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The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

June O. Leavitt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This book aims to show that the “Kafkaesque” in Franz Kafka may be immediate or residual impressions of the clairvoyance which Kafka admitted he suffered from: Those aspects of his writings in which ... More


Infant synaesthesia: New insights into the development of multisensory perception

Daphne Maurer, Laura C. Gibson, and Ferrinne Spector

in Multisensory Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199586059
eISBN:
9780191741470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586059.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Synaesthesia is a neurological phenomenon that often involves crossmodal or cross-dimensional perceptions which are not related to environmental stimuli. Stimulation of one sense, such as hearing, ... More


Ray's Narrative Vision and Synaesthetic Appreciation of Tagore in Ghare Baire

Jayita Sengupta

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Satyajit Ray's Ghare Baire (1984) is a political film that encompasses within it the seeds of 1947 partition and Ray's understanding of Rabindranath Tagore's futuristic vision of horror to ... More


The Mystical Life of Animals: Investigations of a Vegetarian

June O. Leavitt

in The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter explores the possibility that Kafka’s abstention from meat and empathy for animals may have generated his large repertoire of narratives written from a mammal, rodent or insects’ points ... More


Embellishment

Samuel Guttenplan

in Objects of Metaphor

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280896
eISBN:
9780191602627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280894.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The Semantic Descent account is extended to realistically complex examples, both in terms of syntactic complexity and vividness. A detailed treatment of a wide range of examples is followed by ... More


Scrutinising functionalism

Jeffrey Gray

in Consciousness: Creeping up on the hard problem

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198520917
eISBN:
9780191584916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520917.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The previous chapter concluded by asking the question: how does the unconscious brain create and inspect the display medium of conscious perception? If the argument so far is correct, the Hard ... More


“Ghostly Light”: Visualizing the Voice in James Joyce’s and John Huston’s “The Dead”

Luke Gibbons

in Joyce'S Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism, and Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226236179
eISBN:
9780226236209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226236209.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Joyce's story “The Dead” is framed by the voice of a servant, the voice from below. Film adaptations of Joyce's fiction have failed to catch the intonations of the voice in his stories, but John ... More


The Proust Effect: The Senses as Doorways to Lost Memories

Cretien van Campen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199685875
eISBN:
9780191771675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685875.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The Proust effect refers to the vivid reliving of events from the past through sensory stimuli. Many of us are familiar with those special moments, when you are taken by surprise by a tiny sensory ... More


Music and shape in synaesthesia

Jamie Ward

in Music and Shape

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199351411
eISBN:
9780199351442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199351411.003.0021
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

People with synaesthesia have extra percept-like experiences that are automatically elicited by certain stimuli: for instance, some synaesthetes experience music visually as well as via hearing. ... More


Music and Shape

Daniel Leech-Wilkinson and Helen M. Prior (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199351411
eISBN:
9780199351442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199351411.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

Shape is a concept that is widely used in talk about music. Musicians in wide-ranging genres of music use it to help them rehearse, teach and think about what they do. Yet why is a word that seems to ... More


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