Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts 2011 by Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe

By Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe

The essays accumulated during this quantity have been first and foremost awarded on the Fourth overseas convention on realization, Theatre, Literature and the humanities, held on the collage of Lincoln, may possibly 28–30, 2011. The convention was once organised at the foundation of the good fortune of its predecessors in 2005, 2007 and 2009, and at the foundation of the good fortune of the Rodopi ebook sequence realization, Literature and the humanities, which has up to now obvious thirty volumes in print, with one other twelve in press or within the technique of being written. The 2011 convention and the ebook sequence spotlight the continued development of curiosity in the interdisciplinary box of attention reviews, and within the targeted disciplines of theatre reviews, literary reports, movie reviews, advantageous arts and song within the dating among the item of those disciplines and human attention. Fifty-five delegates from twenty-eight international locations the world over attended the may possibly 2011 convention in Lincoln; their variety of disciplines and ways is mirrored good during this e-book.

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Returning to the themes of the poets of the past is recognition of their greatness, acceptance of the archetypal value of their works and the feeling of belonging to the same cultural tradition which each writer or poet feels the need to continue. This continuity of a single European cultural tradition in literature was expressed, besides many other aspects, in the revival of interest in Dante’s works started with Romantisists in XIX century. Shelley, John Keats and William Blake. The discussion of the influence of Dante on the Romanticists is connected with intertextuality.

Org/comedy Derrida, J. 1978. Writing and Difference, trans. Alan Bass, Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Derrida, Jacques. 1976. Of Grammatology. Trans. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. —. 1988. The New Modernism: Deconstructionist Tendencies in Art. Art & Design profile, 8. London: Academy Group; New York: St. Martin's Press. Intertextuality as a Cultural Problem 39 Eco, Umberto. 1989. Opera aperta (Loose work). Translated by Anna Cancogni. Introduction by David Robey.

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