Trauma and Its Representations: The Social Life of Mimesis by Deborah Jenson

By Deborah Jenson

Mimesis has been addressed often by way of literary or visible illustration, during which the murals mirrors, or fails to reflect, lifestyles. often, mimesis has been critiqued as an easy try and bridge the space among fact and its representations. In Trauma and Its Representations: The Social lifetime of Mimesis in Post-Revolutionary France, Deborah Jenson argues as a substitute that mimesis not just denotes the illustration of fact yet is additionally a very important suggestion for figuring out the creation of social which means inside of particular historic contexts. interpreting the belief of mimesis within the French Revolution and post-Revolutionary Romanticism, Jenson builds on contemporary paintings in trauma experiences to increase her personal idea of disturbing mimesis. via leading edge readings of museum catalogs, the writings of Benjamin consistent, the novels of George Sand and Gustave Flaubert, and different works, Jenson demonstrates how mimesis services as a kind of symbolic wounding in French Romanticism.

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