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Contaminations: Beyond Dialectics in Modern Literature, Science and Film - The Edinburgh Critical History of Christian Theology (Hardback)
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Contaminations: Beyond Dialectics in Modern Literature, Science and Film - The Edinburgh Critical History of Christian Theology (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 30/11/2017
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Whereas dialectics separates two entities and traverses from one to the other (finally negating negation), contamination allows for the simultaneous interdependence of what has previously been conceived as separate or opposed. The book enquires into the problem of various oppositions between pure entities such as nature and society, body and mind, science and the arts, subjectivity and objectivity, action and contemplation, the sacred and the profane. It examines how works of literature and cinema have contaminated constructions of the pure and the immune with their purported opposite. As an advanced critical introduction to the figure of contamination, the book makes explicit what so far has remained unarticulated-what has only been implied-within postmodern and poststructuralist, and deconstructive theory. Combining theory with literary criticism, the book sheds light on how overlooked aspects of Henry James's, H. Melville's and H. G. Wells's novels question notions of natural order as well as an opposition between the subjective and the objective. It offers fresh readings of classic films and literary texts, including Vertigo and Moby Dick, with the aim to ground theoretical insights in close analysis."

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9781474425599
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 244 x 172 mm


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Contaminations may be considered a breakthrough, a successful attempt at bringing together the Sciences and the Arts, an impressive endeavour to trace the roots and transformation of the figure of contamination transcending the disciplinary, medial, temporal, generic and other boundaries. All this makes Contaminations a thought-provoking, and interdisciplinary study.
-- dr hab. Olga Antsyferova, The Wellsian


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