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The Afterlives of Georges Perec

Rowan Wilken and Justin Clemens (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401241
eISBN:
9781474435031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401241.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Georges Perec is widely acknowledged as one of the most important writers of the twentieth century. His far-reaching influence has inspired many fields of creativity, extending far beyond literature ... More


Forms of potential: reading Lawrence Weiner

Katie L. Price

in Mixed Messages: American Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991500
eISBN:
9781526115003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991500.003.0009
Subject:
Art, Art History

Despite the fact that since 1968, American conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner’s primary medium has been language, he prefers to call his works sculptures rather than poems. Implying that his works are ... More


Georges Perec’s Enduring Presence in the Visual Arts

Mireille Ribière

in The Afterlives of Georges Perec

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401241
eISBN:
9781474435031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401241.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

A former student of Roland Barthes, Perec rejected the dogmatism of the French avant-garde and the oppressive nature of theory in the late 1960s and 1970s, while dismissing the myth of the inspired ... More


Apoetic Life: Perec, Poetry, Pneumatology

Justin Clemens

in The Afterlives of Georges Perec

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401241
eISBN:
9781474435031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401241.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

For much of his life, it seems Georges Perec spurned poetry, identifying it with the sort of bourgeois sentimentalism that his own writing was constitutionally against. Once, however, he had been ... More


Invoking the Oracle: Perec, Algorithms and Conceptual Writing

Mark Wolff

in The Afterlives of Georges Perec

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401241
eISBN:
9781474435031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401241.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Although Georges Perec did not make use of computers in his writing, he employed algorithmic processes for structuring various formal and thematic elements of his texts. As a member of the Oulipo, he ... More


Perec and the Politics of Constraint

Alison James

in The Afterlives of Georges Perec

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401241
eISBN:
9781474435031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401241.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that Perec’s engagement with the Oulipo at a crucial moment in the group’s history crystallizes the political potential of the Oulipian project, and determines the continuing ... More


Freedom Through Constraints: On the Question of Will

Tracy McNulty

in Wrestling with the Angel: Experiments in Symbolic Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161190
eISBN:
9780231537605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161190.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the function of constraints with respect to the will and how it differs from a mere negation or exclusion of will. Peter Hallward takes issue with a long genealogy of political ... More


Raymond Queneau Reading the Newspaper

Rachel Galvin

in News of War: Civilian Poetry 1936-1945

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190623920
eISBN:
9780190623951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190623920.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The work of Raymond Queneau, who is usually regarded as avoiding making political statements, presents a fruitful case for examining how a civilian writer critiques the transmission of news of war ... More


Remixing with Rules: Constraint and Potential in Restrictive Remixes

Richard L. Edwards

in Sampling Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199949311
eISBN:
9780199364749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949311.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Restrictive remixes are mash-ups or other kinds of recombinatory works that consciously follow or deploy predetermined rules, templates, or algorithms in the creation of new texts. As opposed to the ... More


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