Ambiguous Subjects: Dissolution and Metamorphosis in the Postmodern Sublime

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In the history of ideas, the aesthetic categories of the sublime and the grotesque have exerted a powerful force over the cultural imagination. Ambiguous Subjects is one of the first studies to examine the relationship between these concepts. Tracing the history of the sublime from the eighteenth century through Burke and Kant, Wawrzinek illustrates the ways in which the sublime has traditionally been privileged as an inherently masculine and imperialist mode of experience that polices and abjects the grotesque to the ...

Ambiguous Subjects: Dissolution and Metamorphosis in the Postmodern Sublime 2008, Brill/Rodopi

ISBN-13: 9789042025486

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