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Oboroten Spectres: Lycanthropy, Neoliberalism and New Russia in Victor Pelevin

WReC (Warwick Research Collective)

in Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381892
eISBN:
9781781382264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381892.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Victor Pelevin's work, and especially his novel, The Sacred Book of the Werewolf, suggesting that the shock of transition from communism to neoliberal capitalism is indexed in ... More


Metafolklore and Superman Humor

Daniel Peretti

in Superman in Myth and Folklore

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814586
eISBN:
9781496814623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814586.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

In this chapter, humor takes center stage in the form of jokes, newspaper cartoons, and other artwork. The scope broadens from the specific individuals and events of the previous chapters to take ... More


In the Condition of Modernism: Philosophy, Literature, and The Sacred Fount

Kristin Boyce

in Wittgenstein and Modernism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226420370
eISBN:
9780226420547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226420547.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Boyce begins with the familiar thought that literary art that enters the condition of modernism also enters the condition of philosophy in the sense that what literature is becomes a necessary ... More


Door Logic, or, the Materiality of the Symbolic: From Cultural Techniques to Cybernetic Machines

Bernhard Siegert

in Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263752
eISBN:
9780823268962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263752.003.0011
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Doors are architectural media that function as cultural techniques because they operate the primordial difference of architecture—that between inside and outside—and at the same time reflect this ... More


Reassembling Religion

Robert M. Geraci

in Virtually Sacred: Myth and Meaning in World of Warcraft and Second Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199344697
eISBN:
9780199374731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344697.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This concluding chapter shows that it is possible to see that religious life must always be thought of as an assemblage of actors, with virtual worlds and their occupants now among them. Religious ... More


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