Aesthetic Anxiety: Uncanny Symptoms in German Literature and Culture (Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissensch

Aesthetic Anxiety: Uncanny Symptoms in German Literature and Culture (Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissensch

By: Laurie Ruth Johnson (author)Paperback

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Aesthetic Anxiety analyzes uncanny repetition in psychology, literature, philosophy, and film, and produces a new narrative about the centrality of aesthetics in modern subjectivity. The often horrible, but sometimes also enjoyable, experience of anxiety can be an aesthetic mode as well as a psychological state. Johnson's elucidation of that state in texts by authors from Kant to Rilke demonstrates how estrangement can produce attachment, and repositions Romanticism as an engine of modernity.

About Author

Laurie Johnson is Associate Professor of German, Comparative Literature, and in the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She published The Art of Recollection in Jena Romanticism: Memory, History, Fiction, and Fragmentation in Texts by Friedrich Schlegel and Novalis with Max Niemeyer Verlag in 2002. Johnson has published articles on Friedrich Schlegel and the practice of animal magnetism, psychosomata in Romantic psychology and literature, and Early Romantic philosophy and aesthetics.

Contents

Preface Aesthetic Anxiety and the Uncanny The Uncanny Before Freud: Psychological and Philosophical Aspects Beautiful Breakdowns: Uncanny Symptoms and the Aestheticization of Illness Conspiracy Theories: The Melancholy and Manipulated Male Subject Too Much Memory: Uncanny Love Conclusion: Childish Anxiety, Wish, Belief Bibliography

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789042031135
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 267
  • ID: 9789042031135
  • weight: 435
  • ISBN10: 9042031131

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