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Mimesis and Theory

Essays on Literature and Criticism, 1953-2005 (Cultural Memory in the Present)

by Rene Girard

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Published by Stanford University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • European - General,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / European,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsRobert Doran (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages328
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11275243M
    ISBN 100804755809
    ISBN 109780804755801

    Long cited in the exploration of the relationship between art and reality, the theory and history of mimesis is discussed through analysis of texts by Plato, Cervantes, Rousseau and Kierkegaard, and brought into the context of the literary theories of de Man and others/5(5). Mimesis, or imitation, as he referred to it, was a crucial concept for Samuel Taylor Coleridge's theory of the imagination. Coleridge begins his thoughts on imitation and poetry from Plato, Aristotle, and Philip Sidney, adopting their concept of imitation of nature instead of other writers.

    ♥ Book Title: Mimesis ♣ Name Author: Matthew Potolsky ∞ Launching: Info ISBN Link: ⊗ Detail ISBN code: ⊕ Number Pages: Total sheet ♮ News id: R0OUAgAAQBAJ Download File Start Reading ☯ Full Synopsis: "A topic that has become increasingly central to the study of art, performance and literature, the term mimesis . Get this from a library! Theories of Mimesis. [Arne Melberg] -- Mimesis, with its connecting concepts of imitation, simile, and similarity, has been cited since classical times in the exploration of the relationship between art and reality. In this major study.

    1 So, what about mimetic theory and contemporary psychology? Well, let's read some excerpts from a highly recommended book: SCOTT R. GARRELS (editor), Mimesis and Science – Empirical Research on Imitation and the Mimetic Theory of Culture and Religion, Studies in Violence, Mimesis and Culture Series, Michigan State University Press, File Size: KB.   Mimesis and Atonement the book clearly assumes a certain level of prior understanding of the basic contours of Girard’s mimetic theory. It seems, then, that this book would be particularly helpful for students who have had some exposure to Girard, yet are still exploring the far-reaching implications of his thought.


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Summary of Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World (Longer Summary) Section 1: Fundamental Anthropology. The primary source of conflict in society is mimetic conflict. That is, humans want something more because other humans want it which makes yet others want leading to inevitable conflict over scarce resources.

In his theory of Mimesis, Plato says that all art is mimetic by nature; art is an imitation of life. He believed that ‘idea’ is the ultimate reality. Art imitates idea and so it is imitation of reality. He gives an example of a carpenter and a chair. 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 /5(16). 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.

The theory is based on the observable tendency of human beings to subconsciously imitate others and the extension of this mimesis to the realm of desire.

The consequences are staggeringly profound. (My Plato interpretation draws heavily on Girard’s insight into the mimetic origins of desire.). Until this book, there was no book on mimetic theory except for Peter Thiel’s Zero to One accessible to a broader audience—and even Thiel’s book does not mention Girard or mimetic theory by name.

Girardian studies have lived in academia. Wanting explains mimetic theory. In his theory of Mimesis, Plato says that all art is mimetic by nature; art is an imitation of believed that ‘idea’ is the ultimate reality.

Art imitates idea and so it is imitation of reality. He gives an example of a carpenter and a chair. First published in German inWolfgang Palaver’s René Girard’s Mimetic Theory is a crucially important addition to the growing body of English-language studies of Girard’s work.

Clear, comprehensive, analytically acute, this volume shows Palaver to be a worthy successor to his Austrian colleague, Raymund Schwager, as Girard’s interpreter and by: Plato uses the word with a primarily visual significance; mimesis suggests image, a visual image related to imitation, re-presentation.

Poetry delivers a poor and unreliable knowledge, according to Socrates – and still in the tenth book of Republic – since it is a second-hand imitation of an already second-hand imitation. The philosopher. Books that help introduce, summarize, or give historical context to the work of René Girard and Mimetic Theory Alison, James, and Palaver, Wolfgang, eds.

The Palgrave Handbook of Mimetic Theory and Religion. Palgrave Macmillan, Cloth, pages. Book description: draws on the expertise of leading scholars and thinkers to explore the violent origins of culture, the.

Mimesis and Science: Empirical Research on Imitation and the Mimetic Theory of Culture and Religion by Scott R. Garrels This exciting compendium brings together, for the first time, some of the foremost scholars of René Girard’s mimetic theory of culture, with leading imitation researchers from the cognitive, developmental, and neuro-sciences.

Fleeing the Nazis inthe noted German philologist and scholar of comparative literature and criticism Erick Auerbach settled in Istanbul where, without access to his extensive library, he wrote Mimesis The Representation of Reality in Western Literature, a prime example of what subsequent scholars have come to call is an amazing book, as fascinating as /5.

Overview. René Girard’s mimetic theory began with an understanding about desire and blossomed into a grand theory of human relations.

Based on the insights of great novelists and dramatists – Cervantes, Shakespeare, Stendhal, Proust, and Dostoevsky – Girard realized that human desire is not a linear process, as often thought, whereby a person autonomously. 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. The German edition was published in and the English translation inand for decades “Mimesis” was the book that students of comparative literature had to contend with.

For one thing Author: Arthur Krystal. 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. Mimesis, the notion that art imitates reality, has long been recognized as one of the central ideas of Western aesthetics and has been most frequently associated with Aristotle.

Less well documented is the great importance of mimetic theories of literature, theater, and the visual arts during the Renaissance and the Enlightenment.

Mimesis is a Greek term that means imitation. The first step in understanding Aristotle's account of mimesis is remembering that he spent many years studying at Plato's Academy. In Platonic. After almost two hundred years of relative obscurity mimesis finds itself again in the limelight of Western theoretical discourse.

In the Anglo-American tradition, mimesis or imitation regained some prominence, at the turn of the century, through S.H. Butcher s translation of and introduction to Aristotle s "Poetics," and, in the thirties, through the work of the Chicago school, also.

Mimesis is a term used in philosophy and literary criticism. It describes the process of imitation or mimicry through which artists portray and interpret the world. Mimesis is not a literary device or technique, but rather a way of thinking about a work of art.

The word “mimesis” is derived from the Ancient Greek word meaning “imitation. In this major study Arne Melberg discusses the theory and history of mimesis through narratological analysis of texts by Plato, Cervantes, Rousseau, and Kierkegaard.

Moving away from the relatively straightforward 'representation of reality' ideas in Erich Auerbach's Mimesis (), Melberg brings the concept of mimesis into the context of the Cited by:   Mimesis is a critical and philosophical term that carries a wide range of meanings, which include imitation, representation, mimicry, imitatio, receptivity, nonsensuous similarity, the .After almost two hundred years of relative obscurity mimesis finds itself again in the limelight of Western theoretical discourse.

In the Anglo-American tradition, mimesis or 'imitation' regained some prominence, at the turn of the century, through S.H. Butcher's translation of and introduction to Aristotle's Poetics, and, in the thirties.