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Lezra, Jacques 1960-

Works: 17 works in 47 publications in 4 languages and 969 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias 
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 )
11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 372 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 284 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 116 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
Dictionary of untranslatables : a philosophical lexicon by Barbara Cassin ( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is an encyclopedic dictionary of close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy--or any--translation from one language and culture to another. Drawn from more than a dozen languages, terms such as Dasein (German), pravda (Russian), saudade (Portuguese), and stato (Italian) are thoroughly examined in all their cross-linguistic and cross-cultural complexities. Spanning the classical, medieval, early modern, modern, and contemporary periods, these are terms that influence thinking across the humanities. The entri
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 theurgic image: Ignatius of Loyola, Teresa of Avila, and the institutional praxis of the Counter-Reformation by Christopher Van Ginhoven ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This dissertation reconsiders the place of the ascetical and mystical discourses on the image in the emergence of a Counter-Reformation institutional praxis. It argues that the contemplative works of Ignatius of Loyola and Teresa of Avila support a reading of Christ's death and resurrection as an allegory of the image's awakening in a scenario of damage, and that Catholicism's response to the Protestant rejection of the soteriological efficacy of works rests on the hermeneutic possibilities inscribed in it. The image's awakening is shown to disclose a limit whose overcoming acts as a foundation of the salutary action of institutions, particularly that of religious orders like the Jesuit and the Discalced Carmelite orders
The luminous noise of broken experience: Synaesthesia, acoustic memory, and childhood sexual abuse in the late 20th century United States by Jenny Olivia Johnson ( Book )
1 edition 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
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
A thousand and one Quijotes: Madness in life and literature in early modern Spain by Dale Shuger ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In the many studies of madness in Don Quijote, critics have interpreted Cervantes's decision to make his protagonist a madman as a symbol or a strategy for a certain effect. In this dissertation, I will argue that much of the Quijote---not just the representation of the main character, but also the themes, language, and structure---stems from an honest and sincere consideration of madness itself, as it was experienced and understood in the early seventeenth century. I base such a claim on my study of over one hundred archival accounts of madness, primarily culled from unpublished and unstudied Inquisition trial records in which defendants offered an insanity defense. The symptoms and experiences of these largely unlettered, rural men and women show a remarkable similarity with those of Spain's most famous literary madman
Re-discovering America: Three literary constructions of identity by Antoinette Hertel ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Sarmiento's focus on the importation of European and US models into the newly formed republic so as to eradicate what he viewed as the barbaric elements of Spanish and indigenous culture and replace them with "civilization," stands out as perhaps the most ambitious civilizatory project of the nineteenth century. His formula for Spanish American modern civilization does not escape the "barbaric" logic of the colonial Spanish structure he so abhorred. Garcia Marquez, on the other hand, privileged the "barbaric" and magical, rejecting a "civilized" cultural identity to replace it with a false autochthony or "fictive ethnicity" of his own creation. This fictional world he produced, Macondo, is one of the most ubiquitous lenses through which outside readers widely misinterpret Latin American reality. Finally, Alberto Fuguet has been promoted by the transnational publishing industry as the leader of a new wave of Latin American literature. He professes the end of utopias and insists on the globalized and postmodern nature of Latin America, negating the elements of society he considers "folkloric," in celebration of an identity based on free-trade
Masochist contract, social contract : freedom and submission in Rousseau by Fayçal Falaky ( Book )
1 edition 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
National narrative, traumatic memory and testimony: Reading traces of the Cheju April Third Incident, South Korea, 1948 by Jieun Chang ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Chapter one establishes the ethical basis and theoretical lenses for the entire project. It explores the notion of the "trace," its testimonial structure, and its relationship to survival and to writing in the works of Jacques Derrida, Maurice Blanchot, and Emmanuel Levinas. Chapter two draws on historical research to unravel the political logic that motivated the Cheju violence and the sustained social silence imposed upon it. The subsequent two chapters address challenges posed by the performance of testimony to the historical and legal appropriations of such a catastrophe. Chapter three reads Kim Tongman's testimonial film, Woman in Cotton Rag, to probe the limits of representational language and trauma. This chapter also traces the way language can nonetheless be used to address narrative breaches of traumatic history. Chapter four is concerned with deformed and denigrated bodies of sexually assaulted female victims of Cheju as literal sites of covert testimony. Careful study of extraordinary patterns of gendered violence sheds light on the particular role female sexuality was made to play in the making of Korean national identity
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
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
Relics of life. Biopolitical imaginations in Argentina. (Holmberg, Lugones, Quiroga) by Mariana Amato ( Book )
1 edition 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
Materialismo salvaje : la ética del terror y la república moderna by Jacques Lezra ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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