Erotic Infidelities

Love and Enchantment in Angela Carter's the Bloody Chamber


Author: Kimberly J. Lau,Bryce (CRT) Schimanski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780814339336

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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In the thirty-five years since the publication of The Bloody Chamber, Angela Carter’s reimagined fairy tales have inspired an impressive body of criticism. Yet none has addressed the ways her fairy tales grapple with and seek to overcome the near impossibility of heterosexual love and desire under patriarchy. In Erotic Infidelities: Love and Enchantment in Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber, author Kimberly J. Lau argues that the strangeness of Carter’s fairy-tale enchantments—the moments when love or erotic desire escape the deeply familiar, habitual structures and ideologies that contain them—show the momentary, fleeting possibilities for heterosexual love and desire. Lau begins by situating her reading of The Bloody Chamber—as individual stories and as a collection—within and against the critical literature, especially that which addresses Carter’s relationship to psychoanalytic theory and issues of language and desire. In chapter 2, she illustrates Carter’s construction of gender and language as labyrinthine structures—complex cultural edifices constructed and augmented over time. She moves on to consider Carter’s "feline stories" in chapter 3—"The Courtship of Mr. Lyon," "The Tiger’s Bride," and "Puss-in-Boots"—as an initial move away from the labyrinthine structures and toward an alternate erotics. In chapter 4, she reads "The Erl-King" and "The Snow Child" as another pair of mirrored tales, while chapter 5 elaborates on the pedophilic and necrophiliac fantasies of a pornographic culture, introduced in the previous chapter with the Count’s desire for the Snow Child. In chapter 6, Lau situates Carter’s three concluding stories—the wolf trilogy—within the context of feminist psychoanalytic understandings of infidelity as that which destabilizes patriarchal hegemonies and constructs. Lau argues that Carter’s "erotic infidelities" work against our culturally determined expectations and longings and usher us into welcome new enchantments. Situated at the intersection of feminist, psychoanalytic, literary, and fairy-tale studies, readers interested in a variety of scholarly disciplines as well as scholars of Carter’s tales will enjoy Lau’s look at enduring questions of gender, sexuality, and desire.

Poetic Revolutionaries

Intertextuality & Subversion


Author: Marion May Campbell

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401210357

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

View: 7347

Poetic Revolutionaries is an exploration of the relationship between radical textual practice, social critique and subversion. From an introduction considering recent debates regarding the cultural politics of intertextuality allied to avant-garde practice, the study proceeds to an exploration of texts by a range of writers for whom formal and poetic experimentation is allied to a subversive politics: Jean Genet, Monique Wittig, Angela Carter, Kathy Acker, Kathleen Mary Fallon, Kim Scott and Brian Castro. Drawing on theories of avant-garde practice, intertextuality, parody, representation, and performance such as those of Mikhaïl Bakhtin, Julia Kristeva, Gérard Genette, Margaret A. Rose, Linda Hutcheon, Fredric Jameson, Ross Chambers and Judith Butler, these readings explore how a confluence of writing strategies – covering the structural, narratological, stylistic and scenographic – can work to boost a text’s subversive power.

Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from around the World, 2nd Edition [4 volumes]

Traditions and Texts from around the World


Author: Anne E. Duggan Ph.D.,Donald Haase Ph.D.,Helen J. Callow

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610692543

Category: Social Science

Page: 1590

View: 4395

Encyclopedic in its coverage, this one-of-a-kind reference is ideal for students, scholars, and others who need reliable, up-to-date information on folk and fairy tales, past and present. • Provides encyclopedic coverage of folktales and fairy tales from around the globe • Covers not only the history of the fairy tale, but also topics of contemporary importance such as the fairy tale in manga, television, pop music, and music videos • Brings together the study of geography, culture, history, and anthropology • Revises and expands an award-winning work to now include a full volume of selected tales and texts

Unnatural Narrative

Impossible Worlds in Fiction and Drama


Author: Jan Alber

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803278683

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

View: 3750

A talking body part, a character that is simultaneously alive and dead, a shape-changing setting, or time travel: although impossible in the real world, such narrative elements do appear in the storyworlds of novels, short stories, and plays. Impossibilities of narrator, character, time, and space are not only common in today’s world of postmodernist literature but can also be found throughout the history of literature. Examples include the beast fable, the heroic epic, the romance, the eighteenth-century circulation novel, the Gothic novel, the ghost play, the fantasy narrative, and the science-fiction novel, among others. Unnatural Narrative looks at the startling and persistent presence of the impossible or “the unnatural” throughout British and American literary history. Layering the lenses of cognitive narratology, frame theory, and possible-worlds theory, Unnatural Narrative offers a rigorous and engaging new characterization of the unnatural and what it yields for individual readers as well as literary culture. Jan Alber demonstrates compelling interpretations of the unnatural in literature and shows the ways in which such unnatural phenomena become conventional in readers’ minds, altogether expanding our sense of the imaginable and informing new structures and genres of narrative engagement.

Narratology beyond the Human

Storytelling and Animal Life


Author: David Herman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190850418

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 6916

To what extent, and in what manner, do storytelling practices accommodate nonhuman subjects and their modalities of experience, and how can contemporary narrative study shed light on interspecies interactions and entanglements? In Narratology beyond the Human, David Herman addresses these questions through a cross-disciplinary approach to post-Darwinian narratives concerned with animals and human-animal relationships. Herman considers the enabling and constraining effects of different narrative media, examining a range of fictional and nonfictional texts disseminated in print, comics and graphic novels, and film. In focusing on techniques such as the use of animal narrators, alternation between human and nonhuman perspectives, the embedding of stories within stories, and others, the book explores how specific strategies for portraying nonhuman agents both emerge from and contribute to broader attitudes toward animal life. Herman argues that existing frameworks for narrative inquiry must be modified to take into account how stories are interwoven with cultural ontologies, or understandings of what sorts of beings populate the world and how they relate to humans. Showing how questions of narrative bear on ideas of species difference and assumptions about animal minds, Narratology beyond the Human underscores our inextricable interconnectedness with other forms of creatural life and suggests that stories can be used to resituate imaginaries of human action in a more-than-human world.

Odysseus and Penelope

an ordinary marriage


Author: Inge Merkel,Renate Latimer

Publisher: Ariadne Pr


Category: Fiction

Page: 392

View: 4121

The Rewrite Man


Author: Bryan Forbes

Publisher: Michael Joseph


Category: Motion picture industry

Page: 356

View: 3457

Een auteur die een filmtekst moet herschrijven beperkt zijn bewerking niet tot de tekst maar bemoeit zich ook ingrijpend met het leven van de regisseur.

Mystery dance

on the evolution of human sexuality


Author: Lynn Margulis,Dorion Sagan

Publisher: Pocket Books


Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 1880

Explores the complex factors and long line of "ancestors" that have contributed to human sexuality and human sexual behavior

The New Tradition

Essays on Modern Hebrew Literature


Author: Gershon Shaked

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

View: 2264

As cohesive Jewish communal life began to disintegrate in the late nineteenth century, a modern Hebraic secular cultural tradition emerged. This volume presents a selection of influential essays by Gershon Shaked, all of which explore the evolution of that new tradition, tracing its major processes and identifying central stages in the development of its new canonical master-texts. Shaked's first essays expand the discussion of Jewish secularism and consider the formative function of the Holocaust and other traumatic memories of persecution on the collective Jewish and Israeli mentality. The next essays provide a general overview of modern Hebrew literature in Israel and in the Diaspora-particularly in the United States. Each section focuses on prominent authors. In the case of poetry and drama, the Hebrew poet laureate Hayyim Nahman Bialik and the major Hebrew playwright Mattityahu Shoham are highlighted. Two other sections are dedicated to Mendele Mokher Seforim and Shmuel Yosef Agnon, two major novelists of the New Tradition. The next section is dedicated to Joseph Hayyim Brenner, an immigrant in the Second Aliyah who also wrote of displaced strangers trying to set down roots in a foreign environment, and Yitzhak Shami, an "Arab-Jew" who wrote about the mentality and lifestyle of the oriental Jewish communities of Palestine and Syria. The last chapter analyzes the work of an "outsider," David Vogel. Although Vogel's novel Hayyei nissu'im (Married Life) was written in Hebrew, its plot and characters are strongly reminiscent of the German-Jewish literary tradition. In analyzing the cultural processes underlying Hebrew literature's major achievements in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, these essays shed light upon the major concerns of this new and secular Hebrew tradition. Especially for the non-Hebrew reader, they will illuminate key aspects of modern Jewish culture.

Infidelities 1


Author: Nice

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477117199

Category: Fiction

Page: 138

View: 7473

"Our sexual encounter played in my mind like it happened yesterday. Do you know that my body still reacts from that, from you? Just the memory of it still does something to me. Thinking about it now, I know it wasn't "just sex" to me. Being with you was an experience. The way you kissed me, the way you touched me. I can still remember the way I felt that night. Every time I lay in my bed I think about the way I laid there while your hands explored my body. This may sound weird, but I can still feel you inside me. At first, I thought it was just good sex, but then, I realized it was just you." Excerpt from Infidelities I "A collection of dirty short stories that stimulate the mind and introduce the possibilities of new fantasies." Shaniqua Westbury "This is a wonderful book of everyday real life stories that many can relate to." Denishia Williams

Das sexuelle Leben der Catherine M.


Author: Catherine Millet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453699045


Page: 285

View: 920

Im Alter von achtzehn Jahren erprobt Catherine Millet eher zufällig mit Freunden Gruppensex. Es ist der Beginn eines Lebens frei von allen sexuellen Zwängen. Mit einer noch nie da gewesenen Offenheit beschreibt die Autorin die intimsten Details ihrer sexu

Kisses, Dreams & Other Infidelities


Author: Antonio Porta

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 151

View: 5477

Poetry. Fiction. This volume combines two separate books by Antonio Porta (1935-1989), one of the most original and provocative writers of modern Italy. The first book is KISSES FROM ANOTHER DREAM, a series of tough poetic commentaries, uninhibited and sometimes shocking. The second is DREAMS & OTHER INFIDELITIES, a collection of dreamlike, surrealist stories. The two works, written and originally published close together, exemplify the author's search for meaning and authenticity through language, imagination and fantasy. In his monumental study, The Western Canon, Harold Bloom lists KISSES FROM ANOTHER DREAM as one of the influential books of recent 20th-century Italian literature.


The Elegies of Propertius, The Satyrican of Petronius Arbiter, and the Kisses of Johannes Secundus ...


Author: Walter Keating Kelly

Publisher: N.A


Category: Erotic literature

Page: 500

View: 7402

Erotic liberalism

women and revolution in Montesquieu's Persian letters


Author: Diana J. Schaub

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 199

View: 7053

The Pinter Ethic

The Erotic Aesthetic


Author: Penelope Prentice

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780815338864

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 452

View: 4754

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Aristaenetus, Erotic Letters


Author: N.A

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1589837428

Category: Religion

Page: 184

View: 1323

The first complete English translation of Aristaenetus in nearly three centuries Through allusion and adaption of earlier authors, Aristaenetus recounts tales that are the stuff of comedy, erotic poetry, and ancient novel. Here we read of lovers who use every trope of erotic literature to praise their beloveds in over-the-top speeches. Aristaenetus amazes us with tales of paramours hatching complicated schemes to achieve their desires, while wily go-betweens help smooth their way. He presents us with accounts of unfaithful spouses who barely avoid capture in the midst of hair-raising and amusing infidelities. This sixth century collection is perfect for anyone interested in classical and postclassical literature. Features: English translation and Greek text on facing pages Introduction with history of the text Discussion of intertextual connections with Greco-Roman authors



Author: Sean Mathias

Publisher: N.A


Category: Drama

Page: 63

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Dreams and Other Infidelities


Author: Antonio Porta

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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Fiction. Newly available from SPD. One of the most original and provocative writers of postwar Italy, Porta created work marked by an open-ended search for meaning and authenticity through dreams and imagination. His stories journey inside the psyche, gliding between dream and waking, infant and adult, desire and aversion, hurt and aggression, reality and super-reality. Translated from the Italian by Anthony Molino.