In every other way, however, Cisneros works to establish the mimetic
component of the character.
First, Kita attributes the alleged contrast in (1) to the different dimensions to which a nonmimetic adverbial phrase in (1a) and a mimetic
adverbial in (1b) belong (Kita 1997: ).
In other words, Richardson sets up a contrast between antimimetic narrative and mimetic
narrative, where mimetic
narrative refers to "those works of fiction that model themselves on or substantially attempt to depict the world of our experience in a recognizable manner" while antimimetic narrative "contravenes the presuppositions of nonfictional narratives, violates mimetic
expectations and practices of realism, and defies the conventions of existing, established genres" (3).
Girard argued that every human relation is a perpetual "dual mimetic
relation"; that is, the subject imitates the object, and then the subject responds to the object's response again and again.
Tensor formulations of higher-dimensional mimetic
operators are discussed in [6, 20] for rectangular or logically rectangular grids.
This search led him not only to Girard but also to Balthasar, and his 1990 book, later translated as Jesus in the Drama of Salvation, constitutes a novel synthesis of Balthasar's dramatic project and Girard's mimetic
theory applied to the Gospels.
Yet this observation is perhaps in keeping with her claim that the undermining of mimetic
portrayal in realism anticipates both the linguistic skepticism of modernism and the element of play in postmodernism.
desire takes shape within a larger system of sacralization wherein the sacred is in fact violence expunged from the community, while violence itself "is the sacred that formerly occupied a position outside of the city and currently circulates within it, wreaking havoc among its unfortunate participants" (4).
He is the author of nearly thirty books, in which he developed the ideas of mimetic
desire (all of our desires are borrowed from other people) and mimetic
rivalry (all conflict originates in mimetic
model begins with human need--an inherent "lack" within an individual and the search to meet that need.
Known as a "supergene", this clustering allows genetic combinations that are favoured for their mimetic
resemblance to be maintained, while preventing combinations that produce non-mimetic
patterns from arising.
Rene Girard's work in mimetic
theory has found its way into various disciplines--literary studies, anthropology, psychology, theology, and religious studies--no doubt because of the remarkable revelatory power his mimetic
theory and scapegoat mechanism have provided for scholars.