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Introduction Revisioning Duras

James S. Williams

in Revisioning Duras: Film, Race, Sex

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235460
eISBN:
9781846313943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235460.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Marguerite Duras was the most widely read living French author during her lifetime, but also the object both of adulation and denigration in her own country. While she enjoyed the loyal and public ... More


‘Like the French of France’: Immigration and Translation in the Later Novels of Marguerite Duras

Martin Crowley

in Revisioning Duras: Film, Race, Sex

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235460
eISBN:
9781846313943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235460.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

As a writer, Marguerite Duras developed a reputation as a staunch advocate of the rights of immigrant communities and other groups facing oppression due to race. This is evident in her constant ... More


Hijacking the Hunter: Duras's ‘La nuit du chasseur’

Catherine Rodgers

in Revisioning Duras: Film, Race, Sex

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235460
eISBN:
9781846313943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235460.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Marguerite Duras's 1980 article ‘La nuit du chasseur’, a somewhat eccentric but enlightening example of her film criticism in which she offers a critique of Charles Laughton's ... More


Female Homoerotics and Lesbian Textuality in the Work of Marguerite Duras

Renate Günther

in Revisioning Duras: Film, Race, Sex

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235460
eISBN:
9781846313943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235460.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Love and desire are prominent themes in Marguerite Duras's work and have been interpreted by critics from a largely heterosexual perspective. Drawing on contemporary lesbian theory, however, a ... More


Excitable Silence: the Violence of Non-violence in Nathalie Granger

Owen Heathcote

in Revisioning Duras: Film, Race, Sex

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235460
eISBN:
9781846313943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235460.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Actual violence has been linked to its representations via two forms. First is the violence of art itself, the ‘violence of beauty’. Second is the violence that appears to intensify due to its ... More


Multidirectional Memory and the Universalization of the Holocaust

Michael Rothberg

in Remembering the Holocaust: A Debate

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195326222
eISBN:
9780199944064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326222.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Marguerite Duras's “Les Deux Ghettos” employs an aesthetic of juxtaposition: taking the form of two interconnected interviews, it brings together memory of the Holocaust and recent developments in ... More


An Art of Fugue? The Polyphonic Cinema of Marguerite Duras

Wendy Everett

in Revisioning Duras: Film, Race, Sex

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235460
eISBN:
9781846313943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235460.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores how music is intimately related to the multilayered and self-referential cinema of Marguerite Duras by discussing her films vis-à-vis the concept of fugue, looks at ways in ... More


Life and Death Upon the Page: Marguerite Duras and Roland Barthes

James Creech

in Revisioning Duras: Film, Race, Sex

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235460
eISBN:
9781846313943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235460.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In France, homosexuality has not received the credit it deserves as an important element in literature and its production. Marguerite Duras showcases in her work the homophobic potential that lies ... More


Durasie: Women, Natives, and Other

Marie-Paule Ha

in Revisioning Duras: Film, Race, Sex

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235460
eISBN:
9781846313943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235460.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Marguerite Duras's Asian novels are structured by a colonial narrative space, which has been the subject of numerous studies that probe Duras's relation to her native land and colonialism. This ... More


Imaginary White Female: Myth, Race, and Colour in Duras's L'amant de la Chine du Nord

Kate Ince

in Revisioning Duras: Film, Race, Sex

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235460
eISBN:
9781846313943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235460.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

One of the texts widely held to make up the ‘corpus’ of Marguerite Duras's autobiographical writings is L'amant de la Chine du Nord, whose composition was bound up with Jean-Jacques Annaud's ... More


Revisioning Duras: Film, Race, Sex

James S. Williams (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235460
eISBN:
9781846313943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313943
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The extraordinary range, complexity, and power of Marguerite Duras – novelist, dramatist, film-maker, essayist – has been justly recognised. Yet in the years following her death in 1996, there has ... More


Screening the Vampire: Notes on India Song and the Photographic Images of La Mer Écrite

Gill Houghton

in Revisioning Duras: Film, Race, Sex

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235460
eISBN:
9781846313943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235460.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter, which offers a reading of Marguerite Duras's film India Song and the book of photographs La mer écrite, views India Song as a film consumed by its own narcissism and doomed like the ... More


Photography and Fetishism in L′amant

Alex Hughes

in Revisioning Duras: Film, Race, Sex

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235460
eISBN:
9781846313943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235460.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the roles of photography, photographic invention, and fetishism in Marguerite Duras's autobiographical novel L'amant, which features a récit that derives its impetus from a ... More


Introduction: The Sublime Freedom of the Ancients: Beauvoir, Cixous, and Duras on Gender, the Erotic, and Transcendence

Paul Allen Miller

in Diotima at the Barricades: French Feminists Read Plato

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199640201
eISBN:
9780191811470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640201.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter sketches a trajectory stretching from Simone de Beauvoir to Marguerite Duras, as mediated by Diotima’s speech in Plato’s Symposium. These texts stand as tokens for the intricate set of ... More


With This Break in History Stuck in One’s Throat: The Unavowable Community (1982–1983)

Christophe Bident

in Maurice Blanchot: A Critical Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281763
eISBN:
9780823284825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281763.003.0062
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores Blanchot’s The Unavowable Community. It unpacks that work’s accounts of his (political and philosophical) friendships with Georges Bataille and Marguerite Duras.


: Naked Image

John Paul Ricco

in The Decision Between Us: Art and Ethics in the Time of Scenes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226717777
eISBN:
9780226113371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226113371.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter looks at Marguerite Duras’ short story The Malady of Death and Catherine Breillat's book Pornocracy, and film Anatomy of Hell—the latter two of which are redactions of the Duras story. ... More


From Depths and Ashes

Nadine Boljkovac

in Untimely Affects: Gilles Deleuze and an Ethics of Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748646449
eISBN:
9780748689248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646449.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

‘From Depths and Ashes’ focuses upon ‘virtual series’ that exist in relation to the actual and that are revealed through a woman and man, a coupling that invokes the doubling of virtual-actual time, ... More


Levinas: Love, Justice and Responsibility

Linnell Secomb

in Philosophy and Love: From Plato to Popular Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623679
eISBN:
9780748671854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623679.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores Emmanuel Levinas' ethics of love along with a reading of Marguerite Duras' Hiroshima, mon amour. Hiroshima, mon amour affixes Levinas' ethics. Levinas recognizes the ... More


The Decision Between Us: Art and Ethics in the Time of Scenes

John Paul Ricco

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226717777
eISBN:
9780226113371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226113371.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Based upon his reading of the contemporary French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy on sense, aesthetics and ethics, in this book John Paul Ricco argues that separation is the archi-spatiality or ... More


Parole, parole: Tautegory and the Musicology of the (Pop) Song

Peter Szendy

in Speaking of Music: Addressing the Sonorous

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251384
eISBN:
9780823253029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251384.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The (pop) song often presents itself as a tautegory: it utters itself by “seeking for itself”, as Nietzsche put it in The Birth of Tragedy, a “parallel appearance” in words. This self-utterance of ... More


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