The Continental Aesthetics Reader

Author: Clive Cazeaux

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351226363

Category: Philosophy

Page: 768

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The Continental Aesthetics Reader brings together classic and contemporary writings on art and aesthetics from the major figures in continental thought. The second edition is clearly divided into seven sections: Nineteenth-Century German Aesthetics Phenomenology and Hermeneutics Marxism and Critical Theory Excess and Affect Embodiment and Technology Poststructuralism and Postmodernism Aesthetic Ontologies. Each section is clearly placed in its historical and philosophical context, and each philosopher has an introduction by Clive Cazeaux. An updated list of readings for this edition includes selections from Agamben, Butler, Guattari, Nancy, Virilio, and ?i?ek. Suggestions for further reading are given, and there is a glossary of over fifty key terms. Ideal for introductory courses in aesthetics, continental philosophy, art, and visual studies, The Continental Aesthetics Reader provides a thorough introduction to some of the most influential writings on art and aesthetics from Kant and Hegel to Badiou and Ranci?.

Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit

Drei Studien zur Kunstsoziologie

Author: Walter Benjamin

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518734059

Category: Philosophy

Page: 112

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Walter Benjamin beschreibt in dem Aufsatz Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit die geschichtlichen, sozialen und ästhetischen Prozesse, die mit der technischen Reproduzierbarkeit des Kunstwerkes zusammenhängen. In die Reihe der kunstsoziologischen Arbeiten Benjamins gehören auch die beiden hier zum ersten Mal in Buchform veröffentlichten Texte: Kleine Geschichte der Photographie (1931) und Eduard Fuchs, der Sammler und der Historiker (1937). Sie erhärten Benjamins Einsichten am Einzelfall.

Der fremde Zwilling


Author: Richard Kearney

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105612440

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Ein rätselhafter Brief bringt Jack Toland in Montreal aus der Ruhe. Er soll sofort nach Genf kommen und sich um seine zwölfjährige Tochter kümmern. Seit fünf Jahren hat er Emilie nicht mehr gesehen, seit der Trennung von seiner Frau Raphaëlle. Und Raphaëlle teilt ihm mit, dass sie ›weg muss‹. Doch sie sagt nicht wohin, wie lange, weshalb. Richard Kearneys Roman über ein faszinierendes Rätsel ist Spannungsliteratur im besten Sinn. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

The Popular & the Canonical

Debating Twentieth-century Literature 1940-2000

Author: David Johnson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415351690

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 452

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This volume ranges from the Second World War to the postmodern, considering issues of the 'popular' and the competing criteria by which literature has been judged in the later twentieth century. As well as tracing the transition from modernism to postmodernism, the authors guide students through debates around the pleasures of the popular and the question of inter-relations between 'mass' and 'high' cultures. Drawing further upon issues of value and function raised in Aestheticism and Modernism: Debating Twentieth-Century Literature 1900–1960, they examine contemporary literary prizes and the activity of judgement involved in English Studies. This text can be used alongside the other books in the series for a complete course on twentieth-century literature, or on its own as essential reading for students of mid to late twentieth-century writing. Texts examined in detail include: du Maurier's Rebecca, poetry by Ginsburg and O'Hara, Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Puig's Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Beckett's Waiting for Godot, Heaney's New Selected Poems 1966-1987, Gurnah's Paradise, Barker's The Ghost Road.

Über die ästhetische Erziehung des Menschen in einer Reihe von Briefen

Reclams Universal-Bibliothek

Author: Friedrich Schiller

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 3159600416

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

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Das E-Book enthält nicht nur Schillers Briefe "Über die ästhetische Erziehung des Menschen" , sondern auch die vollständig wiedergegebenen Vorstufen, die sogenannten Augustenburger Briefe. Text aus Reclams Universal-Bibliothek mit Seitenzählung der gedruckten Ausgabe.

Lyotard and the figural in Performance, Art and Writing

Author: Kiff Bamford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441108750

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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This original study offers a timely reconsideration of the work of French philosopher Jean-François Lyotard in relation to art, performance and writing. How can we write about art, whilst acknowledging the transformation that inevitably accompanies translations of both media and temporality? That is the question that persistently dogs Lyotards own writings on art, and to which this book responds through reference to artists from the recently-formed canon of performance art history, including the myths of seminal figures Marina Abramovic and Vito Acconci, and the controlled documentation of Gina Panes actions. Through the unstable, untranslatable element that Lyotard calls the figural, his thought is brought to bear on attempts to write a history of performance art and to question the paradoxically prescriptive demand for rules to govern re-performance. Kiff Bamford contextualises Lyotards writings and approach with reference to both his contemporaries, including Deleuze and Kristeva, and the contemporary art about which they wrote, whilst arguing for the pertinence of Lyotards provocations today.

Art in the Making

Aesthetics, Historicity and Practice

Author: Kerstin Mey

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783906764931

Category: Art

Page: 298

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Contemporary cultural practices have blurred and eroded traditional disciplinary boundaries of art and its discourses, and the ways in which they are taught. They have called into question the ideological premises and cultural assumptions on which traditional academic subjects were founded and which have underwritten the segregation between practice, pragmatic and speculative thought. The Scottish "Theoros - Forum for Interdisciplinary Debate "was jointly initiated by the Department of Philosophy and the School of Fine Art at the University of Dundee to create a space for dialogue between and across the various disciplines that are concerned with the study of visual arts: practice, aesthetics, theory, history and criticism. "Theoros "has initiated a series of international conferences bringing together professionals who are engaged in the research and teaching of art from different disciplinary perspectives. This volume contains selected contributions to the first Scottish "Theoros "conference on 'Aesthetics, Historicity and Practice', held in Dundee in 1998. Historicity marks the temporal nature of our existence and experience. It forms a central aspect in the making of and reflection on art. Here historicity is explored as a common ground for the integration of practice, critical thought and historical enquiry in the spaces of higher education and professional engagement.

Liberalism and Human Suffering

Materialist Reflections on Politics, Ethics, and Aesthetics

Author: A. Abbas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230113540

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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A materialist critique of the politics, poetics and economics of suffering in liberalism that argues for attention to the labour of suffering of the victim in many well-meaning but flawed politics of redress, and imagines forms of representation, solidarity and justice that better honour the history and materiality of this labour.

The Abject of Desire

The Aestheticization of the Unaesthetic in Contemporary Literature and Culture

Author: Konstanze Kutzbach,Monika Mueller

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042022647

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

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The Abject of Desire approaches the aestheticization of the unaesthetic via a range of different topics and genres in twentieth-century Anglophone literature and culture. The “experience of disgust”, which Winfried Menninghaus describes as “an acute crisis of self-preservation”, is correlated with conceptualizations of gender in theories of the abject/abjection. In view of this general crisis of identity in the experience of disgust, the contributions to this volume discuss examples of the aestheticization of the unaesthetic in cultural representations and locate conceptual (re)codings of the body, gender, and identity with regard to the abject as an immediate and uncompromising experience on the one hand, and a social and political phenomenon on the other. Considering a variety of cultural narratives by writers as diverse as Samuel Delany, Sarah Schulman, Joyce Carol Oates, Leslie Marmon Silko, Paul Magrs, J. G. Ballard, Stevie Smith, T. C. Boyle, Joseph Conrad, Poppy Z. Brite, and Will Self, by film directors John Waters and Peter Greenaway, playwrights Girish Karnad and Mahesh Dattani, and “body artist” Gunter von Hagens, the contributors to this volume scrutinize different implications of the ambivalent concept of the abject/abjection.

Die gleißende Welt

Author: Siri Hustvedt

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644519013

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Siri Hustvedt kehrt in diesem Roman in die New Yorker Kunstwelt aus ihrem berühmtesten Buch «Was ich liebte» zurück. «Die gleißende Welt» ist der Titel eines utopischen Romans von Margaret Cavendish, die im 17. Jahrhundert als eine der ersten Frauen überhaupt unter ihrem eigenen Namen publizierte. Als frühe Universalgelehrte ist sie Vorbild und Idol von Harriett Burden, der Witwe eines einflussreichen New Yorker Galeristen. Nach dessen vorzeitigem Tod in den siebziger Jahren beginnt Harriett – in der öffentlichen Wahrnehmung nichts als die Frau an der Seite des berühmten Mannes, aber in Wahrheit hochtalentiert – ein heimliches Experiment: eine Karriere als Installationskünstlerin, die sich hinter dem angeblichen Werk dreier männlicher «Masken» verbirgt, das in Wahrheit sie selbst erschaffen hat. Doch der faustische Handel schlägt fehl - einer dieser Maskenmänner, selbst ein bekannter Künstler, durchkreuzt ihr Rollenspiel und setzt sein eigenes dagegen, und es kommt zum Kampf zweier großer Geister. Das Buch ist ein Konzert widerstreitender Stimmen, eine polyphone Tour de Force über die Macht von Vorurteilen, Begierde, Geld und Ruhm. Es versammelt alle großen Themen Siri Hustvedts aus Literatur, Kunst, Psychologie und Naturwissenschaften. Ein mutiges, schillerndes Meisterstück.

Metaphor and Continental Philosophy

From Kant to Derrida

Author: Clive Cazeaux

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134347790

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Over the last few decades there has been a phenomenal growth of interest in metaphor as a device which extends or revises our perception of the world. Clive Cazeaux examines the relationship between metaphor, art and science, against the backdrop of modern European philosophy and, in particular, the work of Kant, Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty. He contextualizes recent theories of the cognitive potential of metaphor within modern European philosophy and explores the impact which the notion of cognitive metaphor has on key positions and concepts within aesthetics, epistemology and the philosophy of science.


Returning to God After God

Author: Richard Kearney

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231519869

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Has the passing of the old God paved the way for a new kind of religious project, a more responsible way to seek, sound, and love the things we call divine? Has the suspension of dogmatic certainties and presumptions opened a space in which we can encounter religious wonder anew? Situated at the split between theism and atheism, we now have the opportunity to respond in deeper, freer ways to things we cannot fathom or prove. Distinguished philosopher Richard Kearney calls this condition ana-theos, or God after God-a moment of creative "not knowing" that signifies a break with former sureties and invites us to forge new meanings from the most ancient of wisdoms. Anatheism refers to an inaugural event that lies at the heart of every great religion, a wager between hospitality and hostility to the stranger, the other the sense of something "more." By analyzing the roots of our own anatheistic moment, Kearney shows not only how a return to God is possible for those who seek it but also how a more liberating faith can be born. Kearney begins by locating a turn toward sacred secularity in contemporary philosophy, focusing on Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Paul Ricoeur. He then marks "epiphanies" in the modernist masterpieces of James Joyce, Marcel Proust, and Virginia Woolf. Kearney concludes with a discussion of the role of theism and atheism in conflict and peace, confronting the distinction between sacramental and sacrificial belief or the God who gives life and the God who takes it away. Accepting that we can never be sure about God, he argues, is the only way to rediscover a hidden holiness in life and to reclaim an everyday divinity.


Author: Ms Patricia MacCormack

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409491323

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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Cinesexuality explores the queerness of cinema spectatorship, arguing that cinema spectatorship represents a unique encounter of desire, pleasure and perversion beyond dialectics of subject/object and image/meaning; an extraordinary 'cinesexual' relationship, that encompasses each event of cinema spectatorship in excess of gender, hetero- or homosexuality, encouraging all spectators to challenge traditional notions of what elicits pleasure and constitutes desiring subjectivity. Through a variety of cinematic examples, including abstract film, extreme films and films which present perverse sexuality and corporeal reconfiguration, Cinesexuality encourages a radical shift to spectatorship as itself inherently queer beyond what is watched and who watches. Film as its own form of philosophy invokes spectatorship thought as an ethics of desire. Original, exciting and theoretically sophisticated – focusing on continental philosophy, particularly Guattari, Deleuze, Blanchot, Foucault, Lyotard, Irigaray and Serres – the book will be of interest to scholars and students of queer, gender and feminist studies, film and aesthetics theory, cultural studies, media and communication, post-structural theory and contemporary philosophical thought.

Die Sprache und der Tod

ein Seminar über den Ort der Negativität

Author: Giorgio Agamben

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518124680

Category: Language and languages

Page: 179

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Das Bastardzeichen

Author: Vladimir Nabokov

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644001200

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Vladimir Nabokov beschwört in seinem Roman «Das Bastardzeichen» eine albtraumhafte Welt. Eine blutige Revolution hat die «Kröte» an die Macht gebracht, wie der Volksmund den Diktator Paduk nennt, und mit ihm die «Partei des Durchschnittsmenschen», ein ebenso banales wie brutales Gelichter. Mit aller Präzision seines Stils zeigt Nabokov die totalitäre Welt als das, was sie ist: eine «bestialische Farce», ein Gemisch aus Lächerlichkeit und Grauen.