Tragedy and Comedy: A Systematic Study and a Critique of Hegel

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The first evaluation and critique of Hegel's theory of tragedy and comedy, this book also develops an original theory of both genres.
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The first evaluation and critique of Hegel's theory of tragedy and comedy, this book also develops an original theory of both genres.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780791435465
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1997
  • Series: SUNY Series in Hegelian Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations, Translations, Gender

1 Introduction

Historical Considerations in Generic Studies

Systematic Considerations in Generic Studies

Hegel and Intersubjectivity

Art and Truth

Art and History

Art and Emotions

Drama, Novel, and Film

Framework of This Study

A Note to the Reader

2 A Study of Tragedy

The Tragedy of Self-Sacrifice (1)

The Tragedy of Stubbornness (2a)

The Tragedy of Opposition (2b)

The Tragedy of Awareness (3)

The Drama of Suffering

Paratragedy or the Tragedy of Suffering

Heuristic Value and Elaboration

Schiller's "Don Carlos"

Bolt's and Joffe's "The Mission'

3 A Study of Comedy

Hegel on Comedy

The Comedy of Coincidence (1)

The Comedy of Reduction (2a)

The Comedy of Negation (2b)

The Comedy of Withdrawal (2c)

The Comedy of Intersubjectivity (3)

The Comedy of Absolute Irony and the Hermeneutics of Interpretation

Elaboration

Hofmannsthal's "The Difficult Man"

More Difficult Cases

4 On the Drama of Reconciliation

Tragedy, Comedy, Reconciliation

Speculative Drama

Melodrama, the Problem Play, and the Drama of Reconciliation

Neighboring Terms, Forms, and Issues

Hitchcock's "I Confess"

Contradictions in Aristotle and Hegel

Post-Hegelian Discussions of the Drama Reconciliation

Varieties of Sublation

Tragedy versus Reconciliation

5 The Dialectic of Genreā€”or: Transitions and Interrelations

Comedy as the Truth of Tragedy

Transitions

Interrelations between Tragic and Comic Subgenres

6 Tragedy and Comedy Today

The Disappearance of Tragedy

Comedy, Despair, Finitude

Comedy and the Negation of Negativity

Comic Harmony and Cooperation

7 Afterword

An Invitation for Further Work

Appendix A. Tragedy

Appendix B. Comedy

Appendix C. Drama of Reconciliation

Notes

Works Cited

Index

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