Mimesis in Contemporary Theory: An interdisciplinary approach
Volume 1: The literary and philosophical debate
After almost two hundred years of relative obscurity mimesis finds itself again in the limelight of Western theoretical discourse. In the Anglo-American tradition, mimesis or ‘imitation’ regained some prominence, at the turn of the century, through S.H. Butcher’s translation of and introduction to Aristotle’s Poetics, and , in the thirties, through the work of the Chicago school, also centered around Aristotle. More recently, mimesis looms large in the work of Auerbach, Burke and Frye. But it is only in the past decade or so, with the publication in France of the work of Barthes, Derrida, Girard, Genette, and some of their collaborators, that mimesis has again become an object of heated controversy on both sides of the Atlantic. The present collection is designed not only to bring fresh points of view to the current debate, by drawing in other theoretical developments beside the Anglo-American and the French, but also to explain why mimesis has so stubbornly haunted our civilization.
[Cultura Ludens, 1:1] 1984. xxix, 287 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Editor's Introduction | p. i
Part I. The Literary and Philosophical Debate
The Mimetic Bias in Modern Anglo-American CriticismHerbert Lindenberger | p. 1
Subversive Mimesis: T.W. Adorno and the Modern Impasse of CritiqueMichael Cahn | p. 27
Mimesis and Contemporary French TheoryMihai Spariosu | p. 65
Part II. Model and Copy (1): The Interrelation of Literature and Other Modes of Discourse
Spenser's Arcadia: The Interrelation of Fiction and HistoryWolfgang Iser | p. 109
Simulation and Imagination: Mimesis as PlayUri Rapp | p. 141
Idolology: The Model in Artistic Practice and Critical TheoryJoel Black | p. 172
Part III. Model and Copy (2): The Refraction of Texts
Following the Classics: Layers of Stylistic MimesisVirgil Nemoianu | p. 201
On the Refraction of TextsAndré Lefevere | p. 217
Mimesis, Mediation and CounterfeitWalter E. Stephens | p. 238
Suggestions for Further Reading | p. 276
List of Contributors | p. 281
Index of Names | p. 282
Cited by 9 other publications
Reagan, Laura S.
This list is based on CrossRef data as of 13 november 2023. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.