My paper will discuss Pasolini’s preference for the figure of contradiction and his opposition to Hegelian dialectics, as he understood it, from the perspective of multistable figures or Kippbilder. A Kippbild is a figure that oscillates between distinct aspects without mediation or synthesis. My basic questions are whether it is possible to read Pasolini’s insistence on contradictions in terms of multistable figures and what might be gained from such a reading.
Keywords: Pasolini, Pier Paolo; Eumenides (Greek myths); Aeschylus – Oresteia; Africa – History 1960-; dialectic; contradiction
Title
Analogy and Difference
Subtitle
Multistable Figures in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Appunti per un’Orestiade Africana
Author(s)
Manuele Gragnolati
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My paper will discuss Pasolini’s preference for the figure of contradiction and his opposition to Hegelian dialectics, as he understood it, from the perspective of multistable figures or Kippbilder. A Kippbild is a figure that oscillates between distinct aspects without mediation or synthesis. My basic questions are whether it is possible to read Pasolini’s insistence on contradictions in terms of multistable figures and what might be gained from such a reading.
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Vienna
Publisher
Turia + Kant
Date
2012
Subject
Pasolini, Pier Paolo
Eumenides (Greek myths)
Aeschylus – Oresteia
Africa – History 1960-
dialectic
contradiction
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Analogy and Difference
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119
page end
133
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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), pp. 119–33
Bibliographic Citation
Manuele Gragnolati, ‘Analogy and Difference: Multistable Figures in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Appunti per un’Orestiade Africana’, in 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), pp. 119–33 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-06_07>
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Cite as: Manuele Gragnolati, ‘Analogy and Difference: Multistable Figures in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Appunti per un’Orestiade Africana’, in 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), pp. 119–33 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-06_07>