Innocence and rapture ohi kevin. Innocence and Rapture: The Erotic Child in Pater, Wilde, James, and Nabokov by Kevin Ohi 2019-01-25

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Innocence and Rapture The Erotic Child in Pater, Wilde, James, and Nabokov

innocence and rapture ohi kevin

Ohi argues that the queerness of aestheticism has the potential to interrupt contemporary ideologies of childhood innocence and thus the ideology underpinning sexual oppression in general. Central to understanding de la Roche she gave herself an aristocratic background and name and her fiction is the play and Caroline Clement. 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. He makes us all so much smarter than we were, than we have any right to be. Her suitor is an artist whose art proves to be a token of threat, liberation, and love. That Child remains the perpetual horizon of every acknowledged politics, the fantasmic beneficiary of every political intervention.

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Dead Letters Sent — University of Minnesota Press

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Fuck the social order and the figural children paraded before us as its terroristic emblem; fuck Annie; fuck the waif from Les Miz; fuck the poor innocent kid on the 'Net; fuck Laws both with capital 'l's and with small; fuck the whole network of symbolic relations and the future that serves as its prop. More radically, though, as I argue here, queerness attains its ethical value precisely insofar as it accedes to that place, accepting its figural status as resistance to the viability of the social while insisting on the inextricability of such resistance from every social structure. Ohi examines the power of the work of art to transport, to disorient, to move, to extort the equivocal pleasuresof self-loss. Author by : Sayed H. He took no notice of her; he looked at me, but as if, instead of me, he saw what he spoke of. I play it every day. After her death in 1961, her publishers estimated that nine million copies of her works had sold world-wide, and the Pan paperback editions by 1964 had sold two million copies.

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Innocence and Rapture

innocence and rapture ohi kevin

In a masterful biography, Joan Givner has given us glimpses of the outer and inner lives of Mazo Roche, her tempestuous creative world, and her relationships with her cousin Caroline Clement—her life companion—and her two adopted children. Queer Transmission and the Symposium: Insult, Gay Suicide, and the Staggered Temporalities of Consciousness 2. Because the devil is real. Kevin Ohi's is the finest of these. Ohi is the once-in-the-bluest-moon intellectual who cannot help being persuasive and, in my view, right.

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Innocence and Rapture by Kevin Ohi

innocence and rapture ohi kevin

Keenly, we are shown why embracing the child with its belligerent mysteries attached to its wandering sexualities demands the close, imaginative readings Kevin Ohi so brilliantly performs. Like Schreiber, one finds oneself playing paranoid martyr and paranoid detective. Ohi s wonderfully absorbing study shows how 'style' and 'the child' are wed to each other in famous aestheticizing texts: both are a kind of erotic allure, an occasion for rapture, that thwarts assigned cultural contents and luxuriates in disorientations. Her tormented inner world, expressed in the Play and finally in her fiction, appealed to readers who bonded with the Whiteoaks and their eroticism. Kincaid, University of Southern California You may also be interested in. 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.

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Innocence and Rapture: The Erotic Child in Pater, Wilde, James, and Nabokov by Kevin Ohi

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In a society that preys on a woman's insecurity, any woman who feels beautiful inside and out is a gender outlaw. Articulating aesthetic transport through the desiring and desired child, aestheticism interrogates the ideology underpinning sexual oppression. Adversity follows them like a shadow, and the way they handle their problems remains to be a riddle that this novel will unravel. Ohi s wonderfully absorbing study shows how 'style' and 'the child' are wed to each other in famous aestheticizing texts: both are a kind of erotic allure, an occasion for rapture, that thwarts assigned cultural contents and luxuriates in disorientations. And when a trans woman can do this, despite the institutions closed to her, she should be celebrated, never scorned. Out of destruction and anguish, a tree of love burgeons and works wonders. The desired and desiring child in these texts points to a homoerotics erotics and intergenerational desire articulated through, and formed by, aesthetic style.

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Innocence and Rapture

innocence and rapture ohi kevin

This teaching is not allowed to be challenged in many Christian circles. As long as we have been human, we have also been dog, wolf, bear, snake, cat, goddess, spirit, tree. Keenly, we are shown why embracing the child with its belligerent mysteries attached to its wandering sexualities demands the close, imaginative readings Kevin Ohi so brilliantly performs. Kincaid, University of Southern California. He expands our vision and knowledge, writes not only with precision but generosity, doesn't so much explain as make possible. Articulating aesthetic transport through the desiring and desired child, aestheticism interrogates the ideology underpinning sexual oppression.

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Gender/Sexuality

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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. Being an outlaw means understanding that freedom is not a zero sum game. The ups and downs of political fortune may measure the social order's pulse, but queerness, by contrast, figures, outside and beyond its political symptoms, the place of the social order's death drive: a place, to be sure, of abjection expressed in the stigma, sometimes fatal, that follows from reading t6hat figure literally, and hence a place from which liberal politics strives--and strives quite reasonably, given its unlimited faith in reason--to disassociate the queer. Kincaid, University of Southern California Read more. By exploring how these two senses are intertwined, it builds a persuasive argument for the relevance of queer criticism to literary study. His appropriation of the Gothic genre helps to establish within the story a particularly virulent opposition between private and public, concealment and exposure. He makes us all so much smarter than we were, than we have any right to be.

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Innocence and Rapture The Erotic Child in Pater, Wilde, James, and Nabokov

innocence and rapture ohi kevin

Focusing on works by Pater, Wilde, James, and Nabokov, Kevin Ohi explores the concept of the erotic child in Aestheticism. But returning to the innocence of Eden is dangerous in this modern age and, instead, we can become wiser about the wired world. At the root of my performance and at the beginning of action is the hope for the possibility of another world. It was my mother, my father, my brother, my teacher, the man next door. This is a smart, agile argument, in a book as rigorous as it is relevant to current cultural panics over childhood. 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. He compares the erotic child of these authors to the innocent child propogated by today's ideology, and argues that for these authors, the child served as an emblem for the ecstatic, erotic, and even queer possibilities of art.

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Gender/Sexuality

innocence and rapture ohi kevin

Ohi examines the power of the work of art to transport, to disorient, to move, to extort the equivocal pleasuresof self-loss. Kevin Ohi's is the finest of these. Her mother is heinously murdered, her father jailed and disappeared; she is left alone with her little brother in the war-torn village. He makes us all so much smarter than we were, than we have any right to be. With an intelligence as expansive as the sexual possibilities he considers, Ohi drops deep anchors into texts that repay our attention with broad theoretical and political concerns.

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Innocence and Rapture by Kevin Ohi

innocence and rapture ohi kevin

Ohi is the once-in-the-bluest-moon intellectual who cannot help being persuasive and, in my view, right. The embrace of queer negativity, then, can have no justification if justification requires it to reinforce some positive social value; its value, instead, resides in its challenge to value as defined by the social, and thus in its radical challenge to the very value of the social itself. 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. 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. With an intelligence as expansive as the sexual possibilities he considers, Ohi drops deep anchors into texts that repay our attention with broad theoretical and political concerns.

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