Lyotard's claims concerning the postmodern have often been misunderstood or misrepresented. Lyotard Reframed provides an analysis of Lyotard's most influential writings on the postmodern alongside a detailed commentary on his broader philosophy, demonstrating and clarifying his work's ongoing relevance to creative endeavour and debates concerning the value and significance of the visual arts. It also situates Lyotard's discussion of the postmodern within the context of his other key concepts: the figural, the libidinal and the sublime. Accessible in style and approach, Lyotard Reframed employs numerous examples drawn from the arts to critically examine and evaluate the nature, history and significance of these important concepts and explore their respective links with phenomenology, Marxism, structuralism, psychoanalysis and deconstruction.
Graham Jones is Lecturer in Media, Communications and Writing at Federation University. His research focuses on the work of two poststructuralist philosophers Deleuze and Lyotard. He is co-editor, with Jon Roffe, of Deleuze's Philosophical Lineage (2009).
Acknowledgements Introduction: Case by Case Chapter 1: Why Lyotard? Chapter 2: The Figural Chapter 3: The Libidinal Chapter 4: The Postmodern Chapter 5: The Sublime Chapter 6: A Case Study Conclusion Notes Recommended Reading Selected Bibliography Glossary Index