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The function of mimesis and its decline

Boyd, John D.

The function of mimesis and its decline

by Boyd, John D.

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literature -- Philosophy,
  • Literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc,
  • Mimesis in literature,
  • Criticism,
  • Poetry

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] John D. Boyd.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN47 .B63 1968
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 317 p.
    Number of Pages317
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5619815M
    LC Control Number68028691

    The Order of Mimesis: Balzac, Stendhal, Nerval and Flaubert by Christopher Prendergast (5 copies) Literal Figures: Puritan Allegory and the Reformation by Thomas H. Luxon (5 copies) The function of mimesis and its decline by John D. Boyd (4 copies) Mimesis in contemporary theory: an interdisciplinary by Mihai Spariosu (3 copies). Aristotle's Poetics combines a complete translation of the Poetics with a running commentary, printed on facing pages, that keeps the reader in continuous contact with the linguistic and critical subtleties of the original while highlighting crucial issues for students of literature and literary theory. Whalley's unconventional interpretation emphasizes Aristotle's treatment of art as dynamic 5/5(1).

      Mimesis is a rhetorical term for the imitation, reenactment, or re-creation of someone else's words, the manner of speaking, and/or delivery. As Matthew Potolsky notes in his book Mimesis (Routledge, ), "the definition of mimesis is remarkably flexible and changes greatly over time and across cultural contexts" (50).Author: Richard Nordquist. The Function of Mimesis and its Decline (New York, Fordham U.P., ), ) From the point of dismissing the Romantic dismissal of mimesis, Girard starts off by constructing his concept of mimesis, at first as a critique of the concept of autonomy. 22 In this respect, when dealing with people’s ability to copy, Girard is an extreme post File Size: KB.

      This kind of mimesis, as we can observe in the history of art since the decline of its “modern” moment—a decline which was well under way by the time Adorno wrote the above in the s—not only gradually takes over art's formal imperatives, but also ends up incorporating the social character of the artist and the productive relations. Critical Essay Aristotle on Tragedy In the Poetics, Aristotle's famous study of Greek dramatic art, Aristotle ( B.C.) compares tragedy to such other metrical forms as comedy and determines that tragedy, like all poetry, is a kind of imitation (mimesis), but adds that it has a serious purpose and uses direct action rather than narrative to achieve its ends.


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BOYD, s.J., The Function of Mimesis and its Decline (Cambridge: Harvard Uni-versity Press, ), pp.$ Father Boyd's study is an examination in several parts of the critical idea of mimesis: in the first part (the function), he analyzes the notion of mimesis in the aesthetic work.

Mimesis plays a crucial and highly contested role in the dialogue as a whole, figuring centrally in Books II, III, and X. Socrates picks up his earlier discussion of it in the tenth and final book in the light the intervening discussion in books IV through IX of the role of justice in an ideal city and in the well-balanced individual psyche.

Objectives Introduction Self-Check Questions for Relevance of Classical Criticism Self-Check Questions for Plato’s Theory of Mimesis and Aristotle’s Defence Aristotle's Reply to Plato's Objection Aristotle's Objection to the Theory of Mimesis.

Mimesis: Plato and Aristotle 1, Words Philosophy Aesthetics\ The term ‘mimesis’ is loosely defined as ‘imitation’, and although an extensive paper could be written about the cogency of such a narrow definition, I will instead focus on Plato and Aristotle’s contrasting judgements of mimesis.

Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Boyd, John D. Function of mimesis and its decline. New York: Fordham University Press, Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Function of Mimesis and Its Decline by S.J., John D Boyd (, Hardcover) at the best.

Genre/Form: Poetry Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Boyd, John D. Function of mimesis and its decline. Cambridge, Mass. Mimesis is one of the oldest, most fundamental concepts in Western aesthetics. This book offers a new, searching treatment of its long history at the center of theories of representational art: above all, in the highly influential writings of Plato and Aristotle, but also in later Greco-Roman philosophy and criticism, and subsequently in many areas of aesthetic controversy from the Renaissance.

Classical definitions Plato. Both Plato and Aristotle saw in mimesis the representation of nature, including human nature, as reflected in the dramas of the wrote about mimesis in both Ion and The Republic (Books II, III, and X). In Ion, he states that poetry is the art of divine madness, or e the poet is subject to this divine madness, instead of possessing "art.

The Function of Mimesis and Its Decline. Be the first to write a review. About this product. Stock photo. Pre-owned: lowest price. The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.

Mimesis, basic theoretical principle in the creation of word is Greek and means “imitation” (though in the sense of “re-presentation” rather than of “copying”).

Plato and Aristotle spoke of mimesis as the re-presentation of nature. According to Plato, all artistic creation is a form of imitation: that which really exists (in the “world of ideas”) is a type created by. Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature (German: Mimesis: Dargestellte Wirklichkeit in der abendländischen Literatur) is a book of literary criticism by Erich Auerbach, and his most well known n while Auerbach was teaching in Istanbul, Turkey, where he fled after being ousted from his professorship in Romance Philology at the University of Marburg by the Nazis.

Mimesis not only functions to re-create existing objects or elements of nature, but also beautifies, improves upon, and universalizes them. Mimesis creates a fictional world of representation in which there is no capacity for a non-mediated relationship to reality.

Aristotle views mimesis as something that nature and humans have in common. After Plato, the meaning of mimesis eventually shifted toward a specifically literary function in ancient Greek society, and its use has changed and been reinterpreted many times since then.

Plato’s Theory of Mimesis and Aristotle’s Defense In his theory of Mimesis, Plato says that all art is mimetic by nature; art is an imitation of life.The Function of Mimesis and Its Decline. Boyd, John D. Published by Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass. () Used. Hardcover Connecting readers with great books since Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes.

Customer service is our.Mimesis is certainly one of the half dozen most important literary-critical works of the twentieth century."—Fredric R.

Jameson "Written in exile, from what Auerbach called with grave irony his 'incomparable historical vantage point,' Mimesis is a magnificent achievement. For me, as for many others, this hugely ambitious, wise account of the.