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Art after Auschwitz, Again

Thomas Trezise

in Witnessing Witnessing: On the Reception of Holocaust Survivor Testimony

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823244485
eISBN:
9780823252732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244485.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins with a historically contextualized reading of Theodor Adorno’s famous phrase, “to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric,” and transposes the tension Adorno articulates between ... More


Degree Zero Voices: the Empty Narrator

in A Self-Conscious Art Patrick Modiano's Postmodern Fictions

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235262
eISBN:
9781846314025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235262.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the first-person narrator figure in Patrick Modiano's fiction. It explains that unlike the usual first-person voice, Modiano's narrator is reticence itself and does not take up ... More


Degree Zero Voices: The Empty Narrator

Akane Kawakami

in Patrick Modiano

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382745
eISBN:
9781786945235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382745.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter introduces the concept of the empty narrator, based on Gérard Genette’s theories of ‘voice’; Modiano’s narrators, although they speak in the first person, are paradoxically lacking in ... More


Subjectivities

Andrew Kahn, Mark Lipovetsky, Irina Reyfman, and Stephanie Sandler

in A History of Russian Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199663941
eISBN:
9780191770463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199663941.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The chapter continues to trace attention to emotions, begun in the context of Sentimentalism and further developed in the works of the pre-Romantic period. The discovery of the self-promoted active ... More


Specters of Memory:: An Artist Statement (Displaced)

Ming-Yuen S. Ma

in Hong Kong Screenscapes: From the New Wave to the Digital Frontier

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028566
eISBN:
9789882206991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028566.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter was originally written as a fictional letter, addressed to Gina Marchetti, an editor and the organizer of the From Hong Kong/Hollywood at the Borders conference. It was intended to be a ... More


Trying to Remember

Allan Bérubé

in My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834794
eISBN:
9781469603117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877982_berube.18
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This essay explains that, although Berube never finished his book on the Marine Cooks and Stewards Union, he did produce several incomplete drafts, each one approaching the material in a different ... More


Confession of a Young Girl

Elizabeth Harlan

in George Sand

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104172
eISBN:
9780300130560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104172.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on George Sand's novel Confession of a Young Girl, in which the protagonist, Lucienne de Valangis, makes a pronouncement similar to the one made by Sand in Story of My Life. ... More


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