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body

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

The body is often contrasted unfavourably with the mind, and in Pythagorean, Indian and Christian traditions bodily residence is a kind of penance compared with the full joy of purely...

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Erich Auerbach

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies — Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art.

(1892–1957) German philologist

Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature (1953) Non-Fiction

Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature...

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Fredric Jameson

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies — Philosophy.

(1934–)

Marxist cultural critic. Born in Cleveland Ohio, Jameson was educated at Haverford College and Yale University. He is renowned for his landmark essay, ‘Postmodernism, or,...

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genealogy

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

A term particularly associated with Nietzsche, occurring in the title of his book The Genealogy of Morals. Genealogy is part historical reconstruction of the way certain concepts have come...

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Gianni Vattimo

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

(1936– )

Italian follower of Gadamer and Heidegger. Vattimo studied at Turin and Heidelberg, and taught aesthetics at the university of Turin, also pursuing a career as an...

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Humour

Noël Carroll.

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Theatre; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Humour. 144 pages.

Humour: A Very Short Introduction considers the relation of humour to emotion and cognition, explores the value of humour in its social functions, and examines the leading humour theories...

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Humour and value

Noël Carroll.

in Humour

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Theatre; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Humour. 13310 words.

‘Humour and value’ concerns the relation of humour to value, specifically in terms of its social functions. Humour, and the comic amusement that attends it, has a crucial role to play in...

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Humour, emotion, and cognition

Noël Carroll.

in Humour

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Theatre; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Humour. 6313 words.

‘Humour, emotion, and cognition’ examines the relation of humour to emotion and cognition and begins by considering whether comic amusement is an emotion. By considering comic amusement as...

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Luce Irigaray

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

(1930– )

Belgian feminist theorist, whose work explored the construction of sexual difference in western philosophy and psychoanalysis. Irigaray was educated at Louvain, and taught...

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Max Horkheimer

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies — Philosophy.

(1895–1973)

Germanphilosopher and one of the founders of the Frankfurt School. Horkheimer was a superb organizer, who did an enormous amount behind the scenes to facilitate the...

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