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Michel Leiris: Styles of Self-Writing in La Règle du jeu

Michael Sheringham

in French Autobiography: Devices and Desires: Rousseau to Perec

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158431
eISBN:
9780191673306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158431.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Michel Leiris is an autobiographer who elicits engagement from the reader through well-connected memories, words, and experiences. He writes with concern for otherness, desiring to become the other. ... More


Cultures in Contact: Memoir and Ethnography in Michel Leiris

Tim Watson

in Culture Writing: Literature and Anthropology in the Midcentury Atlantic World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190852672
eISBN:
9780190852702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852672.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this chapter I investigate the paradox that the writer who most vividly embodied the exchange between literature and anthropology during this period, Michel Leiris, worked hard to maintain ... More


L’Afrique fantôme: Leiris and the “Living Document”

Vincent Debaene

in Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Unlike many other French ethnographers, Michel Leiris published his “literary” work, L’Afrique fantôme, before his more scientifically oriented ethnographic texts. Yet, in this sprawling and ... More


Leiris and Dialogue

Jonathan Evans

in The Many Voices of Lydia Davis: Translation, Rewriting, Intertextuality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474400176
eISBN:
9781474426909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400176.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter focuses on Davis’s literary relationship with Michel Leiris. Davis has translated three of Leiris’s books, including two volumes of his autobiography La Règle du jeu. Davis’s translation ... More


Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Vincent Debaene

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book takes as its object of analysis the relationship between literature and anthropology in France during the twentieth century, a moment that marked ethnography’s rise to prominence as a field ... More


The Confines of Male Confessions: On Ancient Vainglory and the Postmodern Gaze

in Male Confessions: Intimate Revelations and the Religious Imagination

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768993
eISBN:
9780804773430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768993.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

A confession is an act of pouring out personal memories and thoughts, an interpretation of the past, a reenvisioning of one's life, a reinvention of oneself. This chapter explores male confessions by ... More


The Art in Ethics: Aesthetics, Objectivity, and Alterity in the Philosophy of Levinas

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0026
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Two objections arise repeatedly in connection with Emmanuel Levinas's philosophy of language. First, if ethics is beyond language, then ethics remains silent, and ... More


Introduction: Kinship between Literature and Anthropology

Tim Watson

in Culture Writing: Literature and Anthropology in the Midcentury Atlantic World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190852672
eISBN:
9780190852702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852672.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The introduction summarizes the process of decolonization in the British and French Empires and the role of the United States. Anthropology became a more professionalized discipline, raising the ... More


“Ceci n’est pas un voyage”

Vincent Debaene

in Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter situates ethnographic fieldwork in relation to changing conceptions of travel and travel literature in France. In the early twentieth century, grand voyages from the Romantic period fell ... More


“L’Ethnologue de Soi-même”: Édouard Glissant and Francophone Anthropology

Tim Watson

in Culture Writing: Literature and Anthropology in the Midcentury Atlantic World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190852672
eISBN:
9780190852702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852672.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter analyzes the early novels of Édouard Glissant set in Martinique, which are more anthropological than critics have realized up to now, as well as his early essays. Glissant studied ... More


The Many Voices of Lydia Davis: Translation, Rewriting, Intertextuality

Jonathan Evans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474400176
eISBN:
9781474426909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400176.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The Many Voices of Lydia Davis shows how translation, rewriting and intertextuality are central to the work of Lydia Davis, a major American writer, translator and essayist. Winner of the Man Booker ... More


Culture Writing: Literature and Anthropology in the Midcentury Atlantic World

Tim Watson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190852672
eISBN:
9780190852702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852672.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Focusing on the 1950s and early 1960s, Culture Writing argues that the period of decolonization in Britain, the United States, France, and the Caribbean was characterized by dynamic exchanges between ... More


Language, Madness, and Desire: On Literature

Jean-François Bert and Mathieu Potte-Bonneville (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693238
eISBN:
9781452950815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693238.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

As a transformative thinker of the twentieth century, whose work spanned all branches of the humanities, Michel Foucault had a complex and profound relationship with literature. And yet this critical ... More


Mad Language

Michel Foucault

Philippe Artières, Jean-François Bert, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, and Judith Revel (eds)

in Language, Madness, and Desire: On Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693238
eISBN:
9781452950815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693238.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

A presentation of the interrelation between language and madness through a discussion of several texts. The importance of the experience of madness in contemporary culture. The text discusses works ... More


The Silence of the Mad

Michel Foucault

Philippe Artières, Jean-François Bert, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, and Judith Revel (eds)

in Language, Madness, and Desire: On Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693238
eISBN:
9781452950815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693238.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This consists of an interview with Michel Foucault by Jean Doat on madness and silence. The discussion, using excerpts from King Lear, Don Quixote, Rameau’s Nephew, and Artaud’s correspondence with ... More


What Is Literature?

Michel Foucault

Philippe Artières, Jean-François Bert, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, and Judith Revel (eds)

in Language, Madness, and Desire: On Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693238
eISBN:
9781452950815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693238.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

A discussion of the relation between language, the literary work, and literature. Foucault reexamens themes that appear in his writings on literature in the 1960s. During the first part of the ... More


What Is the Language of Literature?

Michel Foucault

Philippe Artières, Jean-François Bert, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, and Judith Revel (eds)

in Language, Madness, and Desire: On Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693238
eISBN:
9781452950815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693238.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The second part of the lecture on literature includes a discussion of the work of the linguist Roman Jakobson and the theme of a “structural esotericism” capable of affecting the way language is ... More


Why Did Sade Write?

Michel Foucault

Philippe Artières, Jean-François Bert, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, and Judith Revel (eds)

in Language, Madness, and Desire: On Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693238
eISBN:
9781452950815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693238.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this two-part lecture series, Foucault addresses the notion of literature and claims it begins with the work of Sade. Other written works may have existed, which were significant for their time, ... More


Theoretical Discourses and Erotic Scenes

Michel Foucault

Philippe Artières, Jean-François Bert, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, and Judith Revel (eds)

in Language, Madness, and Desire: On Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693238
eISBN:
9781452950815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693238.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Through a discussion of Sade’s work La Nouvelle Justine and Juliette Foucault analyzes the relationship between truth and desire in the work of Sade. He does so in two ways: first, by addressing the ... More


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