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Bataille, Klossowski, Blanchot: Writing at the Limit

Leslie Hill

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198159711
eISBN:
9780191716065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159711.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

What happens when philosophy and literature meet? What is at stake when the text of a so-called single author begins to speak in two languages, now the language of theoretical reflexion, now the ... More


Maximal Objects in Drone Music, Dub Techno, and Noise

Joanna Demers

in Listening through the Noise: The Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195387650
eISBN:
9780199863594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387650.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

Chapter 3 looked at microsound, a form of electronica often characterized as minimalist. Chapter 4 looks at music that can be described as “maximal” because it tests the physical limitations of ... More


The Allure of Decadent Thinking: Religious Studies and the Challenge of Postmodernism

Carl Olson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199959839
eISBN:
9780199315970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959839.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book offers a compelling and provocative argument against the application of postmodern thought to religious studies, showing how such radically skeptical thinking undermines, subverts, and ... More


The Disavowed Community

Jean-Luc Nancy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273843
eISBN:
9780823273898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273843.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Over thirty years after Maurice Blanchot writes The Unavowable Community (1983)—a book that offered a critical response to an early essay by Jean-Luc Nancy on “the inoperative community”—Nancy ... More


Conclusion

Nick Mansfield

in The God Who Deconstructs Himself: Sovereignty and Subjectivity Between Freud, Bataille, and Derrida

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232413
eISBN:
9780823235735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232413.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on Jacques Derrida's idea of sovereignty and its relation to subjectivity. It has been shown that Derrida's concept of subjectivity and ... More


Abject Visions: Powers of Horror in Art and Visual Culture

Rina Arya and Nicholas Chare (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096280
eISBN:
9781526109866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096280.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The rich variety of essays in Abject Visions: Powers of Horror in Art and Visual Culture demonstrate that abjection as a concept continues to hold great value as an aid to cultural understanding and ... More


The Self-Emptying Subject: Kenosis and Immanence, Medieval to Modern

Alex Dubilet

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279463
eISBN:
9780823281633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279463.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Against the two dominant ethical paradigms of continental philosophy—Levinas’s ethics of the Other and Foucault’s ethics of self-cultivation—The Self-Emptying Subject: Kenosis and Immanence, Medieval ... More


Ideologies of the Anesthetic:: Acupuncture, Photography, and the Material Image

Eric Hayot

in The Hypothetical Mandarin: Sympathy, modernity, and Chinese Pain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195377965
eISBN:
9780199869435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377965.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Asian History

This chapter begins by reading the controversy of Michelangelo Antonioni's 1974 documentary film, China and Pearl S. Buck's China: Past and Present (1972). Moving from Antonioni's filming of a ... More


Negative Ecstasies: Georges Bataille and the Study of Religion

Jeremy Biles and Kent Brintnall (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265190
eISBN:
9780823266890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265190.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Despite Georges Bataille’s acknowledged influence on major poststructuralist thinkers—including Foucault, Derrida, Kristeva, Lacan, Baudrillard, and Barthes—and his prominence in literary, cultural, ... More


Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media

Boris Groys

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146180
eISBN:
9780231518499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146180.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The public generally regards the media with suspicion and distrust. Therefore, the media's primary concern is to regain that trust through the production of sincerity. Advancing the field of media ... More


Unavowable Community

Leslie Hill

in Bataille, Klossowski, Blanchot: Writing at the Limit

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198159711
eISBN:
9780191716065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159711.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers in turn the bonds of friendship linking Bataille, Klossowski, and Blanchot, the essays that each devoted to the others' work, and the shared, if paradoxical, intellectual ... More


Sacrificing Sacrifice

Leslie Hill

in Bataille, Klossowski, Blanchot: Writing at the Limit

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198159711
eISBN:
9780191716065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159711.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyses the relationship between philosophy and literature in the work of Georges Bataille. It concentrates in particular on the internal difficulties and inconsistencies in Bataille's ... More


An Aesthetics of Transgressive Pornography

Michael Newall

in Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609581
eISBN:
9780191746260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609581.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

This chapter targets works of literary pornography that achieve their primary effect, sexual arousal, in part by representing a particular kind of norm-breaking, namely the violation of social or ... More


Introduction

Edward J. Hughes

in Proust, Class, and Nation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609864
eISBN:
9780191731761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609864.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Introduction focuses on Proust’s response to the Dreyfus Affair as reflected in his unfinished early novel Jean Santeuil and examines Georges Bataille’s claim that the aspiring author showed ... More


Reassessing René Magritte’s Période Vache: From Louis Forton’s Pieds Nickelés to Georges Bataille

Gilda Axelroud

in Surrealism, Science Fiction and Comics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381434
eISBN:
9781781382387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381434.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In 1948, at the moment his career seemed to be taking off after twenty years of compromise and struggle, René Magritte made the peculiar decision to abandon his flatly painted, hard-edged signature ... More


Against Ecological Sovereignty: Ethics, Biopolitics, and Saving the Natural World

Mick Smith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670284
eISBN:
9781452947136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670284.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book presents a passionate defense of radical ecology that speaks directly to current debates concerning the nature, and dangers, of sovereign power. Engaging the work of Bataille, Arendt, ... More


Ecce Monstrum: Georges Bataille and the Sacrifice of Form

Jeremy Biles

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227785
eISBN:
9780823235193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227785.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In the 1930s, Georges Bataille proclaimed a “ferociously religious” sensibility characterized by simultaneous ecstasy and horror. This book investigates the content and implications ... More


Speech, Sacrifice and Shit: Three Orders of Giving in the Thought of Jacques Lacan

Gerald Moore

in Politics of the Gift: Exchanges in Poststructuralism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748642021
eISBN:
9780748671861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642021.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 1 opens through a discussion of Mauss's more explicit héritiers, Claude Lévi-Strauss and Georges Bataille, as two principal, albeit highly different proponents of new forms of knowledge ... More


Dead Bodies

Susan Zimmerman

in The Early Modern Corpse and Shakespeare's Theatre

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621033
eISBN:
9780748652198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621033.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter first explores the anthropological and psychoanalytical theories of the corpse, before considering early modern concepts of its signification. It also addresses the early modern ... More


Introduction

Jeremy Biles

in Ecce Monstrum: Georges Bataille and the Sacrifice of Form

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227785
eISBN:
9780823235193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227785.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In the 1930s, French writer Georges Bataille established a secret society known as Acéphale. Bataille sets the mood for this obscure “headless” organization, heralding the ... More


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