Sublime / Edition 1

Sublime / Edition 1

by Philip Shaw
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0415268486

ISBN-13: 9780415268486

Pub. Date: 12/01/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Often labelled as ‘indescribable’, the sublime is a term that has been debated for centuries amongst writers, artists, philosophers and theorists. Usually related to ideas of the great, the awe-inspiring and the overpowering, the sublime has become a complex yet crucial concept in many disciplines. Offering historical overviews and explanations, Philip

Overview

Often labelled as ‘indescribable’, the sublime is a term that has been debated for centuries amongst writers, artists, philosophers and theorists. Usually related to ideas of the great, the awe-inspiring and the overpowering, the sublime has become a complex yet crucial concept in many disciplines. Offering historical overviews and explanations, Philip Shaw looks at:

  • the legacy of the earliest, classical theories of the sublime through the romantic to the postmodern and avant-garde sublimity
  • the major theorists of the sublime such as Kant, Burke, Lyotard, Derrida, Lacan and Zizek, offering critical introductions to each
  • the significance of the concept through a range of literary readings including the Old and New testaments, Homer, Milton and writing from the romantic era
  • how the concept of the sublime has affected other art forms such as painting and film, from abstract expressionism to David Lynch’s neo-noir.

This remarkably clear study of what is, in essence, a term which evades definition, is essential reading for students of literature, critical and cultural theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415268486
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Series:
New Critical Idiom Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
1,216,487
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Before (and After) Longinus 2. Sublimity in the Eighteenth Century 3. Burke: A Philosophical Enquiry 4. Kant: The Analytic of the Sublime 5. The Romantic Sublime 6. The Sublime is Now: Derrida and Lyotard 7. From the Sublime to the Ridiculous: Lacan and Žižek Afterword Glossary Bibliography

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >