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Echo and Narcissus

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ISBN 10 : 9781527565562
Pages : 245 pages
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Download or read book Echo and Narcissus PDF or another Format written by Polona Petek and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2021-02-03 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Echo and Narcissus: Echolocating the Spectator in the Age of Audience Research came about as a response to the recent shift of focus in the studies of cinema. While the seventies and the eighties were marked by increasingly complex theorisations of spectatorship, the last two decades have witnessed a turn towards ethnographic research into film reception. However, this long overdue turn towards the empirical viewer has not produced a genuinely broader scope of analysis. It has rather, all too hastily, consigned the spectator, a textually constructed viewing position, to oblivion, thanks to the concept’s perceived hegemonic and totalising premise. Echo and Narcissus intervenes into this state of affairs by arguing for a productive nexus between theorisations of spectatorship and the currently more fashionable audience research. Petek maintains that an informed mapping of contemporary (and past) filmviewing practices still requires a spectatorial model and she offers such a model through a re-reading of Ovid’s tale of Echo and Narcissus. She demonstrates that the myth’s central role in traditional theorisations of spectatorship has not yet been properly reflected upon. Her critical recuperation of the Ovidian myth provides a revised model of the spectator—one with discursive access to all types of cinema, yet, flexible enough to accommodate a range of viewers’ responses and their cultural diversity.


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Echoes of Narcissus

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Publisher : Berghahn Books
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ISBN 10 : 9781800734937
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book Echoes of Narcissus PDF or another Format written by Lieve Spaas and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2001-01-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Greek mythology the beautiful Narcissus glimpsed his own reflection in the waters of a spring and fell in love. But his was an impossible passion and, filled with despair, he pined away. Over the years the myth has inspired painters, writers, and film directors, as well as philosophers and psychoanalysts. The tragic story of Narcissus, in love with himself, and of Echo, the nymph in love with him, lies at the heart of this collection of essays exploring the origins of the myth and some of its many cultural manifestations and meanings relating to the self and the self's relationship to the other. Through their discussion of the myth and its ramifications, the contributors to this volume broaden our understanding of one of the fundamental myths of Western culture.


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The Lust of Seeing

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Publisher : Bucknell University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0838753388
Pages : 292 pages
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Download or read book The Lust of Seeing PDF or another Format written by Frank Graziano and published by Bucknell University Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Lust of Seeing, which is the first book in English on Hernandez, is the product of four years of research and writing. Extended work in archival sources during a 1991 Fulbright residency in Montevideo, Uruguay, were complemented by constant, careful reading of Hernandez's fictions and by research in a vast interdisciplinary body of secondary literature. Works of theory, anthropology, psychoanalysis, and clinical psychology reinforce Frank Graziano's perceptive reading of Hernandez. His methodologically innovative exploration of themes such as narcissism, the mirror, projection, the double, ritualized sexuality, fragmentation, erotic and aggressive uses of the eye, Pygmalion poetics, and the maternal body situates Hernandez's fictions in the broad cultural context that affords them their most resonant meaning. The Lust of Seeing is the most comprehensive work on Hernandez to date, elucidating aspects of Hernandez's life and writing that have remained untreated or undertreated by previous criticism. The book's theoretical and comparative discussions also make The Lust of Seeing relevant reading well beyond Hernandez studies, particularly for readers interested in psychoanalysis, myth and ritual, fantastic literature, women's studies, film studies, and textual theory.


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Dreams of Lovers and Lies of Poets

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781351569194
Pages : 123 pages
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Download or read book Dreams of Lovers and Lies of Poets PDF or another Format written by Sylvia Huot and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 123 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Roman de la Rose explicitly offers an 'art of love', while also repeatedly asserting that the experience of love is impossible to put into words. An examination of the intertextual density of the Rose , with its citations and adaptations of a range of Latin authors, shows that the discourse of bodily desire, pleasure, and trauma emerges indirectly from the juxtaposition and conflation of sources. Huot's new book focuses on Guillaume de Lorris's use of the Ovidian corpus, and on Jean de Meun's dazzling orchestration of allusions to a wider range of Latin writers: principally Ovid, Boethius, and Virgil, but also including John of Salisbury and Alain de Lille. In both parts of the Rose , poetic allegory is a language that can express the unspeakable and the ineffable.


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Monet, Narcissus, and Self-Reflection

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ISBN 10 : 0226475441
Pages : 369 pages
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Download or read book Monet, Narcissus, and Self-Reflection PDF or another Format written by Steven Zalman Levine and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 369 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Steven Z. Levine provides a new understanding of the life and work of Claude Monet and the myth of the modern artist. Levine analyzes the extensive critical reception of Monet and the artist's own prolific writings in the context of the story of Narcissus, popular in late nineteenth-century France. Through a careful blending of psychoanalytical theory and historical study, Levine identifies narcissism and obsession as driving forces in Monet's art and demonstrates how we derive meaning from the accumulated verbal responses to an artist's work.


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Narcissus Transformed

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015028914177
Pages : 138 pages
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Download or read book Narcissus Transformed PDF or another Format written by Gray Kochhar-Lindgren and published by Penn State University Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 138 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Narcissus Transformed, Gray Kochhar-Lindgren interprets Narcissus as thematizing the tragic situation of the postmodern subject. After showing the connections between Cartesian philosophy and narcissism, he proceeds to lay out the function of Narcissus as a poetic figure of discourse in the fields of psychoanalysis and modern fiction. He moves beyond the description of narcissism to an interpretation of the conditions necessary for Narcissus, the beautiful boy captivated by his own image, to become a different kind of subject. The topos of narcissism, which is first articulated by Ovid, always includes within itself a mirror, a gap, self-referential desire, and death--all of which culminate in Narcissus's inability to make space for an Other. Kochhar-Lindgren contends that this is the founding topos of modern philosophy, which is then incorporated into and transmuted by the disciplines of psychoanalysis and fiction. With the extensive work of Freud on narcissism, it becomes a central concept for psychoanalysis; and with Lacan's interpretation of the narcissist as phantom, statue, and automaton, narcissism moves into a specifically textual interpretation of subjectivity. Kochhar-Lindgren then provides close readings of fictional texts---The Waves by Virginia Woolf, The Ogre by Michel Tournier, and Daniel Martin by John Fowles--to show more explicitly the textual construction of the narcissistic subject and to suggest ways that Narcissus might be transformed into a subject not held in thrall to the "glassy-eyed stare of Thanatos." He concludes with an enactment, from a Lacanian and fictional perspective, of the beginnings of the undoing of the narcissistic topos of contemporary culture. Narcissus steps from the self-reflective mirror into a theater; he stops longing to be a purely self-reflexive work in order to become part of the play of a text.


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Difference and Disavowal

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Publisher : Stanford University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780804738286
Pages : 309 pages
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Download or read book Difference and Disavowal PDF or another Format written by Alan Bass and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Difference and Disavowal is a major rethinking of a central tenet of Freudian psychoanalysis--the repression theory. It centers on fundamental issues in practice and theory, beginning with a central conundrum for clinical psychoanalysis: how to understand apparently analyzable patients who resist the essential therapeutic measure of analysis--interpretation. The author finds the answer in a revision and expansion of Freud's theory of fetishism. Freud introduced the defense mechanism of disavowal in order to understand what he called the registration and repudiation of reality in fetishism. However, his understanding of the reality disavowed in fetishism is self-contradictory. The contradiction in Freud's argument can be resolved by understanding disavowal in terms of registration and repudiation of difference. The patients who resist interpretation register and repudiate the differentiating process implicit in every interpretation. The problem of resistance to interpretation expands the basic conception of the unconscious to include registration and repudiation of differentiating, processive reality. Freud's conception of an unconscious force that simultaneously differentiates, binds, and raises tension levels--Eros--demands integration with the theory of disavowal. This integration produces a theory of an inevitable trauma, an inevitable registration and repudiation of difference, as an essential element in psychoanalytic theories of mind, psychopathology, and treatment. At the end of his life Freud himself was beginning to rethink repression as the cornerstone of his work. He was beginning to see disavowal as the foundation of defensive process. Once disavowal is understood in relation to difference and Eros, one has a major tool with which to rethink the development of Freudian psychoanalysis from its earliest days to the present. The author shows how other analysts--such as Ferenczi, Abraham, Klein, Loewald, and Winnicott--have unwittingly but crucially contributed to the problem of resistance to interpretation


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ISBN 10 : 9781435708716
Pages : 57 pages
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Download or read book The North Moon PDF or another Format written by Justin Pruett and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2008-06-30 with total page 57 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The overall tone is Fernando Pessoa meets Edna St. Vincent Millay meets George Orwell. But different.


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Publisher : Lethe Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781590213834
Pages : 200 pages
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Download or read book Divining Divas PDF or another Format written by Michael Montlack and published by Lethe Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Editor Michael Montlack has assembled an anthology of a hundred gay poets--award winners and fresh voices--in thrall with female icons throughout the ages ranging from Gloria Swanson to Mary J, Blige, from Edith Piaf to Joni Mitchell, Bette Midler to Lady Gaga. These are not merely appreciations of the gorgeous and daring but poems that are confessional to bittersweet to witty.


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ISBN 10 : 9781438459790
Pages : 180 pages
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Download or read book In His Voice PDF or another Format written by David Appelbaum and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2016-03-01 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A creative study of Maurice Blanchot’s theory of literary voice. In His Voice considers the idea of the neuter in Maurice Blanchot’s work, and seeks to work out through an exercise of literary impersonation, or ventriloquism, how and why Blanchot relied on this form. Neither active nor passive, the neuter expresses a kind of third voice beyond the command of the author, one that speaks paradoxically of what lies outside of speaking but nonetheless exerts an irrepressible influence on thought. The neuter is exilic, messianic, and fragmentary. Since it cannot be directly accounted for, Blanchot uses a number of indirect approaches—notably, myth—to announce the key elements of his view. Orpheus, Odysseus, and principally Narcissus figure his conception and elaborate the operation of giving voice. Through a distillation of Blanchot’s narrative and critical texts—focusing on the late works, The Step Not Beyond, and The Writing of the Disaster—and through an emphasis on performance, In His Voice enacts the event of writing in search of how author’s inscriptive reality appears in the world.


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Kiss My Relics

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ISBN 10 : 9780226724607
Pages : 240 pages
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Download or read book Kiss My Relics PDF or another Format written by David Rollo and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2011-09-09 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Conservative thinkers of the early Middle Ages conceived of sensual gratification as a demonic snare contrived to debase the higher faculties of humanity, and they identified pagan writing as one of the primary conduits of decadence. Two aspects of the pagan legacy were treated with particular distrust: fiction, conceived as a devious contrivance that falsified God’s order; and rhetorical opulence, viewed as a vain extravagance. Writing that offered these dangerous allurements came to be known as “hermaphroditic” and, by the later Middle Ages, to be equated with homosexuality. At the margins of these developments, however, some authors began to validate fiction as a medium for truth and a source of legitimate enjoyment, while others began to explore and defend the pleasures of opulent rhetoric. Here David Rollo examines two such texts—Alain de Lille’s De planctu Naturae and Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun’s Roman de la Rose—arguing that their authors, in acknowledging the liberating potential of their irregular written orientations, brought about a nuanced reappraisal of homosexuality. Rollo concludes with a consideration of the influence of the latter on Chaucer’s Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale.


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The Affectionate Shepherd

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Publisher : Susquehanna University Press
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ISBN 10 : 1575910497
Pages : 388 pages
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Download or read book The Affectionate Shepherd PDF or another Format written by Richard Barnfield and published by Susquehanna University Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite various influential writers' and critics' high praise of the poetry of Richard Barnfield (1574-1620/26?), his work has long been marginalized in English literary history because of its pervasive homoeroticism. Current interest in literary representations of gender and sexuality, in dissent from dominant ideologies, and in the early modern possibilities of same-sexual subjectivities, accounts for the renewed interest in Barnfield's poetry. This new collection of essays seeks to provide a forum for his evaluation and reinterpretation in accord with his topicality for literary studies today.


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ISBN 10 : 9783839426098
Pages : 200 pages
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Download or read book Bodies We Fail PDF or another Format written by Jules Sturm and published by transcript Verlag. This book was released on 2014-09-30 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the productive effects of bodily 'failure' in the sphere of visuality. The aim is to reflect on the human body's constant exposure to visual constraints and distortions, which are incorporated so strongly in everyday images of our bodies that they become invisible, while yet representative of cultural norms. By analyzing artistic literary and visual representations of imperfect, disabled, aging, queer, and monstrous bodies, this project exposes the »handicaps« of normative vision and opens up new ways of recognizing a multitude of corporeal existences and practices outside the norm.


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A Clear and Present Danger

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ISBN 10 : 9781630513979
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book A Clear and Present Danger PDF or another Format written by Steven Buser and published by Chiron Publications. This book was released on 2016-07-26 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Narcissism is epidemic and there is scarcely a domain that is immune to its effects. A Clear and Present Danger: Narcissism in the Era of Donald Trump brings together bestselling authors, university professors, and practicing clinicians to explore this vital topic. “Every country has the government it deserves,” said Alexis de Tocqueville, author of Democracy in America. Whatever history eventually records about the 2016 presidential election, this frank and thoughtful exploration of narcissism will prove to be a timely and timeless study. Narcissism demands to be mirrored and refuses to be challenged. It demands acclaim, obedience, and accommodation, while disregarding others. Whether narcissism overtakes the home, the workplace, or the national stage, everyone who comes under Narcissus’s spell, both the narcissist and their subjects, suffer. Pundits insist that politics has seldom been as polarized as it became during the 2016 election in the United States. This was a coincidence of opposites, a coincidentia oppositorum. While Donald Trump galvanized vast numbers of angry, disaffected voters, Senator Bernie Sanders mobilized enormous crowds of young voters who seemed passionately committed to revolutionizing American politics. Regardless of the winner of the contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, it is vital to recognize what is happening on this global stage of politics. A Clear and Present Danger: Narcissism in the Era of Donald Trump explores the phenomenon of Trump as well as the vast landscape of narcissism in general. The contributors share a hope that these essays will become a mirror for the reader and for a nation called to examine itself. Dr. Estés reminds us in the closing pages, “We were made for times like these.” (Contributors include: Jean Shinoda Bolen, James Hollis, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Susan Rowland, and more than a dozen others. For more information: trumpnarcissism.com)


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Echo's Subtle Body

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Publisher : Spring Publications
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015080853818
Pages : 192 pages
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Download or read book Echo's Subtle Body PDF or another Format written by Patricia Berry and published by Spring Publications. This book was released on 2008-12-06 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Echo's Subtle Body collects all of Patricia Berry's writings between 1972 and 1982, which together develop a style of psychotherapy that is based on the primacy of the image in psychical life. The book contains the often referred to but out-of-print essays "An Approach to the Dream" and "What's the Matter with Mother?" as well as newer papers. The style poetically concrete, the insights bolstered by clinical example, dream interpretation, and mythical references, each paper revisions an important analytic construct - reductions, dream, defense, telos or goal, reflection, shadow - so that it more adequately and sensitively echoes the poetic basis of the mind. One of the best available introductions to the fresh ideas now enlivening the practice of Jungian analysis. This book is of special interest to psychotherapists and to all concerned with myth, dream, and feminine studies. In addition, this new and revised edition includes "Rules of Thumb Toward an Archetypal Psychology Practice," a text written in honor of James Hillman in 2008.


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Poem and Symbol

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ISBN 10 : 9780271038131
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Download or read book Poem and Symbol PDF or another Format written by Wallace Fowlie and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2010-11-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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The Poetic Voices of John Gower

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ISBN 10 : 9781843843399
Pages : 315 pages
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Download or read book The Poetic Voices of John Gower PDF or another Format written by Matthew W. Irvin and published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd. This book was released on 2014 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An examination of Gower's skilful deployment of personae in his works, showing the parallels between the way he treats love, and the way he treats politics.