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The rhetoric of sincerity

Author: Ernst van Alphen; Mieke Bal; C E Smith
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2009.
Series: Cultural memory in the present.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays in this volume demonstrate how the performance of sincerity is culturally specific and is enacted in different ways in different media and disciplines, including law and the arts.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ernst van Alphen; Mieke Bal; C E Smith
ISBN: 9780804758277 0804758271 9780804763028 080476302X
OCLC Number: 232327474
Description: xii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part I: Sincerity as subjectivity effect. "Why do you tear me from Myself?" : torture, truth, and the arts of the Counter-Reformation / Jane Taylor ; Melody and monotone : performing sincerity in republican France / Katherine Bergeron ; The irreconcilability of hypocrisy and sincerity / Frans-Willem Korsten ; The rhetoric of justification : the preponderance of decisions over rules / Carel Smith ; Must we (NOT) mean what we say? : seriousness and sincerity in the work of J.L. Austin and Stanley Cavell / Hent de Vries --
Part II: Declining sincerity. Can the subaltern confess? : Pasolini, Gramsci, Foucault, and the deployment of sexuality / Cesare Casarino ; Like a dog : narrative and confession in J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace and The lives of animals / Yasco Horsman ; Putting sincerity to work : acquiescence and refusal in postfordist art / David McNeill ; When sincerity fails : literatures of migration and the emblematic labor of personhood / Leslie A. Adelson --
Part III: Sincerity as a media effect. A feeling of insincerity : politics, ventriloquy, and the dialectics of gesture in mediality / Jill Bennet ; Derrida on film : staging spectral sincerity / Michael Bachmann ; Documenting September 11th : trauma and the (im)possibility of sincerity / Alison Young ; Being Angela Merkel / Maaike Bleeker ; "Saying everything" and affected self-disclosure in the works of Reinaldo Arenas and Hervé Guibert / Reindert Dhondt.
Series Title: Cultural memory in the present.
Responsibility: edited by Ernst van Alphen, Mieke Bal, and Carel Smith.
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