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Author Ratmoko, David, 1968-

Title On spectrality : fantasies of redemption in the Western canon / David Ratmoko.

Published New York : P. Lang, c2006.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  809.93353 RATM    AVAILABLE
Physical description 163 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-158) and index.
Contents Pt. 1. Spectral history of guilt in Law -- Modernity's guilt by default -- The specter of Roman law -- Spectral violence in justifying law -- Pt. 2. Historical truth of spectrality -- Progress of spectrality in Freud's Moses -- Foreclosure and the return of the pharaoh -- Toward a Freudian model of history -- Pt. 3. Spectrality in the Christian and tragic era -- Ghostly transfigurations in Christianity -- Staging spectrality in Greek tragedy -- Pt. 4. Phantom formations after the Renaissance -- Shakespeare's stage ghost -- From the evil demon to Cartesian certitude -- Epic resources of Pandemonium -- Conversions into capital.
Subject Guilt.
Guilt in literature.
Redemption in literature.
ISBN 0820481300 (pbk. : alk. paper)