Here, post-traumatic sexual desire literalizes
a cycle of clogged affective dispersal.
On the one hand, the novel literalizes
the violence of corporate capitalism, offering a critique of neo-liberal ideology; on the other hand, the representation of resistance is troubling in several ways.
When Shakespeare uses hunting imagery later in the trilogy--now to describe the changing fortunes of rival English factions -- he literalizes
the metaphorical relation between sport and battle.
15 fevrier 1839 literalizes
the incarceration motif of Le party, with its dank, claustrophobic Prison de Montreal setting.
Light in August also explores how Joe and Joanna's struggle for personal and cultural power literalizes
the pervasive "myth of the Black rapist,"(2) which grew out of white Southerners' need to maintain white men's dominance by insisting on male/female, white/black binaries.
Utilizing another favorite technique, Carter literalizes
the fantastic male construct.
This book does not psychologize religion, it literalizes
its mystical core by maintaining that spiritual dimensions and experiences are real.
Like the "resource" area, which literalizes
an otherwise metaphorical dimension of the sculptures, the film renders the theoretical links between bodies and buildings too overtly.
Its answer literalizes
the book's title as a poetic exercise: "The straightest went/for ax hafts/turned on a lathe,/the trunk for sash/and door.
The exhibition is weakest when it literalizes
the two connotations of the word "revolutions" implied by its title-rupture and rotation-and in the occasional overly formal juxtaposition of the contemporary with the historical, as when Maurizio Cattelan's suspended horse, Novecento (1997), joins a cluster of Rodchenko mobiles and a Calder.
Moving from the symbolic to the biological, Hopkins literalizes
the connection between Ethiopia and African America by having a British scholar on the expedition to Meroe explain to an incredulous Anglo-American that" 'undoubtedly your Afro-Americans are a branch of the wonderful and mysterious Ethiopians who had a prehistoric existence of magnificence, the full record of which is lost in obscurity'" (532).
this claim when he says that Pythagoras wrote directly on the lens of a catoptric glass which he then used to project the letters he wrote onto "the circle of the Moone, where they should be legible" from miles away.