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Lezra, Jacques 1960-

Works: 22 works in 59 publications in 4 languages and 1,007 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Dictionaries 
Roles: Editor, Contributor
Classifications: JA71, 320.01
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Most widely held works by Jacques Lezra
Wild materialism : the ethic of terror and the modern republic by Jacques Lezra ( Book )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opening a groundbreaking methodological dialogue between Freud's work and Althusser's late understanding of aleatory materialism, Lezra shows how an ethic of terror, and in the political sphere a radically democratic republic, can be built on what he calls 'wild materialism'
Unspeakable subjects : the genealogy of the event in early modern Europe by Jacques Lezra ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Negotiating the often competing claims of rhetorical reading and cultural analysis, Lezra reassesses the grounds of literary and philosophical history as a materialist practice of eventful reading
Depositions : Althusser, Balibar, Macherey, and the labor of reading ( Book )
8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains essays by Etienne Balibar and Pierre Macherey. It includes articles that place their work and Althusser's in the context of its critical effects on the problematics of cultural criticism and the affirmative deconstruction of concepts such as "class", "nation" and "race."
Suplemento al Tesoro de la lengua española castellana by Sebastián de Covarrubias Orozco ( Book )
8 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work is a transcription of the manuscript written by S. Covarrubias, found as the mss 6159 of the Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid. The mss covers from the word Abacuq to the word Moises. The rest of the work has not been found
Materialismo salvaje : la ética del terror y la república moderna by Jacques Lezra ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Tier als Medium und Obsession Zur Politik des Wissens von Mensch und Tier um 1900 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The luminous noise of broken experience: Synaesthesia, acoustic memory, and childhood sexual abuse in the late 20th century United States by Jenny Olivia Johnson ( )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This dissertation investigates the role of sound in the lives of people who were sexually abused as children. Many survivors of childhood sexual abuse retain only fragmentary memories of what happened to them, yet experience intense physical and mental hallucinations in reaction to certain kinds of music. These hallucinations can perhaps best be described as experiences of acoustic synaesthesia, the involuntary neurological perception of music as colors, images, tastes, smells, or physical and tactile sensations. The sensual qualities of these synaesthetic reactions are often deeply suggestive of sexually traumatic experiences, indicating that for some survivors of sexual abuse, music triggers a highly sensorial and somatic form of remembering and reliving devastating experiences of trauma and violation
Depositions : Althusser, Balibar, Machery, and the labor of reading ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
National narrative, traumatic memory and testimony: Reading traces of the Cheju April Third Incident, South Korea, 1948 by Jieun Chang ( )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The dissertation examines an instance of massive state violence and civilian massacre, the Cheju April Third Incident (South Korea, 1948) -- a long-obscured chapter in the modern history of Korea which has only just recently become part of its official history. In particular, the study investigates how the occurrence of this political violence is linked to post-liberation Korea's modern nation-building, how not only the violent event but also the systemic suppression of its memory over fifty years served to engender and maintain national belonging through "othering." But challenged by the recognition of the limits of representation in the face of trauma, my work also raises larger questions about the meaning of witnessing in the context of an extreme event and its transmission
Early Modern Literary Physics by Elizabeth Blake ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This project traces the relation between physics and literary form in the early modern period. The chapters argue that early modern literary texts - by William Shakespeare, Arthur Golding, John Marston, Henry Medwall, Ben Jonson, and others - systematically use literary means such as poetic translations, metaphors, plot structures, and dramatic motivation to fashion coherent scientific and philosophical cosmologies. My chapters serve as case studies of how literary authors and texts worked out the details and implications of key physical concepts. The broader significance of my project is twofold. First, I engage with the recent interest in the polemical, scientific, and epistemological implications of philosophies of matter. By describing physiologia as a discrete field of inquiry, I hope to show that any number of philosophies of substance - "materialist" and otherwise - carry with them far-ranging implications, impacting such various realms of thought as geology, epistemology, cosmology, politics, and even poetics and literature. Likewise, my chapters demonstrate how literary authors worked out key physical concepts across the fields of science, philosophy, and literature
Staging Translation in Early Modern English Drama by Kathryn Vomero Santos ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In this dissertation, I argue that the dramatic representation of translation provides a powerful analytical lens for understanding the ways in which cross-cultural exchanges were practiced and perceived in early modern England. Dramatists writing for the commercial theaters of London, I contend, were especially well situated to use drama's dialogic form and its dual manifestation in print and performance to illuminate and reflect on the translational activities that occurred in trade, travel, warfare, diplomacy, education, and migration. In the process of dramatizing such forms and venues of interlinguistic communication, playwrights such as Thomas Kyd, William Shakespeare, William Haughton, and Ben Jonson drew on and contributed to the conceptions of translation emerging in the prefaces to translated texts, polyglot dictionaries, and rhetorical treatises. Kyd's multilingual tragedy staged within the action of The Spanish Tragedy, Shakespeare's military interpreters in Henry V and All's Well That Ends Well, Haughton's foreign merchants in Englishmen for My Money, and Jonson's scheming criminals in The Alchemist each demonstrate that the formal features of drama had the unique capacity to expose the simultaneously hazardous and humorous effects of communicating across languages in real time and in the presence of live bodies. By examining these wide-ranging dramatic treatments of translation, this project enriches accounts of linguistic diversity in early modern England and expands the historiography of translation studies to include literary and cultural modes of representation
The theurgic image: Ignatius of Loyola, Teresa of Avila, and the institutional praxis of the Counter-Reformation by Christopher van Ginhoven ( )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Focusing on the Jesuit construction of the institution as a tool gripped by the hand of God, the first half of the dissertation proposes to think of efficacy in terms of the discovery of an apostolic mandate in the void opened by the image's dissipation. I explore the performance of this dissipation (an echo of Christ's disappearance from the world in the Ascension) in the prescriptions for the election of a new leader laid out in the order's Constitutions and in the schema for the Election that the Spiritual Exercises, Ignatius' manual of contemplation, lodge at their core. The second half, an extended reading of The Interior Castle, juxtaposes the Jesuit performance of this dissipation with Teresa's efforts to secure the image's persistence. The delay that afflicts the image's dissipation, as well as the passage to efficacy, is referred to Teresa's statements on the "inconvenience" of Christ's disappearance, and then linked to the growing relevance of the category of beauty in the praxis of the Discalced Carmelite order
Relics of life. Biopolitical imaginations in Argentina. (Holmberg, Lugones, Quiroga) by Mariana Amato ( )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This dissertation explores the dialogues between fiction, natural science and politics in the first manifestations of fantastic literature in Argentina. Specifically, it argues that the narratives of Eduardo Holmberg, Leopoldo Lugones and Horacio Quiroga absorb the new questions that had arisen in the natural sciences by the end of the nineteenth century, and return them translated into inquiries about the political. This permutation is observed in a series of figures that probe the limits between the animal and the human, the organic and the monstrous, the spontaneous and the automatic. This is the case with the beasts, automata, ghosts, spirits and forces that populate these texts
The Chinese Latinization Movement, 1917--1958: Language, History and Politics by Chi Man Wong ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This dissertation examines Chinese Latinization as an anti-illiteracy movement launched by Chinese communists and leftwing intellectuals in the crucial period during which the nature of the Chinese language was vigorously debated in relation to national liberation and social revolution. Critical scholarship tends to consider this campaign for alphabetic writing based on the Latin alphabet a "failure" as the state-builders of the People's Republic of China in the 1950s indefinitely postponed the Latinizing goal. This study does not begin from the predetermined result of a "failure," and instead reveals the multivocal voices, intellectual energies and political conflicts engaged by Chinese Latinizers in their struggles for mass literacy and national language in a global context. By imagining the lived experience of literacy learners, language workers and creative writers in specific oppositional moments of Chinese Latinization, this project illuminates a vital dynamic of Chinese nationalism as it was articulated in particular local, regional and global conjunctures
Ye xing wei wu zhu yi by Zila Lai ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Right to Offend Contested Speech Acts and Critical Democratic Practice by Michiel Bot ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This dissertation is intended as an intervention in debates about aesthetics and politics; free speech, tolerance, multiculturalism, and racism; and the relation between secularism and religion in the public sphere
Mi secreto para mi. Los secretos de Teresa de Avila by Maria del Mar Gomez Gonzalez ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Teresa of Avila (1515 -- 1582) is one of the most influential characters of Spanish history, a mystic nun that lived during the XVI century. She became one of the most important writers of Spain. There is a vast literature written about Teresa. Most of it from the religious and mystic perspective, there is also a good amount of literary criticism about the formal aspects of her work, and more recently we find studies with a broader scope of interests, which focus includes the subversive aspect of her work. Following the secret I was able to read the different works of Teresa as a unique text of complete significance, and also to join the three profiles that have been dividing Teresa's followers: The spiritual profile: Teresa, the mystic; the political profile, Teresa, the reformer; and the literary profile, Teresa, the reader and the writer. I divide my study in three main blocks: the mystic secret, the political secret and the literary secret. My study argues that it is the literary secret, both in what refers to reading and writing, what allows Teresa to develop and embodied the mystic secret and through the mystic secret she will inhabit in her interior space which will allow her to develop her main political tool: dissimulation. Teresa developed in her more political writings, the political techniques of secrecy and dissimulation, before her fellow male writers who have won the credit
Cartographic Humanism: Defining Early Modern Europe, 1400--1550 by Katharina N Piechocki ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Cartographic Humanism: Defining Early Modern Europe, 1400-1550," discusses Europe's early modern boundaries through the lens of cartography, translation, and philology as intertwined practices constitutive of Renaissance humanism. This work covers the period from 1400, when Ptolemy's Geography was first translated into Latin and when cartography emerged as a humanist practice, to 1550, when Venetian philologist and geographer Giovanni Battista Ramusio published one of the first comprehensive travel anthologies in the Italian vernacular. Navigazioni e viaggi is the first travel anthology structured according to spatial rather than chronological criteria. This organization reflects a new concern with Europe's spatial boundaries within the context of New World "discoveries."
Masochist contract, social contract : freedom and submission in Rousseau by Fayçal Falaky ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This dissertation examines how a comprehensive study of the mechanisms that structure masochistic desire can help us understand the psychic process underlying Jean-Jacques Rousseau's political philosophy. I expand upon previous studies linking Rousseau's sexuality and philosophy by arguing that masochism in and of itself contains a legal and political structure. A study of this framework illuminates how Rousseau marries the utopian fantasy encountered in the Discours sur l'inegalite with the political organization of the Contrat social. These seemingly disparate texts, I argue, cohere in their common elucidation of modern contractual politics. Both masochist and political contracts share a histrionic structure that compels us to rethink the performative nature of the contractual relationship and the core meaning of political liberty. No longer a "will to power", liberty becomes a condition realizable only under constraint. By placing renewed emphasis on the psychosexual dimension of Rousseau's contractual notion of freedom, my dissertation illustrates the extent to which psychobiographical and literary approaches to Rousseau have a direct bearing on his legal and political theory. This approach opens up questions around affective attachment to the law, the complex nature of submission to contractual terms, and the histrionic psycho-dynamics of legislation
Visión y ceguera : ensayos sobre la retórica de la crítica contemporánea by Paul De Man ( Book )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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