Download or read book The Simulacra written by Philip K. Dick and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2011-10-18 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a post-WWIII world, a matriarch maintains rule against a popular uprising in this sci-fi classic by the author of The Man in the High Castle. On a ravaged Earth, fate and circumstances bring together a disparate group of characters, including an android president, a First Lady who calls all the shots, fascist with dreams of a coup, a composer who plays his instrument with his mind, and the world’s last practicing therapist. And they all must contend with an underclass that is beginning to ask a few too many questions, aided by a man called Loony Luke and his very persuasive pet alien. Set in the mid 21st century and first published in 1964, The Simulacra combines time travel, psychotherapy, telekinesis, androids, and Neanderthal-like mutants to create a rousing, mind-bending story where there are conspiracies within conspiracies and nothing is ever what it seems.
Download or read book Sculpting Simulacra in Medieval Germany 1250 1380 written by Assaf Pinkus and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Engaging with the imaginative, nonreligious response to Gothic sculpture in German-speaking lands and tracing high and late medieval notions of the ?living statue? and the simulacrum in religious, lay, and travel literature, this study explores the subjective and intuitive potential inherent in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century sculpture. It addresses a range of works, from the oeuvre of the so-called Naumburg Master through Freiburg-im-Breisgau to the imperial art of Vienna and Prague. As living simulacra, the sculptures offer themselves to the imaginative horizons of their viewers as factual presences that substitute for the real. In perceiving Gothic sculpture as a conscious alternative to the sacred imago, the book offers a new understanding of the function, production, and use of three-dimensional images in late medieval Germany. By blurring the boundaries between viewers and works of art, between the imaginary and the real, the sculptures invite the speculations of their viewers and in this way produce an unstable meaning, perpetually mutable and alive. The book constitutes the first art-historical attempt to theorize the idiosyncratic character of German Gothic sculpture - much of which has never been fully documented - and provides the first English-language survey of the historiography of these works.
Download or read book Oscar Wilde and the Simulacrum written by Giles Whiteley and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 680 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Oscar Wilde is more than a name, more than an author. From precocious Oxford undergraduate to cause celebre of the West End of the 1890s, to infamous criminal, the proper name Wilde has become an event in the history of literature and culture. Taking Wilde seriously as a philosopher in his own right, Whiteley's groundbreaking book places his texts into their philosophical context in order to show how Wilde broke from his peers, and in particular from idealism, and challenges recent neo-historicist readings of Wilde which seem content to limit his irruptive power. Using the paradoxical concept of the simulacrum to resituate Wilde's work in relation to both his precursors and his contemporaries, Whiteley's study reads Wilde through Deleuze and postmodern philosophical commentary on the simulacrum. In a series of striking juxtapositions, Whiteley challenges us to rethink both Oscar Wilde's aesthetics and his philosophy, to take seriously both the man and the mask. His philosophy of masks is revealed to figure a truth of a different kind - the simulacra through which Wilde begins to develop and formulate a mature philosophy that constitutes an ethics of joy.
Download or read book Reading Simulacra written by M. W. Smith and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2001-09-06 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Traces the ways in which our culture has increasingly become a culture of simulations, and offers strategies for discerning meaning in a world where the difference between what is real and what is simulated has collapsed.
Download or read book Simulacra and Simulation written by Jean Baudrillard and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Develops a theory of contemporary culture that relies on displacing economic notions of cultural production with notions of cultural expenditure. This book represents an effort to rethink cultural theory from the perspective of a concept of cultural materialism, one that radically redefines postmodern formulations of the body.
|Author||: Andreas Burger|
|Publisher||: GRIN Verlag|
|Release Date||: 2012-11-08|
|ISBN 10||: 9783656304975|
|Pages||: 12 pages|
|Rating||: 4.6/5 (563 users)|
Download or read book Jean Baudrilliard s Simulation and Simulacra in Chuck Palahniuk s Survivor written by Andreas Burger and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2012-11-08 with total page 12 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Würzburg (Neuphilologisches Institut), course: Masters of Transgressive Fiction: Ellis, Palahniuk and McCarthy, language: English, abstract: In Ferdinand de Saussure’s terms a sign always consists of a signifier, arbitrarily connected to a signified. Jean Baudrillard used Saussure’s structuralistic ideas as a base for his concepts of simulation and simulacra, artificial signs that have lost their connection to a real signified. This idea is a central pillar of his postmodern theory of sign systems and their relation to the real. It is a complex and revolutionary theory discussed by some as unscientific and overly generalized (Kellner, 1). Even if this were the case it can be used in interpreting contemporary postmodern literature such as Chuck Palahniuk’s works. Survivor, Palahniuk’s second novel, is peppered with appearances of simulacra and the concepts of simulation and hyperreality. And Palahniuk himself gives a direct hint which shows that he knows about Baudrillard’s ideas. On page 88 of Survivor Tender Branson states: “The signifier outlasts the signified, the symbol the symbolized.” (Palahniuk, 88) In this term paper I will give an overview of where and how Palahniuk uses Baudrillard’s concepts of simulation and simulacra in Survivor and how the reader could interpret these concepts and appearances in the context of his critique of consumer society. Beforehand I will summarize Baudrillard’s main concepts which are related to Survivor.
Download or read book The Simulacra written by Philip K. Dick and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2011 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A disparate group of characters are brought together on a ravaged Earth and must contend with an underclass that's starting to ask too many questions.
Download or read book A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures written by Johann Peter Lange and published by . This book was released on 1874 with total page 522 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Simulating Jesus written by George Aichele and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-01-30 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Can the different pictures of Jesus in the New Testament be reconciled? Or are they simply simulations, the products of a virtual Gospel? 'Simulating Jesus' argues that the gospels do not represent four versions of one Jesus story but rather four distinct narrative simulacra, each of which is named "Jesus". The book explores the theory and evidence justifying this claim and discusses its practical and theological consequences. The simulations of Jesus in each of the gospels are analysed and placed alongside Jesus simulacra elsewhere in the Bible and contemporary popular culture. 'Simulating Jesus' offers a radical understanding of Scripture that will be of interest to students and scholars of biblical studies.
|Author||: Jennifer Steinkamp|
|Publisher||: Mak Center LA|
|Release Date||: 2008|
|ISBN 10||: UCSD:31822036368306|
|Pages||: 120 pages|
|Rating||: 4.:/5 (318 users)|
Download or read book written by Jennifer Steinkamp and published by Mak Center LA. This book was released on 2008 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Text by Kimberli Meyer. Contributions by Nizan Shaked. Translated by Sarah Enany.
Download or read book Carnival of Repetition written by John Johnston and published by Anniversary Collection. This book was released on 1990 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although published many decades ago, William Gaddis's The Recognitions is only now beginning to receive the critical attention it deserves. Carnival of Repetition, the first full-length study of the novel, is a sophisticated analysis that places it in a new literary and cultural context . This novel of the 1950 s is unlike anything else from that decade. It harks back to the works of high modernism (exemplified by Joyce's Ulysses) and looks forward to postmodern fiction (especially as practiced by Barth, Pynchon, and DeLillo). Imitation is its major theme, one that Gaddis pursues on many levels, across several continents, into mazes of arcane knowledge and bogus scholarship, and even into the novel's structure through the repetition of prior texts and the interplay between literal and disguised quotation. Through an endless play of repetition, Gaddis con-founds the reader's recognition of similarity and difference. Johnston uses the theories of Bakhtin and Deleuze (and others, such as Julia Kristeva) to map out a context for this most unusual and difficult work. From Bakhtin, he appropriates the concepts of "carnivalesque" fiction and dialogism (or a plurality of independent voices, no one more important than another). From Deleuze, he borrows the idea of the simulacrum, a copy that presupposes no original and that becomes meaningful through a process of infinite repetition. With these instruments, Johnston analyzes the labyrinth of copy and counterfeit that Gaddis constructs in his novel.
Download or read book Leonardo on the Eye written by Leonardo (da Vinci) and published by Garland Publishing. This book was released on 1979 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
|Author||: Xiaoqing Wang|
|Release Date||: 2006|
|ISBN 10||: UCAL:C3507533|
|Pages||: 128 pages|
|Rating||: 4.:/5 (35 users)|
Download or read book Concepts of Death and the Use of Simulacra in Ancient China written by Xiaoqing Wang and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Simulation Hyperreality and the Gulf War s written by Markus Kienscherf and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2007-12 with total page 44 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essay from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: Distinction, University of Newcastle upon Tyne (School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics), course: Theorizing the Past, 16 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: "How do things stand with the real event, then, if reality is everywhere infiltrated by images, virtuality and fiction?", asks Jean Baudrillard in his The Spirit of Terrorism (Baudrillard 2003:27-28) He already seems to know the answer to this, apparently, purely rhetorical question. Or does he? Baudrillard has become (in)famous for his controversial claim that we are living in an age of simulation and hyperreality, or what he calls the 'third order of simulacra' (Baudrillard 1993:50). The following paper will try to disentangle some of Baudrillard's arguments clustering around ideas of the simulacrum, hyperreality and simulation. Arguing that the last two gulf wars constitute concrete examples of simulation and hyperreality, both in terms of the (hyper)real events on the ground and in terms of the images bombarding our living rooms, it will, then, explore these events in the light of Baudrillard's ideas. In Simulacra and Simulation Baudrillard argues that in our current era of simulation the real is preceded by, and generated from, models, in a free play of signifiers which only refer to other signifiers (Baudrillard 1994:1-2). This constitutes the "third order of simulacra", in contrast to the 'second order' which was still dominated by production and a market law of value (Baudrillard 1993:50). Baudrillard uses the term value in both its economic and linguistic sense. Drawing on Marx and Sausurre he differentiates between two dimensions of value. First, there is a structural aspect corresponding to Marx's idea of exchange value. Each sign within a signifying system or each commodity within a system of exchange can be related to each other sign or commodity - "the structural di
Download or read book Teachers in Nomadic Spaces written by Kaustuv Roy and published by Peter Lang Pub Incorporated. This book was released on 2003 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Annotation Applying philosopher Gilles Deleuze's constructivist ideas that stress potentialities posed by problems rather than solutions, Roy (curriculum and instruction, Louisiana State U., Baton Rouge) presents a case study and postmodern reconceptualization of how teachers in a new innovative urban school constructed their roles in a "nomadic" (i.e. nonhierarchical) learning space. The book is not indexed. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)