Item description for Refiguring Mimesis: Representation in Early Modern Literature by Jonathan Holmes...
Focusing squarely on the strength of mimesis as a philosophical idea, this collection of essays considers aspects of mimesis ranging from Shakespeare to colonialism. As the philosophical agenda of major thinkers and writers responds to representational crises like post-structuralism and postmodernism, attention is turning away from artistic expressivity and back towards uses of mimesis. The nine included essays present a varied set of theoretical ideas and challenge the ingrained concept that mimesis is only a transparent reflection of reality. This fresh assessment of an ancient and much-cited practice brings new attention to the ways in which the early modern period made use of such representation.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.13" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.71" Weight: 1.19 lbs.
Release Date Oct 28, 2005
Publisher University Of Hertfordshire Press
ISBN 1902806352 ISBN13 9781902806358
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More About Jonathan Holmes
Jonathan Holmes is the director and founder of Jericho House. In 2007 he wrote and directed the testimony play "Fallujah". In 2008 with The Sixteen he revived Henze and Bond's opera "Orpheus Behind" "the Wire" at the South Bank Centre, and in 2009 his testimony play "Katrina", about New Orleans and produced in association with the Young Vic, sold out for a month in a warehouse in Southwark. He has a PhD from The Shakespeare Institute and for six years he taught Drama and English at Royal Holloway, University of London.