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Porter, James I. 1954-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 121 publications in 1 language and 2,777 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James I Porter
Nietzsche and the philology of the future by James I Porter( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invention of Dionysus : an essay on The birth of tragedy by James I Porter( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical pasts : the classical traditions of Greece and Rome( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Classical Pasts' addresses the concepts of a (so-called) 'classical' antiquity and the 'classical' ideal, which were once legion, and which today tend to be assumed and left unqueried rather than subjected to scrutiny
Constructions of the classical body( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constructions of the Classical Body brings together essays by distinguished international scholars to explore the subject of the body in antiquity. The book's thesis is that the study of antiquity is necessarily a study of the body, and that attention to this fact can lead to a much-needed shift in the way that classical studies are approached today. The volume aims to reestablish the relevance of the problem of the body at the perimeters of several different kinds of inquiry, and in this way to help open up a field of possibilities for future study
Time, history, and literature : selected essays of Erich Auerbach by Erich Auerbach( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erich Auerbach (1892-1957), best known for his classic literary study Mimesis, is celebrated today as a founder of comparative literature, a forerunner of secular criticism, and a prophet of global literary studies. This book presents a selection of Auerbach's essays, many of which are little known outside the German-speaking world
The origins of aesthetic thought in ancient Greece : matter, sensation, and experience by James I Porter( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first modern attempt to put aesthetics back on the map in classical studies. James Porter traces the origins of aesthetic thought and inquiry in their broadest manifestations as they evolved from before Homer down to the fourth century and then into later antiquity, with an emphasis on Greece in its earlier phases. Greek aesthetics, he argues, originated in an attention to the senses and to matter as opposed to the formalism and idealism that were enshrined by Plato and Aristotle and through whose lens most subsequent views of ancient art and aesthetics have typically been filtered. Treating aesthetics in this way can help us reveal the commonly shared basis of the diverse arts of antiquity. Reorienting our view of the ancient vocabularies of art and experience around matter and sensation, this book dramatically changes how we look upon the ancient achievements in these same areas"--Provided by publisher
The sublime in antiquity by James I Porter( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Current understandings of the sublime are focused by a single word ('sublimity') and by a single author ('Longinus'). The sublime is not a word: it is a concept and an experience, or rather a whole range of ideas, meanings and experiences that are embedded in conceptual and experiential patterns. Once we train our sights on these patterns a radically different prospect on the sublime in antiquity comes to light, one that touches everything from its range of expressions to its dates of emergence, evolution, role in the cultures of antiquity as a whole, and later reception. This book is the first to outline an alternative account of the sublime in Greek and Roman poetry, philosophy, and the sciences, in addition to rhetoric and literary criticism. It offers new readings of Longinus without privileging him, but instead situates him within a much larger context of reflection on the sublime in antiquity"--
The material sublime : towards a reconstruction of a materialist critical discourse and aesthetics in antiquity by James I Porter( )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dissertation undertakes to reconstruct a neglected aesthetic tradition or counter-tradition in antiquity, which, it is argued, would have descended directly from Democritus. The hypothesis runs as follows: Democritus gave rise to a tradition of aesthetics that was preoccupied mainly with the figural and material capacities of art, and was moreover broadly influential in all traditions of aesthetics in antiquity. Intentionally or not (the catalogue of his titles indicates a wide interest in the verbal, musical and plastic arts), the Democritean physical system involved a terminology and conceptual apparatus that could be called upon whenever there was a need to reflect on or apprehend sensuous phenomena as they bodied forth from a work of art. Thus, Democritus' model of atomic configuration was translated directly into the language of later writers whenever they set out to describe literary or plastic forms and structures in sensuous terms: sche ma, trope, rhuthmos, thesis, and taxis: these are all Democritean or their equivalent as glossed by Aristotle (Metaphysics 985b4-25); together with their derived cognates, eurhuthmia, sunthesis, diathesis, suntaxia, etc., they constitute a foundation for subsequent developments in the theory of art, literature, and rhetoric. The aesthetic continuation of Democritean thought builds a distinct counter-tradition, or else tendency (a "materialist" aesthetics) which occasionally breaks through the surface of the canonic, idealist and formalist tradition of Plato and Aristotle, but which reaches its fullest known articulation in the lost works of the so-called kritikoi (known chiefly through Philodemus), in a work like the De compositione of Dionysius of Halicarnassus, and in the aesthetics of Vitruvius' De architectura. The convergence and critical juxtaposition of these two traditions in "Longinus" gives rise to a third, the sublime
Before subjectivity? : Lacan and the classics( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body, in theory : histories of cultural materialism( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hearing voices : the Herculaneum papyri and classical scholarship by James I Porter( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of Aristo of Chios by James I Porter( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body and physical difference : discourses of disability( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For years the subject of human disability has engaged those in the biological, social and cognitive sciences, while at the same time, it has been curiously neglected within the humanities. The Body and Physical Difference seeks to introduce the field of disability studies into the humanities by exploring the fantasies and fictions that have crystallized around conceptions of physical and cognitive difference. Based on the premise that the significance of disabilities in culture and the arts has been culturally vexed as well as historically erased, the collection probes our society's pathological investment in human variability and "aberrancy." The contributors demonstrate how definitions of disability underpin fundamental concepts such as normalcy, health, bodily integrity, individuality, citizenship, and morality--all terms that define the very essence of what it means to be human. The book provides a provocative range of topics and perspectives: the absence of physical "otherness" in Ancient Greece, the depiction of the female invalid in Victorian literature, the production of tragic innocence in British and American telethons, the reconstruction of Civil War amputees, and disability as the aesthetic basis for definitions of expendable life within the modern eugenics movement. With this new, secure anchoring in the humanities, disability studies now emerges as a significant strain in contemporary theories of identity and social marginality. Moving beyond the oversimplication that disabled people are marginalized and made invisible by able-ist assumptions and practices, the contributors demonstrate that representation is founded upon the perpetual exhibition of human anomalies. In this sense, all art can be said to migrate toward the "freakish" and the "grotesque." Such a project paradoxically makes disability the exception and the rule of the desire to represent that which has been traditionally out-of-bounds in polite discourse. The Body and Physical Difference has relevance across a wide range of academic specialties such as cultural studies, the sociology of medicine, history, literature and medicine, the allied health professions, rehabilitation, aesthetics, philosophical discourses of the body, literary and film studies, and narrative theory
The roots of anti-Semitism in the age of Renaissance and Reformation by Heiko Augustinus Oberman( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nietzsche's highest value (affirmation of life) and its limits( )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Unconscious agency un Nietzsche( )

1 edition published in 1998 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

HOMER AND THE SUBLIME( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Was Homer sublime? The question is rarely asked today. Sublimity was once a staple of the ancient intellectual traditions, as Homer is perfectly suited to show. The present essay will take up the question of Homeric sublimity by examining four case studies drawn from ancient astronomy to literary criticism to Homer himself, who not only licensed but also inaugurated these later traditions. Longinus will lurk everywhere in the background, but part of the point of this essay is that Longinus, while broadly representative, is in fact a minority voice in the wider landscape of ancient thought, as is the purely literary critical perspective that he is usually assumed to represent. Just as sublimity transcends customary frameworks of experience by putting these radically into question, so does it challenge the ways in which we tend to carve up antiquity into domains and disciplines that are artificially removed from one another. Sublimity by its nature crosses over genres and discourses and brings out the underlying patterns of thought that they share. But now to our case studies, which will give us a clear entrée to the problem, and will supply us with criteria of what should or should not count as 'sublime', as we follow each case in turn
Nietzsche and the philology of the future by James I Porter( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Disfigurations : Erich Auerbach's theory of Figura by James I Porter( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The invention of Dionysus : an essay on The birth of tragedyClassical pasts : the classical traditions of Greece and RomeConstructions of the classical bodyThe origins of aesthetic thought in ancient Greece : matter, sensation, and experienceThe body and physical difference : discourses of disabilityNietzsche and the philology of the future
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