It is assumed, however, that various strands of the cognitive enterprise view conventionality
in dissimilar ways.
Yet, they do all "love the conventionality
" of their gender, and as Berlant puts it, they see such conventionality
as a way of negotiating belonging, rather than as a constraint (3).
When she wanted a baby, she shunned the conventionality
of a relationship and 'auditioned' potential fathers.
To insist on the conventionality
of the pramanas and their objects, as Kamalasila does, would appear to bar access to how things ultimately are--i.
Fiennes is Jack Tanner, confirmed bachelor and free-thinker, in denial over his love for Ann Whitefield (Juliet Stevenson) and vocally opposed to marriage, which he sees as an institution perpetuated by feminine artifice, tempting men into a lifetime of meaningless conventionality
That's important, because conventionality
begets conformity in some ways in excessive use," he said.
While The Indian Clerk is an examination of the architecture of human love, both platonic and erotic, on a deeper level it is also an indictment of conventionality
in all of its forms.
The original sin of Italian critics, hampered equally by their lapsed or intact faith, is their conventionality
and adherence--indeed genuflection--to tradition.
Ironic, then, that "The Invasion," the fourth film to be made from the material, keels over dead, killed by Hollywood conventionality
and bland uniformity.
Schirmeister's culminating comments on the difference between Moby-Dick and Melville's story "The Piazza" are instructive, although not all unfamiliar in the history of Melville criticism: "In the later story Melville is at pains to expose the conventional nature of the aspiration toward a transcendent self, and indeed, as the story makes quite explicit, it is that very conventionality
that enables and allows a transcendent metaphysical perspective" (136).
It could be argued that the Matteses are critiquing the strict adherence to stereotypical beauty, yet the overwhelming conventionality
of the avatars' good looks is overemphasized by the traditional format of the portraits.
When contextualized within nineteenth-century romantic abolitionist fiction, the conventionality
of Brown's portrayal of female morality and self-sacrifice appears far less marked than it may at first seem to a twentieth-century reader.