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Hannah Arendt: Irony and Atrocity

Deborah Nelson

in Tough Enough: Arbus, Arendt, Didion, McCarthy, Sontag, Weil

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226457772
eISBN:
9780226457949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457949.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter undertakes an investigation into Arendt's recourse to irony in her scandalous account of the trial of Adolph Eichmann. Eichmann in Jerusalem arrived at the very moment when the protocols ... More


Technology, Ethics, and Literature

Mark William Roche

in Why Literature Matters in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104493
eISBN:
9780300129595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104493.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter looks at several analyses of the ethical challenges of the technological age and the effects of technology in society. It looks at Hans Jonas's award-winning Imperative of Reponsibility ... More


Stasis

Robert Eaglestone

in The Broken Voice: Reading Post-Holocaust Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778363
eISBN:
9780191823800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778363.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

The idea of ‘working though’ the past has played a central role in many literary, historical, philosophical, and wider cultural debates about the Holocaust. However, this chapter argues that two ... More


“The Rage of Caliban”: The Mirror of Recognition

Michael Davidson

in Invalid Modernism: Disability and the Missing Body of the Aesthetic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198832812
eISBN:
9780191880476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832812.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 2 focuses on works that mark the transition from fin de siècle aestheticism to works of high modernism. The primary focus is the role of embodiment in modernist aesthetics, specifically as it ... More


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