The Resource Subjects of terror : Nerval, Hegel, and the modern self, Jonathan Strauss

Subjects of terror : Nerval, Hegel, and the modern self, Jonathan Strauss

Label
Subjects of terror : Nerval, Hegel, and the modern self
Title
Subjects of terror
Title remainder
Nerval, Hegel, and the modern self
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Strauss
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Subjects of Terror uses a reading of the French Romantic poet Gerard de Nerval to elucidate and critique a death-based ideology of subjectivity that has remained in force from Kant to Lacan. This model, despite variations, is distinguished by three principal characteristics: that the subject is the self-sameness of individual experience, that as such it functions like language (or, more specifically, like writing), and that this self-sameness is the annihilation of all individual experiences. Theorized by Hegel, Heidegger, Kojeve, and Lacan, this abstract and ultimately impersonal notion of the self was not merely theoretical, however. It was, for example, long instantiated and enforced by the guillotine
  • The book demonstrates that Nerval's works constitute an aesthetic resistance to that ideology of terror and as such helped open the way for the ethical models of subjectivity that appear in Kristeva, Aulagnier, and Levinas. Although for two centuries, social, theoretical, and aesthetic forces have coerced individuals into experiencing the world through the morbid filter of their own absolute destruction, the author argues through Nerval for the possibility of an alternate, open-ended model of experience based on the libidinization of language itself
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strauss, Jonathan
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ2260.G36
LC item number
Z8575 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nerval, Gérard de
  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
  • Nerval, Gérard de
  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
  • Nerval, Gérard de
  • Nerval, Gérard de
  • Self in literature
  • Self (Philosophy)
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Psychoanalysis and philosophy
  • Moi (Philosophie) dans la littérature
  • Moi (Philosophie)
  • Psychanalyse et littérature
  • Psychanalyse et philosophie
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Psychoanalysis and philosophy
  • Self in literature
  • Self (Philosophy)
  • Zelf
Label
Subjects of terror : Nerval, Hegel, and the modern self, Jonathan Strauss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 361-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Subject Writes After Its Own Death: "Le Christ aux Oliviers"
  • 6.
  • The Lyric First Person: "El Desdichado"
  • 7.
  • Aurelia: The Signs of Others
  • 8.
  • Death and Its Alternatives
  • 1.
  • History and Romantic Self-Identity
  • 2.
  • Death-Based Subjectivity
  • 3.
  • Nerval in Context: The Authority of Madness
  • 4.
  • Playing with Death: Les Faux Saulniers
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 376 pages
Isbn
9780804731225
Lccn
98008339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39235543
  • (OCoLC)ocm39235543
Label
Subjects of terror : Nerval, Hegel, and the modern self, Jonathan Strauss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 361-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Subject Writes After Its Own Death: "Le Christ aux Oliviers"
  • 6.
  • The Lyric First Person: "El Desdichado"
  • 7.
  • Aurelia: The Signs of Others
  • 8.
  • Death and Its Alternatives
  • 1.
  • History and Romantic Self-Identity
  • 2.
  • Death-Based Subjectivity
  • 3.
  • Nerval in Context: The Authority of Madness
  • 4.
  • Playing with Death: Les Faux Saulniers
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 376 pages
Isbn
9780804731225
Lccn
98008339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39235543
  • (OCoLC)ocm39235543

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