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George Elerick

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So far George Elerick has created 3 blog entries.

A Postcolonial Commentary on the New Testament Writings. Edited by Fernando F. Segovia and R.S. Sugirtharajah. London: T&T Clark, 2007.

June 6th, 2011|

For years, the belief that everything about the West is superior is imprinted in the minds of the colonised and also postcolonial societies. Colonialism for centuries was a centralized tactic for armies and a way of being. Edward Said, Homi Bhabha  and Frantz Fanon helped to produce what we now know as  postcolonial theory, which […]

Part 2: Art as the Big Other, Exiting The Matrix

March 14th, 2011|

Art is a semblant. Psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan posited that a semblant | Is something that is meant to take the place of an apparent lack but is itself not the object intended to replace the lack. Lacan adds that desire is something we all have but in the idealistic sense will never obtain. In the aftermath of this reality, art is meant to respond. But art itself is filled with a void, and the goal of an artist is to tarry the circumference of this void and attempt to make sense of the ontological struggle of humanity.

The Spectre of Art & The Residual Encounter With The Real by George Elerick

January 26th, 2011|

Art has had a provocative relationship with society since its inception. In the ancient world, it began as a tool that centred a community around their expression of life which incorporated heterogeneous perspectives on cosmologies, deities and localized superheroes. Art has since been marginalized, perverted and pigeon-holed as an aesthetic device.