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Topographies du souvenir : « Le Livre des passages » de Walter Benjamin

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ISBN: 9782878548105 Language: French
Publisher: Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Les passages de Paris, lieux de mémoire de la « capitale du XIXe siècle », haut lieu du capitalisme triomphant, ont été au centre des recherches et réflexions de Walter Benjamin durant son exil en France dans les années 1930. Publié pour la première fois en 1982, le Livre des passages, oeuvre foisonnante et inachevée est devenu un véritable mythe, mine inépuisable de matériaux pour la recherche universitaire et lieu de convergence de tous les discours postmodernes.

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Walter Benjamin --- passages --- souvenir

Religion as a philosophical matter. Concerns about truth, name, and habitation

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ISBN: 9783110468663 9783110468731 Year: Pages: 249 DOI: 10.1515/9783110468663 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion --- Philosophy
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The book works out new perspectives for a philosophy of religion that aims beyond the internal questions of rationality within a theological tradition, on the one hand, and the outer criticism of religion from naturalistic quaters, on the other. Instead it places itself within a wider philosophical view in line with groundbreaking thoughts about culture and a basic human 'conditionality' among interwar philosophers such as Ernst Cassirer, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Walter Benjamin, and Martin Heidegger. The book also offers a concrete interpretation of examples of religious phenomena displaying a human world-relation that centers on issues of 'truth', 'name', and 'habitation'. Finally, lines are drawn to Jean-Luc Nancy's current rethinking of Christianity.

The Jews

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ISBN: 9780692620625 Year: Pages: 178 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0129.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The Jews is an anti-historical thriller in the form of a Talmudic tragicomedy, taking place sometime during the Second World War. Stalin and his Minister of Security Beria are worried about the political developments in Germany, where Martin Heidegger has replaced Adolf Hitler as Chancellor of the Third Reich. Suspecting that the Frankfurt School, headed by Vice-Chancellor Walter Benjamin, has masterminded this takeover, he dispatches two Jewish actors, Salomon Maimon and Natalia Goncharova, to investigate the situation in the hope of uncovering the extent of the Jewish conspiracy. Upon arrival in Berlin, Maimon and Goncharova are received by Benjamin, who introduces them to Heidegger. The latter has stopped speaking to anyone except his mother since his rise to power, and Benjamin holds long speeches on the history of theater, the law, God, the royal gods and the old goddesses. Eventually, prodded by his mother, Heidegger marries Goncharova, surrounded by a merry audience. The novel ends on a plain somewhere between Moscow and Berlin, where the final battle for Jerusalem is being waged. In front of the entrance of a camp, Maimon and Benjamin are joined by a group of old Jews arriving by train, bringing the news of Stalin’s death by circumcision. They reenact scenes from the Old Testament while Jerusalem is burning. Did the world to come finally arrive?

Middlebrow Modernism

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ISBN: 9780520970700 9780520298651 Year: Pages: 245 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.57 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: Music
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Situated at the intersection between the history, historiography and aesthetics of twentieth-century music, this study uses Benjamin Britten’s operas to illustrate the ways in which composers, critics and audiences mediated the “great divide” between modernism and mass culture. Reviving mid-century discussions of the “middlebrow,” Chowrimootoo demonstrates how these works allowed audiences to have their modernist cake and eat it: to revel in the pleasures of consonance, lyricism and theatrical spectacle, even while enjoying the prestige that came from rejecting them. By focusing on moments when reigning aesthetic oppositions and hierarchies threatened to collapse, Middlebrow Modernism offers a powerful model for recovering shades of grey in the black-and-white historiographies of twentieth-century music.

Violent Modernists

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ISBN: 9780810129627 9780810129306 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Northwestern University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102792
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Kai Evers’s Violent Modernists: The Aesthetics of Destruction in Twentieth-Century German Literature develops a new understanding of German modernism that moves beyond the oversimplified dichotomy of an avant-garde prone to aggression on the one hand and a modernism opposed to violence on the other. Analyzing works by Robert Musil, Franz Kafka, Karl Kraus, Walter Benjamin, Elias Canetti, and others, Evers argues that these authors are among the most innovative thinkers on violence and its impact on contemporary concepts of the self, history, and society.

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Literature --- Literature --- Germany --- Musil --- Kafka --- Benjamin --- Kraus --- Canetti --- Twentieth --- Aesthetics --- Destruction

Mikrologien

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Book Series: Lettre ISBN: 9783839401682 9783899421682 Year: Pages: 182 DOI: 10.14361/9783839401682 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Mikrologien - das sind die Kleinigkeiten, die kleinen Dinge. Sie erscheinen oft als unbedeutend, niedlich, dem Übersehen preisgegeben. Aber erschöpft sich ihr Logos in dieser (scheinbaren) Schwäche? Die vorliegenden Aufsätze entdecken andere Potenziale des Kleinen. In Literatur und Philosophie wird das Grundlegende, das Störende, das Dichte, die fantastische Welthaltigkeit aufgespürt. Die Autoren stecken an exemplarischen Gegenständen einen historischen Raum vom 17. bis zum 21. Jahrhundert ab und erkunden das Kleine als motivische, formale, epistemische und poetologische Instanz. Die mikrologische Recherche zeigt, dass die keimhafte, monadische und atomistische Relation zum Großen und Ganzen die literarische und philosophische Einbildungskraft enorm provoziert hat. Der Band behandelt u.a. Arbeiten von Walter Benjamin, Adalbert Stifter, Samuel Beckett, Franz Kafka, Heinrich von Kleist und Virginia Woolf.

The Politics of Imagination

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Book Series: Kultur- und Medientheorie ISBN: 9783839406816 9783899426816 Year: Pages: 198 DOI: 10.14361/9783839406816 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Media and communication
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This book explores Walter Benjamin, Siegfried Kracauer and Alexander Kluge's analyses of the role that a rejuvenation in the capacity for imagination can play in encouraging us to reconceive the possibilities of the past, the present, and the future outside of the parameters of the status quo. The concept of imagination to which the title of the book refers is not a strictly defined, stable concept, but rather a term which is employed to refer to a capacity that facilitates both an active, creative relationship to one's environment, and a process of mediation between the outside world and one's own experiences and memories. Through a detailed analysis of their engagements with subjects that span a broad range of historical and thematic contexts (including topics as diverse as literature, children's play, film, photography, history, and television) the book charts the extent to which the concept of imagination plays a central role in Benjamin, Kracauer, and Kluge's explorations of a mode of perception and experience which could serve as a catalyst for the creation and sustenance of a desire for a different kind of future.

Avantgarden und Politik

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783839411674 9783837611670 Year: Pages: 254 DOI: 10.14361/9783839411674 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Sociology
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Diktatur und Krieg haben den künstlerischen Aktivismus in Mitteleuropa, wie er mit dem Dadaismus begann, vernichtet. Durch den Strom des Exils verschob er sich auf den amerikanischen Kontinent. Dieser Band beleuchtet den Avantgardismus im frühen 20. Jahrhundert anhand der Fotografie, des Tanzes, surrealistischer Gruppierungen etc., um sich dann dessen Weiterentwicklungen bis in die jüngste Vergangenheit zuzuwenden. Die Beiträger_innen, darunter Theoretiker und Künstlerinnen aus New York, lassen die kulturellen Differenzen zwischen Europa und den USA verstehbar werden und zeigen, dass Avantgarde und politischer Aktivismus aufs Engste zusammengehören.

Gaming and the Arts of Storytelling

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ISBN: 9783039212316 9783039212323 Year: Pages: 144 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-232-3 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Philosophy
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This book examines the notion of storytelling in videogames. This topic allows new perspectives on the enduring problem of narrative in digital games, while also opening up different avenues of inquiry. The collection looks at storytelling in games from many perspectives. Topics include the remediation of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness in games such as Spec Ops: The Line; the storytelling similarities in Twin Peaks and Deadly Premonition, a new concept of ‘choice poetics’; the esthetics of Alien films and games, and a new theoretical overview of early game studies on narrative

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies

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ISBN: 9783038978480 9783038978497 Year: Pages: 246 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-849-7 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Philosophy
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In this volume of 15 articles, contributors from a wide range of disciplines present their analyses of Disney movies and Disney music, which are mainstays of popular culture. The power of the Disney brand has heightened the need for academics to question whether Disney’s films and music function as a tool of the Western elite that shapes the views of those less empowered. Given its global reach, how the Walt Disney Company handles the role of race, gender, and sexuality in social structural inequality merits serious reflection according to a number of the articles in the volume. On the other hand, other authors argue that Disney productions can help individuals cope with difficult situations or embrace progressive thinking. The different approaches to the assessment of Disney films as cultural artifacts also vary according to the theoretical perspectives guiding the interpretation of both overt and latent symbolic meaning in the movies. The authors of the 15 articles encourage readers to engage with the material, showcasing a variety of views about the good, the bad, and the best way forward.

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content analysis --- cultivation --- Disney --- family --- family structure --- family function --- Elsa --- Kristoff --- Olaf --- Marshmallow --- Let it Go --- enchantment --- applause --- engagement ring --- diamond --- gender --- snowmen --- wedding toast --- bullroarer --- fireworks --- witches --- magic --- standing ovation --- fertility --- parthenogenesis --- gender nonconformity --- non-binary --- storms --- family jewels --- snowflake --- feminism --- Moana --- Disney --- music --- colonialism --- imperialism --- appropriation --- Polynesia --- Disney --- EPCOT --- music --- appropriation --- world --- park --- entertainment --- sounds --- cultures --- Disney --- princess --- gender roles --- stereotyping --- children’s media --- death --- children --- Disney --- coping mechanisms --- Africana --- alternative royals --- intersectionality --- matrix of domination --- Disney --- gender --- motherhood --- media criticism --- family roles --- masculinity --- empowered mothering --- Pixar --- Disney --- postfeminism --- masculinity --- gender --- cultural studies --- Dumbo --- Lilo &amp --- Stitch --- Disney --- queer --- mean girls --- boobs and boyfriends --- girl cartoon --- gender --- pink elephants --- commodification --- Walter Benjamin --- diversity --- hegemony --- Disney --- coloniality --- adaptation --- Disney --- gender --- feminism --- political economy of film --- feminist film criticism --- feminist political economy of media --- gender stereotypes --- sexuality --- heroism --- hypermasculinity --- selflessness --- Hercules --- Zeus --- Megara --- Disney --- princess --- prince --- gender roles --- content coding analysis --- children’s media --- Disney --- girls --- beauty --- transnational media --- princess

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