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Mimesis, desire, and the novel : Rene Girard and literary criticism / edited by Pierpaolo Antonello and Heather Webb.

Contributor(s): Antonello, Pierpaolo [editor.] | Webb, Heather [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in violence, mimesis, and culture: Publisher: East Lansing, MI : Michigan State University Press, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781609174521; 1609174526.Subject(s): Mimesis in literature | Desire in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 809.93358 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One. Theoretical Considerations; Jealousy and Novelistic Knowledge -- Maria DiBattista; Desiring Proust: Girard against Deleuze -- Alessia Ricciardi; Within and Beyond Mimetic Desire -- Luca Di Blasi; On Girard's Biblical Realism -- Karen S. Feldman; Creative Renunciation: The Spiritual Heart of Deceit, Desire, and the Novel -- Wolfgang Palaver; Part Two. Mimetic Hermeneutics in History; The Desire to Be You: The Discourse of Praise for the Roman Emperor -- Marco Formisano
René Girard and (Medieval) Sanctity: A Reappraisal -- Bill BurgwinkleDubbiosi Disiri: Mimetic Processes in Dante's Comedy -- Manuele Gragnolati and Heather Webb; For a Comparative Topography of Desire: Mimetic Theory and the World Map -- Rosa Mucignat; Nobody's Fault: Dickens, René Girard, and the Novel -David Quint; "Let Us Carve Him as a Feast Fit for the Gods": Girard and Unjust Execution in Nineteenth-Century Narrative -- Jan-Melissa Schramm
Dostoyevsky's Metaphysical Theater: The Underground Man and the Masochist in Deceit, Desire, and the Novel and Resurrection from the Underground -- Yue ZhuoDeceit, Desire, Violence, and Death in the Short Stories of Georges Bernanos -- Brian Sudlow; Mimetic Desire in Otherworldly Narratives -- Laura Wittman; Desire, Deceit, and Defeat in the Work of Roberto Arlt -- Jobst Welge; Recantation without Conversion: Desire, Mimesis, and the Paradox of Engagement in Pier Paolo Pasolini's Petrolio -- Christoph F. E. Holzhey; Jonathan Franzen's Novelistic Conversion -- Trevor Cribben Merrill
Mimetic Desire and Monstrous Doubles in Jonathan Littell's The Kindly Ones -- Robert BuchAppendix. Literature and Christianity: A Personal View -- René Girard; Contributors; Index
Summary: Fifty years after its publication in English, Ren ̌Girard's Deceit, Desire, and the Novel (1965) has never ceased to fascinate, challenge, inspire, and sometimes irritate, literary scholars. It has become one of the great classics of literary criticism, and the notion of triangular desire is now part of the theoretical parlance among critics and students. It also represents the genetic starting point for what has become one of the most encompassing, challenging, and far-reaching theories conceived in the humanities in the last century: mimetic theory. This book provides a forum for new generations of scholars and critics to reassess, challenge, and expand the theoretical and hermeneutical reach of key issues brought forward by Girard's book, including literary knowledge, realism and representation, imitation and the anxiety of influence, metaphysical desire, deviated transcendence, literature and religious experience, individualism and modernity, and death and resurrection. It also provides a more extensive and detailed historical understanding of the representation of desire, imitation, and rivalry within European and world literature, from Dante to Proust and from Dickens to Jonathan Littell.
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Fifty years after its publication in English, Ren ̌Girard's Deceit, Desire, and the Novel (1965) has never ceased to fascinate, challenge, inspire, and sometimes irritate, literary scholars. It has become one of the great classics of literary criticism, and the notion of triangular desire is now part of the theoretical parlance among critics and students. It also represents the genetic starting point for what has become one of the most encompassing, challenging, and far-reaching theories conceived in the humanities in the last century: mimetic theory. This book provides a forum for new generations of scholars and critics to reassess, challenge, and expand the theoretical and hermeneutical reach of key issues brought forward by Girard's book, including literary knowledge, realism and representation, imitation and the anxiety of influence, metaphysical desire, deviated transcendence, literature and religious experience, individualism and modernity, and death and resurrection. It also provides a more extensive and detailed historical understanding of the representation of desire, imitation, and rivalry within European and world literature, from Dante to Proust and from Dickens to Jonathan Littell.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One. Theoretical Considerations; Jealousy and Novelistic Knowledge -- Maria DiBattista; Desiring Proust: Girard against Deleuze -- Alessia Ricciardi; Within and Beyond Mimetic Desire -- Luca Di Blasi; On Girard's Biblical Realism -- Karen S. Feldman; Creative Renunciation: The Spiritual Heart of Deceit, Desire, and the Novel -- Wolfgang Palaver; Part Two. Mimetic Hermeneutics in History; The Desire to Be You: The Discourse of Praise for the Roman Emperor -- Marco Formisano

René Girard and (Medieval) Sanctity: A Reappraisal -- Bill BurgwinkleDubbiosi Disiri: Mimetic Processes in Dante's Comedy -- Manuele Gragnolati and Heather Webb; For a Comparative Topography of Desire: Mimetic Theory and the World Map -- Rosa Mucignat; Nobody's Fault: Dickens, René Girard, and the Novel -David Quint; "Let Us Carve Him as a Feast Fit for the Gods": Girard and Unjust Execution in Nineteenth-Century Narrative -- Jan-Melissa Schramm

Dostoyevsky's Metaphysical Theater: The Underground Man and the Masochist in Deceit, Desire, and the Novel and Resurrection from the Underground -- Yue ZhuoDeceit, Desire, Violence, and Death in the Short Stories of Georges Bernanos -- Brian Sudlow; Mimetic Desire in Otherworldly Narratives -- Laura Wittman; Desire, Deceit, and Defeat in the Work of Roberto Arlt -- Jobst Welge; Recantation without Conversion: Desire, Mimesis, and the Paradox of Engagement in Pier Paolo Pasolini's Petrolio -- Christoph F. E. Holzhey; Jonathan Franzen's Novelistic Conversion -- Trevor Cribben Merrill

Mimetic Desire and Monstrous Doubles in Jonathan Littell's The Kindly Ones -- Robert BuchAppendix. Literature and Christianity: A Personal View -- René Girard; Contributors; Index

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Pierpaolo Antonello is Reader in Modern Italian Literature and Culture at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St. John's College. With René Girard and João Cezar de Castro Rocha, he coauthored Evolution and Conversion: Dialogues on the Origins of Culture , and he is a member of the Research and Publications committees of Imitatio.<br> Heather Webb is lecturer in the Department of Italian at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Selwyn College. She specializes in medieval literature and culture with a particular interest in Dante. She is the author of The Medieval Heart and a number of articles on Catherine of Siena, Dante, and Giovanni da San Gimignano.

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