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Serious: The Cultural Work of Classical Music and the Trap of Musical Sound

John J. Sheinbaum

in Good Music: What It Is and Who Gets to Decide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226593241
eISBN:
9780226593418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226593418.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Notable writings by Theodor W. Adorno (“On Popular Music”), Allan Bloom (The Closing of the American Mind), and Lawrence Kramer (Why Classical Music Still Matters) seek to valorize classical music ... More


Resisting Adorno, Revamping Kant

Thierry de Duve

in Aesthetics at Large: Volume 1: Art, Ethics, Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226546568
eISBN:
9780226546872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226546872.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter offers a polemical Auseinandersetzung with Theodor W. Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory and his philosophy in general. The chapter’s premise is the realization of how much Adorno was torn ... More


Slogans and Other One-Liners

Jan Mieszkowski

in Crises of the Sentence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226617053
eISBN:
9780226617220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226617220.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter asks how powerful a single sentence can be. For Hegel, the accuracy and forcefulness of any given statement is less important than the transformations that occur within sentences and the ... 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


Fetish

Joe Moshenska

in Iconoclasm As Child's Play

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780804798501
eISBN:
9781503608740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798501.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter opens with an ambiguous set of objects collected by a Dutch woman named Margrieta van Varick and described as “Indian Babies,” possibly brought with her from the Dutch East Indies to New ... More


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