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 A World Not Well Lost: Melancholy, Foreclosure, and Agency

David Kyuman Kim

in Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319828
eISBN:
9780199785667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319828.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines Taylor's and Butler's accounts of melancholy and agency. It is argued that the form of melancholy shared by their accounts is a key feature of symbolic loss in the constitution ... More


The Abject Eidos: Trauma and the Body in Sophocles’ Electra

Jane Montgomery Griffiths

in Tradition, Translation, Trauma: The Classic and the Modern

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199554591
eISBN:
9780191808258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199554591.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Literary analyses of Greek tragedy tend to ignore the correlation between the text that is performed and the actor’s performance of that text. This chapter takes that interconnection as its starting ... More


The Adventures of a Sex

Luciana Parisi

in Deleuze and Queer Theory

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634040
eISBN:
9780748652563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634040.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that notions of relational ontologies developed in the context of posthuman theories of performativity are not abstract enough to engage with the experiential adventures of a ... More


“All Sights Were Perceived as Sounds”: Pat Metheny and the Instrumental Image

Jonathan De Souza

in Watching Jazz: Encounters with Jazz Performance on Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199347650
eISBN:
9780199347698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347650.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Audiovisual recordings of jazz performance often show musicians’ interactions with bandmates and audience members, yet they also document interactions with musical instruments. How does the sight of ... More


Angry Dance: Postmodern Innovation, Masculinities, and Gender Subversion

Judith A. Sebesta

in Gestures of Music Theater: The Performativity of Song and Dance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199997152
eISBN:
9780199348572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997152.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular, Dance

This essay explores how contemporary dance in Broadway musicals engages and activates the performativity of gendered identity, particularly masculine, through postmodern dance. First a foundation is ... More


Armature and Experience

Swati Chattopadhyay

in Unlearning the City: Infrastructure in a New Optical Field

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679317
eISBN:
9781452947266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679317.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter discusses the performative possibilities of street space. It explains that if the street, as armature, sets the stage for experience, it also provides an opportunity to think of the ... More


Autochthonous Antigone: Breaking Ground

Liz Appel

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter uses the trope of autochthony in order to consider Antigone as the figure for a radical kind of self‐authorization. Following Judith Butler, this chapter considers Antigone as the ... More


‘Back! Back! Back! Central Mind Machine Pentagon…’: Allen Ginsberg and the Vietnam War

Alex Houen

in Powers of Possibility: Experimental American Writing since the 1960s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609291
eISBN:
9780191731723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609291.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

After considering Ginsberg's travels in south‐east Asia in the early 1960s, the chapter offers an extended reading of his anti‐Vietnam War ‘auto poem’ ‘Wichita Vortex Sutra’ (1966), showing how it ... More


Beauvoir Against Objectivism

Bonnie Mann

in On ne naît pas femme: on le devient: The Life of a Sentence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190608811
eISBN:
9780190608835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608811.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What is Beauvoir’s relation to contemporary feminist commitments to poststructuralist and/or social constructionist understandings of sexual difference? How does understanding this relation help us ... More


Bewitching Russian Opera: The Tsarina from State to Stage

Inna Naroditskaya

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195340587
eISBN:
9780199918218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340587.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Woven into history and opera, the story of Russia’s “women’s kingdom” and a nationalist male narrative dialogued across two centuries. Russian eighteenth century female tsars endorsed opera; ... More


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