He acknowledged that a prelapsarian return to infantile vision is impossible, but took it as his task to create a cinema of nonmimetic
revelation that would be true to the experience of subjective, embodied perception "before 'the beginning was the word.'"
Donna Haraway offers an important understanding of play as nonmimetic
attunement, a concrescence that instantiates a temporal opening.
"Beyond Story and Discourse: Narrative Time in Postmodern and Nonmimetic
Fiction." Narrative Dynamics: Essays on Time, Plot, Closure, and Frames.
Thus Peter Garratt's valuable investigation of his "epistemological aesthetic" merely subsumes "feeling" into a larger "subjectivity" integral to Ruskin's empiricism, while Aleksandra Piesecka prioritizes "imagination" as the nonmimetic
element of Ruskin's "seeing." (7)
Aristotle uses mimesis in a broader sense than Plato, distinguishing mimetic genres from nonmimetic
in Brian Richardson, "Beyond Story and Discourse: Narrative Time in Postmodern and Nonmimetic
Fiction," Narrative Dynamics: Essays in Time, Plot, Closure and Frame, ed.
Often underused in social studies instruction, nonmimetic
forms of art provide students with insight into modern sensibilities and perspectives.
With a nod to Felix Martinez-Bonati, Cohn posits a methodology for determining the reliability of a heterodiegetic narrator by comparing the two different strata of the narrator's language: "mimetic sentences, which create the image of the fictive world--its events, characters, and objects--and nonmimetic
sentences, which create nothing more nor less than the image of the narrator's mind" (129).
Also, Magritte's art became more and more self-reflexive and nonmimetic
as it moved into new and unexplored territory; he went where no one had gone before, except perhaps Giorgio de Chirico and Max Ernst, and he went much farther.
The Depravities of War must be called a success: by making use of the speculative or nonmimetic
character of graphic art, it surmounts the moral and aesthetic difficulties posed by the camera while also producing an immediate and provocative political claim about America's wars.
Authors of the 'second wave', on the other hand, 'distrust nationalism and disrupt realism with shifting perspectives, disjunctive episodic structures, and hallucinatory bouts of nonmimetic
or surreal description' (p.
Because the title is nonmimetic
, and also the "best" title, we conclude that Magritte was appealing to a subconscious dimension in the observer's lexicon, a dimension that he has labeled "mysterious." (5) The painting does not illustrate the novel and vice-versa, but there is a symbiotic relationship between the two--an obscure equivalency that explains Magritte's choices.