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Overview

"Offering historical overviews and explanations, Philip Shaw looks at the history of the sublime from the earliest, classical theories, through those of the Romantic era, to post-modern and avant-garde conceptions of sublimity; the major theorists of the sublime such as Burke, Kant, 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; and 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 study of what is essential reading for students of literature, critical and cultural theory.
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What People Are Saying

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Easily the most informative and wide-ranging series of its kind, so packed with bright ideas that it has become and indispensable resource for students of literature. (Terry Eagleton, University of Manchester, UK)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415268486
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Series: New Critical Idiom Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 799,348
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip Shaw is a senior lecturer in English Literature at the University of Leicester.

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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

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