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At the Other End of Gesture

Anthropological Poetics of Gesture in Modern Hebrew Literature


Roman Katsman

Contents: Gestures in culture – Non-touch gesture as an anthropological motive of art – Gesture between negation and constitution of personality – The formula of literary gesture: touch-non-touch – Gestology of symbolism: on the gestural origin of symbols – The nature of gesture: Liminality, Negativity, and Chaos – Poetics of visibility and gesture – Ritual, symbol, and memory constitution by gesture – Urban gesture – Public and private spaces, ethics and the possibility of gesture – Gesture and discourse.