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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


Introduction: Sacred with a Vengeance

Jeremy Biles and Kent L. Brintnall

in Negative Ecstasies: Georges Bataille and the Study of Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265190
eISBN:
9780823266890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265190.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Jeremy Biles and Kent Brintall provide and introduction to the life and thought of Georges Bataille. In addition to his publications, the introduction examines Bataille’s political affiliations over ... More


Eroticism, Violence, and Sacrifice

Carl Olson

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199959839
eISBN:
9780199315970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959839.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter critically examines Georges Bataille's theory of religion, and compares it to the Sun Dance of the Sioux on the American plains in order to test its viability and validity.


Georges Bataille: Aleatory Dialectics

Robyn Marasco

in The Highway of Despair: Critical Theory After Hegel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168663
eISBN:
9780231538893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168663.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Georges Bataille's notion of chance. This notion made its first appearances in Bataille's essays of the 1930s, most notably in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, an important document ... More


Does the Acéphale Dream of Headless Sheep?

Jeremy Biles

in Negative Ecstasies: Georges Bataille and the Study of Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265190
eISBN:
9780823266890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265190.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In light of his polemical relations with André Breton and his critiques of surrealism, Bataille is widely but mistakenly thought to have an aversion to the dream and the unconscious. Revealing ... 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


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


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


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


Excess, Time, and the Pure Gift

Carl Olson

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199959839
eISBN:
9780199315970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959839.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Georges Bataille's notion of the gift and Jacques Derrida's inquiry into the possibility of a pure gift are examined within the context of Marcel Mauss's classic theory of the gift. These three ... More


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