By Jerome Carroll, Steve Giles, Maike Oergel
The essays during this ebook examine the advanced and sometimes contradictory relationships among aesthetics and modernity from the overdue Enlightenment within the 1790s to the Frankfurt university within the Nineteen Sixties and have interaction with the vintage German culture of socio-cultural and aesthetic idea that extends from Friedrich Schiller to Theodor W. Adorno. whereas modern discussions in aesthetics are usually ruled via summary philosophical methods, this booklet embeds aesthetic conception in broader social and cultural contexts and considers a variety of creative practices in literature, drama, song and visible arts. Contributions contain examine on Schiller’s writings and his paintings with regards to ethical sentimentalism, Romantic aesthetics, Friedrich Schlegel, Beethoven, Huizinga and Greenberg; philosophers reminiscent of Kierkegaard, Benjamin, Heidegger and Adorno; and thematic techniques to Darwinism and Naturalism, smooth tragedy, postmodern realism and philosophical anthropology from the eighteenth century to the current day. This booklet relies on papers given at a global symposium held below the auspices of the college of Nottingham on the Institute of German and Romance experiences, London, in September 2009
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Schiller’s theoretically inclined intellectual poetry, such as the Gods of Greece, consciously rejects the demands of the late Enlightenment, which according to the world of The Ghost-Seer produce partly problematic and partly ambivalent results, and takes the road to classicism – in concordance with the autonomous, self-referential status of literature, which then seeks to provide a plausible explanation for its subservience to the values and norms of the bourgeois social stratum that sustains it.
Enlightenment Entertainment and the Eclipse of Visual Education (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1994). Weissberg, L. Geistersprache. Philosophischer und literarischer Diskurs im späten 18. Jahrhundert (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 1988). M. ‘Seeing’ Speech. Illusion and the Transformation of Dramatic Writing in Diderot and Lessing (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2005). Maike Oergel The Aesthetics of Historicity: Dialectical Dynamics in Schiller’s and Friedrich Schlegels’s Concepts of the Art of Modernity This chapter argues that both Schiller’s and Schlegel’s concepts of modernity and modern art are characterised by dialectical dynamics and that this is due to the increasing problem which the notion of historicity was presenting towards the end of the eighteenth century.
Aesthetics and Modernity from Schiller to the Frankfurt School by Jerome Carroll, Steve Giles, Maike Oergel