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Goshgarian, G. M.

Works: 24 works in 65 publications in 2 languages and 1,455 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Introductions  Pictorial works  Biography 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: BH202, 111.85
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Most widely held works by G. M Goshgarian
To kiss the chastening rod : domestic fiction and sexual ideology in the American Renaissance by G. M Goshgarian( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The basic subject of bestselling antebellum "woman's fiction" written by women about women for women was, according to G. M. Goshgarian, sex--more particularly, incest. Goshgarian takes a close and penetrating look at the facts of life in the United States of the 1850s and offers "improper" readings of five bestselling works of women's fiction, now largely forgotten. In Goshgarian's view, the typical narrative of such domestic novels recounts the forging of a "true woman," detailing the trials and tribulations which--in one of the age's favorite metaphors--bring an excessively "passionate" adolescent heroine to "kiss the Father's chastening rod." Goshgarian maintains that, although their authors presented woman as pure and sexless, the pivot of these narratives was woman's, especially the moral mother's, natural incestuousness. Examining ideas about masturbation, female sexuality, the family, and post-Calvinist religion that shaped the readership of popular woman's fiction, To Kiss the Chastening Rod shows that passionlessness was the privileged theme of a pervasive discourse which sought to exert social control through the rigorous repression, minute supervision, and covert cultivation of sexuality. Through close readings of Maria Susanna Cummins's The Lamplighter, Mary Jane Holmes's Lena Rivers, Caroline Lee Hentz's Ernest Linwood, Augusta Jane Evans's Beulah, and Susan Warner's The Wide, Wide World, it demonstrates how woman's fiction simultaneously perpetuated and subverted the image of the passionless true woman. To Kiss the Chastening Rod will be read and vigorously debated by Americanists and Victorianists, literary theorists, and students of gender studies, popular culture, and the relationship between psychoanalysis and literature
The work of art by Gérard Genette( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bibliografie : p. 289-294. - Met reg. Premier volume d'une ensemble consacré au statut et aux fonctions des oeuvres d'art. Celui-ci porte sur les modes d'existence des oeuvres. Les oeuvres d'art revêtent deux modes d'existence, qui sont l'immanence et la transcendance. L'immanence est définie par le type d'objet en lequel l'oeuvre consiste, la transcendance est définie par les diverses manières dont une oeuvre déborde son immanence
Suffering as identity : the Jewish paradigm by Esther Benbassa( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An analysis of the discourse of victimhood in Judaism
The people want : a radical exploration of the Arab uprising by Gilbert Achcar( )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""The people want.": This first half of slogans chanted by millions of Arab protesters since 2011 revealed a long-repressed craving for democracy. But huge social and economic problems were also laid bare by the protestors' demands. Simplistic interpretations of the uprising that has been shaking the Arab world since a young street vendor set himself on fire in Central Tunisia, on 17 December 2010, seek to portray it as purely political, or explain it by culture, age, religion, if not conspiracy theories. Instead, Gilbert Achcar locates the deep roots of the upheaval in the specific economic features that hamper the region's development and lead to dramatic social consequences, including massive youth unemployment. Intertwined with despotism, nepotism, and corruption, these features, produced an explosive situation that was aggravated by post-9/11 U.S. policies. The sponsoring of the Muslim Brotherhood by the Emirate of Qatar and its influential satellite channel, Al Jazeera, contributed to shaping the prelude to the uprising. But the explosion's deep roots, asserts Achcar, mean that what happened until now is but the beginning of a revolutionary process likely to extend for many more years to come. The author identifies the actors and dynamics of the revolutionary process: the role of various social and political movements, the emergence of young actors making intensive use of new information and communication technologies, and the nature of power elites and existing state apparatuses that determine different conditions for regime overthrow in each case. Drawing a balance-sheet of the uprising in the countries that have been most affected by it until now, i.e. Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Libya and Syria, Achcar sheds special light on the nature and role of the movements that use Islam as a political banner. He scrutinizes attempts at co-opting the uprising by these movements and by the oil monarchies that sponsor them, as well as by the protector of these same monarchies: the U.S. government. Underlining the limitations of the "Islamic Tsunami" that some have used as a pretext to denigrate the whole uprising, Gilbert Achcar points to the requirements for a lasting solution to the social crisis and the contours of a progressive political alternative. "--
Mourning philology : art and religion at the margins of the Ottoman Empire by Marc Nichanian( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Mourning Philology' proposes a history of the 19th century national imagination as a reaction to the two main philological inventions of that century: 'mythological religion' and the 'native'. This history is illustrated with the case of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. The book offers an account of the successive stages (archeological, self-ethnographic, and aesthetical) of the implementation of orientalist philology, through which the nation came to existence. It is also part of a general reflection on the nature of the Catastrophe and the way it destroys the possibility of mourning
Initiation à la philosophie pour les non-philosophes by Louis Althusser( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
My soul in exile : and other writings by Zapēl Esayean( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Father land by Ara Oshagan( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Father Land by Vahé and Ara Oshagan is a poetic and personal journey through the rugged, human-and-history-laden landscape of Karabagh. It is also a unique collaboration between a photographer son and his famous, writer father. A family steeped in Armenian literature and art, Vahé and Ara Oshagan's work is the result of an intensely felt connection to their heritage and homeland. Father Land is a literary and visual contemplation of Karabagh's present-day, its history, and its culture, as well as a meditation on transnational identity, land, and paternal bonds. Springing from a deep understanding of the Armenian people and their unique past, Vahé Oshagan's essay presents a reflective, yet witty and fluid, account of his encounters with people from all walks of Karabagh life. It touches upon topics as diverse as the happenings of the 8th-century BC, the recent war of liberation, the dialect of the people, their worldview, their contradictions, their body language, their spirituality, and their legendary hospitality. It is an accomplished piece of imaginative literature, weaving between literary and literal, creative and factual, objective and subjective reflection. Ara Oshagan's photographs provide insight into the lives of the people of Karabagh on a documentary as well as symbolic level and they reflect his personal encounters in the region. At times capturing intimate familial moments; at times in the streets, observing the chaos of life; or, reverent in the presence of Karabagh's millennial churches, the images in Father Land simultaneously document, explore, and reflect upon Karabagh's precarious present and uncertain future. Taken together, the text and images are symbiotic and deeply connected--like the father and son who produced the work--and they portray a region and a culture as old as the bonds of family and society themselves."--Publisher's website
The spectre of Hegel : early writings by Louis Althusser( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Louis Althusser is remembered today as the scourge of humanist Marxism, but that was his later incarnation, an identity formed by years grappling with the intellectual inheritance of Hegel and Catholicism. The Spectre of Hegel collects the writings of the young Althusser, before his final epistemological break with the philosopher's work in 1953. Including his famed essay 'Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses', The Spectre of Hegel gives a unique insight into Althusser's engagement with a philosophy he would later renounce. From the Trade Paperback edition
The Arabs and the Holocaust : the Arab-Israeli war of narratives by Gilbert Achcar( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Considers conflicting Middle-East perspectives on the Holocaust, analyzing such topics as Arab responses to nazism, the creation of Israel, and the destruction of Palestine
On the reproduction of capitalism : ideology and ideological state apparatuses by Louis Althusser( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Louis Althusser's renowned short text 'Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses' radically transformed the concept of the subject, the understanding of the state and even the very frameworks of cultural, political and literary theory. The text has influenced thinkers such as Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj iek. The piece is, in fact, an extract from a much longer book, On the Reproduction of Capitalism, until now unavailable in English. Its publication makes possible a reappraisal of seminal Althusserian texts already available in English, their place in Althusser's oeuvre and the relevance of his ideas for contemporary theory. On the Reproduction of Capitalism develops Althusser's conception of historical materialism, outlining the conditions of reproduction in capitalist society and the revolutionary struggle for its overthrow. Written in the afterglow of May 1968, the text addresses a question that continues to haunt us today: in a society that proclaims its attachment to the ideals of liberty and equality, why do we witness the ever-renewed reproduction of relations of domination' Both a conceptually innovative text and a key theoretical tool for activists, On the Reproduction of Capitalism is an essential addition to the corpus of the twentieth-century Left. From the Trade Paperback edition
The Armenian General Benevolent Union : one hundred years of history ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Remnants : the way of the womb by Hakob Ōshakan( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An unfinished, eighteen hundred-page work written between 1928 and 1934 in Cyprus, Oshagan's Mnatsortats (Remnants) is his magnum opus and the culmination of a series of powerful, innovative novels that have as their theme Muslim-Christian, and especially Turkish-Armenian, relations in the Ottoman Empire. Mnatsortats is a literary reconstruction of the pre-genocide world of the Armenians told through the horrific collapse of a family the Nalbandians. The author intended the novel to be divided into three parts (Part I: The Way of the Womb; Part II: The Way of Blood; Part III: Hell) but was unable to write the third part, which was to be devoted to the extermination of the Armenians, depicting the twenty-four hours during which the Armenian population of Bursa was annihilated."
To kiss the chastening rod : Sex in American domestic fiction of the 1850's by G. M Goshgarian( )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the new by Boris Groĭs( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an exploration of the concept of the new in postmodern culture and how original and innovative creations shift from being profane to becoming valuable art
Ovid : the poet and his work by Niklas Holzberg( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides an overview of the life of Roman poet Ovid and offers an in depth analysis of his varied works
Daily life of the Egyptian gods by Dimitri Meeks( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Them on earth. By performing appropriate rites, the pharaoh maintained a delicate equilibrium, balancing the sky home of the sun god, the underworld of Osiris and the dead, and the earth itself. While each world was autonomous and had its own mythological context, the separate spheres were also interdependent, requiring the sun's daily course and the pharaoh's ritual actions to ensure the cohesion of the universe
Philosophy of the encounter : later writings, 1978-1987 by Louis Althusser( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Remnants by Hakob Ōshakan( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The aesthetic relation by Gérard Genette( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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