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Allegories of Reference: An Introduction to Aesthetic Ideology

Andrzej Warminski

in Ideology, Rhetoric, Aesthetics: For de Man

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748681266
eISBN:
9780748693764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681266.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a detailed exposition of de Man's project in Aesthetic Ideology and how it relates to the rhetorical readings in his Allegories of Reading. It ends with a reading of de Man's ... More


The Naked Communist: Cold War Modernism and the Politics of Popular Culture

Roland Végső

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245567
eISBN:
9780823252534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245567.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The book argues that the political ideologies of modernity were determined in a fundamental manner by four basic figures: the world, the enemy, the secret, and the catastrophe. While the “world” ... More


Ideology, Rhetoric, Aesthetics: For de Man

Andrzej Warminski

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748681266
eISBN:
9780748693764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681266.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This volume explicates Paul de Man's late project of a critique of aesthetic ideology and attempts to extend it in ways productive for critical thought. After a reading of de Man's work in all its ... More


The Body in Ruins: Torture, Allegory, and Materiality in J. M. Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians

Russell Samolsky

in Apocalyptic Futures: Marked Bodies and the Violence of the Text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823234790
eISBN:
9780823241248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234790.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter begins by considering what is at stake in Coetzee's ascription of his novel Waiting for the Barbarians to his doppelgänger JC from Diary of a Bad Year. How might we regard the changes ... More


Returns of the Sublime: Positing and Performative in Kant, Fichte, and Schiller

Andrzej Warminski

in Ideology, Rhetoric, Aesthetics: For de Man

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748681266
eISBN:
9780748693764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681266.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter follows up on the reading of Kant in Chapter 2 to demonstrate that the aporetic structure of the Kantian sublime leaves traces both in the thought of Fichte and in the aesthetic theory ... More


: Lightstruck: “Hegel on the Sublime”

Andrzej Warminski

in Ideology, Rhetoric, Aesthetics: For de Man

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748681266
eISBN:
9780748693764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681266.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a commentary on what is perhaps de Man's most difficult essay, ‘Hegel on the Sublime’. It attempts to explain how de Man draws political implications out of Hegel's sublime. ... More


Afterword: Romantic Analogy; or, What the Moon Saw

Mary Jacobus

in Romanticism Writing and Sexual Difference: Essays on The Prelude

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129691
eISBN:
9780191671845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129691.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

This chapter posits ‘Romantic analogy’ as Wordsworth's attempt to halt the tropological movement of The Prelude and install his poem in the domain of the readable, where its future reception was ... More


Hegel/Marx: Consciousness and Life

Andrzej Warminski

in Ideology, Rhetoric, Aesthetics: For de Man

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748681266
eISBN:
9780748693764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681266.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter demonstrates how a certain ‘Marxian’ material moment already inhabits Hegel's very difficult argument in the Phenomenology of Spirit at the crucial point in the dialectic of ‘Self- ... More


Paul de Man at Work: What Good is an Archive?

J. Hillis Miller

in The Political Archive of Paul de Man: Property, Sovereignty and the Theotropic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748665617
eISBN:
9780748676637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665617.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter suggests that de Man can be understood by studying the various versions of his writings by way of the Archive. De Man was prophetically aware of the way assumptions about ‘the human’ and ... More


Norman Corwin's People's Radio

in Theater of the Mind: Imagination, Aesthetics, and American Radio Drama

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226853505
eISBN:
9780226853529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226853529.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the late Depression, intimate and kaleidosonic audioposition schemes were the prevailing conventions used to structure many innovative works in radio. These two aesthetic schemes were ideal ... More


Discontinuous Shifts: History Reading History

Andrzej Warminski

in Ideology, Rhetoric, Aesthetics: For de Man

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748681266
eISBN:
9780748693764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681266.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a reading of two of de Man's 1967 Gauss lectures — one on Heidegger's interpretation of Hölderlin as an ‘apocalyptic’ poet and one on Wordsworth and Geoffrey Hartman's also ... More


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