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Goshgarian, G. M.

Works: 32 works in 94 publications in 2 languages and 2,336 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Introductions  Pictorial works  Biography 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PA6537,
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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 464 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 )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 306 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 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reaching from biblical times to the present day, Esther Benbassa's exploration of Jewish identity is both epic and comprehensive. She shows how in the Jewish world the representation and ritualization of suffering has shaped the history of both the people and the religion. Benbassa argues that the nineteenth century gave rise to a Jewish "lachrymose" historiography, and that Jewish history was increasingly seen to be a "valley of tears"--A development that has become even more dominant since the Holocaust." "The treatment of the Holocaust in the State of Israel now has the form of a civil religion. In principle within reach of everyone, the "duty of memory" and the uniqueness of the genocide have mitigated for many Jews the loss of other traditions. Every time Israel perceives a threat to its existence, the memory of the Holocaust is invoked - which ensures that suffering continues to be a central part of Jewish identity, and also positions the State of Israel as a redemptive force."--Jacket
Birth of the Intellectuals : 1880-1900 by Christophe Charle( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Who exactly are the 'intellectuals'? This term is so widely used today that we forget that it is a recent invention, dating from the late nineteenth century. In Birth of the Intellectuals, the renowned historian and sociologist Christophe Charle shows that the term 'intellectuals' first appeared at the time of the Dreyfus Affair, and the neologism originally signified a cultural and political vanguard who dared to challenge the status quo. Yet the word, expected to disappear once the political crisis had dissolved, has somehow endured. At times it describes a social group, and at others a way of seeing the social world from the perspective of universal values that challenges established hierarchies. But why did intellectuals survive when the events that gave rise to this term had faded into the past? To answer this question, it is necessary to show how the crisis of the old representations, the unprecedented expansion of the intellectual professions and the vacuum left by the decline of the traditional ruling class created favourable conditions for the collective affirmation of 'intellectuals.' This also explains why the literary or academic avant garde traditionally reluctant to engage gradually reconciled themselves with political activists and developed new ways to intervene in the field of power outside of traditional political channels. Through a careful rereading of the petitions surrounding the Dreyfus Affair, Charle offers a radical reinterpretation of this crucial moment of European history and develops a new model for understanding the ways in which public intellectuals in France, Germany, Britain, and the United States have addressed politics ever since"--From publisher's website
Violence and civility : on the limits of political philosophy by Étienne Balibar( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction: Violence and Politics: Questions; 1. From Extreme Violence to the Problem of Civility; 2. Hegel, Hobbes, and the "Conversion of Violence"; 3. "Inconvertible" Violence? An Essay in Topography; 4. Strategies of Civility; Après-Coup: The Limits of Political Anthropology; Appendix; Notes; Index
Initiation à la philosophie pour les non-philosophes by Louis Althusser( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and held by 79 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 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mourning philology : art and religion at the margins of the Ottoman Empire by Marc Nichanian( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 65 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
The people want : a radical exploration of the Arab uprising by Gilbert Achcar( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"{U2018}The people want {u2026}{u2019}: the first part of the slogan chanted by millions of Arab protestors since 2011 revealed a long-repressed craving for democracy. But huge social and economic problems were also laid bare by the protesters{u2019} demands. Although Islamist parties did not initiate the protest movement, they have benefitted the most from the power vacuum that followed the ousting of the rulers in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen. In this landmark work, Gilbert Achcar sheds light on the social, economic, historical and political background to the on-going Arab Uprising and assesses its future prospects. With incisive and invaluable insight, Achcar investigates why the liberals and the Left failed to capitalise on the initial momentum and assesses whether the Islamist parties will be able to steer their countries out of their present crisis."--Publisher's website
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
Être marxiste en philosophie by Louis Althusser( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spectre of Hegel : early writings by Louis Althusser( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 39 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 )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 23 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 )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published as Sur la reproduction, [copyright] Presses Universitaires de France 1995."
The Armenian General Benevolent Union : one hundred years of history( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the new by Boris Groĭs( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 8 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 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of the life of Roman poet Ovid and offers an in depth analysis of his varied works
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."
The humanist controversy and other writings, 1966-67 by Louis Althusser( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From extreme violence to the problem of civility a selection from Violence and civility: on the limits of political philosophy by Étienne Balibar( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Introduction. Violence and Politics: Questions; From Extreme Violence to the Problem of Civility; Notes
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Goshgarian, G M

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Suffering as identity : the Jewish paradigmFather landThe spectre of Hegel : early writingsThe Arabs and the Holocaust : the Arab-Israeli war of narrativesOvid : the poet and his workThe humanist controversy and other writings, 1966-67