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“Stones for Thought”

Claudia Brodsky

in In the Place of Language: Literature and the Architecture of the Referent

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230006
eISBN:
9780823235285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230006.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter talks about organizing the “stones” that are necessary in building a great literary piece, and how to “patch” them in a good way. It says that “superfluous stones” could be conceptually ... More


Theatricality as Medium

Samuel Weber

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224159
eISBN:
9780823235841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224159.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Ever since Aristotle's Poetics, both the theory and the practice of theater have been governed by the assumption that theater is a form of representation dominated by what Aristotle ... More


Faust's Building: Theory as Practice

Claudia Brodsky

in In the Place of Language: Literature and the Architecture of the Referent

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230006
eISBN:
9780823235285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230006.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter studies Faust by Marshall Berman and analyzes its structure of modernity as both constitutive and destructive of history. It defines its structure and the usage of language in its plot. ... More


Building, Story, and Image

Claudia Brodsky

in In the Place of Language: Literature and the Architecture of the Referent

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230006
eISBN:
9780823235285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230006.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter defines what should be done in “building” a character, not only literally setting the scene, but also establishing their appearance and attitude in a certain plot. It gives a few ... More


“Ibi et ubique”: The Incontinent Plot (Hamlet)

Samuel Weber

in Theatricality as Medium

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224159
eISBN:
9780823235841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224159.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter exemplifies Benjamin's discussion on the means of living and life. New media, specifically through television, have found ways to mimic representations of life or ... More


“Superfluous Stones”

Claudia Brodsky

in In the Place of Language: Literature and the Architecture of the Referent

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230006
eISBN:
9780823235285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230006.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses how to deal with elements of literature that are relatively useless in a certain story. By removing the signs located in direct proximity with the story that would cause it to ... More


Storytelling as Intimation: The Model Presented

G. R. F. Ferrari

in The Messages We Send: Social Signals and Storytelling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198798422
eISBN:
9780191840487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798422.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Aesthetics

Full-on communications and half-on intimations are both overt. A kind of intimation that combines the overt and covert is now introduced, whose underlying form is ‘I want you to know that I do not ... More


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