The Resource Unspeakable subjects : the genealogy of the event in early modern Europe, Jacques Lezra

Unspeakable subjects : the genealogy of the event in early modern Europe, Jacques Lezra

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Unspeakable subjects : the genealogy of the event in early modern Europe
Title
Unspeakable subjects
Title remainder
the genealogy of the event in early modern Europe
Statement of responsibility
Jacques Lezra
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In groundbreaking readings linking works of Descartes, Shakespeare, and Cervantes with contemporary revisions of Freud and Nietzsche, Unspeakable Subjects argues that the concepts and discourses that have come to define European modernity - the subject's extension and responsibility, genealogies of intention and of freedom, the literary, legal, and medical construction of the body, among others - arise as strategies for evading a profound redefinition of the nature of events in early modern Europe
  • Negotiating the often competing claims of rhetorical reading and cultural analysis, Lezra reassesses the grounds of literary and philosophical history as a materialist practice of eventful reading
  • His original accounts of Don Quixote, Descartes's Second Meditation and Regulae, and Measure for Measure tack between linguistic, psychoanalytic, and cultural materialist approaches to define and discuss the double aspect of the event in early modern literature and philosophy, and in Freudian and Heideggerian critical discourse: the event is at once an accident, the unpredictable, deontic intrusion of the empirical in idealizing schemes, and the disclosing and recollecting of a subject's relation to discursive and cultural morphologies in which empirical events are said properly to take place
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lezra, Jacques
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN731
LC item number
.L49 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Descartes, René
  • Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de
  • Shakespeare, William
  • European literature
  • European literature
  • Historicism in literature
  • Literature
  • History
  • European literature
  • European literature
  • Historicism in literature
  • History
  • Literature
  • Historisme
  • Letterkunde
Label
Unspeakable subjects : the genealogy of the event in early modern Europe, Jacques Lezra
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [377]-401) 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
  • Cervantes' Hand
  • 5.
  • The Appearance of History in Measure for Measure
  • Introduction. Eventful Reading
  • 1.
  • Freud's Sickle
  • 2.
  • The Ontology of the Letter in Descartes's Second Meditation
  • 3.
  • The Matter of Naming in Don Quixote
  • 4.
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 413 pages
Isbn
9780804727785
Lccn
96038471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35292841
  • (OCoLC)ocm35292841
Label
Unspeakable subjects : the genealogy of the event in early modern Europe, Jacques Lezra
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [377]-401) 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
  • Cervantes' Hand
  • 5.
  • The Appearance of History in Measure for Measure
  • Introduction. Eventful Reading
  • 1.
  • Freud's Sickle
  • 2.
  • The Ontology of the Letter in Descartes's Second Meditation
  • 3.
  • The Matter of Naming in Don Quixote
  • 4.
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 413 pages
Isbn
9780804727785
Lccn
96038471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35292841
  • (OCoLC)ocm35292841

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