Among specific topics are a communication criticism for post-postmodern times, toward a pragma-narratological approach to the Scottish Legendary, an everyday poetics of class and ethnicity: stylization
and crossing, discourse genres in linguistics: the concept of communicative genres, and some aspects of a theory of genre.
As always in Ray's work, but in the figures with a new explicitness, the viewer is invited to reflect on the host of specific decisions that went into the finished sculpture: in Sleeping Woman, for example, the decisions as to exactly how to treat her hair and her sneakers, two elements that called for a greater degree of stylization
than did any others; or, less obviously, precisely what degree of exactitude would best suit the detail of the top of her underwear, which becomes visible above the waist of her sweatpants at the rear of the piece.
He discusses creative influence and inspiration and the development of a design and its execution, as well as space and spatial composition, realism, stylization
, humor, color, contrast, found objects, camouflage, millefiori and community mosaics, and working with glass.
Other imaginative touches included a slow-motion stylization
of the raucous Act I finale that contrasted the rapid-fire text with almost balletic, suspended movement.
I will try to account for the simultaneity and interplay of these three main types of discourse--Sensibility, Enlightenment and Romanticism--by applying to them Bakhtin's concepts of stylization
, hidden, or internal polemic, hybridization and genre.
Perfs are pitched between stylization
and naturalism, with supporting players making the strongest impression.
Classical ballet--which, with its greater stylization
, is more reluctant to play the comic card--has had some choreographers, notably Frederick Ashton (Facade and A Wedding Bouquet) and Antony Tudor (Gala Performance), ready to let ballet laugh at itself.
With a scholarly text and more than a thousand images, specific artistic methods--diagonal composition, silhouettes, stylization
, spatial concepts, angles of vision, and bright colors--are documented, compared and discussed.
I rather like Judith Butler's notion that gender is nothing more than the repeated stylization
of the human body which, over time--and because of its universality and strict regulation--congeals into something that appears as both "real" and inevitable
Ellington's work, to which Murray turns next, represents, Murray says, "far and away the most definitive musical stylization
of life in the United States.
Whereas Gongora's stylization
of Petrarch was indusive, says Navarrete, Quevedo's parody deconstructed the tradition.
Following Bakhtin's notions of parody and stylization
and Rodriguez Monegal's suggestions for their application to Spanish American literature, Stavans carefully develops a critical posture that neither forces the works under study through the grinder of theory nor goes to the other extreme of using theory for mere embellishment.