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Author : K. Ohi
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2005-08-19
Page : 226
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1403978557
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Taking as its focus the erotic child in decadent aesthetics, this book explores the sexual and political stakes of an aestheticistexperience of rapture. Ohi examines the power of the work of art to transport, to disorient, to move, to extort the equivocal pleasuresof self-loss. He also explores how the beautiful child offers partisans of 'art for art's sake' an emblem for the ecstatic and erotic, even the queer possibilities of art. Aestheticism's erotic child is thus in stark contrast to the innocent child of today's ideology, who secures the claims of identity against the very disorientations celebrated by aestheticism. Articulating aesthetic transport through the desiring and desired child, aestheticism interrogates the ideology underpinning sexual oppression.


Author : Kevin Jon Hisao Ohi
Publisher :
Release : 2001
Page : 502
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ISBN 13 : 9780599957114
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For great aestheticist writers such as Pater, Wilde, James, and Nabokov, viewing a work of art or reading a literary text is often rapturously overwhelming, provoking a dissolution of identity through an absorption with the aesthetic object. The intensity of this cultivated rapture largely depends on the sexualized fascination exerted by the beautiful child. Examining the centrality of the child's emblematic allure to the aesthetics of these writers helps to specify how their texts undermine many of the oppositions that have structured their reception, oppositions that have pitted, for example, historical reference against form and aesthetics against both politics and erotics. The desired and desiring child in these texts points to a homoerotics erotics and intergenerational desire articulated through, and formed by, aesthetic style. Exploring the relation of style and desire through children and through the subversion, in these texts, of a narrative of aesthetic education, the thesis examines aesthetic experience as the rapture of identificatory disorientation and the allure of death in Pater's notion of the Renaissance; it contrasts psychiatric denunciations of pedophilia to a more expansive discourse of narcissism in Lacanian psychoanalysis and to the erotic possibilities of reading as an ecstatic experience of formation in. The Picture of Dorian Gray; it suggests that The Turn of the Screw might be read as an allegory of contemporary narratives of erotic innocence where the protection of innocence is innocence's endangerment; it argues that What Maisie Knew presents an identification with a child's point of view that is both made inevitable and rigorously shown to be impossible, that the novel, by linking her excruciating position establishing systems of exchange in the novel to her position establishing novelistic representation, eschews contemporary sentimental narratives of innocence's endangerment; and it explores the deployment of sentimentality in Lolita as both a disruption to narratives of sincere confession and remorse (the dominant terms of the novel's criticism challenged as Humbert makes the impossibility of sincere confession stand in for an impossible desire, articulating a passionate erotics of melancholia) and to an ideology built around the coerced forgetting of the impossibility of the aesthetic education.


Author : Kevin Ohi
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Release : 2015-06-20
Page : 320
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1452944334
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Literary texts that address tradition and the transmission of knowledge often seem concerned less with preservation than with loss, recurrently describing scenarios of what author Kevin Ohi terms “thwarted transmission.” Such scenes, however, do not so much concede the impossibility of survival as look into what constitutes literary knowledge and whether it can properly be said to be an object to be transmitted, preserved, or lost. Beginning with general questions of transmission—the conveying of knowledge in pedagogy, the transmission and material preservation of texts and forms of knowledge, and even the impalpable communication between text and reader—Dead Letters Sent examines two senses of “queer transmission.” First, it studies the transmission of a minority sexual culture, of queer ways of life and the specialized knowledges they foster. Second, it examines the queer potential of literary and cultural transmission, the queerness that is sheltered within tradition itself. By exploring how these two senses are intertwined, it builds a persuasive argument for the relevance of queer criticism to literary study. Its detailed attention to works by Plato, Shakespeare, Swinburne, Pater, Wilde, James, and Faulkner seeks to formulate a practice of reading adequate to the queerness Ohi’s book uncovers within the literary tradition. Ohi identifies a radical new future for both queer theory and close reading: the possibility that each might exceed itself in merging with the other, creating a queer theory of literary tradition immanent in an immersed practice of reading.


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Release : 1836
Page : 714
Category : English essays
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Author : Michelle H. Phillips
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-10-31
Page : 234
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1137508078
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This book documents American modernism’s efforts to disenchant adult and child readers alike of the essentialist view of childhood as redemptive, originary, and universal. For James, Barnes, Du Bois, and Stein, the twentieth century’s move to position the child at the center of the self and society raised concerns about the shrinking value of maturity and prompted a critical response that imagined childhood and children’s narratives in ways virtually antagonistic to both. In this original study, Michelle H. Phillips argues that American modernism’s widespread critique of childhood led to some of the period’s most meaningful and most misunderstood experiments with interiority, narration, and children’s literature.


Author : Steven Angelides
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2019-08-28
Page : 272
Category : Psychology
ISBN 13 : 022664877X
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Continued public outcries over such issues as young models in sexually suggestive ads and intimate relationships between teachers and students speak to one of the most controversial fears of our time: the entanglement of children and sexuality. In this book, Steven Angelides confronts that fear, exploring how emotional vocabularies of anxiety, shame, and even contempt not only dominate discussions of youth sexuality but also allow adults to avoid acknowledging the sexual agency of young people. Introducing case studies and trends from Australia, the United Kingdom, and North America, he challenges assumptions on a variety of topics, including sex education, age-of-consent laws, and sexting. Angelides contends that an unwillingness to recognize children’s sexual agency results not in the protection of young people but in their marginalization.


Author : A. Schaffner
S. Weller
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2012-09-27
Page : 250
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1137030305
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This volume explores the impact of sexological and early psychoanalytic conceptions of sexual perversion on the representation of the erotic in the work of a range of major European modernists (including Joyce, Kafka, Lawrence, Mann, Proust and Rilke) as well as in that of some less-well-known figures of the period such as Dujardin and Jahnn.


Author : S. Thistlethwaite
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2010-11-17
Page : 228
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0230113478
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In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were tempted to take a bite out of an apple that promised them the "knowledge of good and evil." Today, a shiny apple with a bite out of it is the symbol of Apple Computers. The age of the Internet has speeded up human knowledge, and it also provides even more temptation to know more than may be good for us. Americans have been right at the forefront of the digital revolution, and we have felt its unsettling effects in both our religions and our politics. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite argues that we long to return to the innocence of the Garden of Eden and not be faced with countless digital choices. But returning to the innocence of Eden is dangerous in this modern age and, instead, we can become wiser about the wired world.


Author : Billy Broadwater
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release : 2014-06-20
Page : 346
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1490835245
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The Pretribulation Rapture theory has had a foothold on many Christians in America for over a hundred years. This teaching is not allowed to be challenged in many Christian circles. Exposing the Fallacies of the Pretribulation Rapture takes the building blocks of this theory and dismantles them one by one in a serious, thought-provoking analogy of this doctrine. • Is the seven year tribulation really a biblical term? • Is the church literally raptured in Revelation chapter 4? • Are there signs that precede the return of Christ? • Is the rapture really an invisible event? • Are Christians exempt from tribulation? • Where did the true roots of the pretribulation rapture come from? • What does the day of the Lord have to do with the rapture? These questions and many more are answered in Exposing the Fallacies of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. Not only is there a thorough examination of the rapture, but also a detailed account is given of the numerous discrepancies among leading pretribulation teachers over Bible passages on the second coming. Billy Broadwater’s in-depth Bible based research for over twenty-years brings home the truth about the rapture.


Author : Sayed H. Rohani
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release : 2013-07-08
Page : 216
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1449797814
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Innocent Tears is a young woman’s story of survival. Her mother is heinously murdered, her father jailed and disappeared; she is left alone with her little brother in the war-torn village. Her suitor is an artist whose art proves to be a token of threat, liberation, and love. Adversity follows them like a shadow, and the way they handle their problems remains to be a riddle that this novel will unravel. The story is a blend of miracle, love, anguish, and death. Wonders will never cease. Out of destruction and anguish, a tree of love burgeons and works wonders.


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Author : Peter Gardella
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016
Page : 260
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0190609400
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Though they disagree on virtually everything else, evangelicals and gays, Catholics and agnostics all agree that sex should be innocent and ecstatic. For most of Western history people have not had such expectations. Innocent Ecstasy shows how Christianity led Americans to hope for so much from sex. The book explains how the sexual revolution could have occurred in a nation so deeply imbued with Christian ethical values. Tracing our strange journey from the hands of Jonathan Edward's angry Puritan God to the loving embrace of Marabel Morgan's Total Woman, Gardella draws his surprising evidence from widely disparate sources, ranging from Catholic confessionals to methodist revival meetings, from evangelical romances to The Song of Bernadette. He reveals the sexual messages of mainstream Protestant theology and the religious aspirations of medical texts found at the Kinsey Institute for Sex Research. He sheds new light on such well-known figures as Henry Adams, Margaret Sanger, Aimee Semple McPherson, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, and introduces us to such fascinating, lesser-known characters as Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and Sylvester Graham, inventors of corn flakes and Graham crackers, who devised their products as anti-aphrodisiacs. While detailing the development of moral obligations to pursue sexual pleasure and to follow certain patterns of sexual practice, Gardella incidentally provides one of the few books to bring together the liberal Protestant, Roman Catholic, and evangelical perspectives on any aspect of American culture. Gardella attributes the American ethic of sexual pleasure to the eagerness of Americans to overcome original sin. This led to a quest for perfection, or complete freedom from guilt, combined with a quest for ecstatic experience. The result, he maintains, is an attitude that looks to sex for what was once expected from religion. In this new edition, a new conclusion explores how popular music, gay liberation, and recovery from sexual abuse have substantially expanded innocent ecstasy during the past thirty years while continuing the Christian themes of redemption and mission. A new afterword deals with contemporary developments in popular culture and offers thoughts about the future


Author : Joanna Picciotto
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2010
Page : 863
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780674049062
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"Joanna Picciotto's Labors of Innocence in Early Modern England is a splendid study of the origins, devlopment, and eventual decline of the Experimentalist tradition in seventeenth-and early eighteenth-century English letters. In tracing out the arc of this intellectual and professional trajectory, Picciotto engages productively with the crucial religious, socio-economic, philosophical, and literary movements associated with the ongoing labors of the `innocent eye'".---Eileen Reeves, Princetion University --


Author : James N. Irvin
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2020-06-10
Page : 262
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1984582291
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When Jim accepted Christ as his Savior, realizing it was by grace and faith alone, he enjoyed studying the Scriptures. He served as an Elder at Grace Bible Church in Palm Bay for many years and taught Bible classes, including giving sermons when a pastor was unavailable. In December of 2004, Jim suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. After numerous medical challenges, he passed away on December 6, 2016. This book is a collection of his Bible lessons.


Author : Susan Minot
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2003
Page : 128
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0375727884
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An erotic, provocative study of romantic love, human sexuality, and their reflections in the life of the mind focuses on a brief sexual encounter between two former lovers, each engaged on their own individual journeys through life. By the author of Evening. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.


Author : Eleanor Schultz
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release : 2011-02-28
Page : 236
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9781449711290
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Author Eleanor Schultz removes the mystery of scenes described by Bible prophets. Logical and clear explanation, with a touch of humor, calms fears about the times that we are destined to experience before the Rapture. The rise of the Antichrist and his crusade to conquer the world is unsettling at best. The surfacing of the Ark and Israel’s encounter with God makes for exciting reading. The Middle East emerges as the seat of world political, religious, and economic power. Peace arrives, and prosperity follows. The deception and lure of resulting pleasures can be deadly if we fall for the deceptive tactics of evil in the end times. Surveying all things, we realize we are not alone and evil is not in charge. God’s plan of redemption is the controlling factor for end-time events, and Satan does not have veto rights. God is still in control.


Author : Craig S. Luchin
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2010-03-03
Page : 772
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1462806139
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Can there only be one Rapture? The Rapture Code—Part One of an—Eight-Book Coded Series! This is the first book of an Eight-Book Coded Series, concerning Christian living. I’ve been a Christian for 34 yrs., and for over 30 of those years, I have tried to augment the Rapture of the Church; with additional biblical evidence. I started out all those years ago; to accomplish this one task. Well, God has greatly blessed me, in that I found not—one code—concerning the Rapture, but a coded series of eight codes total. Thus, each one relating to the Christians walking out their salvation, in one aspect or another. (Doctrinally, this first book pertains to the Rapture of the Church in a Pre-Millennial position, that promotes as true; The Seven-year Tribulation, the Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ; here on earth, the “little season” of Satan, and then the New Heavens and Earth.) What I have uncovered is a deeper answer that gives good reasons for all three rapture positions, which are: Pre-, Mid-, and Post-Tribulation—being three different raptures all taking place during this 7 year time period. Thus, there being three separate raptures instead of just one. I see there are—three raptures of—three different groups of peoples in the Tribulation Period. Instead of the one group—of the one—Rapture of the Church—in only one—of the three rapture positions offered us. Namely, the rapture positions of: Pre-, or Mid-, or Post-Tribulation. Thus again, I see three different raptures taking place as follows: Rapture of the Church—Rapture of the Two Witnessess—Rapture of the Elect of Israel (Pre-Tribulation) (Mid-Tribulation) (Post-Tribulation) Israel is always the key to proper biblical prophecy. Without Israel in existence today as a nation; there would be no final: End Times. Israel and the Church are separate in the Scriptures, and so it only makes sense (especially after seeing the evidence that I have accumulated in this book) that Israel would have it’s “OWN” rapture. Further, Christians, are making the same error of judgment pertaining to Christ’s Rapture of the Church (seeing only one rapture); that Israel made concerning Christ’s First Coming. Israel, perceived wrongly that there was only one Coming of Christ, which they were sorely mistaken, and we now know that there are two Comings of the LORD, one 2,000 yrs. ago and one in the near future. But Christians are making the same error in thinking that there is only one rapture of one major group of people: The Rapture of the Church. When in fact, there are—two raptures of—two major groups of peoples, as noted above. (Note: The Two Witnesses are not a group, though, I feel, with some Scriptural evidence; that the 144,000 may go up with the Witnesses.) In which the “Left Behind” notion will be proved wrong. Also, I have found a “word pattern order” exclusive to the KJB, that shows forth this order in many OT verses as well as the NT. I have found the threefold pattern of these three raptures in the “Breastplate of the High Priest,” in the “Seven Feasts of Israel,” in the books of “Daniel and Revelation,” in the books of “Matthew, Mark, and Luke,” and in many other places! In addition, these truths will strengthen the “Eternal Security” of any Believer. Finally, I have discovered many new “study aids” for advance studies that only appear in the KJB, which will strengthen the Christian for the ongoing battle for the Bible—The King James Bible, in which these study aids can and will be demonstrated throughout this Eight-Book Coded Series, by which these eight codes are based in Acts 3. The codes are there in this chapter; four times—in a four times over—repeating order—perfectly. This co


Author : William Lloyd Newell
Publisher : Hamilton Books
Release : 2020-07-15
Page : 612
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0761871896
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This is a book offering Balthasar’s theological oeuvre as a kerygma of Christ’s love proclaimed theologically as Christ’s esthetics of glory in his mission to reinvent himself, the world and us as beauty and glory. Balthasar’s hypothesis is that there is true theology and there is false theology. For him, theology is the unique science across the methods of which the decision of faith cuts, and divides it into two halves that cannot be united to each other: a genuine theology, which presupposes faith and does its thinking within the nexus of Christ and the Church; and a false theology, which rejects faith as methodologically dubious and irresponsible, and subsumes the truth of the phenomenon which discloses itself, under an anthropological truth (however this may be understood). In William Newell’s book he deeply reflects on the radical thinking being done in Catholic theology since the 1940s in Europe and now in the United States. Each chapter, each excursus, each elision, ushers the reader towards consolations without previous causes, the essence of mysticism in its first stages. The book, as with true theology, is a ‘come and see’ beckoning the reader to an endless furtherance of the archetypal experience of Christ.


Author : Jeffrey A. Carver
Publisher : Starstream Publications / Book View Cafe
Release : 2015-01-10
Page : 371
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1611384796
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War between the stars. It was started by an AI, and few humans even knew there was a war at all. But now people are dying, not just robots and aliens—and the AI wants it to stop. But a war is easier to start than to stop, and the computer can't alter its course without outside help. When the Gnostic Control System searches for conspirators, it chooses its friends carefully... Pali: a public relations director, who broods far too much on her unfulfilled ambitions.Ramo: a flamboyant senso-dancer and sculptor, who prefers a musical jamdam to serious conversation.Sage: an awkward systems designer, for whom the AI rapture-field is realer than life.And three of the alien Ell: Harybdartt, who would rather die with dignity than betray his people; Lingrhetta, who tries to unravel the meaning of human dance and music, pain and love; and Moramaharta, the binder, who must persuade his fellow decision-makers to risk everything for the sake of a fragile bridge of understanding across the stars. A thought-provoking novel of the not-too-distant future, from the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity’s End and The Chaos Chronicles. REVIEWS: “The story is meaty and satisfying. I enjoyed this one greatly.” —Analog Science Fiction “An absorbing, suspenseful novel of first contact and interstellar war. It’s a complex book, requiring concentration from the reader, and is well worth the effort.”—Aboriginal SF “A lively dance of ideas—first contact, interstellar war, artificial intelligence, alien culture—and it moves at a rapid pace, from Earth through cyberspace to the Horsehead Nebula, and various points between. It’s well-worth the trip ticket.” —Roger Zelazny Originally published by Tor Books


Author : Claire McGlasson
Publisher :
Release : 2021-03-18
Page : 288
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780571345199
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