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The Resource Head cases : Julia Kristeva on philosophy and art in depressed times, Elaine P. Miller

Head cases : Julia Kristeva on philosophy and art in depressed times, Elaine P. Miller

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Head cases : Julia Kristeva on philosophy and art in depressed times
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Head cases
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Julia Kristeva on philosophy and art in depressed times
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Elaine P. Miller
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Julia Kristeva on philosophy and art in depressed times
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eng
Summary
"While philosophy and psychoanalysis privilege language and conceptual distinctions and mistrust the image, the philosopher and psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva recognizes the power of art and the imagination to unblock important sources of meaning. She also appreciates the process through which creative acts counteract and transform feelings of violence and depression. Reviewing Kristeva's corpus, Elaine P. Miller considers the intellectual's "aesthetic idea" and "thought specular" in their capacity to reshape depressive thought on both the individual and cultural level. She revisits Kristeva's reading of Walter Benjamin with reference to melancholic art and the imagination's allegorical structure; her analysis of Byzantine iconoclasm in relation to Freud's psychoanalytic theory of negation and Hegel's dialectical negativity; her understanding of Proust as an exemplary practitioner of sublimation; her rereading of Kant and Arendt in terms of art as an intentional lingering with foreignness; and her argument that forgiveness is both a philosophical and psychoanalytic method of transcending a "stuck" existence. Focusing on specific artworks that illustrate Kristeva's ideas, from ancient Greek tragedy to early photography, contemporary installation art, and film, Miller positions creative acts as a form of "spiritual inoculation" against the violence of our society and its discouragement of thought and reflection"--Provided by publisher
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1962-
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Miller, Elaine P.
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Columbia themes in philosophy, social criticism, and the arts
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  • Kristeva, Julia
  • Kristeva, Julia
  • Kristeva, Julia
  • Psychoanalysis and the arts
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • ART
  • Psychoanalysis and the arts
  • Aesthetics
  • Philosophie
  • Philosophy
  • Psychoanalysis and the arts
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Head cases : Julia Kristeva on philosophy and art in depressed times, Elaine P. Miller
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Losing our heads -- Kristeva and Benjamin: melancholy and the allegorical imagination -- Kenotic art: negativity, iconoclasm, inscription -- To be and remain foreign: tarrying with l'inquietante etrangete alongside Arendt and Kafka -- Sublimating maman: experience, time, and the re-erotization of existence in Kristeva's reading of Marcel Proust -- The "Orestes Complex": thinking hatred, forgiveness, Greek tragedy, and the Cinema of the "thought specular" with Hegel, Freud, and Klein -- Conclusion: forging a head
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ocn960202396
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unknown
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1 online resource (245 pages)
Form of item
online
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9780231537117
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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40023334714
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  • 22573/ctt5m9b72
  • 7e6542bb-c7da-494b-ad82-9196649b7bfa
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)960202396
Label
Head cases : Julia Kristeva on philosophy and art in depressed times, Elaine P. Miller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Losing our heads -- Kristeva and Benjamin: melancholy and the allegorical imagination -- Kenotic art: negativity, iconoclasm, inscription -- To be and remain foreign: tarrying with l'inquietante etrangete alongside Arendt and Kafka -- Sublimating maman: experience, time, and the re-erotization of existence in Kristeva's reading of Marcel Proust -- The "Orestes Complex": thinking hatred, forgiveness, Greek tragedy, and the Cinema of the "thought specular" with Hegel, Freud, and Klein -- Conclusion: forging a head
Control code
ocn960202396
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231537117
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40023334714
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5m9b72
  • 7e6542bb-c7da-494b-ad82-9196649b7bfa
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960202396

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