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The Science of Reading Fiction: New (Post-Darwinian) Metaphors to Live By

Joanna Page

in Geopolitics, Culture, and the Scientific Imaginary in Latin America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401483
eISBN:
9781683402152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401483.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores the relationship between fiction and science outlined in the theories of reading developed by Jorge Volpi and Marcelo Cohen, in which cognitive philosophies and neuroscience are ... More


Introduction: Doing Nothing in America

Zuzanna Ladyga

in The Labour of Laziness in Twentieth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474442923
eISBN:
9781474477031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442923.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction outlines a theoretical approach to the theme of laziness in literature and provides a historical genealogy of the term. It argues the pertinence of laziness as a concept-metaphor ... More


Case Study: Jurij Konjar and Steve Paxton: The Goldberg Variations

Gary Peters

in Improvising Improvisation: From Out of Philosophy, Music, Dance, and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226452623
eISBN:
9780226452760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226452760.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter develops further the place of habit within improvisation. Using the Slovenian dancer Jurij Konjar's re-improvisation of Steve Paxton original Goldberg Variations improvisations as a case ... More


Deathly Life: The Subject of Stalinism

Sergei Prozorov

in The Biopolitics of Stalinism: Ideology and Life in Soviet Socialism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474410526
eISBN:
9781474418744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410526.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 5 moves from the macro-level of governmental rationality to the micro-level of subjectivation, addressing the mode of subjectivity produced in Stalinist biopolitics. The Soviet regime ... More


Toward the Absence of Time

Jaime Rodríguez Matos

in Writing of the Formless: Jose Lezama Lima and the End of Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823274079
eISBN:
9780823274123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274079.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on the concept of time at the heart of political modernity, particularly as it is embodied in various phases of the Cuban Revolution. It sets out a way of understanding a perhaps ... More


Mourning Memory: The “End” of Art or, Reading (in) the Spirit of Hegel

Sarah Clift

in Committing the Future to Memory: History, Experience, Trauma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254200
eISBN:
9780823261161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254200.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Beginning with a consideration of G. W. F. Hegel’s critique of John Locke’s empiricism, this chapter goes on to explore the efforts Hegel makes in the Aesthetics to recuperate a ’past’ object in ... More


Incorporations: The Gothic and Deconstruction

Tilottama Rajan

in The Gothic and Theory: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474427777
eISBN:
9781474465083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427777.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter puts the Gothic and deconstruction in dialogue, resisting the softened deconstruction and light use of tropes such as 'the spectre' in the late works of Jacques Derrida. Instead the ... More


Catherine Malabou: The Plastic Human

Christopher Watkin

in French Philosophy Today: New Figures of the Human in Badiou, Meillassoux, Malabou, Serres and Latour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474414739
eISBN:
9781474422338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414739.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The transition from Badiou and Meillassoux to Malabou leads us away from thinking the human in terms of a ‘host capacity’ and proposes instead a ‘host substance’: the brain. The first half of this ... More


Catherine Malabou: The Epigenetic Human

Christopher Watkin

in French Philosophy Today: New Figures of the Human in Badiou, Meillassoux, Malabou, Serres and Latour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474414739
eISBN:
9781474422338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414739.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 4 turns to the question of human identity over time in Malabou. After setting out the stakes of her recent work on epigenesis in Before Tomorrow, the chapter points out some shortcomings of ... More


Contaminating Psychology with Biology: Descartes, Spinoza, Freud and Žižek

Michael Mack

in Contaminations: "Beyond Dialectics in Modern Literature, Science and Film"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474411363
eISBN:
9781474418577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411363.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Building on the discussion of the introduction, this chapter analyses how our present condition of an Anthropocene planetary crisis in fact collapsed the still regnant philosophical proposition which ... More


Accidental Form, Mediterranean Transpositions, and New Francophonies in Malika Mokeddem’s La Désirante

Edwige Tamalet Talbayev

in Transpositions: Migration, Translation, Music

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781789621112
eISBN:
9781800852877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621112.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

How may the Mediterranean as method propose a novel critical idiom colored by the specific material history of the sea to bear on current-day reflections on interculturality? With this interrogation ... More


Psychical Spacings

Paul Earlie

in Derrida and the Legacy of Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198869276
eISBN:
9780191905766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198869276.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores the complex relationship between spatiality and the psyche in psychoanalysis and in deconstruction. For Derrida, Freud’s spatialized models of the mind are a key element in ... More


Clone Lives: Eva Hoffman and Kazuo Ishiguro

Clare Hanson

in Genetics and the Literary Imagination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198813286
eISBN:
9780191851278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813286.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 4 focuses on fiction which responds to the prospect of human cloning following the birth of Dolly the sheep. Eva Hoffman’s novel The Secret deploys the trope of the clone to figure the sense ... More


Postgenomic Histories: Margaret Drabble and Jackie Kay

Clare Hanson

in Genetics and the Literary Imagination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198813286
eISBN:
9780191851278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813286.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 5 explores literary texts which develop postgenomic perspectives. Margaret Drabble’s novel-memoir The Peppered Moth mobilizes neo-Lamarckian theories to challenge neo-Darwinian views of ... More


Gestures between Symptom and Symbol in Aby Warburg and Sigmund Freud

Lucia Ruprecht

in Gestural Imaginaries: Dance and Cultural Theory in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190659370
eISBN:
9780190659417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190659370.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter addresses the symptomatic and pathological charge of gesturality in the works of Aby Warburg and Sigmund Freud, but it also engages with aspects of Freud’s and Warburg’s writings that ... More


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