The term jouissance refers to blissful, orgasmic sexual enjoyment. Because the French carries connotations of the sexual lacking in “enjoyment,” the term is usually left untranslated. The introduction of the term into the postmodern critical vocabulary can be credited to the French psycho¬ analyst Jacques Lacan. Although in his earlier lectures Lacan deploys the term as … [Read more...] about What Is The True Meaning of Jouissance;5 Facts You Must Know
Liminality is the state of being betwixt or between, derived from the Latin word limen, or “threshold.” The term has been used primarily by anthropologist Arnold Van Gennep and his contemporary, Victor Turner, to describe the nebulous social and spiritual location of persons in ritual rites of passage. Their work has focused on the sites of betrothal, adolescence and other … [Read more...] about What Is Liminality in Literature And Other Arts?
Literary theory elaborates some principles for to analyze the literary works. It also includes the study of the laws that determine the development of the various aspects of artistic-literary creation, laws related to the development of different genres, literary language, versification, and argument. Theory' can be defined as a new mode of knowledge in postmodern methods … [Read more...] about What Is Literary Theory;Why It Is So Important For Literature
Aesthetics is the study of beauty as expressed through the sensuous as opposed to practical arts. Aesthetic education concentrates on creation and appreciation of music, dance, fine arts, literature and the dramatic arts.It is a branch of philosophy that is called philosophy of art.It studies the essence of beauty or what is beautiful, whether natural or artistic. Aesthetics … [Read more...] about What Is Aesthetics In Art, Philosophy And Body Appearance
Anglo-Saxon Literature English began with the Anglo-Saxons who settled Britain in the fifth century A.D. The land was already inhabited by Celts [kelts), descendants of people from the European mainland. When the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes (called collectively Anglo-Saxons) conquered the Celts, some of the Celts were killed or enslaved; but many were pushed out of England to … [Read more...] about What Is Anglo-Saxon Literature;5 Facts You Must Know