Terror and the Sublime in Art and Critical Theory: From Auschwitz to Hiroshima to September 11 (Studies in European Culture and History Series)

Terror and the Sublime in Art and Critical Theory: From Auschwitz to Hiroshima to September 11 (Studies in European Culture and History Series)

by Gene Ray

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Terror and the Sublime in Art and Critical Theory: From Auschwitz to Hiroshima to September 11 (Studies in European Culture and History Series) by Gene Ray

In these 11 essays, Ray traces the transformation in art and critical theory in the aftermath of Auschwitz and Hiroshima. He confronts the shared cultural conditions that made Auschwitz and Hiroshima possible and offers meditations on the structure and meaning of traumatic historical events. Ray argues that globalization cannot be separated from the collective tasks of working through historical genocide. Applying his conclusions to the trauma of September 11 and the subsequent invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, he contends that the current War on Terror can be understood as a globalized inability to mourn. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230256903
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 09/03/2005
Series: Studies in European Culture and History
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 470 KB

About the Author

Gene Ray has taught at New College of Florida and the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is a former German Chancellor's Scholar of the Alexamder con Humboldt Foundation.

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