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What's flirtation, and the way does it fluctuate from seduction?

In ancient phrases, the actual query of flirtation has tended to be obscured through that of seduction, which has understandably been an important preoccupation for twentieth-century proposal and significant concept. either the discourse and the critique of seduction are unified through their shared obsession with a really determinate finish: strength. against this, flirtation is the sport during which not anyone turns out to achieve the higher hand and nobody turns out to give up. The counter-concept of flirtation has hence stood quietly to the facet, by no means really attaining a similar prominence as that of seduction. it truly is this elusive(and principally missed) territory of enjoying for play's sake that's the topic of this anthology.

The essays during this quantity handle the under-theorized terrain of flirtation no longer as a subgenre of seduction yet particularly as a phenomenon in its personal correct. Drawing at the interdisciplinary historical past of scholarship on flirtation whilst it re-approaches the query from a noticeably aesthetic and literary-theoretical standpoint, the individuals to Flirtations therefore supply an account of the perform of flirtation and of the determine of the flirt, taking on the act's dating to problems with mimesis, poetic ambiguity, and aesthetic excitement.

The paintings of this poetic playfulness-often learn or misinterpret as flirtation's "empty gesture"-becomes unexpectedly legible because the wielding of a selected and sophisticated kind of nonteleological energy.

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Download Psychonarratology: Foundations for the Empirical Study of by Marisa Bortolussi PDF

By Marisa Bortolussi

The sector of psychonarratology represents an interdisciplinary collaboration among cognitive psychology and discourse processing, and narratology and literary reviews. This paintings presents a large, integrative framework for pursuing study that's approachable by way of researchers from either disciplinary backgrounds. Marina Bortolussi and Peter Dixon survey the real difficulties in literary reports and show how the methodological and empirical instruments of cognitive psychology are utilized during this new strategy.

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Download Written Texts and the Rise of Literate Culture in Ancient by Harvey Yunis PDF

By Harvey Yunis

The landmark advancements of Greek tradition and the serious works of Greek concept and literature have been followed via an explosive progress within the use of written texts from the 6th in the course of the fourth centuries B.C.E. The production of the "classical" and the perennial use of Greece by means of later ecu civilizations as a resource of information and idea do not have taken position with out the textual techniques of the classical interval. This ebook considers how writing, interpreting, and disseminating texts ended in new methods of pondering and new types of expression and behavior.

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