Disguise, Deception, Trompe-l'÷il: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Studies on Themes and Motifs in Literature 99 New edition)

Disguise, Deception, Trompe-l'÷il: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Studies on Themes and Motifs in Literature 99 New edition)

By: Leslie Boldt (editor), Ernesto Virgulti (editor), Corrado Federici (editor)Hardback

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The essays in Disguise, Deception, Trompe-l'��il: Interdisciplinary Perspectives investigate the subject of deception and falsehood from various perspectives. Classical, modernist and postmodern texts and art forms, both visual and performative, are examined in frames of reference that range from aesthetics and literary theory to cognitive science. In some cases, deception and falsehood are seen to have positive connotations, and, in other cases, their negative dimensions are highlighted. The complexity of these terms and their relationship with truth and truthfulness are put on display by the contributors to this volume.

About Author

The Editors: Leslie Boldt-Irons has published primarily in the field of twentieth-century French literature. She has edited a critical anthology On Bataille (1995) and has translated into English Bataille's L'Experience interieure, Inner Experience (1988). She has published and delivered papers on the works of Artaud, Camus, Balzac, Malraux, Kristeva, and Baudrillard among other authors, and is also interested in the intersections between the visual and literary art of France. Corrado Federici is the coeditor, with E. Raventos-Pons, of Literary Texts and the Arts: International Perspectives (Peter Lang, 2003) and the translator of Italian Women Poets (2002) edited by B. Frabotta; Titian by F. Pedrocco (2000); Communication: The Power of Location. Essays on Adespotic Aesthetics (Peter Lang, 2000) by L. Nanni; and Last Judgment: Volume 1 - The Restoration (1999) by the Vatican Museums. Federici has also published on modern Italian novelists and poets, including, Pirandello, Buzzati, Svevo, Eco, Tabucchi, Montale, and Saba. His areas of research are modern Italian poetry and novel, translation, and translation theory. Ernesto Virgulti is Associate Professor of Italian and former Chair of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Brock University (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada), where he teaches courses in Italian language, literature, cinema, and pedagogy. He is also Director of the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Brock. His publications and research interests include Medieval European and Italian narrative (especially Boccaccio's Decameron), literary theory (narratology, semiotics), modern Italian theatre (with a book on Luigi Pirandello) and cinema. Boldt-Irons, Federici, and Virgulti are co-editors of Beauty and the Abject: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Peter Lang, 2007) and Images and Imagery: Frames, Borders, Limits - Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Peter Lang, 2005).


Contents: Roberto Nickel: Disguising Helen: The Polymorphous Wife in the Odyssey - Carol U. Merriam: The Seductiveness of Deception: Ovid's Advice to Lovers - Sally Hickson: More than Meets the Eye: Giulio Romano, Federico II Gonzaga, and the Triumph of Trompe-l'??il at the Palazzo del Te in Mantu - John Picchione: Baroque Poetry in Italy: Deception, Illusion, and Epistemological Shifts - Vincent Francavilla: The Masks of Comedy: A General Theory Applied to Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream - Albert N. Katz: On the Science and Art of Sarcasm - Catherine Parayre: Panoramic Trompe-l'??il: C'etait tout une vie, by Francois Bon - Brian Lightbody: Leaving the Island of Cyclops: Practicing an "Aural" Genealogy within the Surrealist Community of Fellowship - Michael Berman: Deception of the Self in Zamyatin's We - Tamara El-Hoss: Veiling/Unveiling in Tahar Ben Jelloun's The Sacred Sand Child: Disguise and Deception of the Female Protagonist - Jeannette Gaudet: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Marie Redonnet's Candy Store and Nevermore - Richard Smolinski: Matthew Barney's Strategic and Critical Disguises: Cremaster 3 and Masculine Performativity - Maurice Yacowar: Famous Film Failures - or Our Lapse in "Poetic Faith" - R. Bruce Elder: Deception as Aggression: Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel's Un Chien Andalou - Catherine Heard: Uneasy Associations: Wax Bodies Outside the Canon - Linda Carreiro: What Lies Beneath: The Female Anatomy Flap Revealed - Rebekah Zwanzig: Why Must God Show Himself in Disguise? An Exploration of Sufism within Farid Attar's "The Conference of the Birds" - Anna Ghiglione: Deception in Chinese Buddhist Thinking: Reflections from the Lotus Sutra and the Vimalakirti Sutra.

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  • ISBN13: 9781433104220
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 315
  • ID: 9781433104220
  • weight: 570
  • ISBN10: 1433104229
  • edition: New edition

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