Power and Subjectivity in the Late Work of Roland Barthes and Pier Paolo Pasolini (European Connections #24) (Paperback)

Power and Subjectivity in the Late Work of Roland Barthes and Pier Paolo Pasolini (European Connections #24) By Peter Collier (Editor), Viola Brisolin Cover Image

Power and Subjectivity in the Late Work of Roland Barthes and Pier Paolo Pasolini (European Connections #24) (Paperback)

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This is book number 24 in the European Connections series.

Roland Barthes and Pier Paolo Pasolini were two of the most eclectic cultural personalities of the past century, as elusive as they were influential. Despite the glaring differences between them, they also shared a number of preoccupations, obsessions and creative approaches. Certain themes recur insistently in the works of both men: the pervasiveness of power and the violence inherent in the modernising process; the possibility of freedom and subjective autonomy; and the role of creative practices in a society configured as a desert of alienation. Despite this common ground, no systematic attempt at reading the two authors together has been made before now. This book explores this uncharted territory by comparing these two intellectual figures, focusing in particular on the similarities and productive tensions that emerge in their late works. Psychoanalysis plays a key role in the articulation of this comparison.
Viola Brisolin was awarded her PhD in Comparative Literature by University College London, where she was also Marie Curie Research Fellow and a teaching assistant. Her research interests include post-war French thought and narrative, continental philosophy, psychoanalysis and theories of subjectivity.
Product Details ISBN: 9783034302319
ISBN-10: 3034302312
Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publis
Publication Date: June 25th, 2011
Pages: 297
Language: English
Series: European Connections