The Real Desire
By (author) Robyn Ferrell
Real Desire by Robyn Ferrell
Book DescriptionA collection of essays, written over the last ten years by Robyn Ferrell, who is now Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tasmania. This collection is for the general reader as well as the academic and student. In The Real Desire, the lenses of art, philosophy, sensuality, and the dreamscape invite us to explore the many guises of desire. A childhood interwoven with Aboriginal history, the banalities of buying real estate, discussion of lingerie, writers and writing, and feminist analysis of some of the great philosophers of the past. Robyn Ferrell has brought together in one volume: essays of discovery -- Pinjarra 1970; rites of passage -- Kingdom of God and Feminine Arts; disillusionment -- Paris Does Not Exist; and critical analysis -- Hemingway's Typewriter and Real Desire. Robyn combines the clarity of journalistic prose with the rigor of academic analysis. These essays are written for general interest as well as academic investigation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781920787011
(210mm x 138mm x mm)
Imprint: Indra Publishing
Publisher: Indra Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Robyn Ferrell
Copula, Paperback (April 2006)
Explores the conceptual schema underlying our understanding of reproductive technologies.
Passion in Theory, Paperback (November 1996)» View all books by Robyn Ferrell
Freud and Lacan argued that the mind's connection to the body is marked by the passion of the "knowing subject". This text explores what such a characterization means, and how it provides a key to many contemporary theoretical and philosophical concerns.
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Author Biography - Robyn Ferrell
Robyn Ferrell worked as a journalist on the Sydney Morning Herald before doing her doctorate in philosophy at the University of New South Wales. Now she is the Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tasmania in Hobart.
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