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Under Representation: The Racial Regime of Aesthetics

David Lloyd

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282388
eISBN:
9780823284948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282388.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Under Representation argues that the relation between the concepts of universality, freedom and humanity, and the racial order of the modern world is grounded in the founding texts of aesthetic ... More


The Elusiveness of the Particular: Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor Adorno

Seyla Benhabib

in Exile, Statelessness, and Migration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691167251
eISBN:
9780691184234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167251.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the subterranean affinities between Hannah Arendt and Theodor Adorno, two of the most famous exiles of the last century, through the so-called “Benjaminian moment” present in ... More


The Aesthetic Taboo: Aura, Magic, and the Primitive

David Lloyd

in Under Representation: The Racial Regime of Aesthetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282388
eISBN:
9780823284948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282388.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

“The Aesthetic Taboo” concerns the place of primitive anthropology in the aesthetic theory of Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno. It traces the influence of Freud’s Totem and Taboo through their ... More


Reanimating Musical Organicism

Holly Watkins

in Musical Vitalities: Ventures in a Biotic Aesthetics of Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226594705
eISBN:
9780226594842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226594842.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Chapter 1, “Reanimating Musical Organicism,” revisits the legacy of organicism to discover fresh critical potential in a discourse currently maligned as a relic of Austro-German aesthetic values. ... More


Making Ends Meet: Hart Crane’s Job

Peter Riley

in Whitman, Melville, Crane, and the Labors of American Poetry: Against Vocation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198836254
eISBN:
9780191878237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836254.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the continually waylaid career of Hart Crane. Working contra the vocational arrangement set out by his modernist colleagues, Crane consistently produced work that undermined the ... More


Prologue: Inaugurating Gestures—Le Sacre du printemps

Lucia Ruprecht

in Gestural Imaginaries: Dance and Cultural Theory in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190659370
eISBN:
9780190659417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190659370.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

The Prologue investigates The Rite of Spring in a triangular reading. It juxtaposes an analysis of Vaslav Nijinsky’s choreography with two signature texts on the piece, which are also key documents ... More


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