While Christian churches dramatically lost ground during the last decades (at least in European societies), in this very period one of the major Christian figures, Saint Paul, attracted the interest of leading ‘progressive’ intellectuals and philosophers like Pier Paolo Pasolini, Alain Badiou, Slavoj Žižek, or Giorgio Agamben. In the following text, by focusing on Pasolini and his uncompleted film project San Paolo, I will concentrate on the notion of the split.
Keywords: Pasolini, Pier Paolo – San Paolo; Paul, Saint; multistable figures; motion picture play; Motion picture autorship; division (split); conversion; Badiou, Alain; Agamben, Giorgio
Title
One Divided by Another
Subtitle
Split and Conversion in Pasolini’s San Paolo
Author(s)
Luca Di Blasi
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While Christian churches dramatically lost ground during the last decades (at least in European societies), in this very period one of the major Christian figures, Saint Paul, attracted the interest of leading ‘progressive’ intellectuals and philosophers like Pier Paolo Pasolini, Alain Badiou, Slavoj Žižek, or Giorgio Agamben. In the following text, by focusing on Pasolini and his uncompleted film project San Paolo, I will concentrate on the notion of the split.
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Vienna
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Turia + Kant
Date
2012
Subject
Pasolini, Pier Paolo – San Paolo
Paul, Saint
multistable figures
motion picture play
Motion picture autorship
division (split)
conversion
Badiou, Alain
Agamben, Giorgio
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One Divided by Another
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189
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207
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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. 189–207
Bibliographic Citation
Luca Di Blasi, ‘One Divided by Another: Split and Conversion in Pasolini’s San Paolo’, 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. 189–207 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-06_11>
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Cite as: Luca Di Blasi, ‘One Divided by Another: Split and Conversion in Pasolini’s San Paolo’, 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. 189–207 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-06_11>