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Published by University Of Hertfordshire Press .
Written in English


  • Plays & playwrights: 16th to 18th centuries,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • English,
  • Drama,
  • Semiotics & Theory,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / Theory,
  • Early modern, 1500-1700,
  • English literature,
  • History and criticism,
  • Mimesis in literature,
  • Philosophy

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Edition Notes

ContributionsJonathan Holmes (Editor), Adrian Streete (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8765829M
ISBN 101902806352
ISBN 109781902806358

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The nine included essays present a varied set of theoretical ideas and challenge the ingrained concept that mimesis is only a transparent reflection of reality. This fresh assessment of an ancient and much-cited practice brings new attention to the ways in which the early modern period made use of . Get this from a library! Refiguring mimesis: representation in early modern literature. [Jonathan Holmes; Adrian Streete;] -- "Despite these theoretical advances, in the Anglo-American critical tradition the assumption that mimesis stands for an epistemologically transparent 'reflection of . Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature - New and Expanded Edition (Princeton Classics Book 78)/5(16). Refiguring Mimesis edited by Jonathan Holmes and Adrian Streete. £ In Stock. All Regions UH Press Description. Available from Amazon. Add to Basket. About the book; Reviews; The early modern period is characterised by a crisis of representational practice. Fuelled by both the iconoclastic impulses of reformed religion and profound.

Holmes, J. and Streete, A. (Eds.) () Refiguring Mimesis: Representation in Early Modern Literature. University of Hertfordshire Press: Hatfield. ISBN . Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature This tightly-packed volume ( pages in my paperback edition) is a comprehensive survey of the landmarks in Western fiction, from Virgil’s the Odyssey to Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse. As Auerbach himself admits towards the end of his book he has had to be severely Cited by: Refiguring Mimesis: Representation in Early Modern Literature Paperback – 2 Feb. by Jonathan Holmes (Author, Editor),Author: Adrian Streete. Let me illustrate this refiguring power of popular ritual by returning once again to the Smithton women. We saw their revelational provocation (mimesis 1), and the religious-creative response offered in the world of the romance novel (mimesis 2). What, then, is the Smithton women’s ritual means of inhabiting this religious text-world (mimesis 3)?

Refiguring Mimesis: Representation in Early Modern Literature.. [Jonathan Holmes; Adrian Streete] -- Focusing squarely on the strength of mimesis as a philosophical idea, this collection of essays considers aspects of mimesis ranging from Shakespeare to colonialism. Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature (German: Mimesis: Dargestellte Wirklichkeit in der abendländischen Literatur) is a book of literary criticism by Erich Auerbach, and his most well known n while Auerbach was teaching in Istanbul, Turkey, where he fled after being ousted from his professorship in Romance Philology at the University of Marburg by the Nazis. This book draws primarily on Paul Ricœur's hermeneutic insights to address the fundamental question of how reference, truth, and meaning are related in the discourse of theology. The author defends the view that theological truth claims cannot be sustained without some appeal to the referential, or in Ricœur's terminology, ‘refigurative’ potential intrinsic to our linguistic : James Fodor. You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.