Postmodern Studies


Vol. 55, 2017

CHAPTER 4: Baroque Affinities: Wölfflin, Visconti, the Baroque and the Films of Glauber Rocha
The baroque as an accepted artistic category surfaced in the late 19th century. After being defined in terms of the extravagant or the irregular in the context of art historical texts written a century before, new reflections on the baroque, which appeared...
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CHAPTER 12: Baroque Theatricality and Scripted Spaces: From Movie Palace to Las Vegas Casinos
In his Life of Forms in Art (1934) Henri Focillon understands form in art as an entity that was not necessarily limited to the constraints of time or specific historical periods. Quoting a political tract from Balzac he stated that "everything is form...
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Vol. 54, 2016

CHAPTER 1: History through Roguish Eyes
Non avevo ancora capito che, ad immaginare altri mondi, si finisce per cambiare anche questo.ECO, BANDOLINO1Thus it was history itself that became our subject, our enemy, our ambition.Together we hammered at its pages, windows, doors.CAREY, PARROT AND...
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Introduction: A Journey around the Picaresque Novel
"The world wants to be deceived; therefore, let it be deceived." This sentence, more than any other, can describe my first impressions in dealing with the literary trickster: the more I became acquainted with the picaresque anti-hero, the more I enjoyed...
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Vol. 53, 2016

"2005 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion-Jewish Identity (6/7)." American Jewish Committee, December 20, 2005. (accessed December 10, 2015)."AJC 2013 Survey...
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An American StoryIn his 2011 work The End of the Holocaust, the eminent scholar Alvin Rosenfeld warned that "the image of the Holocaust is continually being transfigured, and the several stages of its transfiguration, which one can trace throughout popular...
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No. 50, 2014

Chapter 1: Jean Genet's Transgressive Scenography
I. IntroductionWhether or not, accepting Edmund White's sober readjustments, one views with corrective scepticism Genet's self-mythologisation, consecrated by Sartre in his Saint Genet: comédien et martyr,1 2 the compelling evidence from the exhaustive...
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