood of poetry, the source of its vitality. Without double meaning, composing waka and renga becomes rather difficult. However, double meaning ... More


Colonial Allegories in Paris: The Ideology of Primitive Art

Gordon Teskey

in Thinking Allegory Otherwise

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763806
eISBN:
9780804773508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763806.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Focusing on the Colonial Exhibition of 1931 along with its ideological display and its current place in the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, this chapter addresses the violent capture of meaning ... More


Intentions and the Recovery of Meaning

in As Light Before Dawn: The Inner World of a Medieval Kabbalist

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759137
eISBN:
9780804774871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759137.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In his Me'irat 'Einayim, a metacommentary on Nahmanides' work Commentary on the Torah, Isaac ben Samuel of Akko interprets meaning as unfixed or flexible, but does not assert the full autonomy of the ... More


The Ultimate Demise of Christmas and Chanukah

in Bleached Faith: The Tragic Cost When Religion Is Forced into the Public Square

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758611
eISBN:
9780804763141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758611.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses how the celebration of Christmas and Chanukah has been drained of their religion meaning. It begins by looking at the litigation over Christmas and Chanukah symbols on ... More


Body, Soul, and Death

in Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the issue of health, sickness, and the meaning of death as part of the human experience of nuns in colonial Mexico. It explains that concern for the souls of the departed and ... More


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