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Pelléas et Mélisande: Mélisande as Christ Symbol‐Life, Death, and Resurrection‐and Motivic Reinterpretations of the Whole‐Tone Dyad

Elliott Antokoletz

in Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartok

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195365825
eISBN:
9780199868865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365825.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter first looks at Act IV, Scene 1, a room in the castle. This scene anticipates Pelléas's fate as foreseen by his father. It then next looks at Act IV, Scene 2, which presents Mélisande as ... More


Deleuze and Sex

Frida Beckman (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748642618
eISBN:
9780748671755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642618.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

For Deleuze, sexuality is a force that can capture as well as liberate life. Its flows tend to be repressed and contained in specific forms while at the same time they retain revolutionary potential. ... More


Negative Ecstasies: Georges Bataille and the Study of Religion

Jeremy Biles and Kent Brintnall (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265190
eISBN:
9780823266890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265190.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Despite Georges Bataille’s acknowledged influence on major poststructuralist thinkers—including Foucault, Derrida, Kristeva, Lacan, Baudrillard, and Barthes—and his prominence in literary, cultural, ... More


Speed, Ecstasy, Ritalin: The Science of Amphetamines

LESLIE IVERSEN

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530909
eISBN:
9780191689802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530909.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Amphetamines have had a relatively short, though chequered history. From their use in wartime, their abuse by the beat generation, up to the popularity of Ecstasy in the ... More


Encounters of Ecstasy

Patricia MacCormack

in Deleuze and Sex

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748642618
eISBN:
9780748671755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642618.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

‘How’, this chapter asks, ‘can we think a sexuality which is larval potentiality, non-volitional or authorised by self or regimes of signification, which has no before and after but is always and ... More


Postlude

Kent L. Brintnall

in Ecce Homo: The Male-Body-in-Pain as Redemptive Figure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226074696
eISBN:
9780226074719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074719.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book concludes by discussing a short pornographic novel written in the fall of 1941, which Bataille characterizes as key to understanding his theoretical text Inner Experience. Amy Hollywood, in ... More


Poetry as Music

Scott Kugle

in When Sun Meets Moon: Gender, Eros, and Ecstasy in Urdu Poetry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626772
eISBN:
9781469626796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626772.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explains the musical quality of Siraj Awrangabadi’s poetry. He wrote his poems to be sung in sama`, the Sufi gatherings meant for listening to devotional music. This tradition is knows ... More


The Economy of the Night

Johan A. Lindquist

in The Anxieties of Mobility: Migration and Tourism in the Indonesian Borderlands

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832018
eISBN:
9780824869977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832018.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on Ozon, the largest disco on Batam, and what it can reveal about processes that shape the lives of Indonesian migrants and, more generally, a particular form of transnational ... More


Does the Acéphale Dream of Headless Sheep?

Jeremy Biles

in Negative Ecstasies: Georges Bataille and the Study of Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265190
eISBN:
9780823266890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265190.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In light of his polemical relations with André Breton and his critiques of surrealism, Bataille is widely but mistakenly thought to have an aversion to the dream and the unconscious. Revealing ... More


Afterword

Amy Hollywood

in Negative Ecstasies: Georges Bataille and the Study of Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265190
eISBN:
9780823266890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265190.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Amy Hollywood discusses the experience of viewing images of torture, mutilation, and devastation. Drawing the distinction between reading descriptions of such horrors and viewing the image, she ... More


Baroque Visions

Eric Ames

in Ferocious Reality: Documentary according to Werner Herzog

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677634
eISBN:
9781452948140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677634.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter locates Herzog’s documentaries vis-à-vis the transatlantic revival of the baroque in twentieth-century culture. It argues that the baroque, which is characterized in aesthetic terms by ... More


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