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Mimesis

Author: Matthew Potolsky
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, 2006.
Series: New critical idiom.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The term mimesis has long been used to refer to the relationship between an image and its 'real' original. However, recent theorists have problematized and extended the concept, allowing new perspectives on such key concerns as the nature of identity. Matthew Potolsky offers a clear introduction to this potentially daunting concept." "An accessible and broad-ranging study of a term rapidly returning to the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Potolsky
ISBN: 9780415700290 0415700299 9780415700306 0415700302
OCLC Number: 61704730
Description: viii, 176 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Approaching mimesis : Part one. Foundations : Plato's Republic : The invention of the image ; Poetry and censorship: Books two and three ; Mirrors and forms: Book ten ; Poetry and the city --
Aristotle's Poetics : Second nature ; Tragedy, plot, and reason ; The tragic effect --
Part two. Three versions of mimesis : Imitatio: rhetorical imitation : Mimesis as a cultural practice ; Roman echoes ; Ancients and moderns ; Genius, originality, and the anxiety of influence --
Theatre and theatricality : Spectacle and spectator ; Theatrum mundi ; Acting, naturally ; 'The never ending show' --
Realism : The grapes of Zeuxis ; Reflection and convention ; Realism and sincerity ; Pygmalion's folly: anti-realism --
Part three: Mimesis in modern theory : Mimesis and identity : Psychic mimesis ; Identification: Freud ; The mirror stage: Lacan ; Performing race and gender --
Mimesis and culture : Sympathetic magic ; Mimicry and the mimetic faculty ; Mimetic desire: Girard ; Simulacra and hyperreality --
Conclusion: Memetics.
Series Title: New critical idiom.
Responsibility: Matthew Potolsky.
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