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In his thesis, "The Rhetoric of Temporality", de Mann thought that the identity of the text and the meaning of symbols can be 'misleading' so only allegorical interpretation can have access to the essence of language.
Our Media students today have the ability to reinvent the past by retelling old allegorical stories through new media platforms and, in the process, write the allegorical stories of their generation.
In other words, poetic language's two-ness, its metaphorical nature, has the capacity to render it allegorical by creating a rift between the work of art and experience.
If Palmer is aiming for an allegorical adventure along the lines of Lewis's Narnia series, he falls short.
The general articles in this issue discuss the allegorical interpretation of the Pentateuch in Alexandria, inscribing Aristobulus and Philo in a wider literary context; and (in French) Philo of Alexander and Plato.
Reventlow then reviews the various styles of early Jewish interpretation in the Qumran scrolls, both in the commentary "pesher" form and in the expanded paraphrase of the Genesis Apocryphton, as well as the allegorical mode of interpretation of the 'thrall in Philo.
At once, it offers the viewer identification with the protagonist--the nurse entering Dachau--but at the same time renders in these other panels mythic, allegorical and surreal images of the Holocaust, including some images of bodies cut apart by Josef Mengele in his experiments.
Through a series of case studies of early modern visual allegories found in painting, sculpture, prints, festivity, and urban spaces, the volume invites readers to consider how the disconnect between the abstract ideas expressed in allegory and its physical embodiment challenged both the production and interpretation of allegorical images.
Rethinking the spectacle of colonial violence in The Proposition--in the context of bitter and divisive disputes about the truth and extent of colonial violence in Australian history--I argue that allegorical modes of historical fiction have the capacity to produce new forms of public memory and subjectivity that conventional historiography fails to recognise.
Each of these readers distrusts allegorical reading as potentially centered in a binary opposition of body and spirit, historical and antihistorical.
The argument here understands allegorical interpretation--called allegoresis, a term whose origins need probing, but defined as 'a mode of interpretation that builds up a total structure of meaning in contradistinction to the literal sense' (p.
1570), by the Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo, is part of a suite of allegorical paintings of the four elements.