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  • noun The act of making an experience or emotion the topic of interaction
  • noun The action of thematizing.


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  • Burloud's concepts of "thematization" and of "sensibility" are more sober uses of some of Portmann's notions.

    New Paths in Biology Yolton, John W. 1966

  • Shelley can appeal to the example of Milton and his own thematization of inspiration: … for Milton conceived the

    Subjecticity (On Kant and the Texture of Romanticism) 2005

  • Man with characteristic flair, "is a praxis that thematizes its own thesis about the impossibility of thematization ..."

    Reading, Begging, Paul de Man 2005

  • Guillory is obviously ready to understand the positing power of language as simply one more theme by means of which rhetorical reading generates and savors the pathos of non-human agency, but his swerve away from de Man's thematization of the performative may be taken as symptomatic of his desire to purge the theory of elements that resist being returned to cognition, and thence to self and the pedagogue's charisma, and thence to a social world.

    Professing Literature: John Guillory's Misreading of Paul de Man 2005

  • This superb (and idiosyncratic) Hebrew stylist has long been associated in the Israeli literary mind with Virginia Woolf, on two counts: the uniqueness of her poetics, and her thematization of women’s plight, on a scale previously unrivalled in Hebrew literature.

    Amalia Kahana-Carmon. 2009

  • Imputing an end to an action is of a fictional nature in the sense that it is not free from the subjective valuation that conditions the researcher's thematization of a certain subject matter out of “an infinite multiplicity of successively and coexistently emerging and disappearing events” [Weber 1904/1949,

    Asthmatic 2009

  • Wordsworth is scarcely unaware of this divided or traversed character of his poetic voice and indeed the thematization of this split character may be one reason he can think of his own story as exemplary of the growth of a poet’s mind.

    Subjecticity (On Kant and the Texture of Romanticism) 2005

  • I cannot do justice here to all the possible counter-examples to the paradigm of subjecticity I am trying to sketch but the over-determined example of Wordsworth does help suggest that a mere thematization of subjectivity rather than subjecticity is not quite enough to undermine the latter concept’s viability.

    Subjecticity (On Kant and the Texture of Romanticism) 2005

  • Locarno, "this essay explores Paul de Man's claim that reading is" a praxis that thematizes its own thesis about the impossibility of thematization. "

    Article Abstracts 2005


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