Criticism and Modernity: Aesthetics, Literature, and Nations in Europe and Its Academies

Criticism and Modernity: Aesthetics, Literature, and Nations in Europe and Its Academies

by Thomas Docherty
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198185014

ISBN-13: 9780198185017

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book argues that from the late seventeenth century to the present national cultures have sought to regulate the democratic subject through the academic form of arguments about the proper relations of aesthetics to ethics and politics. It offers a radical reconsideration of the history of modernity, tracing the emergence of criticism as a socio-cultural

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This book argues that from the late seventeenth century to the present national cultures have sought to regulate the democratic subject through the academic form of arguments about the proper relations of aesthetics to ethics and politics. It offers a radical reconsideration of the history of modernity, tracing the emergence of criticism as a socio-cultural practice across all the major European nations, and drawing on an extensive range of European literature and philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198185017
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1590L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Section I. Criticism and National Theatricality
Tragedy and the Nationalist Condition of Criticism
Love as the European Humour
Section II. The Subject of Democracy
The Culture of Benevolence
Democracy Time and Time Again
The Politics of Singularity
Section III. Aesthetic Education
Pessimism, Community, and Utopia in Aesthetic Education
Education, English, and Criticism in the University
Index

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