impersonal passion language as affect

Download Book Impersonal Passion Language As Affect in PDF format. You can Read Online Impersonal Passion Language As Affect here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Impersonal Passion

Author : Denise Riley
ISBN : 9780822386780
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 49. 64 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 224
Read : 366

Get This Book


Denise Riley is renowned as a feminist theorist and a poet and for her remarkable refiguring of familiar but intransigent problems of identity, expression, language, and politics. In Impersonal Passion, she turns to everyday complex emotional and philosophical problems of speaking and listening. Her provocative meditations suggest that while the emotional power of language is impersonal, this impersonality paradoxically constitutes the personal. In nine linked essays, Riley deftly unravels the rhetoric of life’s absurdities and urgencies, its comforts and embarrassments, to insist on the forcible affect of language itself. She teases out the emotional complexities of such quotidian matters as what she ironically terms the right to be lonely in the face of the imperative to be social or the guilt associated with feeling as if you’re lying when you aren’t. Impersonal Passion reinvents questions from linguistics, the philosophy of language, and cultural theory in an illuminating new idiom: the compelling emotion of the language of the everyday.

Time Lived Without Its Flow

Author : Denise Riley
ISBN : 9780957139503
Genre : Bereavement
File Size : 45. 71 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 899
Read : 888

Get This Book


"This essay reflects on how perceptions of time may be altered after the sudden death of a child, and why inhabiting this sharply new temporality stops one's habitual modes of telling. Neither tearful memoir nor testament of hope, the essay charts a vivid experience of such a suspended time and discovers an unsuspected intimacy between time and language. Although a life inside this "arrested" time resists being described, it is neither exceptional or pathological; to outlive one's child is historically common enough. But, because of this felt suspension of the usual flow of time which enables narration, it leaves few literary traces"--Publisher's Web site.

The Force Of Language

Author : D. Riley
ISBN : 9780230503793
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 32. 33 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 374
Read : 177

Get This Book


The Force of Language illustrates how the philosophy of Language, if differently conceived, can directly incorporate questions of political thought and of emotionality, and offers the practical case of defensive strategies against the abusive speech. This follows a broad consideration of the inner voice or inner speech as a test case for a new approach to language, in particular as a way of radically rethinking the usual contrast between inner and outer through furnishing an account of how we internalize speech. The book's core offers a substantial critique of orthodox approaches to the philosophy of language form Chomsky and others; drawing on European political thought from Marx to Deleuze, it will move beyond this inheritance to explain and demonstrate its fresh conception of language at work.

Passions Of The Sign

Author : Andreas Gailus
ISBN : 080188277X
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 82. 62 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 897
Read : 909

Get This Book


Passions of the Sign traces the impact of the French Revolution on Enlightenment thought in Germany as evidenced in the work of three major figures around the turn of the nineteenth century: Immanuel Kant, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Heinrich von Kleist. Andreas Gailus examines a largely overlooked strand in the philosophical and literary reception of the French Revolution, one which finds in the historical occurrence of revolution the expression of a fundamental mechanism of political, conceptual, and aesthetic practice. With a close reading of a critical essay by Kleist, an in-depth discussion of Kant's philosophical writing, and new readings of the novella form as employed by both Goethe and Kleist, Gailus demonstrates how these writers set forth an energetic model of language and subjectivity whose unstable nature reverberates within the very foundations of society. Unfolding in the medium of energetic signs, human activity is shown to be subject to the counter-symbolic force that lies within and beyond it. History is subject to contingency and is understood not as a progressive narrative but as an expanse of revolutionary possibilities; language is subject to the extra-linguistic context of utterance and is conceived primarily not in semantic but in pragmatic terms; and theindividual is subject to impersonal affect and is figured not as the locus of self-determination but as the site of passions that exceed the self and its pleasure principle. At once a historical and a conceptual study, this volume moves between literature and philosophy, and between textual analysis and theoretical speculation, engaging with recent discussions on the status of sovereignty, the significance of performative language in politics and art, and the presence of the impersonal, even inhuman, within the economy of the self.

Everybody S Autobiography

Author : Gertrude Stein
ISBN : 9780307829771
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 59. 53 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 629
Read : 944

Get This Book


“Alice B. Toklas wrote hers and now everybody will write theirs.” In 1933 Gertrude Stein’s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas skyrocketed to the top of the bestseller lists, and the author found herself a celebrity. Everybody’s Autobiography is the very Steinian account of her soul-satisfying next five years in France, England, and America, where she made a triumphant tour of the country. Here are Stein’s devastating analyses of some of the major figures of the day whom she met—among them Dashiell Hammett, Charlie Chaplin, Pablo Picasso, Marianne Moore, Mrs. Roosevelt, and Sherwood Anderson—and also of her own life and work.

Poetic Artifice

Author : Veronica Forrest-Thomson
ISBN : 0719007143
Genre : American poetry
File Size : 34. 94 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 999
Read : 954

Get This Book



Say Something Back

Author : Denise Riley
ISBN : 9781447270386
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 69. 18 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 499
Read : 824

Get This Book


Say Something Back will allow readers to see just why the name of Denise Riley has been held in such high regard by her fellow poets for so long. The book reproduces A Part Song, a profoundly moving document of grieving and loss, and one of the most widely admired long poems of recent years. Elsewhere these poems become a space for contemplation of the natural world and of physical law, and for the deep consideration of what it is to invoke those who are absent. But finally, they extend our sense of what the act of human speech can mean - and especially what is drawn forth from us when we address our dead. Lyric, intimate, acidly witty, unflinchingly brave, Say Something Back is a deeply moving book by one of our finest poets, and one destined to introduce Riley's name to a wide new readership.

Fearless Passion

Author : Yong Kang Chan
ISBN : 9810914148
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 40. 22 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 214
Read : 267

Get This Book


Do you feel trapped in your current job and don't know what to do about it? Fearless Passion aims to release you from the fears that are holding you back and inspire you to take action on your passion. The biggest mistake is not choosing the wrong career - it's sticking with a career that makes you unhappy. Based on the author's own personal story and many others, Fearless Passion shows you how you can expose your hidden fears and harness them, identify your current passions and discover new ones, use your passions to build the skills you wanted, find time to pursue multiple passions and make a smooth career transition.

Obscene Modernism

Author : Rachel Potter
ISBN : 9780199680986
Genre : History
File Size : 27. 77 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 381
Read : 155

Get This Book


This book analyses the censorship of literature for obscenity in the period 1900-1940. It considers why writers were so interested in writing about obscenity as well as attempts by lawyers, writers and publishers to define literature as a special area of free speech.

Passion Of The Western Mind

Author : Richard Tarnas
ISBN : 9780307804525
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 33. 69 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 534
Read : 1124

Get This Book


"[This] magnificent critical survey, with its inherent respect for both the 'Westt's mainstream high culture' and the 'radically changing world' of the 1990s, offers a new breakthrough for lay and scholarly readers alike....Allows readers to grasp the big picture of Western culture for the first time." SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Here are the great minds of Western civilization and their pivotal ideas, from Plato to Hegel, from Augustine to Nietzsche, from Copernicus to Freud. Richard Tarnas performs the near-miracle of describing profound philosophical concepts simply but without simplifying them. Ten years in the making and already hailed as a classic, THE PASSION OF THE WESERN MIND is truly a complete liberal education in a single volume. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Top Download:

Best Books