Dionysus Reborn

Mihai Spariosu here explores the significance of the closely linked concepts of play and aestheticism in philosophical and scientific discourse since the end of the eighteenth century.

Author: Mihai Spariosu

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501746284

Category: Philosophy

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Remembering Dionysus

8 Conclusion Dionysus reborn in psychology and literature Introduction: C. G. Jung, James Hillman and the problems of literature in psychology It is in his essay on poetry that Jung makes a startlingly radical statement about ...

Author: Susan Rowland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317209614

Category: Literary Criticism

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Dionysus, god of dismemberment and sponsor of the lost or abandoned feminine, originates both Jungian psychology and literature in Remembering Dionysus. Characterized by spontaneity, fluid boundaries, sexuality, embodiment, wild nature, ecstasy and chaos, Dionysus is invoked in the writing of C. G. Jung and James Hillman as the dual necessity to adopt and dismiss literature for their archetypal vision of the psyche or soul. Susan Rowland describes an emerging paradigm for the twenty-first century enacting the myth of a god torn apart to be re-membered, and remembered as reborn in a great renewal of life. Rowland demonstrates how persons, forms of knowing and even eras that dismiss Dionysus are torn apart, and explores how Jung was Dionysian in providing his most dismembered text, The Red Book. Remembering Dionysus pursues the rough god into the Sublime in the destruction of meaning in Jung and Jacques Lacan, to a re-membering of sublime feminine creativity that offers zoe, or rebirth participating in an archetype of instinctual life. This god demands to be honoured inside our knowing and being, just as he (re)joins us to wild nature. This revealing book will be invigorating reading for Jungian analysts, psychotherapists, arts therapists and counsellors, as well as academics and students of analytical psychology, depth psychology, Jungian and post-Jungian studies, literary studies and ecological humanities.
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The T S Eliot Studies Annual

Spariosu, Dionysus Reborn, x and 3. Spariosu, Dionysus Reborn, 12. This distinguishes him from more canonical accounts, like those of Huizinga and Roger Caillois, both of whom concentrate on what Spariosu calls rational play.

Author: John D. Morgenstern

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781942954286


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The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual strives to be the leading venue for the critical reassessment of Eliot's life and work in light of the ongoing publication of his letters, critical volumes of his complete prose, the new edition of his complete poems, and the forthcoming critical edition of his plays. All critical approaches are welcome, as are essays pertaining to any aspect of Eliot's work as a poet, critic, playwright, editor, or foremost exemplar of literary modernism. John D. Morgenstern, General Editor Editorial Advisory Board: Ronald Bush, University of Oxford David Chinitz, University of Loyola, Chicago Anthony Cuda, University of North Carolina-Greensboro Robert Crawford, University of St Andrews Frances Dickey, University of Missouri John Haffenden, University of Sheffield Benjamin G. Lockerd, Grand Valley State University Gail McDonald, Goldsmiths, University of London Gabrielle McIntire, Queen's University Jahan Ramazani, University of Virginia Christopher Ricks, Boston University Ronald Schuchard, Emory University Vincent Sherry, Washington University at St. Louis
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From Diversion to Subversion

Spariosu , Dionysus Reborn , 60 . 35. Schiller , Aesthetic Education , XXVII , 4 , 209 . 36. Ibid . , XXVII , 2 , 207 . 37. Ibid . , 6 , 51 . 38. Ibid . , 11 , 3 , 7 . 39. Ibid . , ll , 5 , 9. For a fuller examination of those political ...

Author: David Getsy

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271037032

Category: Art

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"Examines the wide-ranging influence of games and play on the development of modern art in the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher.
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Numbers Don t Lie

Sutton- Smith, Ambiguity of Play, 52–54; Spariosu, Dionysus Reborn, 15–17; Caillois, Man, Play and Games, 99–128 and 145–60. 9. Spariosu, Dionysus Reborn; Caillois, Man, Play and Games. 10. Bernstein, Against the Gods, 22. 11.

Author: Yago Colás

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496223463

Category: Sports & Recreation

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A typical NBA game can yield approximately 2,800 statistical events in thirty-two different categories. In Numbers Don’t Lie Yago Colás started with a simple question: How did basketball analytics get from counting one stat, the final score, to counting thousands? He discovered that what we call “basketball”—rules, equipment, fundamental skills, techniques, tactics, strategies—has changed dramatically since its invention and today encompasses many different forms of play, from backyards and rec leagues to the NBA Finals. Numbers Don’t Lie explores the power of data to tell stories about ourselves and the world around us. As advanced statistical methods and big-data technologies transform sports, we now have the power to count more things in greater detail than ever before. These numbers tell us about the past, present, and future that shape how basketball is played on the floor, decisions are made in front offices, and the sport is marketed and consumed. But what is the relationship between counting and what counts, between quantification and value? In Numbers Don’t Lie Colás offers a three-part history of counting in basketball. First, he recounts how big-data basketball emerged in the past twenty years, examines its current practices, and analyzes how it presents itself to the public. Colás then situates big data within the deeper social, cultural, and conceptual history of counting in basketball and beyond and proposes alternative frameworks of value with which we may take fuller stock of the impact of statistics on the sport. Ultimately, Colás challenges the putative objectivity of both quantification and academic writing by interweaving through this history a series of personal vignettes of life at the intersection of basketball, counting, and what counts.
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The Advent of Dionysus

A book with specific insight into the mysteries of this ancient myth, both its psychological ramifications and, modern-day recurrence.

Author: Dennis Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1514684780


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A book with specific insight into the mysteries of this ancient myth, both its psychological ramifications and, modern-day recurrence.
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Selected Essays

From Antistrophe 3 of Ivanov's “ Rebirth ” ( “ Vozrozhdenie ” ) , first published in Pilot Stars ; also quoted in ... see Patricia Mueller - Vollmer , “ Dionysus Reborn : Vjaceslav Ivanov's Theory of Symbolism ( Russia ) ” ( Ph.D. diss ...

Author: Viacheslav Vsevolodovich Ivanov

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810115220

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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A poet, critic and theoretician at the turn of the 20th century, Viacheslav Ivanov was dubbed Viacheslav the Magnificent by his contemporaries. This volume of essays covers a broad range of Ivanov's interests including the aesthetics of Symbolism, theatre and culturological concerns.
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God of Many Names

See Spariosu , Dionysus Reborn , pt . 1 , sec . 1.2 . 23. It is not inconceivable that Aristophanes was familiar with Euripides ' Bacchae because the play may have been performed in Athens soon after Euripides ' death in late 407 or ...

Author: Mihai Spariosu

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822311275

Category: Literary Criticism

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Tracing the interrelationship among play, poetic imitation, and power to the Hellenic world, Mihai I. Spariosu provides a revisionist model of cultural change in Greek antiquity. Challenging the traditional and static distinction made between archaic and later Greek culture, Spariosu's perspective is grounded in a dialectical understanding of values whose dominance depends on cultural emphasis and which shifts through time. Building upon the scholarship of an earlier volume, Dionysus Reborn, Spariosu her continues to draw on Dionysus—the “God of many names,” of both poetic play and sacred power—as a mythical embodiment of the two sides of the classical Greek mentality. Combining philosophical reflection with close textual analysis, the author examines the divided nature of the Hellenic mentality in such primary canonic texts as the Iliad, the Odyssey, the Theogony, Works and Days, the most well-known of the Presocratic fragments, Euripides' Bacchae, Aristophanes' The Frogs, Plato's Republic and Laws, and Aristotle's Poetics and Politics. Spariosu's model illuminates the many of the most enduring questions in contemporary humanistic study and addresses modern questions about the nature of the interrelation of poetry, ethics, and politics.
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Reading the New Nietzsche

In their fury to dismember and actually eat these sacrificial victims ( the practice is called omophagia ) , the cult ritually reenacted one of the principal myths of Dionysus's rebirth : the Orphic account wherein Dionysus himself was ...

Author: David B. Allison

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847689808

Category: Philosophy

Page: 316

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Reading the New Nietzsche is devoted to a comprehensive analysis of the four most important ad widely read of Nietzsche's works. After a largely biographical introduction, a chapter is devoted to each work. Read in succession they give an overall philosophical account of Nietzsche's thought.
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Inspiration Bacchus and the Cultural History of a Creation Myth

CHAPTER EIGHT A DIONYSUS REBORN FOR THE SYMBOLIST ERA The Dionysus of Friedrich Nietzsche For some time, perhaps two-and-a-half centuries following the Renaissance, Bacchus largely appears to have lost his preeminent status as a ...

Author: John F. Moffitt

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047407027

Category: History

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The Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law Online offers in-depth articles on issues such as Human Rights, UN organs and Commissions as well as questions of international law in connection with the United Nations. The core of authors proves to be a well balanced mix between young scholars and professors from all over Europe.
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Rebuilding the Profession

The most significant change in perspective in relation to Dionysus Reborn is found in the third chapter: the notion of ludic-irenic liminality, that is opposed to the contemporary philosophy of difference. The ancient origins of the ...

Author: Dorothy Figueira

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783847010937

Category: Fiction

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Twice Loved by the War God

“Mhm. Dionysus, reborn.” “Reborn!” “Yes. Like you. I can explain, but how much do you know of him already, Astra?” Dionysus was just a name that floated in my head, nothing more. I had no clue what he looked like, who he was, ...

Author: Mana Sol

Publisher: Mana Sol


Category: Fiction

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SEQUEL TO THE BELOVED OF THE GOD OF WAR, AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME - ---- Zeus has fallen, but the wise know the troubles of the gods are far from over. Astra, newly enthroned god-queen, must seek her proper place in this world so unprepared for all that is coming. With allies by her side, including Ares the war god, she will face the greatest darkness and the deepest waters, and truths that may shatter even her. She is Astra, First of the New Gods, and the enemies awaiting her are old and mighty, waiting to bend and break her. But the wise know a god-queen does not surrender. The god-queen must make them kneel.
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Time to Play

1 8 9 The most significant books in English devoted to the concept of play, which address certain aspects of the operation of play in art and aesthetics, are: Mihai Spariosu's Dionysus Reborn: Play and the Aesthetic Dimension in Modern ...

Author: Katarzyna Zimna

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857736253

Category: Social Science

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Play art' or interactive art is becoming a central concept in the contemporary art world, disrupting the traditional role of passive observance usually assumed by audiences, allowing them active participation. The work of 'play' artists - from Carsten Holler's 'Test Site' at the Tate Modern to Gabriel Orozco's 'Ping Pond Table' - must be touched, influenced and experienced; the gallery-goer is no longer a spectator but a co-creator. Time to Play explores the role of play as a central but neglected concept in aesthetics and a model for ground-breaking modern and postmodern experiments that have intended to blur the boundary between art and life. Moving freely between disciplines, Katarzyna Zimna links the theory and history of 20th and 21st century art with ideas developed within play, game and leisure studies, and the philosophical theories of Kant, Gadamer and Derrida, to critically engage with current discussion on the role of the artist, viewers, curators and their spaces of encounter. She combines a consideration of the philosophical implications of play with the examination of how it is actually used in modern and postmodern art - looking at Dada, Surrealism, Fluxus and Relational Aesthetics. Focusing mainly on process-based art, this bold book proposes a fresh approach - reaching beyond classical cultural theories of play.
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The Unpredictability of Gameplay

16 Spariosu, Dionysus Reborn, 11. 17 Lorraine Daston, Classical Probability in the Enlightenment (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1988), 151–2. 18 De Goede, Virtue, Fortune and Faith, 29. 19 Spariosu, Dionysus Reborn, 12.

Author: Mark R. Johnson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501321610

Category: Games & Activities

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The Unpredictability of Gameplay explores the many forms of unpredictability in games and proposes a comprehensive theoretical framework for understanding and categorizing non-deterministic game mechanics. Rather than viewing all game mechanics with unpredictable outcomes as a single concept, Mark R. Johnson develops a three-part typology for such mechanics, distinguishing between randomness, chance, and luck in gameplay, assessing games that range from grand strategy and MMORPGs to slot machines and card games. He also explores forms of unanticipated unpredictability, where elements of games fail to function as intended and create new forms of gameplay in the process. Covering a range of game concepts using these frameworks, The Unpredictability of Gameplay then explores three illustrative case studies: 1) procedural generation, 2) replay value and grinding, and 3) player-made practices designed to reduce the level of luck in non-deterministic games. Throughout, Johnson demonstrates the importance of looking more deeply at unpredictability in games and game design and the various ways in which unpredictability manifests while offering an invaluable tool for game scholars and game designers seeking to integrate unpredictability into their work.
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Ludic Self in Seventeenth Century English Literature The

... Literature, Mimesis and Play: Essays in Literary Theory (T iibingen: Gunter Narr Verlag,l982), 13—52, and Dionysus Reborn: Play and the Aesthetic Dimension in Modern Philosophical and Scientific Discourse (Ithaca: Cornell Univ.

Author: Anna K. Nardo

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438414133

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 263

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This book argues that play offered Hamlet, John Donne, George Herbert, Andrew Marvell, Robert Burton, and Sir Thomas Browne a way to live within the contradictions and conflicts of late Renaissance life by providing a new stance for the self. Grounding its argument in recent theories of play and in a historical analysis that sees the seventeenth century as a point of crisis in the formation of the western self, the author demonstrates how play helped mediate this crisis and how central texts of the period enact this mediation.
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Journeys to the Underworld and Heavenly Realm in Ancient and Medieval Literature

In Orphism the reborn Dionysus plays a key role in helping human beings purify themselves of their Titanic nature and enabling them to discover their true Dionysian self. This ascetic portrayal of Dionysus in Orphism is quite different ...

Author: John C. Stephens

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476634975

Category: Religion

Page: 183

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 Concepts of heaven and hell are among the oldest, most widespread religious beliefs in history. In Western literature, they are frequently embedded in stories of underworld explorations and celestial journeys—stories examining the nature of the universe, life on earth and the existence of the gods. The author analyzes tales of wonder in both ancient and medieval European literature. Other-worldly narratives appeared in literary contexts in the ancient world, including mythology, poetry and philosophical writings. In medieval times, they remained a popular form of literary expression. These stories are primarily religious in nature, describing fantastic worlds filled with miracles and supernatural beings.
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The Drunken Silenus

What wants It is to be seen as a child. Actually, that is the truth of it. Dionysus is the child god. He is the baby god, the god that grows and dies and is reborn and then goes through the whole process again and again.

Author: Morgan Meis

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725254145

Category: Art

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The Drunken Silenus is a book that is as hard to categorize as it is to put down--an enlightening and mesmerizing blend of philosophy, history, and art criticism. Morgan Meis begins simply enough, with a painting by the Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens of the figure from Greek mythology who is mentor to Dionysus, god of wine and excess of every kind. We learn who this obscure, minor god is--why he must attend on the god who dies and must be re-born and educated all over again--and why Rubens depicted him not as a character out of a farce, but as one whose plight evokes pity and compassion. The narrative spirals out from there, taking in the history of Antwerp, bloody seventeenth-century religious wars, tales of Rubens's father's near-execution for sleeping with William of Orange's wife, Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy and the impossibility of there being any meaning to human life, and the destruction of all civilization by nefarious forces within ourselves. All of this is conveyed in language that crackles with intelligence, wit, and dark humor--a voice that at times sounds a bit tipsy and garrulous, but which ultimately asks us to confront the deepest questions of meaning, purpose, and hope in the face of death and tragedy.
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Walkers Between the Worlds

Only when total harmony and balance exist is Dionysus reborn and the perfection of all things brought about. In cosmological terms, the Titans are represented by the twelve signs of the zodiac that rule over our lives; Dionysus is the ...

Author: Caitlín Matthews

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594776007

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 464

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A comprehensive overview of the Western perennial tradition--the hermetic tradition and the ancient earth wisdom of shamanic indigenous peoples • Provides practical exercises to reawaken mystical awareness and reconnect with the ancient mystery traditions of our ancestors • Reveals how earth wisdom and high magic complement one another In Walkers Between the Worlds, the authors reveal the development of both these traditions that were never far beneath the surface of Western culture and how they complement each other. As the orthodox structures of the West appear increasingly hollow and irrelevant, the Western way trod by the shaman and the magus remains vital, with many practical methods for reawakening awareness and reconnecting with the earth. In addition to its in-depth theoretical analysis, Walkers Between the Worlds contains practical exercises drawn from traditional teaching methods used by both native and hermetic traditions to help the reader explore these mysteries.
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Dionysus Reborn

Author: Patricia Ann Mueller-Vollmer


ISBN: OCLC:27231061


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Ritual Texts for the Afterlife

But as we saw in Chapter 3, there was also a tradition concerning Dionysus' rebirth, according to which Rhea reassembled the pieces of the dismembered god and restored him to life.45 Our earliest evidence for this tradition comes from ...

Author: Fritz Graf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136750724

Category: History

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Fascinating texts written on small gold tablets that were deposited in graves provide a unique source of information about what some Greeks and Romans believed regarding the fate that awaited them after death, and how they could influence it. These texts, dating from the late fifth century BCE to the second century CE, have been part of the scholarly debate on ancient afterlife beliefs since the end of the nineteenth century. Recent finds and analysis of the texts have reshaped our understanding of their purpose and of the perceived afterlife. The tablets belonged to those who had been initiated into the mysteries of Dionysus Bacchius and relied heavily upon myths narrated in poems ascribed to the mythical singer Orpheus. After providing the Greek text and a translation of all the available tablets, the authors analyze their role in the mysteries of Dionysus, and present an outline of the myths concerning the origins of humanity and of the sacred texts that the Greeks ascribed to Orpheus. Related ancient texts are also appended in English translations. Providing the first book-length edition and discussion of these enigmatic texts in English, and their first English translation, this book is essential to the study of ancient Greek religion.
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