Filed under book | Tags: · biography, history of literature, literature
“Richard Ellmann has revised and expanded his definitive work on Joyce’s life to include newly discovered primary material, including details of a failed love affair, a limerick about Samuel Beckett, a dream notebook, previously unknown letters, and much more.”
“The greatest literary biography of the century.” — Anthony Burgess, The Observer
First published in 1959
New and Revised Edition
Publisher Oxford University Press, 1982
Filed under book | Tags: · literature, philosophy, poetry
The book includes two texts from Monsieur Taste, poems from Poems in the Rough and Poems, several essays and dialogues.
Selected, with an Introduction by James R. Lawler
from The Collected Works of Paul Valéry, edited by Jackson Mathews, 1964
Publisher Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1977
ISBN 071008806X, 0710087640
Download (no OCR)Comment (0)
Susan Buck-Morss: The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project (1989-) [English, Spanish]
Filed under book | Tags: · 1800s, advertising, bourgeoisie, city, commodification, critical theory, cultural criticism, fashion, flaneur, history, literary criticism, literature, paris, photography, poetry
Walter Benjamin’s magnum opus was a book he did not live to write. In The Dialectics of Seeing, Susan Buck-Morss offers an inventive reconstruction of the Passagen-Werk, or Arcades Project, as it might have taken form.
Working with Benjamin’s vast files of citations and commentary which contain a myriad of historical details from the dawn of consumer culture, Buck-Morss makes visible the conceptual structure that gives these fragments philosophical coherence. She uses images throughout the book to demonstrate that Benjamin took the debris of mass culture seriously as the source of philosophical truth.
The Paris Arcades that so fascinated Benjamin (as they did the Surrealists whose “materialist metaphysics” he admired) were the prototype, the 19th century “ur-form” of the modern shopping mall. Benjamin’s dialectics of seeing demonstrate how to read these consumer dream houses and so many other material objects of the time—from air balloons to women’s fashions, from Baudelaire’s poetry to Grandville’s cartoons—as anticipations of social utopia and, simultaneously, as clues for a radical political critique.
Buck-Morss plots Benjamin’s intellectual orientation on axes running east and west, north and south—Moscow Paris, Berlin-Naples—and shows how such thinking in coordinates can explain his understanding of “dialectics at a standstill.” She argues for the continuing relevance of Benjamin’s insights but then allows a set of “afterimages” to have the last word.
Publisher MIT Press, 1989
Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought Series
The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project (English, updated on 2013-5-2)
Dialectica de la mirada: Walter Benjamin y el proyecto de los Pasajes (Spanish, trans. Nora Rabotnikof, 1995, updated on 2013-5-2)
Download Benjamin’s Arcade Project (German, English)
Filed under book | Tags: · 1800s, acoustics, history of literature, listening, literature, music, noise, phonograph, recording, silence, sound, sound recording, united kingdom, voice
Far from the hushed restraint we associate with the Victorians, their world pulsated with sound. This book shows how, in more ways than one, Victorians were hearing things. The representations close listeners left of their soundscapes offered new meanings for silence, music, noise, voice, and echo that constitute an important part of the Victorian legacy to us today. In chronicling the shift from Romantic to modern configurations of sound and voice, Picker draws upon literary and scientific works to recapture the sense of aural discovery figures such as Babbage, Helmholtz, Freud, Bell, and Edison shared with the likes of Dickens, George Eliot, Tennyson, Stoker, and Conrad.
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2003
ISBN 0195151917, 9780195151916
Filed under journal | Tags: · art, borders, film, literature, video art
“The idea for this issue arose when we begin working on our film A Border Musical, whose screenplay is also printed here. This film is based on a study of the situation on both sides of the Russian-Norwegian border: we were interested in how a range of differences, which inevitably serve as sources of conflict in border areas, shape the subjectivity of people in daily contact with each other.” (from the Editorial)
Published on the occasion of the Barents Spectacle 2013 in collaboration with Border Aesthetics.
Edited by Dmitry Vilensky
Published in February 2013
Creative Commons License
Filed under magazine | Tags: · activism, art, education, feminism, film, literature, poetry, politics, theatre, women
Classic feminist art magazine from the 1970s through the 1990. Collectively produced issues featured a wide variety of artists’ work, essays, prose and poetry.
The founding members of the Heresies Collective included Patsy Beckert, Joan Braderman, Mary Beth Edelson, Elizabeth Hess, Harmony Hammond, Joyce Kozloff, Arlene Ladden, Lucy Lippard, Mary Miss, Marty Pottenger, Miriam Schapiro, Joan Snyder, May Stevens, Michelle Stuart, Susana Torre, Elizabeth Weatherford, and Sally Webster.
Publisher Heresies Collective, New York
via Heresies PDF Archive
Heresies 1: Feminism, Art and Politics (Jan 1977)
Heresies 2: Patterns of Communication and Space Among Women (May 1977)
Heresies 3: Lesbian Art and Artists (Fall 1977)
Heresies 4: Women’s Traditional Arts – The Politics of Aesthetics (1978)
Heresies 5: The Great Goddess (1978)
Heresies 6: On Women and Violence (Summer 1978)
Heresies 7: Women Working Together (Spring 1979)
Heresies 8: Third World Women (1979)
Heresies 9: Organized Women Divided (1980)
Heresies 10: Women and Music (1980)
Heresies 11: Making Room – Women and Architecture (1981)
Heresies 12: Sex Issue (1981)
Heresies 13: Earthkeeping / Earthshaking: Feminism & Ecology (1981)
Heresies 14: The Women’s Pages (1982)
Heresies 15: Racism is the Issue (1982)
Heresies 16: Film / Video / Media (1983)
Heresies 17: Acting Up!: Women in Theater and Performance (1984)
Heresies 18: Mothers, Mags, and Movie Stars – Feminism and Class (1985)
Heresies 19: Satire (1985)
Heresies 20: Heresies (1985)
Heresies 21: Food is a Feminist Issue (1987)
Heresies 22: Art in Unestablished Channels (1987)
Heresies 23: Coming of Age (1988)
Heresies 24: 12 Years (Anniversary Issue) (1989)
Heresies 25: The Art of Education (1990)
Heresies 26: A Journal of Feminist Post-Totalitarian Criticism (1992)
Heresies 27: LATINA – A Journal of Ideas (1993)
Download all 27 issues (ZIP’d PDFs)
Filed under booklet | Tags: · art, chance, code, computer art, language, literature, poetry, programming, randomness
Includes Fortran program and printout of Hank and Mary, A Love Story, A Chorale by Higgins, realized by Higgins and James Tenney; and program and printout of Proposition No. 2 for Emmett Williams by Alison Knowles, realized by James Tenney.
Publisher Abyss Publications, Somerville/MA, June 1970
ISBN 091185603X, 9780911856033