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Resisting Nudities: A Study in the Aesthetics of Eroticism
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Resisting Nudities: A Study in the Aesthetics of Eroticism (Paperback)

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This provocative book re-conceives the erotic and its imaginative manifestations as an aesthetic ultimately driven by the disruption of desire. Critical, philosophical, and erotic texts construct a framework for understanding the aesthetics of eroticism including a "resisting nude" grounded in a theory of absence and the psychosocial dynamic of physical and mental surveillance. Resisting Nudities offers a necessary link between the poetry of jouissance and the revolt of body and mind intrinsic to the erotic, at a key moment in our contemporary cultural landscape. Written through a poetic lens, it is a creative new analysis of what George Bataille called the most intense of human moments.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -LGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc Publication Date: 04/06/2008 ISBN-13: 9781433104152  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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The Author: Florence Dee Boodakian has a Ph.D. in modern British literature from New York University and currently teaches English literature and human rights studies at SUNY Nassau. She is the author of Tormenting Angel: A Psychoaesthetic Theory of Imagination (Peter Lang, 1999).

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