Recognition and Modes of Knowledge

Anagnorisis, or recognition, has played a central role in the arts and humanities throughout history. It is a universal mode of knowledge in literature and the arts; in sacred texts and scholastic writing; in philosophy; in psychology; in politics and social theory. Recognition is a phenomenon and a fulcrum that makes these discourses possible. To date, no one has attempted a comprehensive discussion of recognition across disciplines, places, and historical periods. Recognition and Modes of Knowledge is the culmination of an interdisciplinary conference on recognition with contributions from international authorities, including Piero Boitani, Roland Le Huenen, Rachel Adelman, and Christina Tarnopolsky. Students and experts in the humanities who desire a rich grounding in the concept of recognition should start with this book.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Front Cover 1
Title Page 4
Copyright 5
Dedication 6
Contents 8
Preface | Le Huenen 10
Acknowledgements 12
Introduction | Russo 14
1 Something Divine in Recognition | Biotani 32
2 Recognition and Identity in Euripides's Ion | Weiss 64
3 Ethical Epiphany in the Story of Jodah and Tamar | Adelman 82
4 Biblical Recognition | Fox (Yoreh) 108
5 Enter Job, with Fear and Trembling | Graybill 132
6 Thomas Aquinas on Christian Recognition | Vaughan 154
7 Narrative Identity | Sunkenberg 172
8 The Interruption of Traumatic Doubling in the Interpolated Tale of Dorotea | Weiner 186
9 Spenser's Bad Romance | Ring 210
10 The Home, The Palace, The Cell | Mucignat 250
11 Recognizing Our Misrecognitions | Tarnopolsky 272
Contributors 292
Index 296
Other Titles from University of Alberta Press 318