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Lezra, Jacques 1960-

Works: 27 works in 74 publications in 3 languages and 1,547 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: B51, 103
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Most widely held works by Jacques Lezra
Unspeakable subjects : the genealogy of the event in early modern Europe by Jacques Lezra( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 290 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
Wild materialism : the ethic of terror and the modern republic by Jacques Lezra( Book )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 218 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'
Depositions : Althusser, Balibar, Macherey, and the labor of reading( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 157 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 )

9 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 134 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
Lucretius and modernity : Epicurean encounters across time and disciplines( Book )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucretius's long shadow falls across the disciplines of literary history and criticism, philosophy, religious studies, classics, political philosophy, and the history of science. The best recent example is Stephen Greenblatt's popular account of the Roman poet's De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things) rediscovery by Poggio Bracciolini, and of its reception in early modernity, winner of both a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Despite the poem's newfound influence and visibility, very little cross-disciplinary conversation has taken place. This edited collection brings together essays by distinguished scholars to examine the relationship between Lucretius and modernity. Key questions weave this book's ideas and arguments together: What is the relation between literary form and philosophical argument? How does the text of De rerum natura allow itself to be used, at different historical moments and to different ends? What counts as reason for Lucretius? Together, these essays present a nuanced, skeptical, passionate, historically sensitive, and complicated account of what is at stake when we claim Lucretius for modernity
National narrative, traumatic memory and testimony: Reading traces of the Cheju April Third Incident, South Korea, 1948 by Jieun Chang( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through close analyses not only of conventional "historically legible" materials, but also of the marginal spaces of historical archives, my dissertation identifies a possibility within language itself to bear witness to catastrophic history of the most excessive dimensions, without either obliterating it yet again under a narrative of necessary nation-building or sensationalizing it
The theurgic image: Ignatius of Loyola, Teresa of Avila, and the institutional praxis of the Counter-Reformation by Christopher Van Ginhoven( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries 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
Relics of life. Biopolitical imaginations in Argentina. (Holmberg, Lugones, Quiroga) by Mariana Amato( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main thesis of Relics of Life is that, through these figures, the works of Holmberg, Lugones and Quiroga formulate commentaries on modern biopolitics. This means that they interrogate a historical process by which biological life has become the main task of politics. The increasing prestige of natural sciences between 1870 and 1930 is one of the historical evidences of the emergence of a biologically defined notion of life. Simultaneously, in Europe and Latin America those decades are characterized by the advent of liberal democracies, followed by the advent of totalitarian regimes. Relics of Life analyzes these two events as inherently related. Its argument is that the fictions of Holmberg, Lugones and Quiroga explore the paradoxes of the modern State, and that they do so through their interrogation of the limits that separate and unite humans and animals. The author analyzes how such reflections point to---and sometimes question---the foundations of the political, as an instance of separation from or supplement over biological life via the constitution of a symbolic order. Thus, in the case of Holmberg, the author examines how his narrative appropriates topics of Darwinian evolutionism to reflect on the limits of democracy; in the case of Lugones, she analyzes how his fantastic fiction anticipates the arguments of his vitalist fascist positions later in his life; and in the case of Quiroga, she studies how his short stories explore the mastery of Nature as foundation of the modern State
The luminous noise of broken experience: Synaesthesia, acoustic memory, and childhood sexual abuse in the late 20th century United States by Jenny Olivia Johnson( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries 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
Dictionary of untranslatables : a philosophical lexicon( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 7 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 entries, written by more than 150 distinguished scholars, describe the origins and meanings of each term, the history and context of its usage, its translations into other languages, and its use in notable texts. The dictionary also includes essays on the special characteristics of particular languages--English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish
Ye xing wei wu zhu yi by Jacques Lezra( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Chinese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu tan tao le ru he an zhao fei tong yi xing de luo ji she xiang gong he guo de ke neng xing."ji jin gong he zhu yi"ye hao,"kong bu lun li"ye hao,Shen zhi"ye xing wei wu zhu yi"ye hao,Zhui sui de dou shi zhei yang yi zhong a er dou sai shi de(huo wu ning shuo a duo nuo shi de)Fei tong yi xing yuan ze
Materialismo salvaje : la ética del terror y la república moderna by Jacques Lezra( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masochist contract, social contract: Freedom and submission in Rousseau by Fayçal Falaky( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries 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
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 2 WorldCat member libraries 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 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I have identified in the work of three writers fundamental models for operating in the ontological void of the "empty continent," in which the elimination of historical cultures permits the establishment of alternative systems of identity. Domingo Faustino Sarmiento's project, in Facundo and Viajes, of building the Argentine nation-state, is based on his development of a national identity that would transplant non-Spanish European and US "civilization" to overcome what he interprets as criollo and native "barbarism." Magic realism degenerated into macondismo, through the generalization of local identity in Gabriel Garcia Marquez' Cien anos de soledad into a construction of Colombian national, and later Latin American, identity. Alberto Fuguet attempts to create a transnational, neoliberal brand of Latin American global identity, McOndo, articulated as an anti-magic realist aesthetic. The thread that connects these three essentializing and partial views of Latin Americanness is their contribution to the continuity, through independence to the present day, of civilizatory practices begun in the Spanish conquest
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 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suplemento al Tesoro de la lengua española castellana by Sebastián de Covarrubias Orozco( )

1 edition published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This work is a transcription of the manuscript written by S. Covarrubias, found as the Ms. 6159 of the Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid. The manuscript covers from the word Abacuq to the word Moises. The rest of the work has not been found
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
Last summers in Tangier : immigration and colonial melancholia by Jacques Lezra( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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
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Wild materialism : the ethic of terror and the modern republic
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