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Antonello, Pierpaolo

Works: 95 works in 321 publications in 6 languages and 7,038 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Methods (Music) 
Roles: Editor, Author, Interviewer, Other, Author of introduction, în, 070
Classifications: BR100, 194
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Most widely held works by Pierpaolo Antonello
Can we survive our origins? : readings in René Girard's theory of violence and the sacred by Pierpaolo Antonello( )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are religions intrinsically violent (as is strenuously argued by the 'new atheists')? Or, as Girard argues, have they been functionally rational instruments developed to manage and cope with the intrinsically violent runaway dynamic that characterizes human social organization in all periods of human history? Is violence decreasing in this time of secular modernity post-Christendom (as argued by Steven Pinker and others)? Or are we, rather, at increased and even apocalyptic risk from our enhanced powers of action and our decreased socio-symbolic protections? Rene Girard's mimetic theory has been slowly but progressively recognized as one of the most striking breakthrough contributions to twentieth-century critical thinking in fundamental anthropology: in particular for its power to model and explain violent sacralities, ancient and modern. The present volume sets this power of explanation in an evolutionary and Darwinian frame. It asks: How far do cultural mechanisms of controlling violence, which allowed humankind to cross the threshold of hominization, i.e., to survive and develop in its evolutionary emergence, still represent today a default setting that threatens to destroy us? Can we transcend them and escape their field of gravity? Should we look to-or should we look beyond-Darwinian survival? What-and where (if anywhere)-is salvation?
Christianity, truth, and weakening faith : a dialogue by Gianni Vattimo( )

18 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The debate over the place of religion in secular, democratic societies often polarizes around simplistic reductions, making efforts at reconciliation impossible. Yet more rational stances do exist, positions that broker a peace between relativism and religion in people's public, private, and ethical lives." "Christianity, Truth, and Weakening Faith advances just such a dialogue, featuring the collaboration of two major philosophers known for their progressive approach to this issue. Seeking unity over difference, Gianni Vattimo and Rene Girard turn to Max Weber, Eric Auerbach, and Marcel Gauchet, among others, in their exploration of truth and liberty, relativism and faith, and the tensions of new forms of religiously inspired violence." "Vattimo and Girard ultimately conclude that secularism and the involvement (or lack thereof) of religion in governance are, in essence, produced by Christianity. In other words, Christianity is "the religion of the exit from religion," and democracy, civil rights, the free market, and individual freedoms are all facilitated by Christian culture. Through an exchange both intimate and enlightening, Vattimo and Girard share their unparalleled insight into religion, modernity, and the role of Christianity, especially as it exists in our multicultural world."--BOOK JACKET
Mimesis, desire, and the novel : René Girard and literary criticism( )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fifty years after its publication in English, René Girard's Deceit, Desire, and the Novel (1965) has never ceased to fascinate, challenge, inspire, and sometimes irritate, literary scholars. It has become one of the great classics of literary criticism, and the notion of triangular desire is now part of the theoretical parlance among critics and students. It also represents the genetic starting point for what has become one of the most encompassing, challenging, and far-reaching theories conceived in the humanities in the last century: mimetic theory. This book provides a forum for new generations of scholars and critics to reassess, challenge, and expand the theoretical and hermeneutical reach of key issues brought forward by Girard's book, including literary knowledge, realism and representation, imitation and the anxiety of influence, metaphysical desire, deviated transcendence, literature and religious experience, individualism and modernity, and death and resurrection. It also provides a more extensive and detailed historical understanding of the representation of desire, imitation, and rivalry within European and world literature, from Dante to Proust and from Dickens to Jonathan Littell."--Publisher
Evolution and conversion : dialogues on the origins of culture by René Girard( )

32 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Evolution and Conversion' offers a reappraisal of René Girard's theory on the relationship between violence and religion in light of today's society
Postmodern impegno : ethics and commitment in contemporary Italian culture by Pierpaolo Antonello( )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book challenges widespread and largely negative assumptions about Italian postmodernism and postmodernism in general. It considers contemporary Italian culture as a particularly interesting testing-ground for pluriform struggles of an ethical or political kind, struggles which build upon, whilst rejecting the essentialist assumptions behind, conventional notions of artistic commitment, or impegno. Drawing on a variety of cultural fields and artistic media {u2013} from cinema to the literary genres of autobiography, romance and the giallo; from feminism to pensiero debole; from theatrical performance to shared practices of cultural memory {u2013} the volume charts instances of ethical commitment and emancipatory social and political intervention in Italian culture within a post-ideological and post-hegemonic framework, siding with a more constructive and less {u2018}apocalyptic{u2019} analysis of the cultural climate of the past two decades in Italy. This balancing act is described by the contributors as {u2018}postmodern impegno{u2019}. The authors, artists and thinkers discussed in the essays include, among others, Eraldo Affinati, Adriana Cavarero, Marco Tullio Giordana, Carlo Lucarelli, Nanni Moretti, Marco Paolini, Roberto Saviano, Gianni Vattimo and Antonio Tabucchi. Questo libro mette in discussione la diffusa posizione critica che tende a svalutare l{u2019}esperienza culturale della postmodernità e del postmodernismo in Italia. Il contesto italiano contemporaneo è di fatto un esempio quanto mai interessante e sintomatico per il definirsi di forme plurali e non monologiche di impegno politico-culturale, che pur rifiutando forme di assolutismo o essenzialismo epistemico o ideologico, mantengono fede a una consolidata tradizione di engagement artistico. Partendo dall{u2019}analisi di vari generi e strategie discorsive {u2013} cinema, teatro, filosofia, letteratura di genere (romance, giallo, autobiografia) o di denuncia {u2013} e di vari autori {u2013} Eraldo Affinati, Adriana Cavarero, Marco Tullio Giordana, Carlo Lucarelli, Nanni Moretti, Marco Paolini, Roberto Saviano, Antonio Tabucchi, Gianni Vattimo, e altri {u2013} questo volume raccoglie e analizza esempi di impegno etico e di intervento socio-politico all{u2019}interno di una prospettiva post-ideologica e post-egemonica, proponendo una visione più costruttiva e meno ±apocalittica? del clima culturale generale degli ultimi vent{u2019}anni in Italia
Imagining terrorism : the rhetoric and representation of political violence in Italy 1969-2009 by Pierpaolo Antonello( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2020 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No other European country experienced the disruption of political and everyday life suffered by Italy in the so-called 'years of lead' (1969-1983). This title traces how the experience and legacies of terrorism have determined the form and content of Italian cultural production and shaped the country's way of thinking about such events
Science and literature in Italian culture from Dante to Calvino : a Festschrift for Patrick Boyde( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les origines de la culture by René Girard( Book )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in French and Korean and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sous la forme d'entretiens avec deux universitaires qui l'interrogent sur son parcours, René Girard livre ici les principales étapes de son autobiographie intellectuelle. Il évoque l'accueil de son oeuvre en France et dans le monde, réplique à certaines critiques, et propose de nouveaux développements de sa pensée, à propos de l'Inde védique ou contre la thématique commune du retour du religieux
How we became human : mimetic theory and the science of evolutionary origins( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since his groundbreaking Violence and the Sacred and Things Hidden since the Foundation of the World, Rene Girard's mimetic theory has elucidated "the origins of culture." Girard posits that archaic religion (or "the sacred"), particularly in its dynamics of sacrifice and ritual, is a neglected and major key to unlocking the enigma of " how we became human." French philosopher of science Michel Serres states that Girard's theory provides a Darwinian concept of culture, because it "proposes a dynamic, shows an evolution and gives a universal explanation." This claim, however, has remained underscrutinized by scholars, and it is mostly overlooked within the natural and social sciences. Joining disciplinary worlds, this book aims to explore this ambitious claim, invoking viewpoints as diverse as evolutionary culture theory, cultural anthropology, archaeology, cognitive psychology, ethology, and philosophy. The contributors provide major evidence in favor of Girard's hypothesis. Equally, Girard's theory is presented as having the potential to become for the human and social sciences something akin to the integrating framework that present-day biological science owes to Darwin - - something compatible with it and complementary to it in accounting for the still remarkably little understood phenomenon of human emergence." --Cover
Il mé́nage a quattro : scienza, filosofia, tecnia nella letteratura italiana del Novecento by Pierpaolo Antonello( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruno Munari : the lightness of art by Pierpaolo Antonello( )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruno Munari was one of the most important and eclectic twentieth-century European artists. Dubbed the 'Leonardo and Peter Pan' of contemporary art, he pioneered what would later be labelled kinetic art, playing a key role in the constitution and definition of the aesthetic programmes of groups such as Movimento Arte Concreta and Programmed Art. He became an internationally recognized name in the field of industrial design, winning the prestigious 'Compasso d?Oro' prize four times, while also being a prominent figure in Italian graphic design, working for magazines such as Tempo and Domus, as well as renowned publishing companies such as Einaudi and Bompiani. He left an indelible mark as an art pedagogue and popularizer with his famous 1970s artistic laboratories for children and was the author of numerous books
Christianisme et modernité by René Girard( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianisme et modernité sont-ils deux ennemis se livrant bataille, en un dernier avatar des " guerres de religion " : d'un côté la foi, l'idée rassurante d'une transcendance ; de l'autre le désenchantement prenant acte de la " mort de Dieu " ? D'un côté la tradition, la vérité, l'autorité ; de l'autre la laïcité, le relativisme, la défense des libertés individuelles ? Loin d'opposer frontalement ces deux camps, René Girard et Gianni Vattimo s'efforcent au contraire de les rapprocher
Dimenticare Pasolini : intellettuali e impegno nell' Italia contemporanea by Pierpaolo Antonello( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gadda e la Brianza : nei luoghi della "Cognizione del dolore" by " Carlo Emilio Gadda, Longone al Segrino e la Brianza Convegno Nei luoghi della "Cognizione del dolore( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identità e desiderio : la teoria mimetica e la letteratura italiana( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in Italian and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christentum und Relativismus by René Girard( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Campari( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the nineteenth century, Campari has been responsible for some of the most distinctive and innovative commercial imagery created in Italy. Founded in Milan in 1860, the company quickly began to pursue a dynamic approach to marketing its products, harnessing the new power of the advertising poster. Aiming to create a sophisticated brand, Campari worked with some of the most celebrated designers of the early 1900s, including Leonetto Cappiello, Marcello Dudovich, Adolf Hohenstein, and Marcello Nizzoli. It was, however, the ground-breaking campaigns created by the Futurist artist Fortunato Depero that became Campari's most celebrated commissions. From the mid-1920s, his bold, witty and geometric designs modernized Campari's look, creating an unmistakable visual identity; his designs were also the basis of the famous conical Campari Soda bottle, launched in 1932. Depero's belief that the publicity poster would be 'the painting of the future' continued to inform Campari's post-war commissions, which included elegant and vibrant designs epitomizing the spirit of the 'Swinging Sixties'. Drawn from the company's extensive archives in Milan, the show features Belle Époque posters and original artwork for the revolutionary campaigns of the 1920s, in addition to equally striking examples of post-war graphic design and a range of vintage crates, glasses, plaques and other ephemera. Exhibition: Estorick Collection, London, UK (4.7 - 16.9.2018)
Waarheid of zwak geloof? : dialoog over christendom en relativisme by René Girard( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in Italian and Dutch and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transcriptie van enkele debatten tussen twee hedendaagse filosofen over de relatie tussen het christelijk geloof en de westerse cultuur
Distopie, viaggi spaziali, allucinazioni : fantascienza italiana contemporanea by Giulia Iannuzzi( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essay explores the history of contemporary Italian science fiction through the work of four authors. The versatility of Lino Aldani's pen, the elegant eco-centrism of the poetess and narrator Gilda Musa, Vittorio Curtoni's balletian experimentation, Vittorio Catani's techno-scientific imagination, all exemplify the lively landscape of science fiction written in Italian between 1960-2010. A large introductory chapter draws on the background of the science fiction genre in Italy: authors, publishing and fandom, high and low market, relationships with other media, insights and distrust of literary criticism
Contro il materalismo : le "due culture" in Italia : bilancio di un secolo by Pierpaolo Antonello( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Christianity, truth, and weakening faith : a dialogue
Evolution and conversion : dialogues on the origins of culturePostmodern impegno : ethics and commitment in contemporary Italian cultureImagining terrorism : the rhetoric and representation of political violence in Italy 1969-2009Science and literature in Italian culture from Dante to Calvino : a Festschrift for Patrick Boyde
Alternative Names
Antonello, P.

Antonello, P. 1965- (Pierpaolo)

Antonello, P. (Pierpaolo)

Pierpaolo Antonello docente di letteratura italiana

Pierpaolo Antonello wetenschapper

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