Coverart for item
The Resource Affect theory, genre, and the example of tragedy : dreams we learn, Duncan A. Lucas

Affect theory, genre, and the example of tragedy : dreams we learn, Duncan A. Lucas

Label
Affect theory, genre, and the example of tragedy : dreams we learn
Title
Affect theory, genre, and the example of tragedy
Title remainder
dreams we learn
Statement of responsibility
Duncan A. Lucas
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Affect Theory, Genre, and the Example of Tragedy employs Silvan Tomkins' Affect-Script theory of human psychology to explore the largely unacknowledged emotions of disgust and shame in tragedy. The book begins with an overview of Tomkins' relationship to both traditional psychoanalysis and theories of human motivation and emotion, before considering tragedy via case studies of Oedipus, Hamlet, and Death of a Salesman. Aligning Affect-Script theory with literary genre studies, this text explores what motivates fictional characters within the closed conditions of their imagined worlds and how we as an audience relate to and understand fictional characters as motivated humans
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lucas, Duncan A
Dewey number
152.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF175.5.A35
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Palgrave studies in affect theory and literary criticism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Affect (Psychology) in the performing arts
  • Tragedy
Label
Affect theory, genre, and the example of tragedy : dreams we learn, Duncan A. Lucas
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Dedication; Praise for Affect Theory, Genre, and the Example of Tragedy; Preface: A Too Brief Outline of Silvan Tomkins' Life; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; Part I: Theory; Chapter 1: Introduction; The Writer-Reader Contract; Why Is a Tomkins-Centred Project Necessary?; Literature and Psychoanalysis; Toward Literary Studies via a Brief Survey of Human Motivation Theories; Bibliography; Chapter 2: Tomkins and Literature: A Hermeneutical Model; Tomkins' Human Being Theory: A Systemic Overview; Affect Theory and Its Sublimating Phenomenology: Overturning Drive Theory
  • Several Basic DefinitionsToward an Affect Theory for Literature; Script Theory; Some Basic Scripts; Tomkins' Ideo-affective Polarity; A Literary Hermeneutic in Affect-Script Theory; The Axis Affectus; Finding a Literary Hermeneutic in Affect-Script Theory; Bibliography; Chapter 3: Tragedy and the Trope of Disgust; Tragedy and Human Life; Literary Tragedy; Grounding Tragedy; Rejection in Tragedy, Part One; Disgust in the Realm of Affect-Emotion; Rejection in Tragedy, Part Two: The Trope of Disgust; Scripted Disgust and Shame: (De)Contamination and Damage-Reparation; Bibliography
  • Part II: ApplicationChapter 4: Case Study One: Sophocles' Oedipus; The Case Studies; Oedipus As Psyche; Oedipus' Tragic Script; Oedipus' Tragic Process; Affect Complexes: Tyrannus-Pharmakos; Pollution in Ancient Greek Tragedy; Bibliography; Chapter 5: Case Study Two: Shakespeare's Hamlet; Hamlet and Social Contamination; From Hamlet As Tragedy to Hamlet As Personality; Hamlet and the Depressive Posture; Hamlet's Interpersonal Relations: Gertrude and Claudius; The Invidious Comparison; Hamlet's Delicate Balance: Suicide and Madness, Purpose and Self-Disgust; Conclusions; Bibliography
  • Chapter 6: Case Study Three: Arthur Miller's Death of a SalesmanArthur Miller's Perspective on Tragedy; Willy Loman's Double Persona; Nuclear Scene Becomes Nuclear Script; Manifestations of Nuclear Scripts: Biff Versus Willy; Nuclear Contamination and Toxicity; Denouement; Conclusions; Bibliography; Chapter 7: Conclusions: Dreams We Learn; Bibliography; Glossary for Tomkins' Affect, Script, and Human Being Theories; Introduction; Abbreviations; Works Cited; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319948621
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Affect theory, genre, and the example of tragedy : dreams we learn, Duncan A. Lucas
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Dedication; Praise for Affect Theory, Genre, and the Example of Tragedy; Preface: A Too Brief Outline of Silvan Tomkins' Life; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; Part I: Theory; Chapter 1: Introduction; The Writer-Reader Contract; Why Is a Tomkins-Centred Project Necessary?; Literature and Psychoanalysis; Toward Literary Studies via a Brief Survey of Human Motivation Theories; Bibliography; Chapter 2: Tomkins and Literature: A Hermeneutical Model; Tomkins' Human Being Theory: A Systemic Overview; Affect Theory and Its Sublimating Phenomenology: Overturning Drive Theory
  • Several Basic DefinitionsToward an Affect Theory for Literature; Script Theory; Some Basic Scripts; Tomkins' Ideo-affective Polarity; A Literary Hermeneutic in Affect-Script Theory; The Axis Affectus; Finding a Literary Hermeneutic in Affect-Script Theory; Bibliography; Chapter 3: Tragedy and the Trope of Disgust; Tragedy and Human Life; Literary Tragedy; Grounding Tragedy; Rejection in Tragedy, Part One; Disgust in the Realm of Affect-Emotion; Rejection in Tragedy, Part Two: The Trope of Disgust; Scripted Disgust and Shame: (De)Contamination and Damage-Reparation; Bibliography
  • Part II: ApplicationChapter 4: Case Study One: Sophocles' Oedipus; The Case Studies; Oedipus As Psyche; Oedipus' Tragic Script; Oedipus' Tragic Process; Affect Complexes: Tyrannus-Pharmakos; Pollution in Ancient Greek Tragedy; Bibliography; Chapter 5: Case Study Two: Shakespeare's Hamlet; Hamlet and Social Contamination; From Hamlet As Tragedy to Hamlet As Personality; Hamlet and the Depressive Posture; Hamlet's Interpersonal Relations: Gertrude and Claudius; The Invidious Comparison; Hamlet's Delicate Balance: Suicide and Madness, Purpose and Self-Disgust; Conclusions; Bibliography
  • Chapter 6: Case Study Three: Arthur Miller's Death of a SalesmanArthur Miller's Perspective on Tragedy; Willy Loman's Double Persona; Nuclear Scene Becomes Nuclear Script; Manifestations of Nuclear Scripts: Biff Versus Willy; Nuclear Contamination and Toxicity; Denouement; Conclusions; Bibliography; Chapter 7: Conclusions: Dreams We Learn; Bibliography; Glossary for Tomkins' Affect, Script, and Human Being Theories; Introduction; Abbreviations; Works Cited; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319948621
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

Library Locations

Processing Feedback ...