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The Déjà-vu and the Authentic

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1443839299
Pages : 260 pages
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Download The Déjà-vu and the Authentic in PDF by Jean-Jacques Chardin Full Book and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2012-04-25 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The correlated concepts of the déjà-vu and the authentic suggest that all cultural productions are per se palimpsests whose construction is the result of such processes as reprise, recycling, and recuperating. Reprise is approached as various forms of citation, reference and intertextuality; recycling is defined as commodification and intellectual impoverishment; while recuperating implies the ideological process that makes reappropriation possible. By covering a wide spectrum of research interests, from literature to music, art and the cinema, the seventeen contributions in English or in French explore the political and ethical implications inherent in the creation of culture.


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Déjà-vu in Literatur und bildender Kunst

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Real and Imaginary Travels 16th-18th centuries

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Publisher : Presses universitaires de Strasbourg
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Download Real and Imaginary Travels 16th-18th centuries in PDF by Anne Bandry-Scubbi Full Book and published by Presses universitaires de Strasbourg. This book was released on 2019-09-19 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whether real or imaginary, travel stands as a paradigm for the circulation and the production of beliefs and ideas, and can have as much to do with education or spirituality as with utopian politics or the development of trade. Ten European researchers focus - in English and in French - on real or fictional, experienced or narrated journeys, from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, a period that witnessed the intellectual construction of modern Europe, and the rise to prominence of England and the United Kingdom.


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The Aesthetics of Authenticity

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Publisher : transcript Verlag
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ISBN : 3839417570
Pages : 284 pages
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Download The Aesthetics of Authenticity in PDF by Wolfgang Funk Full Book and published by transcript Verlag. This book was released on 2014-03-31 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a concept that increasingly gains importance in contemporary cultural discourse, authenticity emerges as a site of tearing tensions between the fictional and the real, original and fake, margin and centre, the same and the other. The essays collected in this volume explore this paradoxical nature of authenticity in the context of various media. They give ample proof of the fact that authenticity, which depends on giving the impression of being inherent or natural, found not created, frequently turns out to be the result of a careful aesthetic construction that depends on the use of identifiable techniques with the aim of achieving certain effects for certain reasons.


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Never Let Go

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Publisher : Penguin Random House South Africa
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ISBN : 1415206589
Pages : 294 pages
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The Future of Text and Image

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ISBN : 1443836753
Pages : 370 pages
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Download The Future of Text and Image in PDF by Ofra Amihay Full Book and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2012-01-17 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The question of the relation between the visual and the textual in literature is at the heart of an increasing number of scholarly projects, and in turn, the investigation of evolving visual-verbal dynamics is becoming an independent discipline. This volume explores these profound literary shifts through the work of twelve talented, and in some cases, emerging scholars who study text and image relations in diverse forms and contexts. The inter-medial conjunctures investigated in this book play with and against the traditional roles of the visual and the verbal. The Future of Text and Image presents explorations of the incorporation of visual elements into works of literature, of visual writing modes, and of the textuality and literariness of images. It focuses on the special potential literature offers for the combination of these two functions. Alongside examinations of major forms and genres such as memoirs, novels, and poetry, this volume expands the discussion of text and image relations into more marginal forms, for instance, collage books, the PostSecret collections of anonymous postcards, and digital poetry. In other words, while exploring the destiny of text and image as an independent discipline, this volume simultaneously looks at the very literal future of text and image forms in an ever-changing technological reality. The essays in this book will help to define the emergent practices and politics of this growing field of study, and at the same time, reflect the tremendous significance of the visual in today’s image culture.


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Authentic Fictions

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Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN : 9783039102853
Pages : 296 pages
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Download Authentic Fictions in PDF by Tom Genrich Full Book and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2004 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comparative study examines the prose writings of the best-known cosmopolitan authors of the Third French Republic: the modernists Jean Giraudoux, Valery Larbaud and Paul Morand, and the best-selling popular writer Maurice Dekobra. It investigates what constituted the 'cosmopolitanism' that they publicly proclaimed between the World Wars, a classification which has been widely accepted by commentators ever since. In particular, it considers whether conventional definitions of cosmopolitanism - as an unproblematic attitude of xenophilia coupled with wanderlust, or as an ecumenical humanism - can co-exist with the blind spots and prejudices of its practitioners. This book offers a comprehensive reinterpretation of the writers' identity politics based on their approach to Otherness (gender, race, nationality, political affiliation) as well as to formal innovation. It argues that cosmopolitanism is the organizing principle for their literary and existential attempts at cultivating authentic Selfhood. Through its socio-political embeddedness, this cosmopolitanism reveals the ideological and cultural preoccupations of the day.


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Authenticity and Fiction in the Russian Literary Journey, 1790-1840

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Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN : 9780674002326
Pages : 316 pages
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Download Authenticity and Fiction in the Russian Literary Journey, 1790-1840 in PDF by Andreas Schönle Full Book and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In illuminating analyses of major texts as well as lesser known but influential works, Andreas Schönle surveys the literary travelogue--a form marked by a fully developed narrator's voice, interpretive impressions, scenic descriptions, and extended narrative--from its emergence in Russia to the end of the Romantic era.


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The Dream Made Real

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Publisher : DoctorZed Publishing
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ISBN : 0980625947
Pages : 208 pages
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Download The Dream Made Real in PDF by Keith Varnum Full Book and published by DoctorZed Publishing. This book was released on 2010-07 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: OPEN THE DOOR TO MORE MAGIC, MEANING AND MONEY IN YOUR WORLD! This book is about you! Your aspirations. Your longings. Your dream. And it's about making your dream real, actual, tangible, touchable. Rediscover what it means to be alive, human and infinitely creative. Awaken to fresh choices, options and solutions you never saw before. Open the door to more magic, meaning and money in your world. Create your own world of dreams made real!


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Managing Hospitality Experiences

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Publisher : CABI
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ISBN : 1789242037
Pages : 207 pages
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Download Managing Hospitality Experiences in PDF by Alexandra Kenyon Full Book and published by CABI. This book was released on 2020-06-25 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using examples from the gamut of hospitality, this book explores issues around people, services and spaces. It covers management issues such as marketing, human resources, operations, quality management, facilities management, project management and strategy, while considering hospitality operations within their wider geo-social and geo-environmental settings. This book includes a range of important contemporary topics, such as sustainability, resilience and ethics; supported throughout by learning objectives, case studies, review questions, links to videos and further reading suggestions.


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The Literature of Reconstruction

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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ISBN : 1501306189
Pages : 224 pages
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Download The Literature of Reconstruction in PDF by Wolfgang Funk Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2015-09-24 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the 2016 ESSE Junior Scholar Book Award in Literatures in the English Language The Literature of Reconstruction argues for the term and concept of 'postmillennial reconstruction' to fill the gap left by the decline of postmodernism and deconstruction as useful cultural and literary categories. Wolfgang Funk shows how this notion emerges from the theoretical and philosophical development that led to the demise of postmodernism by relating it to the idea of 'authenticity': immediate experience that eludes direct representation. In addition, he provides a clear formal framework with which to identify and classify the features of 'reconstructive literature' by updating the narratological category of 'metafiction', originally established in the 1980s. Based on Werner Wolf's observation of a 'metareferential turn' in contemporary arts and media, he illustrates how the specific use of metareference results in a renegotiation of the specific patterns of literary communication and claims that this renegotiation can be profitably described with the concept of 'reconstruction'. To substantiate this claim, in the second half of the book Funk discusses narrative texts that illustrate this transition from postmodern deconstruction to postmillennial reconstruction. The analyses take in distinguished and prize-winning writers such as Dave Eggers, Julian Barnes, Jennifer Egan and Jasper Fforde. The broad scope of authors, featuring writers from the US as well as the UK, underlines the fact that the reconstructive tendencies and strategies Funk diagnoses are of universal significance for the intellectual and cultural self-image of the global North.


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Déjà Vu

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Publisher : Hard Shell Word Factory
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ISBN : 0759936811
Pages : 284 pages
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Download Déjà Vu in PDF by Cass Andre Full Book and published by Hard Shell Word Factory. This book was released on 2004-03 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: She lived and breathed history, but when Margaux finds herself a hundred years into the past, she knows it's more than an episode of Déjà Vu. First it was days, then weeks, then decades. And it's getting worse the more she thinks about it. Somehow, Margaux Pennington is reliving pieces of time. When she lands in the Old West, 1881, befriended by four ex-prostitutes, she's determined to beat out Roman Shaw, owner of the opposing saloon. Roman, however, seems to have more than business on his mind. But he's not the worst of her problems. For some reason, Margaux can't get back to the future. Then again...she's not sure that she wants to.


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Strange but True

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Publisher : Dundurn
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ISBN : 1459720504
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Strange but True in PDF by John Robert Colombo Full Book and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 2007-09-30 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a chilling collection of 50 accounts of truly unusual events and experiences that are told by the people who experienced them. Are there ghosts here? Yes. Are there strange coincidences here? Yes. Are there strange creatures of the forest here? Yes. Are there conspiracies here? Yes. Are there horors here aplenty? Yes, yes! The accounts come from many regions of Canada and cover the last hundred or so years. These fascinating first-person accounts originate in the columns of old newspapers or in the highly readable narratives derived from correspondence conducted by the author with present-day witnesses. Shake hands with your fears and dreads. Here are engrossing and unsettling occurences that are supernatural or psychical, paranormal, or parapsychological, all betweent he covers of one book. Not for the faint of heart! Highly exciting reading!


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True West

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Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
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ISBN : 9780803224100
Pages : 398 pages
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Download True West in PDF by William R. Handley Full Book and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 398 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In no other region of the United States has the notion of authenticity played such an important yet elusive role as it has in the West. Though pervasive in literature,øpopular culture, and history, assumptions about western authenticity have not received adequate critical attention. Given the ongoing economic and social transformations in this vast region, the persistent nostalgia and desire for the ?real? authentic West suggest regional and national identities at odds with themselves. True West explores the concept of authenticity as it is used to invent, test, advertise, and read the West. The fifteen essays collected here apply contemporary critical and cultural theory to western literary history, Native American literature and identities, the visual West, and the imagining of place. Ranging geographically from the Canadian Prairies to Buena Park?s Entertainment Corridor in Southern California, and chronologically from early tourist narratives to contemporary environmental writing, True West challenges many assumptions we make about western writing and opens the door to an important new chapter in western literary history and cultural criticism.


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How Do I Reach My True Destiny

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Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN : 0595870090
Pages : 174 pages
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Download How Do I Reach My True Destiny in PDF by Coach Williams Full Book and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2007-07-09 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through intentional research and a complex study of human behavior, Coach Williams has created an empowering guide on authentic living to help you answer life’s most confounding questions. Who am I and what is my purpose? In this powerful action-oriented book, Coach Williams brings a greater focus to self-identity. He presents a provocative, empowering, and inspirational work on Self-Discovery and Self-Mastery. He articulates how the customs and traditions of your environment suppress your true individual identity, indoctrinates and confines your choice of direction and courage to take action on your ambitious dreams. Williams argues that, the pursuit of the American-Dream is a common yet fulfilling path. He guides you on a challenging and enlightening discovery process of who you really are and the inherent, but hidden talents you possess. He demonstrates that these innate gifts offer the richest opportunities to reach your true potential. This is life’s toolbox treasure; a fortune of wisdom left behind by life’s great producers. It is the perfect gift. Our Oldest Model For Success Needs An Upgrade! How Do I Reach My True Destiny is the upgrade! Coach Williams presents a more authentic life approach, (Passion-Directed) where our careers and occupations are aligned with our passions and our inherent talents. Thus, offering our best opportunity for greater fulfillment and success in our chosen professions. But, the dilemma for most of us is, we are unaware of our unique ability. We are all born with a special talent. You will learn how to: • Develop An Authentic Vision for Life > Passion-Directed Lifestyle • Deeper Understanding of Self > Self-Truth • Discover Your Unique Ability > Talents & Gifts • Gain Clarity In Direction > Purpose & Significance • Confidently Acknowledge Deep-Goals > Dreams & Ambitions • Effectively Manage Failures, Obstacles and Unforeseen Challenges > Mental Toughness


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Déjà Vu

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Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
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ISBN : 9780816643349
Pages : 252 pages
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Download Déjà Vu in PDF by Peter Krapp Full Book and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Referring to a past that never was, déjà vu shares a structure not only with fiction, but also with the ever more sophisticated effects of media technology. Tracing the term from the end of the nineteenth century, when it was first popularized in the pages of the Revue philosophique, Peter Krapp examines the genealogy and history of the singular and unrepeatable experience of déjà vu. This provocative book offers a refreshing counterpoint to the clichéd celebrations of cultural memory and forces us do a double take on the sanctimonious warnings against forgetting so common in our time.Disturbances of cultural memory-screen memories, false recognitions, premonitions-disrupt the comfort zone of memorial culture: strictly speaking, déjà vu is neither a failure of memory nor a form of forgetting. Krapp's analysis of such disturbances in literature, art, and mass media introduces, historicizes, and theorizes what it means to speak of an economy of attention or distraction. Reaching from the early psychoanalytic texts of Sigmund Freud to the plays of Heiner Müller, this exploration of the effects of déjà vu pivots around the work of Walter Benjamin and includes readings of kitsch and aura in Andy Warhol's work, of cinematic violence and certain exaggerated claims about shooting and cutting, of the memorial character of architecture, and of the high expectations raised by the Internet.Peter Krapp, lecturer in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, coedited "Medium Cool," a special issue of the South Atlantic Quarterly on contemporary media theory. He has published in the fields of German studies, media studies, and literary theory and, since 1995, has acted as editor of the Hydra Web site for theories of literature and media.


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Déjà Vu and the End of History

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Publisher : Verso Books
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ISBN : 178168748X
Pages : 176 pages
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Download Déjà Vu and the End of History in PDF by Paolo Virno Full Book and published by Verso Books. This book was released on 2015-02-03 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Déjà vu, which doubles and confuses our experience of time, is a psychological phenomenon with peculiar relevance to our contemporary historical circumstances. From this starting point, the acclaimed Italian philosopher Paolo Virno examines the construct of memory, the passage of time, and the “end of history.” Through thinkers such as Bergson, Kojève and Nietzsche, Virno shows how our perception of history can become suspended or paralysed, making the distinction between “before” and “after,” cause and effect, seem derisory. In examining the way the experience of time becomes historical, Virno forms a radical new theory of historical temporality.