top_1_963_35.JPG
top_2_1.jpg top_2_2.jpg
 
 
  HOME   PUBLISH   DONATE   ABOUT   CONTACT   HELP   SEARCH  
 
   
Religion without Belief
Contemporary Allegory and the Search for Postmodern Faith
Religion without Belief
Click on image to enlarge

Jeanne Ellen Petrolle - Author
Price: $45.00 
Hardcover - 209 pages
Release Date: November 2007
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-7241-5

Quantity:  

Customers outside the US/Canada purchase here
Price: $26.95 
Paperback - 209 pages
Release Date: June 2008
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-7242-2

Quantity:  

Customers outside the US/Canada purchase here
Available as a Google eBook
for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Click icon below...

Available as a Kindle Edition.
Click icon below...


Summary Read First Chapter image missing

Shows there is a strong religious impulse in postmodern literature and film.

In our present cultural moment, when God is supposed to be dead and metaphysical speculation unfashionable, why does postmodern fiction—in a variety of genres—make such frequent use of the ancient rhetorical form of allegory? In Religion without Belief, Jean Ellen Petrolle argues that contrary to popular understandings of postmodernism as an irreligious and amoral climate, postmodern allegory remains deeply engaged in the quest for religious insight. Examining a range of films and novels, this book shows that postmodern fiction, despite its posturing about the unverifiable nature of truth and reality, routinely offers theological and cosmological speculation. Works considered include virtual-reality films such as The Matrix and The Truman Show, avant-garde films, and Amerindian and feminist novels.

“Petrolle looks at religion and postmodern culture, the persistence in Western culture of allegory as genre and mode, and, using critically underrepresented forms of cultural production, brings these topics together with grace and intelligence.” — Thomas L. Long, author of AIDS and American Apocalypticism: The Cultural Semiotics of an Epidemic

Jean Ellen Petrolle is Professor of English at Columbia College Chicago and the coeditor (with Virginia Wexman) of Women and Experimental Filmmaking.



Bookmark and Share

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. Rethinking Postmodernism

2. Rescuing the Real, Part I: Allegory, Body, and Humanness in the Virtual Reality Film

3. Rescuing the Real, Part II: Allegory, Deconstruction, and Negative Theology in Feminist Experimental Novels

4. Confronting Suffering, Part I: Allegory, Interpretation, and Quests for Deliverance in Avant-Garde Film

5. Confronting Suffering, Part II: Allegory, Magic, and History in the Amerindian Novel

6. Cause or Cure? Postmodernism and Religious Fundamentalism

Notes
Works Cited
Index


Related Subjects
46281/46282(NE/DG/AV)

Related Titles

Enlightenment East and West
Enlightenment East and West
How Master Mou Removes Our Doubts
How Master Mou Removes Our Doubts
Ethics for a Small Planet
Ethics for a Small Planet
When Prophets Die
When Prophets Die
Nonviolence to Animals, Earth, and Self in Asian Traditions
Nonviolence to Animals, Earth, and Self in Asian Traditions
The Philosophy of Sadhana
The Philosophy of Sadhana
Myth and Modernity
Myth and Modernity
The History of al-Tabari Volume XL
The History of al-Tabari Volume XL
Vasistha's Yoga
Vasistha's Yoga
The Integrity of the Yoga Darsana
The Integrity of the Yoga Darsana



 
bottom_1_963_35.jpg