REFLECTIONS ON SOME REPRESENTATIONS OF LOVE IN POSTMODERN CAROUSEL-TIME

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

Starting with the observation that the symbolic change in postmodern spirituality seems to be from the world of Logos to the world of Imago, my article aims to emphasize some representations of love in contemporary interpersonal relations, as they appear in Julia Kristeva’s post-Freudian psychoanalysis, in the same spirit of other philosophical views which I find relevant for the topic. The main question raised by different approaches, as I believe, is whether our civilization faces new pathologies, or just the manners of understanding them are new? This question will be analyzed in order to try to offer some interpretations and …


MALCOLM BRADBURY AND NEW POSTMODERNISM(S) @ THE TURN OF THE MILLENNIUM – BETWEEN THE REALISTIC MODE AND EXPERIMENT

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

Discussions of what was more or less controversially termed as “postmodernism” seem to be over as long new theories seem to have signed the obituary of this period/ condition and seem to be hailing the beginning of a new chiliastic trend. The new mentality at the turn of the millennium, the new life style and perception of life were transferred into a type of fiction that regarded both towards the past and towards the future so as to meet the requirements of the present times. Focus has changed from the author to the text and back, from the writer to …


PARODY, DEMITIZATION AND INTERTEXTUALITY IN PETRU CIMPOEŞU’S NOVEL CHRISTINA DOMESTICA ŞI VÂNĂTORII DE SUFLETE (DOMESTIC CHRISTINE AND THE SOUL HUNTERS)

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

One of the distinctive signs of Postmodernist literature is the permanent effort of (de)constructing the text in such a way to please the reader’s great expectations, to manipulate him and, in some cases, even to mock at him. Yet, this goal is difficult to achieve and, thus, Postmodernist writers are frequently forced to reinterpret tradition, to deconstruct patterns of the literary tradition and to use all kinds of narrative strategies to seduce their readers. In this context, the present paper aims at analysing some important strategies and techniques (such as parody, intertextuality, de-construction) used by Petru Cimpoeşu in his well-known …