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 Through a Self Darkly: Projects of Regenerating Agency

David Kyuman Kim

in Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319828
eISBN:
9780199785667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319828.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on so-called projects of regenerating agency in late modernity and postmodernity. It begins by recapping Taylor's diagnosis of the problem of agency in modernity: a diagnosis ... More


Passion Michel Foucault

Hélène Cixous

in Volleys of Humanity: Essays 1972-2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639038
eISBN:
9780748653638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639038.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter briefly discusses Michel Foucault and presents several epiphanic scenes that help describe the friendship he had with Cixous. It looks at the Groupe Information Prison (GIP), which was ... More


Dying to Know

Sara Crangle

in Prosaic Desires: Modernist Knowledge, Boredom, Laughter, and Anticipation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640850
eISBN:
9780748651955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640850.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter takes a look at James Joyce's first novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Stephen Hero, its earlier draft. Here, the protagonist wishes to overcome his wilful self by fully ... More


The Moment and the Aesthetic Imagination

Kate Hext

in Walter Pater: Individualism and Aesthetic Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748646258
eISBN:
9780748693849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646258.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that the much discussed experience of the distinctly felt ‘moment’ in Pater's writings must be understood as a response to his ultimate inability to reconcile himself to Darwinian ... More


Duels and Brawls: Borges and Bolaóo

Chris Andrews

in Roberto Bolaño's Fiction: An Expanding Universe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168069
eISBN:
9780231537537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168069.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter compares Bolaño’s handling of potential and actual violent conflict with the duels in the work of his key precursor, Jorge Luis Borges. In Bolaño, physical violence is not inevitable; it ... More


Introduction

Georgia Petridou

in Divine Epiphany in Greek Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198723929
eISBN:
9780191791246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723929.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction considers the significance of epiphany in both modern and ancient religious systems. A working definition of the concept of epiphany is offered, and the main focus of the book is ... More


Dei in remotis: Epiphany, solitude, and divine inspiration

Georgia Petridou

in Divine Epiphany in Greek Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198723929
eISBN:
9780191791246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723929.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 4 focuses on the landscapes of epiphany and the people and the gods (most notably Hermes, Dionysus, and divine pluralities like the nymphs or the Nemeseis) who inhabit these landscapes. It ... More


Erotic epiphanies: The spatio-temporal context of divine erotica

Georgia Petridou

in Divine Epiphany in Greek Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198723929
eISBN:
9780191791246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723929.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the erotic epiphany and along with it the gender-related issues of epiphany. In particular, it looks at epiphanic narratives that relate the amorous liaisons (both heterosexual ... More


Epiphanies in cult

Georgia Petridou

in Divine Epiphany in Greek Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198723929
eISBN:
9780191791246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723929.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 6 turns to cult as yet another of the situational contexts of divine epiphany. The three sections on mystic epiphanies, epiphany festivals, and epiphany in a sacrificial context aim at ... More


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