Aux frontières du vide. Beckett: une écriture sans mémoire ni désir (Faux Titre, Volume 249)

By Ciaran Ross

Si on pouvait rêver du vide, le rêve beckettien serait celui d’un monde sans mémoire, ni désir, un monde sans autrui – un monde évacué, sans littérature, ni mots, ni pensée. Sans lecteur. Un texte sans lecteur ou une scène sans acteurs.

L’œuvre beckettienne : une œuvre négative ?

Dans cet essai unique d’inspiration psychanalytique, Ciaran Ross défend l’idée qu’il est temps de réapprendre à lire los angeles négativité de Beckett . S’inscrivant dans une culture psychanalytique de l. a. relation d’objet qui va de Klein à Anzieu en passant par Winnicott et Bion, l’ancien analyste de Beckett, l’auteur suggest une nouvelle lecture de los angeles première trilogie et d’En attendant Godot, axée sur l’exploration et los angeles quête du vide et de l. a. négativité, avec ses “objets intermédiaires” , tels le “jeu” et l. a. “pensée” . Soucieux de nuancer et d’équilibrer l’équation entre théorie et texte, symptôme et écriture, l’auteur montre que c’est Beckett qui nous invite à interroger, par le jeu et los angeles pensée, son mind's eye et son écriture, si riches en matière négative.

L’auteur fait pour l. a. première fois le lien entre les recommendations psychanalytiques abordés dans cette étude – le vide, le jeu, los angeles pensée – et les ideas opératoires de l. a. critique post-structuraliste : écriture, différance, espacement, altérité.

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Where I Was From

By Joan Didion

In her relocating and insightful new e-book, Joan Didion reassesses elements of her lifestyles, her paintings, her background and ours. a local Californian, Didion applies her scalpel-like intelligence to the state’s ethic of ruthless self-sufficiency for you to research that ethic’s frequently tenuous courting to reality.

Combining background and reportage, memoir and literary feedback, Where i used to be From explores California’s romances with land and water; its unacknowledged bills to railroads, aerospace, and massive govt; the disjunction among its code of individualism and its fetish for prisons. no matter if she is writing approximately her pioneer ancestors or privileged sexual predators, robber barons or writers (not with the exception of herself), Didion is an unprecedented observer, and her booklet is instantaneously intellectually provocative and deeply own.

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Bill Bryson´s View of Great Britain and the USA in "Notes from a Small Island" and "Notes from a Big Country": A Comparative Enquiry of Anglo-American Novels in the Context of National Stereotyping

By Oliver Baum

Seminar paper from the yr 2007 within the topic American stories - Literature, grade: 3,0, collage of Marburg (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), path: Transatlantic Stereotyping - perspectives From / approximately either side of the sea, forty six entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: feedback of Bryson’s novels isn't really complicated yet his narratives may be investigated by way of style, intertextuality, language, and nationality. This paper expands regarding Bryson’s view either one of nice Britain and the U.S. of the USA by way of nationwide stereotyping because it emerges from his novels Notes from a Small Island (1995) and Notes from an immense state (1998). I keep that Bryson depicts Britain and the USA in an genuine and educative in addition to hilarious and exaggerated demeanour to stress modifications among the international locations in query. i'll end up my thesis that Bryson either criticises and praises British and American values which have an effect on the nationwide personality. Bryson conveys his nationwide perspectives either from the point of view of an insider and outsider.

William “Bill” McGuire Bryson used to be born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. In 1973, he travelled to England the place he grew to become familiar with his spouse, Cynthia Billen, with whom he has 4 youngsters. Bryson lived in Yorkshire, lower back to the United States to graduate in 1995, and resided together with his family members in Norfolk, in 2003. whereas in the United States Bryson is recognized for elaborating at the English language, he finished bestseller status with travelogues in nice Britain. even if he claims to not be a go back and forth author simply because he “stumbled into this genre”, Bryson composes “books on commute and the English language” within which his
“wanderlust and eccentricity” promise a distinct examining event (Oder 191).

Travel writing is a missed yet miscellaneous style of precedent days which flourished within the 16th century and encompasses narratives of expansionism, such as
encyclopaedic debts of overseas international locations, and have become the crucial negotiator of propagating stereotypes in colonial novels. whereas Bryson’s trip novel Notes from a Small Island
depicts the nice Britain he adores, he grudgingly wrote columns approximately the United States which led to his journalistic novel Notes from an incredible state.

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Where I'm Reading From: The Changing World of Books

Why can we want fiction? Why do books want  to be published on paper, copyrighted, learn to the end? will we learn to problem our imaginative and prescient of  the area or to substantiate it? Has novel writing became a role like all different? In Where I’m analyzing From, the novelist and critic Tim Parks levels over a long time of serious reading—from Leopardi, Dickens, and Chekhov, to Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, and Thomas Bernhard, and directly to modern paintings by way of Peter Stamm, Alice Munro, and plenty of others—to upend our assumptions approximately literature and its function.

In thirty-seven interlocking essays, Where I’m examining From examines the increase of the “international” novel and the disappearance of “national” literary types; how industry forces form “serious” fiction; the uncomfortable side effects of translation; the becoming stasis of literary feedback; and the troublesome courting among writers’ lives and their paintings. via amazing shut readings and probing self-examination, Parks wonders no matter if writers—and readers—can break out the dual pressures of the recent international method and the radical that has turn into its emblematic style.

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The Last Trojan Hero: A Cultural History of Virgil's Aeneid

“I sing of hands and of a guy: his destiny had made him fugitive: he used to be the 1st to trip from the coasts of Troy so far as Italy and the Lavinian shores.” The resonant establishing traces of Virgil’s Aeneid rank one of the most famed and continuously recited verses to were handed right down to later a long time by way of antiquity. And after the Odyssey and the Iliad, Virgil’s masterpiece is arguably the best classical textual content within the complete of Western literature. This sinuous and richly characterized epic vitally stimulated the poetry of Dante, Petrarch and Milton. The doomed love of Dido and Aeneas encouraged Purcell, whereas for T S Eliot Virgil’s poem used to be ‘the vintage of all Europe’. The poet’s stirring story of a refugee Trojan prince, ‘torn from Libyan waves’ to stumbled on a brand new fatherland in Italy, has supplied a lot fertile fabric for writings on colonialism and for discourses of ethnic and nationwide identification. The Aeneid has even been seen as a template and a resource of philosophical justification for British and American imperialism and adventurism. In his significant new e-book Philip Hardie explores the various striking afterlives―ancient, medieval and modern―of the Aeneid in literature, tune, politics, the visible arts and picture.

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Contre un Boileau : Un art poétique

By Philippe Beck

« Jamais l. a. théorie ne fera pratiquer. » « Il y a une idée dans ce qui est fait. » Contre un Boileau refait en prose l’art poétique enveloppé dans des poèmes. C’est une théorie intérieure et exposée, « sentimentale », qui voit des possibles modernes, raccorde au battement de l’époque pour compromettre l’ordre des choses.

Répondant à une « commande philosophique », j’essaie de reconstituer le procès du poème et d’articuler des notions induites avec le temps. À défaut de préceptes purs, l’élaboration de l. a. pensée dans le vers se dramatise en idées phrasées auprès du poème. L’art poétique est un manuel où des noms sont des gestes futurs (Horace, un Boileau, los angeles Fontaine, Kleist, Verlaine, un Ponge...) ; les citations suivies, commentées-critiquées, analysées, produisent des intervalles utiles à l’horizon du vers. Il faut dire pourquoi le vers libre a des droits au discours plutôt que le devoir de ne pas être un vers. Son utopie intéresse chacun. Ce qui vient n’a pas ecu lieu.

Un jansénisme expérimental suggère des interventions dans l. a. langue parlée. l. a. poésie, non disciplinaire, avoisine les proses circulantes, qu’elle anime et déplace. Boileau est ici le prête-nom d’un mariage de Forme et d’Intellect, qui soumet los angeles Forme à l’Intention au nom d’une « langue révérée » : « Ce que l’on conçoit bien s’énonce clairement/ Et les mots pour le dire arrivent aisément. » l. a. danse du poème serait esclave de l. a. marche de l’idée avant l’expression. Mais l’oreille dit Non, et los angeles gorge avec elle. Et le poème peut marcher : l’intention est dehors.

Poète, maître de conférences en philosophie à l’Université de Nantes, Philippe Beck est né à Strasbourg (Bas-Rhin) en 1963. Son œuvre poétique a fait l’objet d’un colloque foreign à Cerisy-la-Salle en 2013 (Un chant objectif aujourd’hui, Corti, Paris, 2014). Dernier livre paru : Opéradiques (Flammarion, Paris, 2014).
 

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The City Since 9/11: Literature, Film, Television

By Keith Wilhite, Catalina Florina, Florescu, Karolina Golimowska, Steve Macek, Justin St. Clair

Charting the intersection of aesthetic illustration and the cloth stipulations of city house, The urban given that 9/11 posits that the modern city offers an important context for reassessing theoretical issues regarding narrative, identification, domestic, and private precarity. within the years because the September eleven assaults, writers and filmmakers have explored city areas as contested sites—shaped by means of the present discourses of neoliberalism, native land protection, and the battle on terror, but additionally haunted via a scarcity within the panorama that registers loss and prefigures destiny risk. In works of literature, movie, and tv, the town emerges as a paradoxical area of permanence and vulnerability and a convergence element for anxieties approximately globalization, structural inequality, and apocalyptic violence.
Building on prior scholarship addressing trauma and the spectacle of terror, the individuals additionally draw upon works of philosophy, city reports, and postmodern geography to theorize how literary and visible representations reveal the chronic conflicts that come up as towns rebuild within the shadow of previous ruins. Their essays develop new traces of argument that make clear art’s position in modern debates approximately spatial practices, gentrification, cosmopolitanism, reminiscence and heritage, nostalgia, the uncanny and the abject, postmodern virtuality, the politics of realism, and the industrial and social lifetime of towns.
The publication deals clean readings of widely used post-9/11 novels, comparable to Jonathan Safran Foer’s
Extremely Loud & enormously Close, however it additionally considers works by means of Teju Cole, Joseph O’Neill, Silver Krieger, Colum McCann, Ronald Sukenick, Jonathan Lethem, Thomas Pynchon, Colson Whitehead, Paul Auster, William Gibson, Amitav Ghosh, and Katherine Boo. furthermore, The urban considering the fact that 9/11 contains essays at the movies Children of Men, Hugo, and the variation of Extremely Loud & exceptionally Close, chapters at the tv sequence The Bridge, The Killing, and The Wire, and an research of Michael Arad’s Reflecting Absence and the Sep 11 Memorial.

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Mikhail Bakhtin: The Word in the World (Critics of the Twentieth Century)

By Graham Pechey

Mikhail Bakhtin is among the such a lot influential theorists of philosophy in addition to literary experiences. His paintings on discussion and discourse has replaced the way we learn texts – either literary and cultural – and his perform of philosophy in literary refraction and philological exploration has made him a pioneering determine within the twentieth-century convergence of the 2 disciplines.

In this booklet, Graham Pechey bargains a remark on Bakhtin’s texts in all their advanced and allusive ‘textuality’, preserving a feeling all through of the old environment during which they have been written and of his personal interpretation of and reaction to them. reading Bakhtin’s dating to Russian Formalism and Soviet Marxism, Pechey makes a speciality of significant pursuits: the effect of jap Orthodox Christianity upon his considering; and Bakhtin’s use of literary feedback and hermeneutics as methods of ‘doing philosophy by way of different means’.

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Parisian Intersections: Baudelaire's Legacy to Composers (Romanticism and after in France / Le Romantisme et après en France)

The interval from the 1850s to the Eighteen Nineties in Paris marked a key turning aspect for poets and composers, as they grappled with the hot ways that poetry and track may perhaps intersect. lower than the actual stipulations of the time and position, either paintings types underwent major advancements which challenged the prestige of every shape. In either inventive and significant paintings from this period, poets and composers provided tantalising yet challenging insights into ‘musical’ poetry and ‘poetic’ music.
The significant factor tested during this publication is that of what occurs to poetry while it encounters tune, specifically as track. the writer locations Baudelaire’s well-known sonnet ‘La Mort des amants’ on the middle of the research, tracing its transposition into track via a succession of either beginner composers, studying works via Villiers de l’Isle-Adam, Serpette, Rollinat, Debussy and Charpentier, in addition to a rare parodic tune model through Valade and Verlaine.
A spouse site deals recordings of every of the songs analysed during this booklet.

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