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The Scandal of Self-Contradiction

Pasolini’s Multistable Subjectivities, Geographies, Traditions
Ed. by Luca Di Blasi
Manuele Gragnolati
Christoph F. E. Holzhey
Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2012
ISBN (Paperback): 978-3-85132-681-9 | 32 EUR | 327 pp. | 24 cm x 16 cm
Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) was both a writer and filmmaker deeply rooted in European culture, as well as an intellectual who moved between different traditions, identities and positions. Early on he looked to Africa and Asia for possible alternatives to the hegemony of Western Neocapitalism and Consumerism, and in his hands the Greek and Judeo-Christian Classics morphed into unsettling multistable figures constantly shifting between West and East, North and South, the present and the past, rationality and myth, identity and otherness. The contributions in this volume, which belong to different intellectual and disciplinary fields, are bound together by a fascination for Pasolini’s ability to recognize contradictions, to intensify and multiply them, as well as to make them aesthetically and politically productive. What emerges is a ‘euro-eccentric’ and multifaceted Pasolini of great interest for the present.

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Title
The Scandal of Self-Contradiction
Subtitle
Pasolini’s Multistable Subjectivities, Geographies, Traditions
Editor(s)
Luca Di Blasi
Manuele Gragnolati
Christoph F. E. Holzhey
Identifier
Description
Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) was both a writer and filmmaker deeply rooted in European culture, as well as an intellectual who moved between different traditions, identities and positions. Early on he looked to Africa and Asia for possible alternatives to the hegemony of Western Neocapitalism and Consumerism, and in his hands the Greek and Judeo-Christian Classics morphed into unsettling multistable figures constantly shifting between West and East, North and South, the present and the past, rationality and myth, identity and otherness. The contributions in this volume, which belong to different intellectual and disciplinary fields, are bound together by a fascination for Pasolini’s ability to recognize contradictions, to intensify and multiply them, as well as to make them aesthetically and politically productive. What emerges is a ‘euro-eccentric’ and multifaceted Pasolini of great interest for the present.
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Place
Vienna
Publisher
Turia + Kant
Date
2012
Number in Series
6
Subject
Pasolini, Pier Paolo
Beyond Europe: Pasolini and the Western Heritage (Conference, German-Italian Centre for European Excellence, 2011)
classical antiquity
Greek myths
afterlife (literary)
reception
critique of capitalism
Eurocentrism, critique of
Europe, founding myth
contradictory thinking
multistable figures
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This version is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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Language
en-GB
short title
The Scandal of Self-Contradiction
number of pages
327
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ISBN (Paperback): 978-3-85132-681-9 | 32 EUR | 327 pp. | 24 cm x 16 cm
Bibliographic Citation
The Scandal of Self-Contradiction: Pasolini’s Multistable Subjectivities, Geographies, Traditions, ed. by Luca Di Blasi, Manuele Gragnolati, and Christoph F. E. Holzhey, Cultural Inquiry, 6 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2012) <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-06>
Format
application/pdf

Contents

Frontmatter / Luca Di Blasi, Manuele Gragnolati, Christoph F. E. Holzhey
Introduction / Luca Di Blasi, Manuele Gragnolati, Christoph F. E. Holzhey
‘La vera Diversità’ / Christoph F. E. Holzhey
Pasolini as Jew / Robert S. C. Gordon
Pier Paolo Pasolini and Pan-Meridional Italianness / Giovanna Trento
The Body of the Actor / Agnese Grieco
The Guest / Claudia Peppel
Analogy and Difference / Manuele Gragnolati
Pasolini and India / Silvia Mazzini
Outside Italy / Francesca Cadel
Reconciliation and Stark Incompatibility / Bernhard Gross
One Divided by Another / Luca Di Blasi
Alain Badiou’s Pasolini / Bruno Besana
Figura lacrima / Hervé Joubert-Laurencin
Cinematographic Aesthetics as Subversion of Moral Reason in Pasolini’s Medea / Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky
Destruction, Negation, Subtraction / Alain Badiou
Bandung Man / L’uomo di Bandung / Pier Paolo Pasolini
mythisnow — pasoliniandeuropetoday / Joulia Strauss
Backmatter / Luca Di Blasi, Manuele Gragnolati, Christoph F. E. Holzhey