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More specifically, through his juxtaposition of Duncan, Creeley, and Olson with Baraka, Major, Brathwaite, and Harris, Mackey challenges traditional conceptions of "schools" of literature by arguing that the combination of experimentation and marginalization (both aesthetic and social) which characterizes each of these writers' works suggests not dissonance but rather a form of alliance that is rooted in their shared and insistent contesting of categorization.
Thus, cindynicians have developed a series of axioms specific to cindynics that define five main points: 1) the concept of "hyperspace" (which refers to the creation of hazardous conditions within a human network) and its use in the description of cindynic problems; 2) the definition of a basic cindynic situation; 3) the concept of transformation - that is, an operator or actor who acts on and thus alters cindynic situations; 4) the concept of dissonance and its relationship to cindynics and 5) the multi-dimensional structure of cindynics.
Festinger introduced the concept of cognitive dissonance, which refers to psychological conflict that occurs when an individual simultaneously holds incongruous attitudes and beliefs.
Rhythmic dissonances, in this view, are dependent upon (1) a well-established meter and (2) maintaining that meter in the face of conflicting accentual cues.
Fantasy Pieces: Metrical Dissonance in the Music of Robert Schumann.
1) Beginning with a consideration of the reasons Coltrane's work holds particular significance for Stone's The Doors and Lee's Mo' Better Blues, I shall seek to demonstrate that Coltrane's aesthetics of dissonance provides an indispensable glimpse, and immanent invocation, of the spirit so vital to the democracy still aborning - and too frequently suppressed - in America, as in the world.
Both Jerome and Erasmus were conscious stylists, but the presentation six of Jerome's letters in translation provokes strong stylistic dissonances.
These very excited and exciting paintings create luscious harmonies out of unlikely dissonances, paintings in which the abstract is fused with the symbolic and allegorical: Jean Cocteau and Mark Rothko, Odilon Redon and Willem de Kooning.