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Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Ann Jefferson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book spans three centuries to provide the first full account of the long and diverse history of genius in France. Exploring a wide range of examples from literature, philosophy, and history, as ... More


Julia Kristeva and Feminist Thought

Birgit Schippers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640898
eISBN:
9780748671830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640898.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Julia Kristeva's writings on the female subject and on feminist politics continue to trouble many of her readers; as yet, there exists no unified response to her ideas in contemporary feminism. Julia ... More


Julia Kristeva and Female Genius

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to Julia Kristeva's discussion of female genius. It presents Kristeva's three biographical studies of Hannah Arendt (1999), Melanie Klein (2000), and Colette (2002), published ... More


Thecla Desiring and Desired

B. Diane Lipsett

in Desiring Conversion: Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754519
eISBN:
9780199827213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754519.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The chapter offers a close analysis of The Acts of Paul and Thecla, tracing how desire, restraint, and narrative transformation intersect with depictions of virginity, maternity, and masculinity. ... More


Father Tongue, Mother Tongue: The Back‐Story and the Forth‐Story

Dorota M. Dutsch

in Feminine Discourse in Roman Comedy: On Echoes and Voices

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199533381
eISBN:
9780191714757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533381.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Efforts to separate the speech of ‘the man himself’ from that of ‘unmanly’ others are implied in ancient rhetorical and philosophical treatises. This chapter traces such efforts from Donatus, through ... More


Interstices of the Sublime: Theology and Psychoanalytic Theory

Clayton Crockett

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227211
eISBN:
9780823235308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227211.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book represents a powerful theological engagement with psychoanalytic theory in Freud, Lacan, Kristeva, and Žižek, as well as major expressions of contemporary continental philosophy, including ... More


Three Hindu Goddesses, Mary, and Reading Ahead

Francis X. Clooney

in Divine Mother, Blessed Mother: Hindu Goddesses and the Virgin Mary

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195170375
eISBN:
9780199835379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195170377.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In light of these hymns and analyses, summary claims are made regarding each of the three Hindu Goddesses, Sri, Devi, and Apirami, and what we learn regarding goddesses, gender, and human perceptions ... More


Motherhood and the Other: Fashioning Female Power in Flavian Epic

Antony Augoustakis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584413
eISBN:
9780191723117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584413.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

While interest in the poets of the Flavian period has been steadily growing, the role of women in the epic poems of Silius Italicus and Statius has so far remained understudied. This book offers the ... More


Introduction: Other and Same: Female Presence in Flavian Epic

Antony Augoustakis

in Motherhood and the Other: Fashioning Female Power in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584413
eISBN:
9780191723117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584413.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines ancient views on cosmopolitanism and the intersection of gender and ethnicity in the literature of the Neronian and Flavian periods and interprets them through the lens of Julia ... More


Carte dell’io: Towards a definition of subjectivity in Sereni

Francesca Southerden

in Landscapes of Desire in the Poetry of Vittorio Sereni

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698455
eISBN:
9780191738258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698455.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter establishes the theoretical framework of the study, providing an introduction to the core ideas from linguistics and psychoanalysis that have a bearing upon the notion of identity in ... More


‘Memorie triste’, ‘passi perduti’: The Melancholy Journey and the Return to Dante 1

Francesca Southerden

in Landscapes of Desire in the Poetry of Vittorio Sereni

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698455
eISBN:
9780191738258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698455.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter deals with the condition of melancholia that stems from the poetic subject’s over-attachment to the past, which Sereni foregrounds in his dialogue with Dante’s Inferno and Purgatorio. As ... More


Losing the Listening Self in the Aural Other: Signifiance and World Music

Roshanak Kheshti

in Modernity'S Ear: Listening to Race and Gender in World Music

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479867011
eISBN:
9781479861125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867011.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 3 deploys Julia Kristeva and Roland Barthes’s term signifiance to further theorize the desire that drives the listener to world music. This is a desire that works counter to signification or ... 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


Mallarme and the Politics of Literature: Sartre, Kristeva, Badiou, Rancière

Robert Boncardo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474429528
eISBN:
9781474445092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429528.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Mallarmé and the Politics of Literature: Sartre, Kristeva, Badiou, Rancière recounts the radical readings of Mallarmé’s seminal poems by some of France’s most important 20th century thinkers. The ... More


Furiously Funny: Comic Rage from Ralph Ellison to Chris Rock

Terrence T. Tucker

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054360
eISBN:
9780813053059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054360.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Furiously Funny: Comic Rage from Ralph Ellison to Chris Rock explores the simultaneous expression of militancy and humor in African American literature that came to fruition in the post–World War II ... More


The Colleague and the Washerwoman: The Other Woman in Feminist Theory

Helena Michie

in Sororophobia: Differences Among Women in Literature and Culture

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195073874
eISBN:
9780199855223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073874.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The chapter discusses the labeling and treatment of the “other women” in feminist ideology, in contrast to the strategies and ideas posited in the two previous chapters. Feminist theorists have ... More


Ambiguous Citizenship in an Age of Global Migration

Aoileann Ní Mhurchú

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748692774
eISBN:
9781474406499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692774.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Citizenship is widely understood in binary statist terms: inclusion/exclusion, past/present, particularism/universalism, with the emphasis on how globalisation brings such binaries into sharp focus ... More


Introduction

Kathryn Sutherland

in Electronic Text: Investigations in Method and Theory

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236634
eISBN:
9780191679315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236634.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Why the debate about the electronic representation of text is so vital has less to do with what electronic technology really does and more to do with the fact that it furthers the impossibility of ... More


Mourning the Lost Mother and the Lost Self: KRISTEVA

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0031
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents excerpts from Julia Kristeva's Black Sun: Depression and Melancholy (1989). Kristeva's primary analysis proposes a loss theory of melancholia in the tradition of Freud's ... More


Light Plautus

Robert S. Miola

in Shakespeare and Classical Comedy: The Influence of Plautus and Terence

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182696
eISBN:
9780191673863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182696.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Kristeva states that Bakhtin's conception of a ‘word’ refers not to a point but to the intersection of textual surfaces. Also, Kristeva believes that such depicts a dialogue which involves the ... More


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