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Ibsen on History and Life: in a Nietzschean Light

Kristin Gjesdal

in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190467876
eISBN:
9780190467913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190467876.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Henrik Ibsen’s dramatic oeuvre opens with a handful of historical plays, located in ancient Rome as well as a grand, almost mythological past in Norway. Hedda Gabler, however, presents us with an ... More


Where Hedda Dies: The Significance of Place

Susan L. Feagin

in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190467876
eISBN:
9780190467913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190467876.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Hedda’s behavior displays a pattern of attempts to distance herself from her responsibilities, which is integral to her concept of freedom. She exploits her social status, promotes outmoded and ... More


The Scars of Modern Life: in Adorno’s Prism

Frode Helland

in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190467876
eISBN:
9780190467913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190467876.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In Minima Moralia Theodor W. Adorno included three fragments or aphorisms on Ibsen. Here Adorno discusses Ibsen’s modernity, and the actuality of the realist dramas for Adorno’s own modernity six ... More


Against Interpretation?: Hedda and the Performing Self

Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr

in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190467876
eISBN:
9780190467913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190467876.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter reads Hedda Gabler as self-conscious actor and director of her own drama. It builds on the groundbreaking work of Gay Gibson Cima on Elizabeth Robins’s depiction of Hedda in 1891. Cima ... More


Philosophy, Theater, and Love: Ibsen’s and Plato’s

Kristin Boyce

in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190467876
eISBN:
9780190467913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190467876.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In the tenth book of Plato’s The Republic, Socrates famously invokes an ancient quarrel between philosophy and tragedy (among other art forms). In the Symposium, he shows philosophy triumphing over ... More


Editor’s Introduction: Philosophizing with Ibsen

Kristin Gjesdal

in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190467876
eISBN:
9780190467913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190467876.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The introduction to this volume offers an overview of Ibsen’s work and its philosophical significance. It traces the influence of nineteenth-century philosophers (Hegel, Kierekegaard, Nietzsche) on ... More


“My Life had stood, a Loaded Gun”: Agency and Writing in

Arnold Weinstein

in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190467876
eISBN:
9780190467913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190467876.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Using Emily Dickinson’s well-known poem about ‘female self-portrait-as-male’ as a reference, this chapter examines issues of rage, gender prison, marriage and agency-via-writing. The entrapped Hedda ... More


Hedda Gabler and the Uses of Beauty

Thomas Stern

in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190467876
eISBN:
9780190467913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190467876.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Ibsen connects the character of Hedda Gabler with beauty in two ways. First, there is her attractiveness, both functional and transient, which is associated in the play with the concept of loveliness ... More


Ibsen's Hedda Gabler: Philosophical Perspectives

Kristin Gjesdal (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190467876
eISBN:
9780190467913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190467876.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Since its publication in 1890, Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler has been a recurring point of fascination for readers, theater audiences, and artists alike. Newly married, yet utterly bored, the character of ... More


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