By (author) Matthew Potolsky
Normal Price: $29.99
Your Price: $26.99 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.35 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 7-10 days
Mimesis by Matthew Potolsky
Book DescriptionA topic that has become increasingly central to the study of art, performance and literature, the term mimesis has long been used to refer to the relationship between an image and its 'real' original. However, recent theorists have extended the concept, highlighting new perspectives on key concerns, such as the nature of identity. Matt Potolsky presents a clear introduction to this potentially daunting concept, examining: * the foundations of mimetic theory in ancient philosophy, from Plato to Aristotle * three key versions of mimesis: imitatio or rhetorical imitation, theatre and theatricality, and artistic realism * the position of mimesis in modern theories of identity and culture, through theorists such as Freud, Lacan, Girard and Baudrillard * the possible future of mimetic theory in the concept of 'memes', which connects evolutionary biology and theories of cultural reproduction. A multidisciplinary study of a term rapidly returning to the forefront of contemporary theory, Mimesis is a welcome guide for readers in such fields as literature, performance and cultural studies.
Buy Mimesis book by Matthew Potolsky from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780415700306
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Matthew Potolsky
Mimesis, Hardback (February 2006)» View all books by Matthew Potolsky
The term, mimesis, has long been used to refer to the relationship between an image and its 'real' original. This title is a multidisciplinary study of a term rapidly returning to the forefront of contemporary theory and acts as a guide for readers in fields such as literature, performance and cultural studies.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Mimesis book by Matthew Potolsky and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Matthew Potolsky
Matthew Potolsky is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Utah where he teaches literary theory and modern British and comparative literature. He is co-editor of Perennial Decay: On the Aesthetics and Politics of Decadence (1999) and has published on theory and late nineteenth century writing.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.