Kristeva in America

The book also considers how critics in the United States receive Kristeva’s work on French feminism, semiotics, and psychoanalytic writing in complex, controversial ways, especially on the question of marginalized populations.

Author: Carol Mastrangelo Bové

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030599126

Category: Literary Criticism

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This Pivot studies the influence of Julia Kristeva’s work on American literary and film studies. Chapters consider this influence via such innovative approaches as Hortense Spillers’s and Jack Halberstam’s to Paule Marshall’s fiction and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, respectively. The book also considers how critics in the United States receive Kristeva’s work on French feminism, semiotics, and psychoanalytic writing in complex, controversial ways, especially on the question of marginalized populations. Examples include Kelly Oliver and Benigno Trigo on Orson Welles’s The Lady from Shanghai and Touch of Evil as well as Frances Restuccia on David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive. Carol Mastrangelo Bové also examines Kristeva’s take on the US in her essays and fiction, which provide a vital part of the dialogue with American critics. Like them, Bové incorporates Kristeva’s thought in her own creative readings of little-known authors and directors including Christiane Rochefort, Nancy Savoca, and Frank Lentricchia.
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Transferring to America

Jewish Interpretations of American Dreams Rael Meyerowitz ... Does Kristeva's book not in fact begin and end by advocating a search within the self for the sources of such sharing , so as to make the encounter with strangers , outsiders ...

Author: Rael Meyerowitz

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791426076

Category: History

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This book uses recent psychoanalytic theory to analyze the work of three contemporary scholars--Harold Bloom, Stanley Cavell, and Sacvan Bercovitch--while viewing their work as expressing Jewish immigrant desires for integration into American culture.
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A Kinder Gentler America

Because American polyvalence successfully makes selfreinvention the norm rather than a frightening aberration , a constant undercurrent of change throughout society does not induce the anguish of unclear boundaries . Kristeva could ...

Author: Mary Caputi

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 081664408X

Category: Political Science

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“In the Norman Rockwell paintings of the 1940s and 1950s,” wrote Newt Gingrich, “there was a clear sense of what it meant to be an American.” Gingrich’s words underline what Mary Caputi sees as a desire of the neoconservative movement to set a foundation for modern America that ennobles the past. Analyzing these competing uses of the past, A Kinder, Gentler America reveals how longing for the era of “the greatest generation” actually exposes a disillusionment with the present. Caputi draws on the theoretical frameworks of Julia Kristeva and Walter Benjamin to look at how the decade has been portrayed in movies such as Pleasantville and Far from Heaven and delves further to investigate our disenchantment’s lost origins in early modernity through a reading of the poetry of Baudelaire. What emerges is a stark contrast between the depictions of a melancholic present and a cheerful, shiny past. In the right’s invocation of the mythical 1950s and the left’s criticism of the same, Caputi recognizes a common unfulfilled desire, and proposes that by understanding this loss both sides can begin to accept that American identity, despite chaos and confusion, lies in the here and now. Mary Caputi is professor of political science at California State University, Long Beach, and is author of Voluptuous Yearnings: A Feminist Theory of the Obscene.
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Clint Eastwood s America

5 Kristeva, Desire in Language: A Semiotic Approach to Literature and Art, ed. Louis S. Roudiez, trans. ThomasGora, Alice Jardine,and Leon S. Roudiez (New York:Columbia University Press,1980), p. 154. All subsequent referencestothis ...

Author: Sam B. Girgus

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745656489

Category: Social Science

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The steady rise of Clint Eastwood’s career parallels a pressing desire in American society over the past five decades for a figure and story of purpose, meaning, and redemption. Eastwood has not only told and filmed that story, he has come to embody it for many in his public image and film persona. Eastwood responds to a national yearning for a vision of individual action and initiative, personal responsibility, and potential for renewal. An iconic director and star for his westerns, urban thrillers, and adventure stories, Eastwood has taken film art to new horizons of meaning in a series of masterpieces that engage the ethical and moral consciousness of our times, including Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby, and Mystic River. He revolutionized the war film with the unprecedented achievement of filming the opposing sides of the same historic battle in Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima, using this saga to present a sharply critical representation of the new America that emerged out of the war, a society of images and spectacles. This timely examination of Clint Eastwood’s oeuvre against the backdrop of contemporary America will be fascinating reading for students of film and popular culture, as well as readers with interests in Eastwood’s work, American film and culture.
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Stand up Comedy in Theory Or Abjection in America

Associate Professor of English and American Studies John Limon, John Limon Donald E. Pease ... Following her initial association of the abject with unthinkable permeabilities , Kristeva specifies vaguely that it is a “ something that I ...

Author: Associate Professor of English and American Studies John Limon

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822325462

Category: Drama

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A cultural theory of stand-up comedy.
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Literary Theory and Criticism

New French feminisms : Kristeva , Cixous , Irigaray French feminism offered an alternative perspective on the many debates of second wave feminism . It began to have a significant influence on Anglo - American feminism from around 1980 ...

Author: Patricia Waugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199291330

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This comprehensive guide to literary theory and criticism includes 39 specially commissioned chapters by an international team of academics. It includes key philosophical and aesthetic origins of literary theory, the foundational movements and thinkers in the first half of the 20th century and more.
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Criticism of Religion

There is some very good and there is some absolutely dreadful Kristeva. As far as the Bible is concerned, her readings of Ruth ... And, like her biblical readings, some Kristeva is cringingly awful, such as 'Love will save us',10 as are ...

Author: Roland Boer

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004176461

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Criticism of Religion offers a spirited critical commentary on the engagements with religion and theology by a range of leading Marxist philosophers and critics: Lucien Goldmann, Fredric Jameson, Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Kautsky, Julia Kristeva, Alain Badiou, Giorgio Agamben, Georg Lukács, and Raymond Williams. Apart from offering sustained critique, the aim is to gather key insights from these critics in order to develop a comprehensive theory of religion. The book follows on the heels of the acclaimed Criticism of Heaven, being the second volume of a five volume series called Criticism of Heaven and Earth.
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National Identities and Socio Political Changes in Latin America

Kern, Stephen. The Culture of Time and Space, 1880-1918. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1983. King, John. Magical Reels: A History of Cinema in Latin America. London: Verso, 1990. Kristeva, Julia. "Giotto's Joy." Desire in Language. Trans.

Author: Antonio Gomez-Moriana

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135667733

Category: History

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This study frames the social dynamics of Latin American in terms of two types of cultural momentum: foundational momentum and the momentum of global order in contemporary Latin America.
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On Race and Racism in America

Let us run away for a little while from our ritualized, polite civilization and let us relax, bend to those heads, ... 1 Julia Kristeva's work on foreignness presents another Hegelian-influenced attempt to deal with racial and ethnic ...

Author: Roy Martinez

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271047881

Category: Philosophy

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&“Given the racial complexity of the United States&—not to mention the racism of its foundations and its persistence&—why is it that the most influential white philosophers have not addressed the issue of race, its social construction and myth, and the problems it raises on a daily basis?&” To answer this question, Roy Martinez, the editor of this volume, solicited contributions from eight of the most significant American philosophers working in the Continental and American pragmatist philosophical traditions. But there is no one answer: each contributor has a distinct perspective on the problem and provides an answer reflecting that perspective. Some approach the question in a personal manner by reflecting on how race has affected their own lives. Others resort to meta-analyses of features of philosophy as a discipline that account for its relative blindness to issues of race. Together they shed light on an anomaly that distinguishes philosophy from the other humanities as well as the social sciences&—a relative lack of attention to race compared with class and gender&—and thus help us better understand how the mental frameworks within which scholars operate can lead to differences in the subjects they take an interest in analyzing. Aside from the editor, the contributors are John D. Caputo, David Couzens Hoy, John Ladd, Joseph Margolis, Ladelle McWhorter, Shannon Sullivan, Georgia Warnke, and Cynthia Willett.
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A Queer History of Adolescence

As the one walking around in socks, America feels these power dynamics and the paradox of his own agency. ... Kristeva's theory of adolescence to inhabit the subject positions of both doctor and adolescent patient simultaneously.

Author: Gabrielle Owen

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820357478

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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A Queer History of Adolescence reveals categories of age—and adolescence, specifically—as an undeniable and essential mechanism in the production of difference itself. Drawing from a dynamic and varied archive, including British and American newspapers, medical papers and pamphlets, and adolescent and children’s literature circulating on both sides of the Atlantic, Gabrielle Owen argues that adolescence has a logic, a way of thinking, that emerges over the course of the nineteenth century and that survives in various forms to this day. This logic makes the idea of adolescence possible and naturalizes our historically specific ways of conceptualizing time, development, social hierarchy, and the self. Rich in intersectional analysis, this book offers a multifaceted and historicized theory for categories of age that challenges existing methodologies for studying the people called children and adolescents. Rather than offering critique as an end in and of itself, A Queer History of Adolescence imagines the world-making possibilities that critique enables and, in so doing, shines a necessary light on the question of relationality in the lived world. Owen exposes the profound presence of history in our current moment in order to transform the habits of mind shaping age relations, social hierarchy, and the politics of identity today.
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Kristeva s Fiction

In this book, Kristeva scholars from a number of disciplines analyze her novels in relation to her work in psychoanalysis, interrogating the relationships between fiction and theory.

Author: Benigno Trigo

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438448282

Category: Literary Criticism

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The first comprehensive survey of the work of the Uruguayan printmaker and graphic artist Rimer Cardillo, presented in both English and Spanish.
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How We Found America

Kristeva , The Kristeva Reader , 58-59 . See also Kristeva , Desire in Language . In his discussion of the appropriation of the Bakhtinian model to literary theory , Jay Clayton , The Pleasures , emphasizes how Kristeva " saw in Bakhtin ...

Author: Magdalena J. Zaborowska

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807845094

Category: History

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Until now, the East European canon in American literature has been dominated by male dissident figures such as Brodsky, Milosz, and Kundera. Magdalena Zaborowska challenges that canon by demonstrating the contributions of lesser-known immigrant and expatr
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America s Disaster Culture

As if such an opposition subsumed the one between Conscious and Unconscious.2 Kristeva suggests that the boundaries—I/Other, inside/outside, ... However, we can also see examples of boundary America's Disaster Culture 142.

Author: Robert C. Bell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628924633

Category: Literary Criticism

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Are we inside the era of disasters or are we merely inundated by mediated accounts of events categorized as catastrophic? America's Disaster Culture offers answers to this question and a critical theory surrounding the culture of “natural” disasters in American consumerism, literature, media, film, and popular culture. In a hyper-mediated global culture, disaster events reach us with great speed and minute detail, and Americans begin forming, interpreting, and historicizing catastrophes simultaneously with fellow citizens and people worldwide. America's Disaster Culture is not policy, management, or relief oriented. It offers an analytical framework for the cultural production and representation of disasters, catastrophes, and apocalypses in American culture. It focuses on filling a need for critical analysis centered upon the omnipresence of real and imagined disasters, epidemics, and apocalypses in American culture. However, it also observes events, such as the Dust Bowl, Hurricane Katrina, and 9/11, that are re-framed and re-historicized as “natural” disasters by contemporary media and pop culture. Therefore, America's Disaster Culture theorizes the very parameters of classifying any event as a “natural” disaster, addresses the biases involved in a catastrophic event's public narrative, and analyzes American culture's consumption of a disastrous event. Looking toward the future, what are the hypothetical and actual threats to disaster culture? Or, are we oblivious that we are currently living in a post-apocalyptic landscape?
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Freudians And Feminists

How, then, did American feminists apply French thought, what conclusions did they draw from it, and in what way did their ... Kristeva's. Reception. in. America. When Julia Kristeva first came to Columbia University in the 1970s, ...

Author: Sin-wai Chan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429719462

Category: Social Science

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Tabloid Terror

See Neil Smith,American Empire, p. xii. ... They are new in the sense that they shape America's post-9/11 war story around the theme of abjection, and they take the US desperate search for new forms ... Kristeva, Powers of Horror, pp.

Author: Francois Debrix

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135979461

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book analyzes the methods, effects, and mechanisms by which international relations reach the US citizen. Deftly dissecting the interrelationships of national identity formation, corporate ‘news and opinion’ dissemination, and the quasi-academic apparatus of war justification - focusing on the Bush administration's exploitation of the fear and insecurity caused by 9/11 and how this has manifested itself in the US media (especially the tabloid populist media). Debrix explains how all serve to defend and produce state power and develops a model of tabloidized international relations, where responses are both organized by, and supportive of, a strong centralized US government. The field of International Relations sorely needs such analytics, in so far as it explains how people in their everyday lives relate to transnational issues. Tabloid Terror critically covers a wide variety of US popular culture from the Internet to Fox News; analyzes diverse authors as Julia Kristeva, J.G. Ballard and Robert Kaplan and takes into account renowned international relations interlocutors as Don Imus, Bill O’Reilly, and Tommy Franks.
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Kitchen Culture in America

2. For wonderful discussions of Grosvenor's manipulation of “masking” as a strategy for subverting stereotypes about African American women, see Prettyman 131–33 and Zafar 75–78. 3. Julia Kristeva's well-known theorization of the terms ...

Author: Sherrie A. Inness

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781512802887

Category: Social Science

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At supermarkets across the nation, customers waiting in line—mostly female—flip through magazines displayed at the checkout stand. What we find on those magazine racks are countless images of food and, in particular, women: moms preparing lunch for the team, college roommates baking together, working women whipping up a meal in under an hour, dieters happy to find a lowfat ice cream that tastes great. In everything from billboards and product packaging to cooking shows, movies, and even sex guides, food has a presence that conveys powerful gender-coded messages that shape our society. Kitchen Culture in America is a collection of essays that examine how women's roles have been shaped by the principles and practice of consuming and preparing food. Exploring popular representations of food and gender in American society from 1895 to 1970, these essays argue that kitchen culture accomplishes more than just passing down cooking skills and well-loved recipes from generation to generation. Kitchen culture instructs women about how to behave like "correctly" gendered beings. One chapter reveals how juvenile cookbooks, a popular genre for over a century, have taught boys and girls not only the basics of cooking, but also the fine distinctions between their expected roles as grown men and women. Several essays illuminate the ways in which food manufacturers have used gender imagery to define women first and foremost as consumers. Other essays, informed by current debates in the field of material culture, investigate how certain commodities like candy, which in the early twentieth century was advertised primarily as a feminine pleasure, have been culturally constructed. The book also takes a look at the complex relationships among food, gender, class, and race or ethnicity-as represented, for example, in the popular Southern black Mammy figure. In all of the essays, Kitchen Culture in America seeks to show how food serves as a marker of identity in American society.
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American Cultural Studies

An Introduction to American Culture Neil Campbell, Alasdair Kean ... The French critic Julia Kristeva recognises this as a major factor in the 'adolescent novel' with the urge for 'a genuine inscription of unconscious contents within ...

Author: Neil Campbell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415127981

Category: Social Science

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This volume is an interdisciplinary introduction to American culture for those taking American studies courses or modules. It introduces the full range and variety of American culture from race to religion, gender to youth, and business to foreign policy, drawing upon literature, art, film, theatre, architecture and music. The text suggests and discusses a variety of approaches to study and seeks to challenge the orthodox paradigms of American Studies.
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Asian Diaspora Poetry in North America

This two-way process provides an extra or extranational dimension to the articulation of identity that requires us to redefine nation(hood). Owing to the simultaneous emergence of both globalism and localism, Kristeva opines, ...

Author: Benzi Zhang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135908836

Category: Literary Collections

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Presenting a new way of reading that helps us discern some previously unnoticed or unnoticeable features of Asian diaspora poetry, this volume highlights how poetry plays a significant role in mediating and defining cross-cultural and transnational positions. Asian diaspora poetry in North America is a rich body of poetic works that not only provide valuable material for us to understand the lives and experiences of Asian diasporas, but also present us with an opportunity to examine some of the most important issues in current literary and cultural studies. As a mode of writing across cultural and national borders, these poetic works challenge us to reconsider the assumptions and meanings of identity, nation, home, and place in a broad cross-cultural context. In recent postcolonial studies, diaspora has been conceived not only as a process of migration in which people crossed and traversed the borders of different countries, but also as a double relationship between different cultural origins. With all its complexity and ambiguity associated with the experience of multi-cultural mediation, diaspora, as both a process and a relationship, suggests an act of constant repositioning in confluent streams that accommodate to multiple cultural traditions. By examining how Asian diaspora poets maintain and represent their cultural differences in North America, Zhang is able to seek new perspectives for understanding and analyzing the intrinsic values of Asian cultures that survive and develop persistently in North American societies.
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The Temple of Culture

Assimilation and Anti-Semitism in Literary Anglo-America Jonathan Freedman ... For one thing , placing James against Celine ( even Kristeva's Celine ) reminds us of how much more sympathetic James allows himself to be to the qualities ...

Author: Jonathan Freedman

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195151992

Category: Literary Criticism

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From the beginning of modern intellectual history to the culture wars of the present day, the experience of assimilating Jews and the idiom of culture have been fundamentally intertwined with each other. Freedman's book begins by looking at images of the stereotypical Jew in the literary culture of nineteenth- and twentieth-century England and America, and then considers the efforts on the part of Jewish critics and intellectuals to counter this image in the public sphere. It explores the unexpected parallels and ironic reversals between a cultural dispensation that had ambivalent responses to Jews and Jews who became exponents of that very tradition.
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The New American Studies

For Kristeva , U.S. multiculturalism is a case of immigration and national purpose gone awry , in which " new immigrant islands " exhibit " autistic withdrawal into their originary values . " 8 Citing the work of Ella Shohat ...

Author: John Carlos Rowe

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816635781

Category: Literary Criticism

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