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Giartosio, Tommaso 1963-

Works: 12 works in 34 publications in 3 languages and 152 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tommaso Giartosio
La città e l'isola : omosessuali al confino nell'Italia fascista by Gianfranco Goretti( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doppio ritratto by Tommaso Giartosio( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perché non possiamo non dirci : letteratura, omosessualità, mondo by Tommaso Giartosio( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'O di Roma : in tondo e senza fermarsi mai by Tommaso Giartosio( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing and looking : the language and discourse of vision in epistemology and literature by Tommaso Giartosio( )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This research is concerned with the Western language of vision, and with the way visual discourse is deployed as a metaphor of cognition by authors such as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, and Poe. The study's general aim is to provide, through vision, a linguistic and discursive context for the articulation of a relationship between epistemology and literature, especially in relation to issues of legitimation and mimetic representation. Chapter 1 constructs a full linguistic typology of verbs of vision, on the basis of the contrast between a dominant model (the transitive sentence headed by a viewer-subject) and minoritary models featuring an image-subject and/or an intransitive verb. On these types are based two discourses of vision: the dominant theoretical discourse (vision as cognition) and the narrative discourse used to legitimate it (vision as a dramatic physical event). Chapter 2 analyzes these discourses as they appear in some key epistemological texts. A reading of Plato's myth of the cave (Republic VII) shows how his hesitation in dealing with narrative vision as the legitimating force behind his theory of cognition can be placed in the context of his attacks on, and deployment of, literary art. Aristotle's Poetics can be read as revising Plato's epistemology: a "tale of vision" like Oedipus Rex has an effect (catharsis) that goes beyond pure cognition through mimesis. Located in the nexus that articulates theory onto narrative, catharsis is left undefined precisely because it points beyond the narrative/theory antithesis. In the Discourse on Method, however, Descartes' visual metaphors betray a heightened sense of the inability of narrative to legitimate an epistemic theory. Chapter 3 thus opens on a new historical context. A reading of Jean-Francois Lyotard's Postmodern Condition and of some key texts on vision by Diderot and Condillac shows how modern science's self-legitimating epistemology extricates itself from a non-epistemic, non-mimetic literature. The latter's predicament is revealed by Poe's tales: they outline a model of superficial, incomplete vision that avoids the mastering gaze, but not the pitfall of attributing to slavery a politically convenient invisibility. The study's conclusion discusses some alternative visual-cognitive models, both old (Proust, Benjamin) and new
Le memorie di Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non aver mai finito di dire : classici gay, letture queer by Tommaso Giartosio( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lo studente by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leoni e ombre : un' educazione negli anni venti by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waugh in Abyssinia by Evelyn Waugh( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1935 Italy declared war on Abyssinia and Evelyn Waugh was sent to Addis Ababa to cover the conflict. His acerbic account of the intrigue and political machinations leading up tot he crisis is coupled with amusing descriptions of the often bizarre and seldom straightforward life of a war correspondent rubbing shoulders with double-dealing officials, Arab spies, pyjama-wearing radicals and disgruntled journalists"--Back cover
Dieci decimi: sguardi a ritroso sulla nostro letteratura by Evelina Santangelo( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Inverses. ; Littératures, Arts & Homosexualités. by Société des amis d'Axieros (Paris)( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Tommaso Giartosio Italian writer

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