Figures of Desire

"An important contribution to film theory. . . . Williams has a fluid, assured style. She is clearly in command of the subject. She's made a strong and original argument for the psychoanalytic basis of Surrealism.

Author: Linda Williams

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520078963

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

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"An important contribution to film theory. . . . Williams has a fluid, assured style. She is clearly in command of the subject. She's made a strong and original argument for the psychoanalytic basis of Surrealism."--James Monaco, author of The New Wave

Land of Desire

This monumental work of cultural history was nominated for a National Book Award.

Author: William R. Leach

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307761142

Category: History

Page: 560

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This monumental work of cultural history was nominated for a National Book Award. It chronicles America's transformation, beginning in 1880, into a nation of consumers, devoted to a cult of comfort, bodily well-being, and endless acquisition. 24 pages of photos.

The Desire of the Nations

A new treatment of political theology - politically constructive and receptive to Christian tradition.

Author: Oliver O'Donovan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521665162

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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A new treatment of political theology - politically constructive and receptive to Christian tradition.

The Constraints of Desire

Using methods developed from feminist anthropology, Winkler steps back from this narrowly framed question and puts it in the larger context of how sex and gender in ancient Greece were culturally constructed.

Author: John J. Winkler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134975805

Category: History

Page: 282

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For centuries, classical scholars have intensely debated the "position of women" in classical Athens. Did women have a vast but informal power, or were they little better than slaves? Using methods developed from feminist anthropology, Winkler steps back from this narrowly framed question and puts it in the larger context of how sex and gender in ancient Greece were culturally constructed. His innovative approach uncovers the very real possibilities for female autonomy that existed in Greek society.

Differencing the Canon

In this book, art historian Griselda Pollock makes a compelling intervention into a debate at the very centre of feminist art history: should the traditional canon of the 'Old Masters' be rejected, replaced or reformed?

Author: Griselda Pollock

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415067003

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

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In this book, art historian Griselda Pollock makes a compelling intervention into a debate at the very centre of feminist art history: should the traditional canon of the 'Old Masters' be rejected, replaced or reformed? What 'difference' can feminist 'interventions in art's histories' make? Should we simply reject the all-male succession of 'great artists' in favour of an all-woman litany of artistic heroines? Or should we displace present gender demarcations and allow the ambiguities and complexities of desire to shape our readings of art? Differencing the Canon moves between feminist re-readings of the canonical modern masters - Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and Manet - and the 'canonical' artists of feminist art history, Artemisia Gentileschi and Mary Cassatt. Pollock avoids both an unnuanced critique of masculine canons and an unquestioning celebration of women artists. She draws on psychoanalysis and deconstruction to examine the project of reading for 'inscriptions in the feminine', and asks what the signs of difference might be in art made by an artist who is 'a woman'.

Race and the Education of Desire

She asks why there has been such a muted engagement with this work among students of colonialism for whom issues of sexuality and power are so essential.

Author: Ann Laura Stoler

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822316909

Category: Psychology

Page: 237

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Michel Foucault's History of Sexuality has been one of the most influential books of the last two decades. It has had an enormous impact on cultural studies and work across many disciplines on gender, sexuality, and the body. Bringing a new set of questions to this key work, Ann Laura Stoler examines volume one of History of Sexuality in an unexplored light. She asks why there has been such a muted engagement with this work among students of colonialism for whom issues of sexuality and power are so essential. Why is the colonial context absent from Foucault's history of a European sexual discourse that for him defined the bourgeois self? InRace and the Education of Desire, Stoler challenges Foucault's tunnel vision of the West and his marginalization of empire. She also argues that this first volume ofHistory of Sexuality contains a suggestive if not studied treatment of race. Drawing on Foucault's little-known 1976 College de France lectures, Stoler addresses his treatment of the relationship between biopower, bourgeois sexuality, and what he identified as “racisms of the state.” In this critical and historically grounded analysis based on cultural theory and her own extensive research in Dutch and French colonial archives, Stoler suggests how Foucault's insights have in the past constrained—and in the future may help shape—the ways we trace the genealogies of race. Race and the Education of Desire will revise current notions of the connections between European and colonial historiography and between the European bourgeois order and the colonial treatment of sexuality. Arguing that a history of European nineteenth-century sexuality must also be a history of race, it will change the way we think about Foucault.

Law of Desire

Author: Shahla Haeri

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815624837

Category: History

Page: 276

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Desire Lines

When sixteen-year-old Walker gets caught up in a witch-hunt against homosexuals, he is left to stand by and watch as a tragedy unfolds.

Author: Jack Gantos

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 1466824069

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 144

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When sixteen-year-old Walker gets caught up in a witch-hunt against homosexuals, he is left to stand by and watch as a tragedy unfolds.

Discourses of Desire

Tracing the development of the genre from Ovid to the twentieth-century novel, she explores the important implications of these amatory discourses for an understanding of fictive representation in general.

Author: Linda S. Kauffman

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801495106

Category: Desire in literature

Page: 331

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Kauffman looks at a neglected genre--the love letter written by literary heroines. Tracing the development of the genre from Ovid to the twentieth-century novel, she explores the important implications of these amatory discourses for an understanding of fictive representation in general.

Desire Unlimited

With four additional chapters and original film stills, this new edition is the only study of its kind in English.

Author: Paul Julian Smith

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859847787

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 217

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With four additional chapters and original film stills, this new edition is the only study of its kind in English. The author argues that beneath Almodovar's genius for comedy and visual pleasure lies a filmmaker who deserves to be taken seriously.

Archaeologies of the Future

Jameson's essential essays, including "The Desire Called Utopia," conclude with an examination of the opposing positions on utopia and an assessment of its political value today.Archaeologies of the Future is the third volume, after ...

Author: Fredric Jameson

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781844670338

Category: Philosophy

Page: 431

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In an age of globalization characterized by the dizzying technologies of the First World, and the social disintegration of the Third, is the concept of utopia still meaningful? Archaeologies of the Future, Jameson's most substantial work since Postmodernism, Or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, investigates the development of this form since Thomas More, and interrogates the functions of utopian thinking in a post-Communist age. The relationship between utopia and science fiction is explored through the representations of othernessalien life and alien worldsand a study of the works of Philip K. Dick, Ursula LeGuin, William Gibson, Brian Aldiss, Kim Stanley Robinson and more. Jameson's essential essays, including "The Desire Called Utopia," conclude with an examination of the opposing positions on utopia and an assessment of its political value today.Archaeologies of the Future is the third volume, after Postmodernism and A Singular Modernity, of Jameson's project on the Poetics of Social Forms.

A Streetcar Named Desire

Tennessee Williams' classic drama studies the emotional disintegration of a Southern woman whose last chance for happiness is destroyed by her vindictive brother-in-law.

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811216029

Category: Drama

Page: 192

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Tennessee Williams' classic drama studies the emotional disintegration of a Southern woman whose last chance for happiness is destroyed by her vindictive brother-in-law.

Cartographies of Desire

"A remarkable and sorely needed synthesis of the best of traditional historiographical documentation and critically astute analysis and contextualization.

Author: Gregory M. Pflugfelder

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520209091

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 399

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"A remarkable and sorely needed synthesis of the best of traditional historiographical documentation and critically astute analysis and contextualization. Cartographies complements and, frankly, exceeds any of the English language monographs on similar topics that precede it, and it represents significant contributions to several fields outside of East Asian history, including literature, gender studies, lesbian and gay studies, and cultural studies."--Earl Jackson Jr., author of Strategies of Deviance: Studies in Gay male Representation and Fantastic Living: The Speculative Autobiographies of Samuel R. Delany

Desire

Drawing on a rich array of sources including poetry, novels, pornography and film as well as court records, autobiographies and personal letters, this volume integrates the history of heterosexuality with same-sex desire, andexploresthe ...

Author: Anna Clark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415775175

Category: History

Page: 282

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'... the rich range of historical information that Clark weaves into her chapters... makes this ambitious overview of sex in Europe a highly accessible and successful endeavour.' - Times Higher Education Supplement 'Provides a valuable overview of the history of sexuality in Europe since classical antiquity, synthesising as it does a mass of studies of specific regions and periods which have appeared during the last two decades.' Lesley Hall, Wellcome Library, UK Desire: A History of European Sexuality is a sweeping survey of sexuality in Europe from the Greeks to the present day. It traces two concepts of sexual desire that have competed in European history: desire as dangerous, polluting, and disorderly; and desire as creative, transcendent, even revolutionary. This book follows these changing attitudes toward sexuality through the major turning points of European history. Written in a lively and engaging style, the book contains many fascinating anecdotes drawing on a rich array of sources including poetry, novels, pornography and film as well as court records, autobiographies and personal letters. While Anna Clark builds on the work of dozens of historians, she also takes a fresh approach and introduces the concepts of twilight moments and sexual economies. Desire integrates the history of heterosexuality with same-sex desire, and focuses on the emotions of love as well as the passions of lust, the politics of sex as well as the personal experiences.

Desire and Domestic Fiction

She also examines the works of such novelists as Richardson, Jane Austen, and the Bront s to reveal the ways in which these authors rewrite the domestic practices and sexual relations of the past to create the historical context through ...

Author: Nancy Armstrong

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195041798

Category: Desire in literature

Page: 300

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Desire and Domestic Fictionargues that far from being removed from historical events, novels by writers from Richardson to Woolf were themselves agents of the rise of the middle class. Drawing on texts that range from 18th-century female conduct books and contract theory to modern psychoanalytic case histories and theories of reading, Armstrong shows that the emergence of a particular form of female subjectivity capable of reigning over the household paved the way for the establishment of institutions which today are accepted centers of political power. Neither passive subjects nor embattled rebels, the middle-class women who were authors and subjects of the major tradition of British fiction were among the forgers of a new form of power that worked in, and through, their writing to replace prevailing notions of "identity" with a gender-determined subjectivity. She also examines the works of such novelists as Richardson, Jane Austen, and the Bront s to reveal the ways in which these authors rewrite the domestic practices and sexual relations of the past to create the historical context through which modern institutional power would seem not only natural but also humane, and therefore to be desired.

Aristotle

In this 1988 book, Professor Lear introduces Aristotle's philosophy and guides us through the central Aristotelian texts.

Author: Jonathan Lear

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521347624

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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In this 1988 book, Professor Lear introduces Aristotle's philosophy and guides us through the central Aristotelian texts.

Constant s New Babylon

Author: Mark Wigley

Publisher: 010 Publishers

ISBN: 9064503435

Category: Architecture

Page: 252

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The Body and Desire

Even more problematic is “sexual orientation” (along with its associated terms, “
heterosexuality,” “homosexuality,” and “bisexuality”), which refers to a settled and
exclusive, or at least predominant, sexual desire for one or other sex, or indeed ...

Author: Raphael A. Cadenhead

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520297962

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Although the reception of the Eastern Father Gregory of Nyssa has varied over the centuries, the past few decades have witnessed a profound awakening of interest in his thought. The Body and Desire sets out to retrieve the full range of Gregory’s thinking on the challenges of the ascetic life by examining within the context of his theological commitments his evolving attitudes on what we now call gender, sex, and sexuality. Exploring Gregory’s understanding of the importance of bodily and spiritual maturation for the practices of contemplation and virtue, Raphael A. Cadenhead recovers the vital relevance of this vision of transformation for contemporary ethical discourse.

Desire Streetcar Line Project

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Wingless Desire in Modernist Russia

In internal mediation, the imitator becomes deceived, or selfdeceives, into
thinking that his or her desire is original and unidirectional. Sancho Panza
displays internal mediation when he presents his desire to become a governor of
an island, ...

Author: Yelena Zotova

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1793605599

Category: History

Page: 296

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In Wingless Desire in Modernist Russia, Yelena Zotova argues that the concept of envy underwent a peculiar transformation in the Russian Modernist prose of the 1920s due to a series of radical shifts in societal values, with each subsequent change thwarting Russia’s volatile axiological hierarchy. Industriousness and austerity, inferior to playful genius in Pushkin’s “Mozart and Salieri,” became virtues, while the intrinsic value of nonutilitarian art was officially nullified by the Bolshevik state.Consequently, a new literary type emerged, and envy, described as “wingless desire” by Russia’s chief poet Alexander Pushkin, obtained new ownership as the envied became the envier. Superimposing twentieth-century theories of envy onto Mikhail Bakhtin’s “Author and Hero in the Aesthetic Activity” (1923), Zotova proposes that Salieri’s envy could be the wingless embryo of the Bakhtinian authorship.