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The Gesamtkunstwerk and Its Discontents: The Wounded Voice in (and around) Alexander von Zemlinsky’s The Dwarf

David J. Levin

in The Voice as Something More: Essays toward Materiality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226656397
eISBN:
9780226656427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226656427.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This paper explores the dramaturgy of vocality and corporeality in Alexander von Zemlinsky’s one-act opera Der Zwerg (The Dwarf, 1919-1921) via three distinct but interrelated scenes: first, the ... More


Body-Soul Dialectics: Human Rebirth Beliefs

Rane Willerslev

in Soul Hunters: Hunting, Animism, and Personhood among the Siberian Yukaghirs

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252165
eISBN:
9780520941007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252165.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses reincarnation, but focuses on its implications for relations within the human life world, and demonstrates how reincarnation is important as a model for dealing with grief. ... More


Psychoanalysis

Elsie Walker

in Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199896301
eISBN:
9780190217433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199896301.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This part begins by defining several foundational Lacanian concepts, especially the Mirror Stage in relation to the Imaginary, Symbolic, and Real orders of subjectivity. Then comes the exploration of ... More


A poststructuralist reading of Fanon

Azzedine Haddour

in Frantz Fanon, Postcolonialism and the Ethics of Difference

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780719075230
eISBN:
9781526146779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526140814.00007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 2 goes on to analyse Bhabha’s appropriation of Fanon to promote postcolonial studies in the 1980s. Before challenging the more general postcolonial use that has been made of Fanon, the ... More


Becoming What One Sees

Emanuele Coccia

in Sensible Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267415
eISBN:
9780823272358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267415.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter discusses the transformation that takes place in the subject when he assumes an image. It first considers Jacques Lacan's claim that the real issue in encountering the image of the self ... More


Aggressivity in Psychoanalysis (Reprised): Jacques Lacan and the Genesis of Omnipotence

Benjamin Y. Fong

in Death and Mastery: Psychoanalytic Drive Theory and the Subject of Late Capitalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176682
eISBN:
9780231542616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176682.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Uses Jacques Lacan's theory of the mirror stage as a point of departure for developing a new theory of aggressivity.


The Ego in Freud and Lacan

Caroline Ruddell

in The Besieged Ego: Doppelgangers and Split Identity Onscreen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748692026
eISBN:
9780748697052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692026.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers how many figures in film and television can be considered as a representation informed by the psychoanalytic concept ego. Such representations are problematic due to the ... More


Biased Beliefs: Common Sense, Creativity, and Creationism

Scott Krzych

in Beyond Bias: Conservative Media, Documentary Form, and the Politics of Hysteria

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197551219
eISBN:
9780197551257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197551219.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter considers the challenges faced by documentary filmmakers who have attempted to expose examples of religious fundamentalism as ideological bias. How does one document fundamentalism ... More


Losing Oneself in Images

Emanuele Coccia

in Sensible Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267415
eISBN:
9780823272358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267415.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explains how an animal becomes human when it learns to love and recognize images and lose itself in them. It argues that man, who is perhaps unique among living beings who partake in ... More


Contaminating Posthumanism

Michael Mack

in Contaminations: "Beyond Dialectics in Modern Literature, Science and Film"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474411363
eISBN:
9781474418577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411363.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter delineates ways in which we can overcome humanist as well as posthumanist dialectics of inclusion and exclusion. It also critically engages with the persistence of positing pure forms and ... More


Skin Deep: Identity and Trauma in God Help the Child

Shirley A. Stave

in New Critical Essays on Toni Morrison's God Help the Child: Race, Culture, and History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828873
eISBN:
9781496828927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828873.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

In “Skin Deep: Identity and Trauma in God Help the Child,” Shirley A. Stave argues that the novel plays surface off depth, unravelling the dichotomy as false through the lens of racism, which is ... More


User Layer

Benjamin H. Bratton

in The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029575
eISBN:
9780262330183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the sixth and top layer in The Stack, the User layer. It describes how Users initiate chains of interaction up and down layers, from Interface to Earth and back again. It sees ... More


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