The Scandal of Self-ContradictionPasolini’s Multistable Subjectivities, Geographies, TraditionsVienna: Turia + Kant, 2012
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Cite as: Manuele Gragnolati, ‘Analogy and Difference: Multistable Figures in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Appunti per un’Orestiade Africana’, in The Scandal of Self-Contradiction: Pasolini’s Multistable Subjectivities, Geographies, Traditions, ed. by Luca Di Blasi, Manuele Gragnolati, and Christoph F. E. Holzhey, Cultural Inquiry, 6 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2012), pp. 119–33 <https://doi.org/10.25620/ci-06_07>

Analogy and DifferenceMultistable Figures in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Appunti per un’Orestiade AfricanaManuele GragnolatiORCID

Keywords: Pasolini, Pier Paolo; Eumenides (Greek myths); Aeschylus – Oresteia; Africa – History 1960-; dialectic; contradiction

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My paper will discuss Pasolini’s preference for the figure of contradiction and his opposition to Hegelian dialectics, as he understood it, from the perspective of multistable figures or Kippbilder. A Kippbild is a figure that oscillates between distinct aspects without mediation or synthesis. My basic questions are whether it is possible to read Pasolini’s insistence on contradictions in terms of multistable figures and what might be gained from such a reading.

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