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Body-And Image-Space : Re-Reading Walter Benjamin.

By: Contributor(s): Series: Warwick Studies in European Philosophy SerPublisher: London : Routledge, 1996Copyright date: ©1996Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (210 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9780203450741
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Body-And Image-Space : Re-Reading Walter BenjaminDDC classification:
  • 193
LOC classification:
  • B3209.B584
Online resources:
Contents:
Book Cover -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Translator's note -- Introduction -- Politics of images and body -- 1 Benjamin's 'world of universal and integral actuality' -- COMMEMORATION AND MISRECOGNITION -- BREAKS AND BLIND SPOTS IN READING -- THINKING-IN-IMAGES, THE BODY, AND AKTUALITÄT IN BENJAMIN'S WRITING -- IMAGES OF POLITICS-THE POLITICS OF IMAGES: READING MARX -- 2 'Body-and image-space' -- THE PASSAGE THROUGH 'BODY-AND IMAGE-SPACE' IN 'SURREALISM'Z -- 'BODY-AND IMAGE-SPACE' AND 'DIALECTICAL IMAGE' -- THE GENESIS OF 'BODY-AND IMAGE-SPACE' IN BENJAMIN'S WRITINGS -- FORGETTING AND REDEMPTION: THE PSYCHOANALYTIC REFORMULATION OF THE MESSIANIC -- 3 Communicating tubes -- THE ARTS OF EXISTENCE: ANTIQUITY AND MODERNITY -- PORTRAIT OF THE AUTHORS IN THEIR ARCHIVES -- THE END OF DISCOURSE AND THE RETURN OF LITERATURE -- LOST SIMILITUDE -- ORIGIN AND THE BODY IN HISTORY -- SCENE AND IMAGES OF HISTORY -- 4 Thought-images -- BENJAMIN'S CONCEPT OF IMAGES -- THOUGHT-IMAGES -- GEGENSTREBIGE FUGUNG: THE ANGEL OF HISTORY -- IMAGE-DESIRE AND THE TURN BACK -- Other-gender-readings -- 5 Towards a female dialectic of enlightenment -- THE PROBLEM OF IMAGINING AND REPRESENTING A FEMALE SUBJECT-POSITION -- 'DIALECTICAL IMAGE' AND GENDER DISCOURSE -- ANALOGIES IN BENJAMIN'S AND KRISTEVA'S THEORY… -- …AND DIFFERENCES: KRISTEVA AND THE TRIAD OF PSYCHOANALYSIS -- BENJAMIN: MYTH AND MODERNITY -- A READING OF 'THE ANGEL OF HISTORY' FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF WOMEN -- 6 From images to dialectical images -- 'UNGRASPED SYMBOLISM': THE ORIGINS OF A THINKING-IN-IMAGES -- 'HOW DID SAPPHO AND HER FRIENDS SPEAK?': LANGUAGE MAGIC AND GENDER DIFFERENCE -- THE 'MALE FIRST-BORN OF HIS WORK': CREATION AND PROCREATION -- 'FOR EVERY WOMAN HAS THE PAST AND IN ANY CASE NO PRESENT': WOMEN AS GUARDIANS OF THE THRESHOLD.
'DISTORTION INTO ALLEGORY': THE WHORE AS 'BODY- AND IMAGE-SPACE' FOR THE ALLEGORIES OF MODERNITY -- 7 The 'other' in allegory -- THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE 'OTHER' IN 'OTHER SPEECH' -- EMBODIMENT AND DISEMBODIMENT -- KNOWLEDGE AND ABYSS: THE CHARACTER OF ALLEGORY AS A FORM OF WRITING -- THE MODERN ALLEGORY AND THE STRUCTURE OF THE UNCONSCIOUS -- Memory and writing -- 8 From topography to writing -- THE SCENE OF MEMORY BETWEEN ARCHAEOLOGY AND WRITING -- THE TOPOGRAPHY OF DREAM AND WAKING -- READING TRACES VERSUS SECURING CLUES -- THE PASSAGEN: READING COLLECTIVE MEMORY TRACES -- SECURING THE CLUES OF A READING OF FREUD -- DISTORTED SIMILITUDE: THE LANGUAGE OF MEMORY AND THE MEMORY OF LANGUAGE -- 9 The reading that takes the place of translation -- THE WRITING OF EXISTENCE -- THE TWOFOLD FOREIGNNESS OF LANGUAGE -- THE RETURN OF THE FORGOTTEN MIMESIS -- BABEL AND LABYRINTH -- THE REVERSAL OF REVELATION INTO THE MESSIANIC -- DE MAN'S REJECTION OF THE MESSIANIC -- 10 Readability -- MEMORY AND WRITING -- IMAGES IN MNEMONIC ART -- READABILITY -- THE PICTURE-ATLAS OF EXPRESSIVE GESTURES: ABY WARBURG -- CORPOREAL AND PICTORIAL MEMORY IN PSYCHOANALYSIS -- DISTORTIONS, DIALECTICAL IMAGES, AND REDEMPTION -- 11 Non-philosophical amazement-writing in amazement -- BENJAMIN'S AMAZEMENT AS AN HISTORICO-PHILOSOPHICAL BOUNDARY CASE -- THE LIMITS OF PHILOSOPHY AFTER AUSCHWITZ: ADORNO -- BACHMANN'S 'WRITING IN AMAZEMENT' AS A LITERARY BOUNDARY CASE -- Notes -- Bibliography -- ABBREVIATIONS -- Index.
Summary: The last decade has seen a new wave of interest in philosophical and theoretical circles in the writings of Walter Benjamin. In Body-and Image-Space Sigrid Weigel, one of Germany's leading feminist theorists and a renowned commentator on the work of Walter Benjamin, argues that the reception of his work has so far overlooked a crucial aspect of his thought - his use of images. Weigel shows that it is precisely his practice of thinking in images that holds the key to understanding the full complexity, richness and topicality of Benjamin's theory.
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Book Cover -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Translator's note -- Introduction -- Politics of images and body -- 1 Benjamin's 'world of universal and integral actuality' -- COMMEMORATION AND MISRECOGNITION -- BREAKS AND BLIND SPOTS IN READING -- THINKING-IN-IMAGES, THE BODY, AND AKTUALITÄT IN BENJAMIN'S WRITING -- IMAGES OF POLITICS-THE POLITICS OF IMAGES: READING MARX -- 2 'Body-and image-space' -- THE PASSAGE THROUGH 'BODY-AND IMAGE-SPACE' IN 'SURREALISM'Z -- 'BODY-AND IMAGE-SPACE' AND 'DIALECTICAL IMAGE' -- THE GENESIS OF 'BODY-AND IMAGE-SPACE' IN BENJAMIN'S WRITINGS -- FORGETTING AND REDEMPTION: THE PSYCHOANALYTIC REFORMULATION OF THE MESSIANIC -- 3 Communicating tubes -- THE ARTS OF EXISTENCE: ANTIQUITY AND MODERNITY -- PORTRAIT OF THE AUTHORS IN THEIR ARCHIVES -- THE END OF DISCOURSE AND THE RETURN OF LITERATURE -- LOST SIMILITUDE -- ORIGIN AND THE BODY IN HISTORY -- SCENE AND IMAGES OF HISTORY -- 4 Thought-images -- BENJAMIN'S CONCEPT OF IMAGES -- THOUGHT-IMAGES -- GEGENSTREBIGE FUGUNG: THE ANGEL OF HISTORY -- IMAGE-DESIRE AND THE TURN BACK -- Other-gender-readings -- 5 Towards a female dialectic of enlightenment -- THE PROBLEM OF IMAGINING AND REPRESENTING A FEMALE SUBJECT-POSITION -- 'DIALECTICAL IMAGE' AND GENDER DISCOURSE -- ANALOGIES IN BENJAMIN'S AND KRISTEVA'S THEORY… -- …AND DIFFERENCES: KRISTEVA AND THE TRIAD OF PSYCHOANALYSIS -- BENJAMIN: MYTH AND MODERNITY -- A READING OF 'THE ANGEL OF HISTORY' FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF WOMEN -- 6 From images to dialectical images -- 'UNGRASPED SYMBOLISM': THE ORIGINS OF A THINKING-IN-IMAGES -- 'HOW DID SAPPHO AND HER FRIENDS SPEAK?': LANGUAGE MAGIC AND GENDER DIFFERENCE -- THE 'MALE FIRST-BORN OF HIS WORK': CREATION AND PROCREATION -- 'FOR EVERY WOMAN HAS THE PAST AND IN ANY CASE NO PRESENT': WOMEN AS GUARDIANS OF THE THRESHOLD.

'DISTORTION INTO ALLEGORY': THE WHORE AS 'BODY- AND IMAGE-SPACE' FOR THE ALLEGORIES OF MODERNITY -- 7 The 'other' in allegory -- THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE 'OTHER' IN 'OTHER SPEECH' -- EMBODIMENT AND DISEMBODIMENT -- KNOWLEDGE AND ABYSS: THE CHARACTER OF ALLEGORY AS A FORM OF WRITING -- THE MODERN ALLEGORY AND THE STRUCTURE OF THE UNCONSCIOUS -- Memory and writing -- 8 From topography to writing -- THE SCENE OF MEMORY BETWEEN ARCHAEOLOGY AND WRITING -- THE TOPOGRAPHY OF DREAM AND WAKING -- READING TRACES VERSUS SECURING CLUES -- THE PASSAGEN: READING COLLECTIVE MEMORY TRACES -- SECURING THE CLUES OF A READING OF FREUD -- DISTORTED SIMILITUDE: THE LANGUAGE OF MEMORY AND THE MEMORY OF LANGUAGE -- 9 The reading that takes the place of translation -- THE WRITING OF EXISTENCE -- THE TWOFOLD FOREIGNNESS OF LANGUAGE -- THE RETURN OF THE FORGOTTEN MIMESIS -- BABEL AND LABYRINTH -- THE REVERSAL OF REVELATION INTO THE MESSIANIC -- DE MAN'S REJECTION OF THE MESSIANIC -- 10 Readability -- MEMORY AND WRITING -- IMAGES IN MNEMONIC ART -- READABILITY -- THE PICTURE-ATLAS OF EXPRESSIVE GESTURES: ABY WARBURG -- CORPOREAL AND PICTORIAL MEMORY IN PSYCHOANALYSIS -- DISTORTIONS, DIALECTICAL IMAGES, AND REDEMPTION -- 11 Non-philosophical amazement-writing in amazement -- BENJAMIN'S AMAZEMENT AS AN HISTORICO-PHILOSOPHICAL BOUNDARY CASE -- THE LIMITS OF PHILOSOPHY AFTER AUSCHWITZ: ADORNO -- BACHMANN'S 'WRITING IN AMAZEMENT' AS A LITERARY BOUNDARY CASE -- Notes -- Bibliography -- ABBREVIATIONS -- Index.

The last decade has seen a new wave of interest in philosophical and theoretical circles in the writings of Walter Benjamin. In Body-and Image-Space Sigrid Weigel, one of Germany's leading feminist theorists and a renowned commentator on the work of Walter Benjamin, argues that the reception of his work has so far overlooked a crucial aspect of his thought - his use of images. Weigel shows that it is precisely his practice of thinking in images that holds the key to understanding the full complexity, richness and topicality of Benjamin's theory.

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