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Sublime Art: Towards an Aesthetics of the Future

Stephen Zepke

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748669998
eISBN:
9781474438636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669998.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The book analyses recent philosophical discussions of Kant’s theory of the sublime, and the artistic examples these give or provoke, in order to construct a diagram of sublime contemporary art. This ... More


Lasting Impressions: The Legacies of Impressionism in Contemporary Culture

Jesse Matz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231164061
eISBN:
9780231543057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164061.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Impressionism captured the world's imagination in the late nineteenth century and remains with us today. Portraying the dynamic effects of modernity, impressionist artists revolutionized the arts and ... More


The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment

Tita Chico

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503605442
eISBN:
9781503606456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503605442.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book is about experimental imagination in the British Enlightenment. It tells the story of how literariness came to be distinguished from its epistemological sibling, science, as a source of ... More


Aesthetics of contingency: Writing, politics, and culture in England, 1639-89

Matthew C. Augustine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526100764
eISBN:
9781526138651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100764.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Aesthetics of contingency provides an important reconsideration of seventeenth-century literature in light of new understandings of the English past. Emphasising the contingency of the political in ... More


Portrait

Jean-Luc Nancy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279944
eISBN:
9780823281466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279944.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book examines the practice of portraits as a way in to grasping the paradoxes of subjectivity. This book is written from the perspective that the portrait is suspended between likeness and ... More


Poetry in a World of Things: Aesthetics and Empiricism in Renaissance Ekphrasis

Rachel Eisendrath

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226516585
eISBN:
9780226516752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226516752.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

We have become used to looking at art from a stance of detachment. In order to be objective, we create a “mental space” between ourselves and the objects of our investigation, separating internal and ... More


The Call of Classical Literature in the Romantic Age

K. P. Van Anglen and James Engell (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474429641
eISBN:
9781474439312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429641.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The book reveals the extent to which writers we call “romantic” venerate and use the classics to serve their own ends in transforming poetry, epic, the novel, mythology, politics, and issues of race, ... More


Engaging Dialogue: Cinematic Verbalism in American Independent Cinema

Jennifer O'Meara

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474420624
eISBN:
9781474449564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420624.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines the centrality of dialogue to American independent cinema, arguing that it is impossible to separate small budgets from the old adage that ‘talk is cheap’. Focusing on the 1980s ... More


Moving Figures: Class and Feeling in the Films of Jia Zhangke

Corey Kai Nelson Schultz

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421614
eISBN:
9781474449588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421614.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines how the films of the Chinese Sixth Generation filmmaker Jia Zhangke evoke the affective “felt” experience of China’s contemporary social and economic transformations, by examining ... More


The Forgotten Sense: Meditations on Touch

Pablo Maurette

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226561332
eISBN:
9780226561509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226561509.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The Forgotten Sense: Meditations on Touch is a collection of essays that revolve around conceptions and depictions of the sense of touch throughout the cultural history of the West, from antiquity to ... More


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