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Illusion

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Formed in 1964 in Long Island, New York, USA, the Illusion were a locally popular band in the same ‘blue-eyed soul’ scene that also produced more world-famous bands such as ...

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Freud’s Spinoza/Freud’s Illusions

Victoria Kahn.

in The Future of Illusion

December 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 13608 words.

This chapter explores Freud’s relation to the Renaissance and argues that Freud was drawn into debates about political theology by the events of the second World War. It analyzes the...

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<i>Melancholia</i> and the Real of the Illusion

Jennifer Friedlander.

in Real Deceptions

September 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 5638 words.

This chapter explores Lars von Trier’s 2012 film, Melancholia, which tells the story of a profoundly depressed woman on the brink of the apocalypse. The film ends with its main characters...

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The Realistically Deceptive, or the Deceptively Real? Ron Mueck and the Internal Illusion

Jennifer Friedlander.

in Real Deceptions

September 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 5998 words.

This chapter explores the hyperrealist, yet eerily distorted, sculptural figures created by Australian artist Ron Mueck. It argues that Mueck’s use of scale to disrupt the impression of...

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The Future of Illusion

Victoria Kahn.

December 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 256 pages.

This is a book about the neglected dialogue between several influential twentieth-century theorists of political theology and early modern texts. It focuses on Carl Schmitt, Leo Strauss,...

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The “Old” Jewish Literary Discourse and the Illusion of Israeli Cultural Normalcy

in From Continuity to Contiguity

July 2010; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 14259 words.

This chapter analyzes Jewish literary discourse in the twentieth century. It argues that the theoretical study of the Jewish literatures was not born in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem in the 1960s...

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Conclusions

Anne Fountain.

in José Martí, the United States, and Race

August 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 5518 words.

This chapter demonstrates how a comprehensive study of Martí’s work can yield significant information. This book shows that understanding the timeline and the context for his writing on...

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verisimilitude

Chris Baldick.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 101 words.

The semblance of truth or reality in literary works; or the literary principle that requires a consistent illusion of truth

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<i>vraisemblance</i>

Chris Baldick.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 19 words.

The French word for the artistic illusion of truth, usually known in English as *verisimilitude. Adjective: vraisemblable

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vraisemblance

Chris Baldick.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 19 words.

The French word for the artistic illusion of truth, usually known in English as verisimilitude. Adjective: vraisemblable .

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verisimilitude

Chris Baldick.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 101 words.

The semblance of truth or reality in literary works; or the literary principle that requires a consistent illusion of truth

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