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Delville, Michel 1969-

Works: 41 works in 123 publications in 3 languages and 4,281 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Essays  Poetry  Drama  Jazz-rock (Music)  Jazz  Rock music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Instrumentalist, 958, Opponent
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michel Delville
The American prose poem : poetic form and the boundaries of genre by Michel Delville( )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michel Delville's book is the first full-length work to provide a critical and historical survey of the American prose poem from the early years of the twentieth century to the 1990s." "Delville reassesses the work of established prose poets in relation to the history of modern poetry and introduces writings by some whose work in the form has so far escaped mainstream critical attention (Sherwood Anderson, Kenneth Patchen, Russell Edson). He describes the genre's European origins and the work of several early representatives of a modern tradition of the prose lyric (Charles Baudelaire, Max Jacob, Franz Kafka, and James Joyce)."--BOOK JACKET
Literature now : key terms and methods for literary history by Sascha Bru( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that modern literary history is currently the main site of theoretical and methodological reflection in literary studies. Via 19 key terms, the book takes stock of recent scholarship and demonstrates hos analyses of particular historical phenomena have modified our understanding of crucial notions like archive, book, event, media, objects, style and the senses. The book not only reveals a rich diversity of subjects and approaches but also identifies the most salient traits of literature and literary studies today. Leading literary critics and historians offer thought-provoking arguments as well as authoritative explorations of the key terms of literary studies providing students as well as scholars with a rich resource for exploring theoretical issues from a historically informed perspective
J.G. Ballard by Michel Delville( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examining the whole range of Ballard's writings, from the early science fiction stories to Cocaine Nights (1996), Delville's study offers a critical and theoretically informed analysis of his achievements as a novelist and a commentator on contemporary culture. It also identifies and clarifies a number of themes which have occupied Ballard throughout his career. These recurrent concerns include the latent and manifest meanings of technological culture, the impact of modern media on the private and collective imagination, and the postulate that our personal commitments are necessarily predetermined by our attempts to fictionalize the real."--BOOK JACKET
Food, poetry, and the aesthetics of consumption : eating the avant-garde by Michel Delville( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Plato's dismissal of food as a distraction from thought to Kant's relegation of the palate to the bottom of the hierarchy of the senses, the sense of taste has consistently been devalued by Western aesthetics. Kant is often invoked as evidence that philosophers consider taste as an inferior sense because it belongs to the realm of the private and subjective and does not seem to be required in the development of higher types of knowledge. From a gastrosophical perspective, however, what Kant perceives as a limitation becomes a new field of enquiry that investigates the dialectics of die
Undoing art by Mary Ann Caws( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is, we think, the point. It doesn't matter for what reason the writer or painter or lover destroys the creation: the real point is that destruction itself, like a gigantic statement. It is, in fact, something of an excitation, a stimulation to further thought: what is this ACTION about?' What do Stéphane Mallarmé, Antonin Artaud, Meret Oppenheim, Asger Jorn, Yoko Ono, Tom Phillips and Martin Arnold have in common? Whereas a wealth of critics have diagnosed contemporary art's preoccupations with madness, depression and self-abuse as well as its tendency to cultivate an (anti- )aesthetics of the negative, the excremental and the abject (say, from the Vienna Action Group to Serrano, McCarthy or Delvoye), much less attention has been paid to how modern and contemporary artists and public have thrived on the destruction, disfiguration and obliteration of work by the artists and/or by that of others. From Artaud's 'terminal' notebooks to the recent upsurge in 'erasure poetics', the history of 'undoing' art deserves to be recounted in a positive mode and rescued from popular narratives of the decline and death of the avant-garde
The political and aesthetics of hunger and disgust : perspectives on the dark grotesque by Michel Delville( )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines how hunger narratives and performances contribute to a reconsideration of neglected or prohibited domains of thinking which only a full confrontation with the body's heterogeneity and plasticity can reveal. From literary motif or psychosomatic symptom to revolutionary gesture or existential malady, the double crux of hunger and disgust is a powerful force which can define the experience of embodiment. Kafka's fable of the "Hunger Artist" offers a matrix for the fast, while its surprising last-page revelation introduces disgust as a correlative of abstinence, conscious or otherwise. Grounded in Kristeva's theory of abjection, the figure of the fraught body lurking at the heart of the negative grotesque gathers precision throughout this study, where it is employed in a widening series of contexts: suicide through overeating, starvation as self-performance or political resistance, the teratological versus the totalitarian, the anorexic harboring of death. In the process, writers and artists as diverse as Herman Melville, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Christina Rossetti, George Orwell, Knut Hamsun, J.M. Coetzee, Cindy Sherman, Pieter Breughel, Marina Abramovic, David Nebreda, Paul McCarthy, and others are brought into the discussion. By looking at the different acts of visceral, affective, and ideological resistance performed by the starving body, this book intensifies the relationship between hunger and disgust studies while offering insight into the modalities of the "dark grotesque" which inform the aesthetics and politics of hunger. It will be of value to anyone interested in the culture, politics, and subjectivity of embodiment, and scholars working within the fields of disgust studies, food studies, literary studies, cultural theory, and media studies
Third body by Michel Delville( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in French and English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sound as sense : contemporary US poetry & /in music( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title develops an informed and imaginative understanding of the interrelationships between poetry and music in a way that reflects the diversity and richness of contemporary artisitic practice in the US since the beginning of the 20th century
Le Rossignol instrumental : poésie, musique, modernité( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le dégoût : histoire, langage, esthétique et politique d'une émotion plurielle( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couverture indique : " Pourritures, cadavres, corruptions, insectes et vermines, puanteurs, horreurs visuelles, matières et saveurs repoussantes, ordures, secrétions et déchets corporels ... Nombreux sont les objets qui, du plus lointain de nos histoires et de nos cultures, suscitent le dégoût et agressent notre système perceptif ; les sens sont touchés avec une immédiateté qui les entraîne irrésistiblement à l'écart de cet objet qui nous fait détourner le regard, nous boucher les narines, nous éloigner physiquement afin d'éviter contact et proximité avec ce qui répugne. Pourtant, le dégoût fascine. Les artistes s'en emparent qui, dans la littérature, la peinture, l'art performatif ou le cinéma, prennent pied et appui sur le dégoût, exaltant les motifs et la monstration de ce qui au départ révulse.Comment définir le dégoût, malgré la multiplicité de ses objets? Qu'en est-il de son histoire, tant du mot "dégoût" que du sentiment lui-même? Quelles sont les relations qui unissent goût et dégoût? Qu'en est-il du dégoût de soi? Que dire, enfin, de la dimension éthique, politique et sociale d'une émotion qui pèse inévitablement dans les interactions humaines?"
Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, and the secret history of Maximalism by Michel Delville( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a comparative account of the musical and cultural acts of Zappa and his cohort, collaborator and antagonist, Captain Beefheart. Written in the iconoclastic spirit of Zappa's art, this book traces the mixed media experiments of California freakdom through the dada blues of Beefheart
The mechanics of the mirage : postwar American poetry( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boucle et répétition : musique, littérature, arts visuels( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elles réunissent Joyce et Casares, Jonke et Emmanuel, réconcilient Schaefer et Ligeti, les Beatles et Eno, rapprochent Léger et Warhol, Atkins et Quino. Elles évoquent l#x92;'inertie et la mort chez les uns, la renaissance et la vie chez d'#x92;autres ; l#x92;'unique chez certains, le multiple chez beaucoup ; le même et le différent ou encore la perte et le repère. Elles se déploient dans les salles de concert, de cinéma ou de musée. Elles investissent les poèmes, les proses ou les cases de bande dessinée. Boucles et répétitions semblent bel et bien dominer la sphère artistique à l#x92;'aube du 21e siècle. Le présent ouvrage se propose d'#x92;interroger les multiples usages et sens de la boucle et de distinguer cette structure des autres formes de répétition dans leur rapport au temps et à l#x92;'espace. Né sous les auspices du CIPA (Centre interdisciplinaire de Poétique Appliquée), ce volume prend également en considération, dans une perspective historique, les techniques propres aux différentes formes d#x92;'art où boucles et répétitions jouent un rôle prépondérant. L'#x92;ouvrage vise par ailleurs à rendre compte des manières distinctes dont boucles et répétitions se modulent, en ayant soin de dépasser l#x92;argument, trop souvent avancé, de la logique "non linéaire" dont elles procéderaient les unes et les autres
Anything & everything : prose poems & microessays by Michel Delville( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les récits visuels de soi : mises en récit artistiques et nouvelles scénographies de l'intime by Jan Baetens( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'oeuvre en morceaux esthétiques de la mosaïque( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le thriller métaphysique d'Edgar Allan Poe à nos jours( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce livre s?attache à décrire un avatar singulier du roman policier d?Edgar Allan Poe à nos jours. Il en illustre la capacité d?intégrer des enjeux et considérations qui dépassent les méthodes et ambitions traditionnelles de la littérature policière eu égard, d?une part, à sa diversité et sa complexité formelle et culturelle, et, d?autre part, à l?extrême richesse de son réseau intertextuel. En envisageant un large corpus de textes littéraires, filmiques, théoriques ou encore philosophiques, cet ouvrage considère le développement du genre dans sa continuité et dans ses ruptures selon une perspective transmédiale et transdisciplinaire. 0Cette dernière semble particulièrement adaptée à l?étude d?un objet qui prend sa source dans la circulation et l?interpénétration des discours littéraire, esthétique et scientifique qui caractérisent les écrits de Poe, de ses premiers contes et nouvelles à Eurêka, œuvre ultime située aux confins de l?essai philosophique, du poème en prose et du traité cosmologique. 00Cette promiscuité générique et discursive fait du 'thriller métaphysique' un champ de recherche transdisciplinaire par excellence. Comme son nom le laisse entendre, ce paragenre de la fiction policière apparaît comme un objet duel tiraillé entre le réel et l?idéel, le monde sensible et les espaces transcendantaux. Les textes réunis ici démontrent par ailleurs que 'le thriller métaphysique' est ancré autant dans la représentation que dans la critique de la représentation : il pratique le plus souvent une approche autoréflexive tout en s?inscrivant dans un champ référentiel très vaste. À cet égard, ce livre n?a d?autre ambition que d?éclairer la généalogie complexe du thriller métaphysique et d?en élucider quelques cas exemplaires de la diversité des pratiques de création et de réception d?un genre aspirant au mystère de l?irrésolu et de l?inexplicable
Death in a French garden( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich business man and his young wife Julia, hire David to teach guitar to their teenage daughter Vivianne. Julia quickly seduces David and they begin a steamy affair which unbeknownst to them is being filmed by the next door neighbour whom David has befriended. When an unknown assailant attacks David, he realises that he's become involved in a web of intrigue that runs deep. An elaborate manipulation plays out, with murder, kidnapping, suicide, a payoff, videos and a surprise pairing
Never pet a burning dog by DouBt (Musical group)( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The American prose poem : poetic form and the boundaries of genre
J.G. BallardFood, poetry, and the aesthetics of consumption : eating the avant-gardeThird bodySound as sense : contemporary US poetry & /in musicLe Rossignol instrumental : poésie, musique, modernitéFrank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, and the secret history of MaximalismThe mechanics of the mirage : postwar American poetry
Alternative Names
Michel Delville Belgisch jazzmuzikant

Michel Delville musician, teacher, writer

English (76)

French (19)

Italian (4)