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In the place of language : literature and the architecture of the referent / Claudia Brodsky.

By: Brodsky, Claudia, 1955-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 171 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780823235285; 0823235289; 9780823246748; 0823246744; 1282698958; 9781282698956; 9780823237753; 0823237753.Subject(s): Literature -- Philosophy | Reference (Philosophy) | Reference (Linguistics) | Semiotics and literatureAdditional physical formats: Print version:: In the place of language.DDC classification: 801 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction: Signs Of Place -- Referent and Annihilation: "X" Marks the Spot -- Theory of Appropriation: Rousseau, Schmitt, and Kant -- "Sovereignty" over Language: Of Lice and Men -- Goethe after Lanzmann: Literature Represents "X" -- Goethe's Timelessness -- Faust's Building: Theory as Practice -- Faust's and Heidegger's Technology: Building as Poiesis -- In the Place of Language -- "Time Refound" -- Built Time -- Building, Story, and Image -- Benjamin's and Goethe's Passagen: Ottilie under Glass -- Nature in Pieces -- "Superfluous Stones" -- "Stones for Thought" -- Kant's and Goethe's Schatzkammer: Buried Time -- Afterword Gravity: Metaphysics of the Referent.
Summary: The "place" in the title of Claudia Brodsky's remarkable new book is the intersection of language with building, the marking, for future reference, of material constructions in the world. The "referent" Brodsky describes is not something first found in nature and then named but a thing whose own origin joins language with materiality, a thing marked as it is made to begin with. In the Place of Language: Literature and the Architecture of the Referent develops a theory of the "referent" that is thus also a theory of the possibility of historical knowledge, one that.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-171).

Introduction: Signs Of Place -- Referent and Annihilation: "X" Marks the Spot -- Theory of Appropriation: Rousseau, Schmitt, and Kant -- "Sovereignty" over Language: Of Lice and Men -- Goethe after Lanzmann: Literature Represents "X" -- pt. 1: Goethe's Timelessness -- Faust's Building: Theory as Practice -- Faust's and Heidegger's Technology: Building as Poiesis -- In the Place of Language -- "Time Refound" -- pt. 2: Built Time -- Building, Story, and Image -- Benjamin's and Goethe's Passagen: Ottilie under Glass -- Nature in Pieces -- "Superfluous Stones" -- "Stones for Thought" -- Kant's and Goethe's Schatzkammer: Buried Time -- Afterword Gravity: Metaphysics of the Referent.

The "place" in the title of Claudia Brodsky's remarkable new book is the intersection of language with building, the marking, for future reference, of material constructions in the world. The "referent" Brodsky describes is not something first found in nature and then named but a thing whose own origin joins language with materiality, a thing marked as it is made to begin with. In the Place of Language: Literature and the Architecture of the Referent develops a theory of the "referent" that is thus also a theory of the possibility of historical knowledge, one that.

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