Tragedy as Encounter

In the context of the tragic encounter , humorism thus marks the limit of knowledge - based understanding . Even the simple - minded Girlfriend senses the problematization of the term : “ Eh , davvero la sua tragedia è un bel pasticcio ...

Tragedy as Encounter


Tragic encounters and ordinary ethics

I draw particularly on some key aspects of the tragic highlighted by Simon Critchley in his writing on political injustice and ... In contrast to the melodramatic enactment of truth as coherence, tragedy presents an encounter with the ...

Tragic encounters and ordinary ethics

For over four decades, events in Palestine-Israel have provoked raging conflicts within British universities around issues of free speech, 'extremism', antisemitism and Islamophobia. But why is this conflict so significant for student activists living at such a geographical distance from the region itself? And what role do emotive, polarised communications around Palestine-Israel play in the life of British academic institutions committed to the ideal of free expression? This book draws on original ethnographic research with student activists on different sides of this conflict to initiate a conversation with students, academics and members of the public who are concerned with the transnational politics of Palestine-Israel and with the changing role of the public university. It shows how, in an increasingly globalised world that is shaped by entangled histories of European antisemitism and colonial violence, ethnography can open up ethical responses to questions of justice

Tragic Encounters

Finally, the strange, tragic story of the encounter of white Europeans with darker-skinned aborigines has proved to be a convenient stick for angry critics of everything American to beat the “corrupt,” “criminal, “genocidal” United ...

Tragic Encounters

Page Smith was one of America's greatest historians. After studying with Samuel Eliot Morison at Harvard, Smith went on to a distinguished academic career that culminated with him being the founding Provost of Cowell College, the first college of the new campus of the University of California at Santa Cruz. But he made his mark with a history of the United States published in eight volumes, each volume carrying the subtitle "A People's History of the United States. These were ground–braking histories, composed as a long continuous narrative loosely organized around the themes present in each age or period. There were sourced almost entirely in contemporaneous accounts of the events covered, and they set the ground for a whole new approach to history, that perhaps culminated in the work of Howard Zinn. During the last years of his life, Smith concentrated on composing a history of Native Americans after the first European contact. This manuscript was discovered unpublished after his death. Using his wonderful technique of narrative, discovering in the events of each period the thematic overview of that period, he again turns to contemporaneous documents to provide the structure and substance of his story. From Jamestown to Wounded Knee, the story of these Native peoples from coast to coast is explored, granting these oppressed and nearly destroyed people a chance to tell their own broad story. We know of no other similar attempt, and this book will surely caution and intrigue readers as they are offered a new slant on a very old subject.

You Only Think God Is Silent

Job started out as a righteous man, yet his encounter with God in the face of tragedy transformed him and matured him into more than he was before. This can happen for each of us if we take ourselves into God's presence in times of ...

You Only Think God Is Silent

We all have those moments where we encounter pain, grief, and struggles and wonder why God would allow this. We have heard those semitheological platitudes about our struggles and questions. Author Julie Ann Allen experienced those when her husband of fourteen years was buried alive on a work site. Julie Ann learned what it was to stand at a crossroad generated by tragedy and make a choice. That moment was a defining moment in her life. She could either ignore God and blame him for the tragedy or rely on God to sustain her, transform her, and reconstruct her life as she passed through this profound tragedy. Julie Ann writes about Gods voice, provisions, and how she eventually chose divine happiness by the hand of God. If you have ever asked any of these questions, Where was God? Why did God allow this? Why cant I hear God? then reading You Only Think God Is Silent is a wonderful place to discover ways you can turn to God and hear the answers to those questions.

Close Encounters

Close Encounters


Tragedy and the Tragic in German Literature Art and Thought

The scattered remarks on tragedy and the tragic, which can be found in almost all her books and many of her essays, do not add up to such a theory. But so often do we encounter references to this genre and/or the concept of the tragic ...

Tragedy and the Tragic in German Literature  Art  and Thought

Essays in this volume seek to clarify the meaning of tragedy and the tragic in its many German contexts, art forms, and disciplines, from literature and philosophy to music, painting, and history.

Encounters with God in Medieval and Early Modern English Poetry

The key threads of this tragic narrative of encounter are a growing remoteness from the Church – the community of believers – counterbalanced by a growing emphasis on the individual, and a corresponding growth in doubt as to whether ...

Encounters with God in Medieval and Early Modern English Poetry

Engaging with four English poems or groups of poems-the anonymous medieval Crucifixion lyrics; William Langland's Piers Plowman, John Donne's Divine Poems, and John Milton's Paradise Lost-this book examines the nature of poetic encounter with God. At the same time, the author makes original contributions to the discussion of critical dilemmas in the study of each poem or group of poems. The main linguistic focus of this book is on the nature of dialogue with God in religious poetry, an area much neglected by grammarians and often overlooked in studies of literary style. It constitutes an important contribution to our understanding of the relationship between literature and theology.

Female Characters in Fragmentary Greek Tragedy

595), we may infer that Philomela said nothing during the dramatic reunion with her sister.20 Exactly how that encounter was staged cannot be determined; but given that Philomela was an active participant in the plot against Tereus (her ...

Female Characters in Fragmentary Greek Tragedy

How were women represented in Greek tragedy? This question lies at the heart of much modern scholarship on ancient drama, yet it has typically been approached using evidence drawn only from the thirty-two tragedies that survive complete - neglecting tragic fragments, especially those recently discovered and often very substantial fragmentary papyri from plays that had been thought lost. Drawing on the latest research on both gender in tragedy and on tragic fragments, the essays in this volume examine this question from a fresh perspective, shedding light on important mythological characters such as Pasiphae, Hypsipyle, and Europa, on themes such as violence, sisterhood, vengeance, and sex, and on the methodology of a discipline which needs to take fragmentary evidence to heart in order to gain a fuller understanding of ancient tragedy. All Greek is translated to ensure wide accessibility.

Adorno and Modern Theatre

by Jennifer Wallace).1 Indeed, in his Aesthetic Theory he argues that the dramatic genre of tragedy, like comedy, ... Such a way of wrestling with the negative is suggested in tragedy's encounter with death – this absolute other which ...

Adorno and Modern Theatre

Adorno and Modern Theatre explores the drama of Edward Bond, David Rudkin, Howard Barker and Sarah Kane in the context of the work of leading philosopher Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969). The book engages with key principles of Adorno's aesthetic theory and cultural critique and examines their influence on a generation of seminal post-war dramatists.

Interpreting Greek Tragedy

And in his encounter he passes from his communal position as head of state to a loneliness and isolation perhaps more terrible than Antigone's. Antigone's view, then, for all its idealism, is more realistic, in the full tragic sense, ...

Interpreting Greek Tragedy

This generous selection of published essays by the distinguished classicist Charles Segal represents over twenty years of critical inquiry into the questions of what Greek tragedy is and what it means for modern-day readers. Taken together, the essays reflect profound changes in the study of Greek tragedy in the United States during this period-in particular, the increasing emphasis on myth, psychoanalytic interpretation, structuralism, and semiotics.

The Contemplative Spirit

His elucidations appear to fit rather neatly and implicitly into the more general structure of tragedy, and it is precisely because of ... But in either case there was a lack of direct insight into the grammar of the tragic encounter.

The Contemplative Spirit

To understand reality in terms of what is possible has methodological implications which a contemplative philosophy makes explicit. The goal is no longer to determine how things are or must be but rather to provide an overview of how they could be and the diversity with which they already appear. The function of philosophy is not the discovery of a single answer but rather a careful description of the diversity and the heterogeneity of possible answers in different contexts and practices. This approach, inspired by Wittgenstein, was applied to the philosophy of religion by Dewi Z. Phillips (1934-2006) in particular. This volume explores his contemplative philosophy of religion in an intense and lively discussion, showing how the description of religious faith and the access to its practice and language change unexpectedly and provocatively in this way of thinking.

Rosenzweig Jahrbuch Rosenzweig Yearbook

a cornerstone of the theory of tragedy«.24 Indeed, according to Rosenzweig, silence is the defining characteristic of ... It is in Gilgamesh's encounter with Eros that the human self awakens, and it is the encounter with Thanatos in his ...

Rosenzweig Jahrbuch   Rosenzweig Yearbook

The volume examines the three concepts of prayer, praxis, redemption – prayer is itself a praxis, an action, and in a sense it has already in itself redemption, just as the praxis directed to redemption, the action moved by love, disinterestedness, generosity, in personal relationships or in history, always implies theoretical or contemplative grounds, the attitude of prayer.

Encounters in Performance Philosophy

It is an entire history that is guilty of itself, and that is therefore beyond all ascribable guilt; it is an entire history of the West, and through it, a history of the world, which reveals itself to itself as a tragedy, ...

Encounters in Performance Philosophy

Encounters in Performance Philosophy is a collection of 14 essays by international researchers which demonstrates the vitality of the field of Performance Philosophy. The essays address a wide range of concerns common to performance and philosophy including: the body, language, performativity, mimesis and tragedy.

Violence and the Sacred

quality of tragedy and the mythical concern with differences, which protects “literature” from “mythology” and also protects their ... rather, it should be regarded as the outcome of a tragic encounter in which Oedipus has met defeat.

Violence and the Sacred

René Girard (1923-) was Professor of French Language, Literature and Civilization at Stanford Unviersity from 1981 until his retirement in 1995. Violence and the Sacred is Girard's brilliant study of human evil. Girard explores violence as it is represented and occurs throughout history, literature and myth. Girard's forceful and thought-provoking analyses of Biblical narrative, Greek tragedy and the lynchings and pogroms propagated by contemporary states illustrate his central argument that violence belongs to everyone and is at the heart of the sacred. Translated by Patrick Gregory>

Violence and the Sacred

Literary criticism concerns itself with tragedy; mythology is outside its proper bailiwick. ... has nothing to do with any heinous sin; rather, it should be regarded as the outcome of a tragic encounter in which Oedipus has met defeat.

Violence and the Sacred

René Girard is one of the mostly widely-cited thinkers in contemporary European thought. First published in 1972, Violence and the Sacred marked the starting point of a substantial new phase of his thought. In this vivid study of human evil, Girard explores violence as it is represented and occurs throughout history, literature and myth. Girard's forceful and thought-provoking analyses of Biblical narrative, Greek tragedy and the lynchings and pogroms propagated by contemporary states illustrate his central argument that violence belongs to everyone and is at the heart of the sacred.

Philosophy of Existence

brought about an encounter both with other men and with the world of things which he and other men have adapted to suit ... We might ask for instance , what degree of truth manifested in the encounter presented through Greek tragedy ...

Philosophy of Existence

"This book is a systematic analysis of the features of existence as the ground for a philosophy of co-existence. The author presents the encounter of the 'self' with the 'other' in the space-time context in search of identity. His analysis is thorough-going and exhaustive. He eschews the traditional method of proving the truth or worth of a philosophical system -- applying rules of logic or axioms of evidence -- and instead proves the truth of existentialism by testing existence against existence itself, on all levels that such existence is manifested. The book, then, is structured on the manifestation of existence as it is experienced in everything that exists, and, as such, is an extremely significant addition to the literature of existentialism, as well as a very valuable course-book in the basic elements of existential philosophy." [Book jacket].

In the Highest Degree Tragic

52 Encounter made a valiant but futile attempt to conceal her wounded consort by steaming around the slowing cruiser and dropping smoke floats. She then received a signal from Gordon informing her that Exeter was being abandoned and ...

In the Highest Degree Tragic

In the Highest Degree Tragic tells the heroic story of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet’s sacrifice defending the Dutch East Indies from the Japanese in the first three months of the Pacific War. Donald M. Kehn Jr.’s comprehensive narrative history of the operations involving multiple ships and thousands of men dramatically depicts the chaotic nature of these battles. His research has uncovered evidence of communications failures, vessels sinking hundreds of miles from where they had been reported lost, and entire complements of men simply disappearing off the face of the earth. Kehn notes that much of the fleet went down with guns blazing and flag flying, highlighting, where many others have failed to do so, the political and strategic reasons for the fleet’s deployment to the region in the first place. In the Highest Degree Tragic rectifies the historical record, showcasing how brave yet all-too-human sailors and officers carried out their harrowing tasks. Containing rare first-person accounts and anecdotes, from the highest command echelons down to the lowest enlisted personnel, Kehn’s book is the most comprehensive and exhaustive study to date of this important part of American involvement in World War II.

Encounters with Kenneth Burke

For by nothing less than such humanistic allowances can we hope to forestall ( if it can be forestalled ) the most idiotic tragedy imaginable : the willful ultimate poisoning of this lovely planet , in conformity with the mistaken ...

Encounters with Kenneth Burke

William H. Rueckert's landmark 1963 study, Kenneth Burke and the Drama of Human Relations, is often credited with bringing the field of Burke studies into existence. Here, Rueckert has gathered his "encounters" with Burke over the past thirty years--brieft talks, position papers, rethinking and reformation of earlier ideas, and detailed analyses of individual texts--into one volume that offers readers the best of Burkean criticism.

Aesthetics of Opera in the Ancien R gime 1647 1785

... was at stake for Rameau , Pellegrin , and their public in revisiting Racine's tragedy a half - century later . ... an original or ideal version , but because it represents Rameau's first conception of his encounter with Phèdre – an ...

Aesthetics of Opera in the Ancien R  gime  1647 1785

This study recognizes the broad impact of opera in early-modern French culture.