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Essays on Kierkegaard and His Contemporaries
Why was anxiety such a major issue for Søren Kierkegaard and his contemporaries? This book revisits the “original” age of anxiety, the time and place where Kierkegaard’s ground-breaking thoughts on anxiety were formed. The pseudonym used by Kierkegaard in The Concept of Anxiety, Vigilius Haufniensis, is Latin for “the watchman of Copenhagen.” A guiding question is what the vigilant Haufniensis might have observed in his city—and especially in the literary culture of his time and day? Exploring freedom in many forms, Kierkegaard and his contemporaries found combinations of fear and desire that have later been considered symptomatic of modernity.
Contemporary and Historical Interventions in Blake and Brecht
Author: Keith O’Regan
In Towards a Productive Aesthetics, Contemporary and Historical Interventions in Blake and Brecht, Keith O’Regan mobilises a constellative approach to compare the political-aesthetic strategies of William Blake (1757-1827) and Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956). O’Regan traces two similar trajectories in each author’s work: an exploration of how capitalist domination defines conjunctures, and an investigation of how historical figures, themes and terrains illustrate past failures or losses that can be cleaved open for radical possibilities in the present. Brecht and Blake posit an “oppositional aesthetics of the now” that articulates a theory of experience under capitalism, while counter-posing an oppositional form of existence.
In: Musik - Komposition - Improvisation
In: Musik - Komposition - Improvisation
In: Musik - Komposition - Improvisation
In: Musik - Komposition - Improvisation
In: Musik - Komposition - Improvisation
In: Musik - Komposition - Improvisation
In: Musik - Komposition - Improvisation
In: Musik - Komposition - Improvisation