Category Archives: 5.b NARRATIVE THEORY
Orwell, as he himself said, came from a lower, professional service fraction of the English and imperial ruling class that was “simultaneously dominator and dominated” (R. Williams), so that a combination of State and monopoly power became his major nightmare. … Continue reading
The article is divided into three parts. Part 1, Entering Laputa in the Winter of Our Discontent, deals with general presuppositions, including those on intellectuals in Post-Fordism and as members of de facto English Departments. Part 2, Visiting the Word-Machine, … Continue reading
The relations of Romance Studies and Nazism are discussed on the basis of new publications. The second part discusses the career of Werner Krauss, an unjustly neglected scholar.
A Preliminary Reflection on Pastiche (As Well As Parody); On Japanese honkadori as Catalysis; Some Conclusions: On Originality
Anthropology of creativity in capitalism on the traces of Marx and Benjamin. Fashion, market, sensationalism; the press, selling writing, novelty in detail and repetition of type; gambling, financial speculaion, the sanctified commodity (Brecht)
Fictional discourse and erotic discourse are approached, following Marx’s Grundrisse, as literary genres that are in capitalism also (often primarily) commodities. Sections: 1. Cognitive Discourse as Commodity: The Novum as Fashion; 2. Press and Sex: A Homology; 3. Cognition and … Continue reading