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Air, Bubble and the Horrid Image: The Representation of Fear and the Supernatural in Macbeth
This article examines the representations of the supernatural in Shakespeare's Macbeth, which served as a significant source for later horror literature. It shows that the play's rhetoric of horror and of the supernatural ...
BE NOT AFEARED: SYCORAX AND THE RHETORIC OF FEAR IN THE TEMPEST
(MARQUETTE UNIV PRESS, 2019)
The Elucidatory Uses of Wittgenstein's Scale of Nonsense in Lewis Carroll's Wonderland Narratives
The world of Carroll's Wonderland narratives, in which language tests its own limits, overlaps with Wittgenstein's world of counterexample, and such convergence becomes most overt in Wittgenstein's example of a nonsensical ...
Beyond Repression and Back to the Secrets of the Familiar: A Critical Look at Freud's Essay on the Uncanny
(ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2019)
This article critiques the way Freud associates the uncanny with the idea of repression. The rhetoric he uses in the essay destabilizes his effort to place it in the depths of the psyche especially as he examines dictionary ...
FRAMES, WORLD-PICTURES AND REPRESENTATIONS: HEIDEGGER'S CRITIQUE OF THE PICTURE
(PHILOSOPHY DOCUMENTATION CENTER, 2019)
This essay analyzes key aspects of Heidegger's critique of the picture (Bild) based on an objection to world-pictures as well as a negative understanding of two other related concepts: Gestell and Vorstellen (representation). ...
The Ineluctable Sign in Sartre's Account of Franconay's Imitation
(ROMANIAN SOC PHENOMENOLOGY, 2019)
The most interesting example of all the physical images that Sartre examines in L'Imaginaire concerns a female performers (Franconay's) imitation of a male performer (Chevalier). The example is a unique instance in which ...
What Is the Literary Image in 2019? A Reevaluation of Mitchell's Encyclopedia Entry
(PENN STATE UNIV PRESS, 2019)
This article attempts to reinstate the inherent rigor of image as a literary term by addressing the theoretical issues related to the image that W. J. T. Mitchell discusses in his encyclopedia entry and his articles on the ...
The Late Victorian Economy of Countenance in Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
(SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV, 2018)
The Gothic Horrors of the Private Realm and the Return to the Public in John Polidori's The Vampyre
(LMS-MODERN LANG TEACHERS ASSOC, 2018)
This study of Polidori's story, The Vampyre, written at the beginning of the 19th century aims at relocating the social relevance of both the story and Gothic literature in the contentious zone between the private and ...
The Representation of Time, Modernity and Its Prehistory in Dracula
(ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2018)
The essay deals with the bifurcated representation of time in Dracula that is split into a modern and pre-modern time. In Stoker's novel, the time of Western modernity and the modern nation depends on the repression of the ...