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A Poetics Of Homecoming

A Poetics Of Homecoming
Author: Brendan O'Donoghue
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A Poetics of Homecoming
Language: en
Pages: 332
Authors: Brendan O'Donoghue, UCD School of Philosophy
Categories: Homecoming
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher:
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A Poetics of Homecoming
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: Brendan O’Donoghue
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-05-25 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
This investigation addresses a pressing anxiety of our time – that of homelessness. Tersely stated, the philosophical significance of homelessness in its more modern context can be understood to emerge with Nietzsche and his discourse on nihilism, which signals the loss of the highest values hitherto. Diverging from Nietzsche, Heidegger interprets homelessness as a symptom of the oblivion of being. The purpose of the present enquiry is to rigorously confront humanity’s state of homelessness, and at the same time illumine the extent to which Heidegger’s thought engages with this pervasive phenomenon. In questioning the nature of homelessness, Heidegger’s preoccupations with nihilism and modern technology prove crucial. Moreover, his attempts to overcome or prepare for the overcoming of this state of homelessness are also of great import to the current investigation. Adorno and Lévinas offer scathing critiques of Heidegger’s thought as it relates to the motifs of homelessness, homecoming (Heimkunft) and the German Heimat, for they associate it with provincialism, paganism, and a pernicious form of politics. In providing these critiques they bring to light the risks involved in undertaking a homecoming venture, and they also show how a great thinker can err greatly. While acknowledging the importance of these criticisms,
Euripides and the Poetics of Nostalgia
Language: en
Authors: Gary S. Meltzer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-10-16 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Branded by critics from Aristophanes to Nietzsche as sophistic, iconoclastic, and sensationalistic, Euripides has long been held responsible for the demise of Greek tragedy. Despite this reputation, his drama has a fundamentally conservative character. It conveys nostalgia for an idealized age that still respected the gods and traditional codes of conduct. Using deconstructionist and feminist theory, this 2006 book investigates the theme of the lost voice of truth and justice in four Euripidean tragedies. The plays' unstable mix of longing for a transcendent voice of truth and skeptical analysis not only epitomizes the discursive practice of Euripides' era but also speaks to our postmodern condition. The book sheds light on the source of the playwright's tragic power and enduring appeal, revealing the surprising relevance of his works for our own day.
A Poetics of Orthodoxy
Language: en
Pages: 140
Authors: Benjamin P. Myers
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-17 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
What makes one poem better than another? Do Christians have an obligation to strive for excellence in the arts? While orthodox Christians are generally quick to affirm the existence of absolute truth and absolute goodness, even many within the church fall prey to the postmodern delusion that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This book argues that Christian doctrine in fact gives us a solid basis on which to make aesthetic judgments about poetry in particular and about the arts more generally. The faith once and for all delivered unto the saints is remarkable in its combined emphasis on embodied particularity and meaningful transcendence. This unique combination makes it the perfect starting place for art that speaks to who we are as creatures made for eternity.
The Poetics of Revelation
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Diana Culbertson
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988-06 - Publisher: Mercer University Press
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Towards a Poetics of Postmodern Drama
Language: en
Pages: 135
Authors: Mufti Mudasir
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-26 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
The book is a study of Harold Pinter and Tom Stoppard, arguably the two most eminent British playwrights of the past sixty years or so, from a perspective of what it describes as a poetics of postmodern drama. Arguing for the application of Linda Hutcheon’s model of postmodernism to the study of drama, Towards a Poetics of Postmodern Drama shows that postmodern drama should be seen as a self-consciously contradictory and double-coded phenomenon, one which simultaneously inscribes and subverts the conventional categories of dramatic representation. In spite of its indebtedness to Beckett’s Absurdist and Brecht’s Epic theaters, postmodern drama should not be conflated with either. This is primarily because postmodern drama retains a critical edge towards contemporary reality in a manner which Hutcheon very aptly terms as a ‘complicitous critique’. The book demonstrates that both Pinter and Stoppard are pre-eminently postmodern in their treatment of issues such as the human subject, the notion of truth, historical verifiability and linguistic reference. Pinter’s preoccupation with non-referential modes of language-use, the role of power in the construction of the subject, and unreliable memories is as potent a way of disrupting the representational status of drama as Stoppard’s repeated recourse to devices such as
The Poetics of Fascism
Language: en
Pages: 177
Authors: Paul A. Morrison
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
"[With] its serious, important, and fervent argument...this book will make it impossible to teach 'modernism as usual' ever again."--Lee Edelman, Tufts University.
The Poetics of Fear
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Chris Erickson
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-05-05 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
The Poetics of Fear looks at how fear is used for political purposes, focusing on the binary logic of 'this is the way things are, and there is nothing (else) you can do about it' -- a logic that underlies the realist tradition in international relations theory. The Shield of Achilles from Homer's Iliad is used as metaphorical analysis to look at what the politics of fear is, how it works, and how it can be resisted. It aims to provide a human response to human security matters. The work first shows how the Shield works to paralyze its audience. How can it be resisted? One response is to offer a warning about the hazards of bearing the Shield. After looking at thinkers such as Plato, Baudrillard, and Nietzsche, the work concludes with an examination of ekphrasis as a critical tool.With a unique and fresh perspective, The Poetics of Fear will be relevant to those interested in security studies and critical theoretical approaches to political science.
The Poetics of Imitation
Language: en
Pages: 285
Authors: Patricia A. Rosenmeyer, Anacreon
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This 1992 book explores the complex poetics of imitation which inspired anacreontic composition for so many centuries in antiquity.
The Poetics of Poetry Film
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: Sarah Tremlett
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-15 - Publisher: Intellect Books
Set to generate and influence discussions in the field for years to come, this is an encyclopaedic work on the ever-evolving genre of poetry film. It will set the benchmark for all subsequent works on the subject. As well as being the first book of its kind, this will be a multi-platform project, with users to view the poetry films on a related website and an app planned to accompany the book. Poetry films are a genre of short film, usually combining the three main elements: the poem as verbal message; the moving film image and diegetic sounds; and additional non-diegetic sounds or music, which create a soundscape. This book examines the formal characteristics of the poetic in poetry film, film poetry and video poetry, particularly in relation to lyric voice and time. Provides an introduction to the emergence and history of poetry film in a global context, defining and debating terms both philosophically and materially. Examines the formal characteristics of the poetic in poetry film, particularly in relation to lyric voice and time. Includes interviews, analysis and a rigorous and thorough investigation of the poetry film from its origins to the present. This is a very important, groundbreaking work