The Pleasure of the Text

. Like filings which gather to form a figure in a magnetic field, the parts and pieces here do come together, determined to affirm the pleasure we must take in our reading as against the indifference of (mere) knowledge." --Richard Howard

Author: Roland Barthes

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374521608

Category: Literary Criticism

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What is it that we do when we enjoy a text? What is the pleasure of reading? The French critic and theorist Roland Barthes's answers to these questions constitute "perhaps for the first time in the history of criticism . . . not only a poetics of reading . . . but a much more difficult achievement, an erotics of reading . . . . Like filings which gather to form a figure in a magnetic field, the parts and pieces here do come together, determined to affirm the pleasure we must take in our reading as against the indifference of (mere) knowledge." --Richard Howard

The Pleasure of the Feminist Text

The title of this critical study is partly stolen from Roland Barthes' The Pleasure of the Text (1973, transl. 1975), in which he distinguishes between the text of pleasure (plaisir) and the text of bliss (jouissance): Text of pleasure: ...

Author: Susanne Gruss

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 904202531X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 345

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“I would regard myself as a feminist writer, because I'm a feminist in everything else and one can't compartmentalise these things in one's life.” (Angela Carter)“When I became a feminist in 1968, I felt that I'd come home: the first home I ever had that was feminine. And it was very wild and theatrical and erotic, the early feminism.” (Michèle Roberts)Angela Carter and Michèle Roberts share a keen interest in gender and sexual identity, but many of their topics seem to mark them as opposites: Roberts's fascination with the impact of religion, motherhood and autobiography on female identity covers areas that Carter shuns in her writings. In reading these two authors parallel and in contrast to each other, this monograph follows a triple objective: it provides a comprehensive critical introduction to the works of Roberts, explores aspects of Carter's work that have not yet been analyzed sufficiently (religion, motherhood, and masculinity), and uses both authors to explore motifs and strategies of feminist writing. The analyses of both authors' works are supplemented by close readings of a wide range of theoretical perspectives (especially French feminism and psychoanalysis) and concise theoretical outlines of the topics covered (radical feminism, religion, motherhood and fatherhood, masculinity, fairy tales, romances and chick lit, and history and auto/biography).

The Pleasure In of the Text

What exactly thrills us in the text? Taking the work of Roland Barthes as a central reference, the aim of this collection of essays is to investigate a variety of themes and issues associated with the question of readerly pleasure.

Author: Fabien Arribert-Narce

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781789977264

Category: Literature

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"Reading is a peculiar kind of experience. Although its practice and theory have a very long tradition, the question of aesthetic pleasure is as perplexing as ever. Why do we read? What exactly thrills us in the text? Taking the work of Roland Barthes as a central reference, the aim of this collection of essays is to investigate a variety of themes and issues associated with the question of readerly pleasure. Pleasure 'in' the text is related to the content of the text and associated with various methods of representing the pleasures of 'real life', whereas pleasure 'of' the text is discovered in the literary form. The imperfect, if not erroneous, distinction between form and content, constitutes one of the main methodological techniques for identifying the two major sources of pleasure, and serves as a starting point for the inquiry. This bookdoes not merely offer a personal view of the problem in question, nor an exposition of this problem locked within the limits of a given theory, but a broader perspective consisting of the reflections of academics who critically evaluate both its theoretical and practical aspects, across disciplines such as literary theory and criticism, semiology, philosophy and psychoanalysis"--

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Author: Roland Barthes

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Category: Criticism, Textual

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The Pleasure of the Text

"In The Pleasure of the Text, Sami Alwani weaves together themes of art induced dissociation, queer intergenerational polyamory, racial capitalism and esoteric mystical experiences into 20 slice of life comic stories that are equal parts ...

Author: Sami Alwani

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781772620528

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 120

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In The Pleasure of the Text, Sami Alwani weaves together themes of art induced dissociation, queer intergenerational polyamory, racial capitalism and esoteric mystical experiences into twenty slice-of-life comic stories that are equal parts comedy and tragedy. These stories question society and individual identity. A talking baby philosophizes away his own emotions. A half-man, half-dog cartoonist's spirit burns too bright when he alienates the entire alternative comics industry, drunk on his own power. A friendly ghost survives COVID quarantine with the help of CBD pot cookies and essential oil diffusers. There's something for everyone in this cheerful volume collecting all of award-winning Alwani's work-to-date with plenty of never-before-seen material.

For the Pleasure of the Text

At the heart of this book lies attempts to read: reading here being understood as the openness to the possibility of another; a relation that occurs prior to any semantic or formal identification, and, therefore, prior to any attempt at ...

Author: Jeremy Fernando

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789810979034

Category:

Page: 110

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At the heart of this book lies attempts to read: reading here being understood as the openness to the possibility of another; a relation that occurs prior to any semantic or formal identification, and, therefore, prior to any attempt at assimilating, or appropriating, what is being read to the one who reads. Thus, an event. It opens with Lim Lee Ching's reading of this book; a reading before your reading, as it were. And is followed by Jeremy Fernando's attempts to respond to the many Roland Barthes - all whilst foregrounding the risk that, even as one attempts to read as openness to the possibility of another, all reading potentially re-writes the other; that his reading may well be an inscribing of his R.B.; that whilst reading it, you may well be making your very own R.B.. In the midst of which, you will find a piano score composed by Jachin Pousson: which is both a nod to the fact that Barthes was a pianist, and also a note to the musicality of the thought of Roland Barthes. The hope is that these readings bring, open the possibility of, pleasure: not just for the one who reads, but perhaps even for - if one allows oneself to imagine - the text. For the one we call, name - can do nothing but name - Roland Barthes.

The Pleasure of the Text

"d PlsUR of d Txt is a conceptual work where a book by Roland Barthes called The Pleasure of the Text has been translated into text messaging language.

Author: Roland Barthes

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ISBN: 9781907903427

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The Pleasure of Writing

See on this , the discussion about the narrating I , marked by " il segno femminile , " in " Immagine e figura " by Paola Colaiacomo et al . ( Come nello specchio ) . which ... The Pleasure of the Text . Trans . Richard Miller .

Author: Rodica Diaconescu-Blumenfeld

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557531971

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

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"This volume is recommended to both Italianist and feminist scholars and students, as well as to readers concerned with the ties between literary theory and textual analysis."--BOOK JACKET.

The Gentlest Law

Rich in informative and provocative suggestions for interpreting all of Barthes's texts, this unique work proposes a comprehensive commentary on Barthes's brilliant, programmatic book, The Pleasure of the Text.

Author: Armine Kotin Mortimer

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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Rich in informative and provocative suggestions for interpreting all of Barthes's texts, this unique work proposes a comprehensive commentary on Barthes's brilliant, programmatic book, The Pleasure of the Text. Fully explained intertexts illustrate the theory of intertextuality and clarify the book's most enigmatic and complex concepts. Also included are corrections of the serious errors in the English translation. The introduction assesses the importance of The Pleasure of the Text in Barthes's evolution and defines intertextuality and other key Barthesian notions such as écriture; a bibliography and index complete this valuable and most unusual study. Students and professors alike will find it indispensable.

Beyond Pleasure Freud Lacan Barthes

For Barthes , photographs with a ciple , 42–43 . 68. Martin Golding , " Memory , punctum escape this fate . Jean - Michel 8. “ Le réel est au - delà de Commemoration , and the Photograph , " Rabaté regards this text as the “ philo- ...

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Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271047003

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The Pleasure of Modernist Music

More specifically, Barthes was eager to differentiate between God-like Author and proletarian scriptor, and to ensure polyvalent meanings for a text. “We know now that a text is not a line of words releasing a single 'theological' ...

Author: Arved Mark Ashby

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1580461433

Category: Music

Page: 404

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An exploration of the meaning of "modernist" music.

Poetry Barthes

Significantly, even the 'dumb' New York School poets who do not display the price tag of theory in their texts are ... and her reader's compulsion to know where the writing is going'.169 Nelson goes on to quote The Pleasure of the Text: ...

Author: Calum Gardner

Publisher: Poetry and Lup

ISBN: 1786941368

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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What kinds of pleasure do we take from writing and reading? What authority has the writer over a text? What are the limits of language's ability to communicate ideas and emotions? Moreover, what are the political limitations of these questions? The work of the French cultural critic and theorist Roland Barthes (1915-80) poses these questions, and has become influential in doing so, but the precise nature of that influence is often taken for granted. This is nowhere more true than in poetry, where Barthes' concerns about pleasure and origin are assumed to be relevant, but this has seldom been closely examined. This innovative study traces the engagement with Barthes by poets writing in English, beginning in the early 1970s with one of Barthes' earliest Anglophone poet readers, Scottish poet-theorist Veronica Forrest-Thomson (194775). It goes on to examine the American poets who published in L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E and other small but influential journals of the period, and other writers who engaged with Barthes later, considering his writings' relevance to love and grief and their treatment in poetry. Finally, it surveys those writers who rejected Barthes' theory, and explores why this was. The first study to bring Barthes and poetry into such close contact, this important book illuminates both subjects with a deep contemplation of Barthes' work and a range of experimental poetries.

The Pain of the Pleasure of the Text

Author: Emma Fiona Wilson

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Producing Pleasure in the Contemporary University

103) writes, the “convention-derived expectations of the kind of text it is ... (so much so that, while or after reading it, he feels: This is what a text should be)”. Not exactly opposed to the text of pleasure, yet different, ...

Author: Stewart Riddle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463511792

Category: Education

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Academics working in contemporary universities are experiencing unprecedented and unsustainable pressure in an environment of hyper-performativity, metrics and accountability. From this perspective, the university produces multiple tensions and moments of crises, where it seems that there is limited space left for the intrinsic enjoyment arising from scholarly practices. This book offers a global perspective on how pleasure is central to the endeavours of academics working in the contemporary university, with contributors evaluating the opportunities for the strategic refusal of the quantifying, stultifying and stupefying delimiters of what is possible for academic production. The aim of this book is to open up spaces for conversation, reflection and thought, in order to think, to be and to do differently – pleasurably. Contributors rupture the bounds of what is permissible and possible within their daily lives, habits and practices. As such, this book addresses increasingly significant questions. What are some of the multiple and different ways that we can reclaim pleasure and enhance the durations and intensities of our passions, desires and becomings within the contemporary university? How might these aspirations be realised? What are the spaces for the pleasurable production of research that might be opened up? How might we reconfigure the neoliberal university to be a place of more affect, where desire, laughter and joy join with the work that we seek to undertake and the communities whom we serve?

Writing for Pleasure

207) warns that 'too much interpretive assistance and the reader flees, leaving the teacher ... in sole possession of the text', while Harold Rosen says uncompromisingly that under such circumstances 'the pleasure of the text is ...

Author: Ross Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000298841

Category: Education

Page: 260

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This book explores what writing for pleasure means, and how it can be realised as a much-needed pedagogy whose aim is to develop children, young people, and their teachers as extraordinary and life-long writers. The approach described is grounded in what global research has long been telling us are the most effective ways of teaching writing and contains a description of the authors’ own research project into what exceptional teachers of writing do that makes the difference. The authors describe ways of building communities of committed and successful writers who write with purpose, power, and pleasure, and they underline the importance of the affective aspects of writing teaching, including promoting in apprentice writers a sense of self-efficacy, agency, self-regulation, volition, motivation, and writer-identity. They define and discuss 14 research-informed principles which constitute a Writing for Pleasure pedagogy and show how they are applied by teachers in classroom practice. Case studies of outstanding teachers across the globe further illustrate what world-class writing teaching is. This ground-breaking text is essential reading for anyone who is concerned about the current status and nature of writing teaching in schools. The rich Writing for Pleasure pedagogy presented here is a radical new conception of what it means to teach young writers effectively today.

The Pleasure of his Company

BUTCHERING THE TEXT “...at the heart of Shakespeare is language – rhythm, stress, meaning. I've been concerned with American actors and audiences getting involved with that language – making it their own, without denying the fact that ...

Author: Louis Phillips

Publisher: World Audience Inc

ISBN: 1546430466

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 124

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Louis Phillips, a widely published poet, playwright, and short story writer, has written some 50 books for children and adults. Among his published works are: six collections of short stories – A Dream of Countries Where No One Dare Live (SMU Press), The Bus to the Moon (Fort Schuyler Press), The Woman Who Wrote King Lear and Other Stories (Pleasure Boat Studio), Must I Weep for The Dancing Bear (Pleasure Boat Studio), Galahad in the City of Tigers, and Sheathed Bayonets (World Audience). Hot Corner, a collection of his baseball writings, and R.I.P. (a sequence of poems about Rip Van Winkle) from Livingston Press; The Envoi Messages, The Ballroom in St. Patrick’s Cathedral and The Last of The Marx Brothers' Writers, full-length plays, (Broadway Play Publishers). Fireworks in Some Particulars (Fort Schuyler Press) is a collection of poetry, short stores, and humor pieces. That book also contains his play – God Have Mercy on the June-Bug. Pleasure Boat Studio has published The Domain of Silence/The Domain of Absence: New & Selected Poems, and The Domain Of Small Mercies: New & Selected Poems (2).

Sport and the Social Significance of Pleasure

Sigmund Freud's notion of The Pleasure Principle (1895) and later his work on Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1921) ... Specifically, Barthes' work on The Pleasures of the Text (1973) helped inform Kristeva's ideas, in particular her ...

Author: Richard Pringle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317516583

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 242

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This innovative text's critical examination foregrounds the prime reason why so many people participate in or watch sport – pleasure. Although there has been a "turn" to emotions and affect within academia over the last two decades, it has been somewhat remiss that pleasure, as an integral aspect of human life, has not received greater attention from sociologists of sport, exercise and physical education. This book addresses this issue via an unabashed examination of sport and the moving body via a "pleasure lens." It provides new insights about the production of various identities, power relations and social issues, and the dialectical links between the socio-cultural and the body. Taking a wide-sweeping view of pleasure - dignified and debauched, distinguished and mundane – it examines topics as diverse as aging, health, fandom, running, extreme sports, biopolitics, consumerism, feminism, sex and sexuality. In drawing from diverse theoretical approaches and original empirical research, the text reveals the social and political significance of pleasure and provides a more rounded, dynamic and sensual account of sport.

Authorship s Wake

For a reading of The Pleasure of the Text's representation of authorship, see Widiss, Obscure Invitations, 9–11. 31 As discussed in Chapter 4, The Preparation of the Novel refers to “The Death of the Author” as a symptom of a 1960s ...

Author: Philip Sayers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501367684

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Authorship's Wake examines the aftermath of the 1960s critique of the author, epitomized by Roland Barthes's essay, “The Death of the Author.” This critique has given rise to a body of writing that confounds generic distinctions separating the literary and the theoretical. Its archive consists of texts by writers who either directly participated in this critique, as Barthes did, or whose intellectual formation took place in its immediate aftermath. These writers include some who are known primarily as theorists (Judith Butler), others known primarily as novelists (Zadie Smith, David Foster Wallace), and yet others whose texts are difficult to categorize (the autofiction of Chris Kraus, Sheila Heti, and Ben Lerner; the autotheory of Maggie Nelson). These writers share not only a central motivating question – how to move beyond the critique of the author-subject – but also a way of answering it: by writing texts that merge theoretical concerns with literary discourse. Authorship's Wake traces the responses their work offers in relation to four themes: communication, intention, agency, and labor.

The Pleasure of Pictures

We appreciate paintings such as Henry Matisse's The Green Stripe for in it we recognize (the Gestalt of) Matisse's ... a further aesthetic value to the picture similar to the one inflected seeing-in involves (see later in the text).

Author: Jérôme Pelletier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135162265X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 312

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The general aim of this volume is to investigate the nature of the relation between pictorial experience and aesthetic appreciation. In particular, it is concerned with the character and intimacy of this relationship: is there a mere causal connection between pictorial experience and aesthetic appreciation, or are the two relata constitutively associated with one another? The essays in the book’s first section investigate important conceptual issues related to the pictorial experience of paintings. In Section II, the essays discuss the notion of styles, techniques, agency, and facture, and also take into account the experience of photographic and cinematic pictures. The Pleasure of Pictures goes substantially beyond current debates in the philosophy of depiction to launch a new area of reflection in philosophical aesthetics.

The Pursuit of Pleasure in the Pleasure of Another

value before you put your marriage on the chopping block or start doing all sorts of assessments. A Biblical Example of Non- virtuous ... 13:1-2) We find in the text that "after a time" Amnon loved Tamar. The question I ask of this text ...

Author: F. Darby Livingston

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1602662029

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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Livingston shows how a passion for the gospel of Jesus Christ is the fountain that sustains a God-glorifying, enjoyable, and durable marriage. The author challenges couples to experience Gods best as He designed it to be. (Relationships)