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Modern Magic: Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin and Stéphane Mallarmé

Joshua Landy

in The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752992
eISBN:
9780804787499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752992.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter outlines a response to the world's thoroughgoing arbitrariness, looking at the poetry of Stéphane Mallarmé and the performances of Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin and Mallarmé set out to ... More


“Visible Nature”: Image, Photography, and the Apparition of China

Christopher Bush

in Ideographic Modernism: China, Writing, Media

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195393828
eISBN:
9780199866601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393828.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The first chapter opens with the familiar modernist topic of the Chinese written character in the poetics of Ernest Fenollosa, Ezra Pound, and Imagism. Through a comparison of their poetics to the ... More


Introduction: Comrade Mallarmé

Robert Boncardo

in Mallarme and the Politics of Literature: Sartre, Kristeva, Badiou, Rancière

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474429528
eISBN:
9781474445092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429528.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Why has Stéphane Mallarmé — the notoriously difficult and seemingly aristocratic leader of the late-19th century French Symbolists — been so important for the some of France’s greatest 20th century ... More


Mother Goose and Mallarmé

Daniel Tiffany

in Infidel Poetics: Riddles, Nightlife, Substance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226803098
eISBN:
9780226803111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803111.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Lyric obscurity serves, however, as a medium linking vernacular poetry to its literary counterpart. Stéphane Mallarmé, for example, whose verse represents a kind of gold standard, one might say, of ... More


Les Mots retrouvés

Daniel Karlin

in Proust’s English

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199256891
eISBN:
9780191698392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256891.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter stages a kind of debate between writers and critics such as Remy de Gourmont, who protested against English and all its works, and others such as the poet (and teacher of English) ... More


Jacques Rancière’s Mallarmé: Deferring Equality

Robert Boncardo

in Mallarme and the Politics of Literature: Sartre, Kristeva, Badiou, Rancière

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474429528
eISBN:
9781474445092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429528.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This fifth chapter presents Jacques Rancière’s reading of Mallarmé through a critical exegesis of his 1996 book Mallarmé: The Politics of the Siren. By exploring Rancière’s studied opposition to the ... More


Jean-Paul Sartre’s Mallarmé: Hero of an Ontological Drama, Agent of the Counter-revolution

Robert Boncardo

in Mallarme and the Politics of Literature: Sartre, Kristeva, Badiou, Rancière

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474429528
eISBN:
9781474445092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429528.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This first chapter presents an in-depth study of Jean-Paul Sartre’s career-long engagement with Mallarmé. Beginning with a discussion of Sartre’s notorious side-lining of poetry in favour of ... More


Mallarmé Unfolds the Cinématographe

Christophe Wall-Romana

in Cinepoetry: Imaginary Cinemas in French Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245482
eISBN:
9780823252527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245482.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Stéphane Mallarmé was the first poet to understand the pragmatic and theoretical ramifications of the emergence of cinema for writing, literature and poetry. Likely influenced by shorts of the ... More


Alain Badiou’s Mallarmé: From the Structural Dialectic to the Poetry of the Event

Robert Boncardo

in Mallarme and the Politics of Literature: Sartre, Kristeva, Badiou, Rancière

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474429528
eISBN:
9781474445092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429528.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This third chapter tracks Alain Badiou’s reading of Mallarmé, beginning with his extensive treatment of the poet in his first and most politically-committed work, Theory of the Subject, where ... More


Badiou Reads Mallarmé

Jean-Jacques Lecercle

in Badiou and Deleuze Read Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638000
eISBN:
9780748652648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638000.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines Alain Badiou's reading of the works of Stéphane Mallarmé. It explains that in the very first pages of Logic of Worlds, Badiou called Mallarmé his master and claimed that his ... More


Musical and Literary Portraiture

Joshua S. Walden

in Musical Portraits: The Composition of Identity in Contemporary and Experimental Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190653507
eISBN:
9780190653538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653507.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

The first chapter examines musical portraits of literary figures. It first explores Virgil Thomson’s multiple works in the genre including his portrait of Gertrude Stein, to interpret the influence ... More


Julia Kristeva’s Mallarmé: From Fetishism to the Theatre-Book

Robert Boncardo

in Mallarme and the Politics of Literature: Sartre, Kristeva, Badiou, Rancière

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474429528
eISBN:
9781474445092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429528.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This second chapter engages with Julia Kristeva’s reading of Mallarmé in her 1974 work Revolution in Poetic Language. This chapter offers the first extended analysis of this work’s long and detailed ... More


Staging the Absolute

David Roberts

in The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450235
eISBN:
9780801460975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450235.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter explores Nietzsche and Mallarmé’s critical response to Wagner, where they articulate the two poles of the total work, the political and the spiritual, respectively. Both Mallarmé and ... More


Conclusion: From One Siren to Another

Robert Boncardo

in Mallarme and the Politics of Literature: Sartre, Kristeva, Badiou, Rancière

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474429528
eISBN:
9781474445092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429528.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This concluding chapter first presents a reading of Quentin Meillassoux’s book The Number and the Siren, which aims to overcome the limitations of Rancière’s interpretation of Mallarmé by showing how ... More


“Cry Louder, Street Crier”: Peddling Poetry and the Avant-Garde

Aimée Boutin

in City of Noise: Sound and Nineteenth-Century Paris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039218
eISBN:
9780252097263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039218.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter follows representations of peddlers from Baudelaire to François Coppée, Charles Cros, and Jean Richepin, and finally to symbolists such as Stéphane Mallarmé and Joris Karl Huysmans. It ... More


Mallarme and the Politics of Literature: Sartre, Kristeva, Badiou, Rancière

Robert Boncardo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474429528
eISBN:
9781474445092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429528.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Mallarmé and the Politics of Literature: Sartre, Kristeva, Badiou, Rancière recounts the radical readings of Mallarmé’s seminal poems by some of France’s most important 20th century thinkers. The ... More


The Symbolist Mystery

David Roberts

in The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450235
eISBN:
9780801460975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450235.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter considers the reception of the idea of the total work of art in European symbolism, as it is reflected, on the one hand, in the tributes in the media of sculpture, painting, literature, ... More


Jean-Claude Milner’s Mallarmé: Nothing Has Taken Place

Robert Boncardo

in Mallarme and the Politics of Literature: Sartre, Kristeva, Badiou, Rancière

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474429528
eISBN:
9781474445092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429528.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This fourth chapter introduces Jean-Claude Milner’s reading of Mallarmé, and offers a critical exegesis of his 1999 book Mallarmé au tombeau. The chapter argues that Milner presents Mallarmé as a ... More


The Rhythm of Thought: Art, Literature, and Music after Merleau-Ponty

Jessica Wiskus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226030920
eISBN:
9780226031088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031088.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Between present and past, visible and invisible, and sensation and idea, there is resonance—so philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty argued and so this book explores. Holding the poetry of Stéphane ... More


Patterns of Femininity and the Body-Image of Dance

Gabriele Brandstetter

in Poetics of Dance: Body, Image, and Space in the Historical Avant-Gardes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199916559
eISBN:
9780199370108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916559.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines the advent of distinct forms of body imagery and corresponding patterns of femininity, and the associated discourse on dance reform at the turn of the century. The discussions ... More


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