Scanning the hypnoglyph : sleep in modernist and postmodern representation / by Nathaniel Wallace
- Wallace, Nathaniel Owen, 1948-
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 
- Physical Description:
- xxvi, 343 pages ; 25 cm.
- I. Introduction: From Hypnos to the Hypnoglyph -- Formatting the Hypnoglyph -- Sleep and Narrative Resistance -- Sleep and Cognitive Study -- The Dream, Textual Servant -- Fighting Sleep: Christian Directory (Persons and Baxter), Descartes's Cogito and Pascal -- Baudelairean and other beginnings -- Sleep amid Mid-Nineteenth Century Migrations of Religious Discourse -- 2. A Life in the Day of a Hypnoglyph: Vertical Slumber and Other Typicalities -- Elizabeth Bishop's "Sleeping Standing Up" -- Robert Lowell's "Man and Wife" -- Vincent Desiderio, The Sleeping Family, The Interpretation of Color -- 3. The Size of Sleep, Sizing the Self -- Richard Wilbur's "Walking to Sleep" -- Anselm Kiefer's The Rose Gives Honey to the Bees (Dat Rosa Mel Apibus) -- Fran Gardner's No Need for Wings and Orienting the Self -- David Yaghjian's Sleep -- 4. Latter Day Ariadnes: From Hypnoglyph to Somnoscript -- Marguerite Duras's The Malady of Death (La maladie de la mort) -- Yasunari Kawabata's "House of the Sleeping Beauties" -- Anselm Kiefer's Brunnhilde Sleeps -- 5. Alternate Endymions, Other Ariadnes -- Gustave Courbet's Sleep (The Two Friends) -- The Plurisexual Marcel Proust -- The Queer Schlaraffenland of Paul Cadmus -- Signorelli's Afterlife: Freud to Lacan -- Andy Warhol's Sleep -- Marguerite Duras's Blue Eyes Black Hair (Les yeux bleus cheveux noirs) -- Mark Tansey's Utopic -- Vincent Desiderio's Couple -- 6. Conclusion: The Hypnoglyph and the Misclosure of the Postmodern.
- "Nathaniel Wallace's 'Scanning the hypnoglyph' chronicles a contemporary genre that exploits sleep's evocative dimensions. While dreams, sleeping nudes, and other facets of the dormant state were popular with artists of the early twentieth century (and long before), sleep experiences have given rise to an even wider range of postmodern artwork. 'Scanning the hypnoglyph' first assesses the modernist framework wherein the sleeping subject typically enjoys firm psychic grounding. As postmodernism begins, subjective space is fragmented, the representation of sleep reflecting the trend. Among other topics, this book demonstrates how portrayals of dormant individuals can reveal imprints of the self. Gender issues are taken up as well. "Mainstream," heterosexual representations are considered along with depictions of gay, lesbian, and androgynous sleepers." -- Publisher's description.
- 9789004316188 hardcover acid-free paper
9004316183 hardcover acid-free paper
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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