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Postmodernism

James Barr

in History and Ideology in the Old Testament: Biblical Studies at the End of a Millennium

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269878
eISBN:
9780191600401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269870.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses the theoretical side of postmodernism, and the uncertain variety of ways in which it may touch on biblical study.


Biblical Truths: The Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-first Century

Dale B. Martin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300222838
eISBN:
9780300227918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222838.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Biblical Truths addresses the question, How can a thinking person of the 21st century, who accepts the conclusions of modern science, historiography, and “facts,” continue to confess the traditional ... More


Postmodernism and Film: Rethinking Hollywood's Aesthestics

Catherine Constable

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231174558
eISBN:
9780231850834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174558.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This volume focuses on postmodern film aesthetics, thinking through ways in which it challenges the aesthetic paradigms currently dominating analyses of Hollywood cinema. The first chapter explores ... More


Communities in Fiction

J. Hillis Miller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263103
eISBN:
9780823266579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263103.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Communities in Fiction reads in detail six novels or stories (one each by Trollope, Hardy, Conrad, Woolf, Pynchon, and Cervantes) by way of theories of community worked out (contradictorily) by ... More


Theopoetic Folds: Philosophizing Multifariousness

Roland Faber and Jeremy Fackenthal (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251551
eISBN:
9780823252985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251551.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book explores the complex philosophical ways in which theology is, should, and can be a “theopoetics” of multiplicity. In its insistence on the ultimacy of the irreducible manifoldness of the ... More


Reading Descartes Otherwise: Blind, Mad, Dreamy, and Bad

Kyoo Lee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244843
eISBN:
9780823250738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244843.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Focusing on the first four images of the Other mobilized in René Descartes’ Meditations—namely, the blind, the mad, the dreamy, and the bad—Reading Descartes Otherwise casts light on what have ... More


Rethinking Jewish Philosophy: Beyond Particularism and Universalism

Aaron W. Hughes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199356812
eISBN:
9780199358199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356812.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Philosophy of Religion

The term “Jewish philosophy” is, in many ways, a paradox. Is it theology or is it philosophy? Is it a philosophical way of understanding Judaism, or a Jewish way of understanding philosophy? Does it ... More


The Shadowplay of Attractions and Painted Faces

Tan See Kam

in Tsui Hark's Peking Opera Blues

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208852
eISBN:
9789888313518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208852.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The two Blues films manifest a strong postmodern tendency by establishing an intertextual relationship between the “present” of the film and the “past” embodied, for example, in the cultural ... More


Post-Sports

Steve Redhead

in We Have Never Been Postmodern: Theory at the Speed of Light

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643448
eISBN:
9780748652945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643448.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter investigates some aspects of the speeding-up of sport and sports media in contemporary accelerated culture alongside a generalised rethinking of the sociology of modernity. In a 1990s ... More


Introduction

Dale B. Martin

in Biblical Truths: The Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300222838
eISBN:
9780300227918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222838.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The modern scholarly task of “biblical theology,” “theology of the Old Testament,” or “theology of the New Testament” may be historically traced from around 1800 and through the 20th century. Its ... More


Art is on the way: from the abject opening of Underworld to the shitty ending of Oblivion

Calvin Thomas

in Abject Visions: Powers of Horror in Art and Visual Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096280
eISBN:
9781526109866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096280.003.0011
Subject:
Art, Art History

Calvin Thomas explores the differing roles of the abject as a theme in the writings of the contemporary authors Don DeLillo and David Foster Wallace. For Thomas, Wallace’s novella ‘The Suffering ... More


To Make the Hands Impure: Art, Ethical Adventure, the Difficult and the Holy

Adam Zachary Newton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263516
eISBN:
9780823266470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263516.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

To Make the Hands Impure explores the act of reading as an embodied practice where ethics becomes a matter of tact—in the doubled sense of touch and regard. With the image of a book lying in the ... More


Affirmative Postmodernisms

Catherine Constable

in Postmodernism and Film: Rethinking Hollywood's Aesthestics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231174558
eISBN:
9780231850834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174558.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter three focuses on affirmative theorists, particularly Linda Hutcheon, charting the ways in which they provide the means to conceptualise nuanced and positive variants of postmodern aesthetics. ... More


Experience and its Others

Philipa Rothfield

in Practising with Deleuze: Design, Dance, Art, Writing, Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474429344
eISBN:
9781474438568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429344.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter draws on Deleuzian thought in order to think through the role of experience within dance and the activity of dancing more generally. It contrasts phenomenological approaches to dancing, ... More


Introduction

Noëlle Vahanian

in The Rebellious No: Variations on a Secular Theology of Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256952
eISBN:
9780823261444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256952.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This introductory chapter defines and situates secular theology as a theology both of and after the Death of God, and as a theology of language after the postmodern linguistic turn. Faith becomes a ... More


Counting Weakness, Countering Power: The Theopolitics of Catherine Keller

Noëlle Vahanian

in The Rebellious No: Variations on a Secular Theology of Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256952
eISBN:
9780823261444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256952.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter suggests that Catherine Keller’s mythopoetic vision of God for a theopolitics of love is a theology of language. Keller’s vision resists Gianni Vattimo and John Caputo’s weak ontologies ... More


Beyond the Postmodern? The <i>Inhuman</i> Condition

Ashley Woodward

in Lyotard and the Inhuman Condition: Reflections on Nihilism, Information and Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697243
eISBN:
9781474418669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697243.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The introduction to this book argues that Lyotard’s work may be approached anew by recognising that his views developed in significant ways after his most popular work, The Postmodern Condition. In ... More


Postmodern Blaguardry: Frank McCourt, the Celtic Tiger, and the Ashes of History

Mark Quigley

in Empire's Wake: Postcolonial Irish Writing and the Politics of Modern Literary Form

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245444
eISBN:
9780823252565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245444.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines how Frank McCourt’s Pulitzer-winning memoir, Angela’s Ashes, ironically recapitulates and inverts the narrative modes and aesthetic emphases of Irish late modernism in the ... More


Abyss, Volcano, and the Frozen Swirl of Words: The Difficult and the Holy in Agnon, Bialik, and Scholem

Adam Zachary Newton

in To Make the Hands Impure: Art, Ethical Adventure, the Difficult and the Holy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263516
eISBN:
9780823266470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263516.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Chapter 7 corresponds itself to the third major part of the book, “Languages.” Its title, “Abyss, Volcano, and the Frozen Swirl of Words” incorporates metaphors drawn from essays by Gershom Scholem ... More


Theopoetics as Radical Theology

John D. Caputo

in Theopoetic Folds: Philosophizing Multifariousness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251551
eISBN:
9780823252985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251551.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins with a description of radical theology (as opposed to confessional theology) as employing postmodern hermeneutics and deconstruction to uncover the underlying events of religion, ... More


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