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A Curious Legacy: Ernst Bloch’s Enlightened View of the Fairy Tale and Utopian Longing, or Why the Grimms’ Tales Will Always Be Relevant

Jack Zipes

in Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160580
eISBN:
9781400852581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160580.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This concluding chapter examines the explorations of Ernst Bloch (1885–1977), the great philosopher of hope, and Theodor Adorno (1903–69), the foremost critical thinker of the Frankfurt School, ... More


Philosophies of Hope

Alan Mittleman

in Hope in a Democratic Age: Philosophy, Religion, and Political Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199297153
eISBN:
9780191700835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297153.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the modern displacement and transformation of religious hope and the emergence of secular hope. It looks at two representative figures from the 18th-century French and German ... More


Bloch

Francesca Vidal

in Music in German Philosophy: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226768373
eISBN:
9780226768397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768397.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter elaborates the biography of Ernst Bloch and explains his particular thoughts on musical philosophy. He was born on July 8, 1885. In 2000, a multifunctional center of science and culture ... More


Gnosophilia: Bloch, Benjamin, and the Authority of Counter-Tradition

Daniel Jiro Tanaka

in The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752992
eISBN:
9780804787499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752992.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter claims that Walter Benjamin and Ernst Bloch—and a large number of less self-reflective moderns—found a new locus, within the material world, for the mystical revelation. It examines ... More


“‘Concordances’ of Utter Chaos Post Rem”: A Portrait of James Joyce as a Chapter in German (Marxist) Literary History

Robert K. Weninger

in The German Joyce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041667
eISBN:
9780813043678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041667.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes an in-depth look at the role played by Joyce’s Ulysses in the so-called German Expressionism debate that raged among German Marxists in exile in the late 1930s—most prominently ... More


Schelling, Bloch, And The Continental Philosophy Of Religion

Wayne Hudson

in Rethinking Philosophy of Religion: Approaches from Continental Philosophy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222063
eISBN:
9780823235605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222063.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses some aspects of the approach to religion that philosopher J. W. F. Schelling developed in his late “positive philosophy”. It examines how ... More


A Disintegrating Culture: Dada Violence and Degradation

Dafydd W. Jones

in Dada 1916 in Theory: Practices of Critical Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380208
eISBN:
9781781381526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380208.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Added to the performative dimension of the preceding chapter is Dada’s all-inclusive aggression, embodied for many in 1916 by the confrontational pose of Richard Huelsenbeck. This chapter assesses ... More


“The Imprevidibility of the Future”: On Joycean Prophecy

Paul K. Saint-Amour

in Renascent Joyce

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042459
eISBN:
9780813043081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042459.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Ulysses is less interested in making po-faced prognostications than in displaying, mocking, and historicizing various prophetic utterances, particularly political ones. Thus Bloom's flatulent ... More


Reinventing Propaganda Films

Paolo Magagnoli

in Documents of Utopia: The Politics of Experimental Documentary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172714
eISBN:
9780231850773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172714.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the films of Anri Sala, Hito Steyerl, and Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, which can be related to the cultural phenomenon of Ostalgie, a German word describing a collective grief for ... More


Flying

Lynne Pearce

in Drivetime: Literary Excursions in Automotive Consciousness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748690848
eISBN:
9781474426817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690848.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the heightened states of consciousness associated with driving. Following an introductory subsection which addresses the way in which driving has long been seen to promote ... More


Religion and Art: Parsifal as Paradigm

David Roberts

in The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450235
eISBN:
9780801460975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450235.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter analyzes the total work as symbol. Wagner’s Parsifal, one of the most important inspirations for the European symbolist movement, stands as the paradigm of the restoration of the ... More


Lateness as ‘Hollowing Out’: Thomas Mann, Ernst Bloch, Wyndham Lewis, D.H. Lawrence

Ben Hutchinson

in Lateness and Modern European Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198767695
eISBN:
9780191821578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767695.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

If Adorno gives theoretical expression to the process of ‘hollowing out’ that characterizes modernism as that which is ‘obsolete in modernity’, Chapter 15 traces manifestations of this process across ... More


The Cosmopolitics of South–South Escapism

Héctor Hoyos

in Beyond Bolaño: The Global Latin American Novel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168427
eISBN:
9780231538664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168427.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the cosmopolitics of what it calls “novels of South–South escapism,” works that present fantasies of evasion through leisurely travel to destinations other than the more usual ... More


Primitivism and Negritude

Ben Etherington

in Literary Primitivism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503602366
eISBN:
9781503604094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503602366.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 considers a range of manifestoes and essays that articulate the primitivist project. Anchoring the discussion with Ernst Bloch’s conception of objective and subjective “nonsynchronicity,” ... More


Afterness and Experience (I): Can Hope Be Disappointed?

Gerhard Richter

in Afterness: Figures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157704
eISBN:
9780231530347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157704.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explores the relation between afterness and the experience of hope, with particular emphasis on the experiential category of hope that animates Ernst Bloch’s oeuvre. Hope, even when it ... More


Crossing every barrier: conte de L’Estaque

Joseph Mai

in Robert Guédiguian

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719096471
eISBN:
9781526124104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096471.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the change in direction of Guédiguian’s career in the 1990s, where pessimism and apocalyptic thematics give way to local politics and utopianism, making Guédiguian a leading ... More


Motifs of Anarchism in Edith Wharton’s <i>The Children</i>

Ferdâ Asya

in Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062815
eISBN:
9780813051772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062815.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores Edith Wharton’s enactment of the removal of her childhood repressions in The Children—a novel of expatriate children banding together in anarchist solidarity against their ... More


Afterness: Figures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics

Gerhard Richter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157704
eISBN:
9780231530347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157704.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book argues that the concept of “afterness” is a key figure in the thought and aesthetics of modernity. It pursues questions such as: What does it mean for something to “follow” something else? ... More


Wieland Wagner: The Appia Heritage and the Gesamtkunstwerk

Hilda Meldrum Brown

in The Quest for the Gesamtkunstwerk and Richard Wagner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199325436
eISBN:
9780191822360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325436.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

The chapter defines Wieland Wagner’s achievement and his ambiguous stance towards the Gesamtkunstwerk through the prism of his programme for ‘Neu-Bayreuth’. It demonstrates the importance to him of ... More


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