Radical Aesthetic

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Oktober 2000



Provides a severe critique of the contemporary anti-aesthetic movement. Points to the democratic and radical potential of the aesthetic. Forges an alternative aesthetic discourse. Draws upon a wide range of theorists and philosophers, and uses a variety of literary and artistic examples to reinforce the argument.


Introduction: A Case for Rethinking the Category of the Aesthetic. Part I: The Hermeneutics of Suspicion and the 'Problem' of the Aesthetic:. 1. Cultural Materialism and Culturalism. 2. The Aesthetic and the Polis: Marxist Deconstruction. 3. Writing from the Broken Middle - Post Structuralist Deconstruction. Part II: The Poetics of Emotion:. 4. Textual Harassment: the ideology of close reading, or how close is close?. 5. Thinking Affect. Part III: Cultural Capital, Value and a Democratic Aesthetics:. 6. Beyond the Pricing Principle. 7. And Beauty? A Dialogue. Part IV: Feminism and Aesthetic Practice:. 8. Debating Feminisms. 9. Women's Space: Echo, Caesura, Echo. Bibliography.


Isobel Armstrong is professor of English at Birkbeck College, University of London. She has published widely on Shakespeare, Romanticism, Victorianism, nineteenth-century poetry, poetics, politics, theories of language and contemporary literary theory. She is co-editor of Women: A Cultural Review. Her most recent books include Victorian Poetry: Poetry, Poetics and Politics (1993) and the Oxford Anthology of Nineteenth-Century Women Poets (1996), edited with Joe Bristow.
EAN: 9780631220534
ISBN: 0631220534
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2000
Seitenanzahl: 292 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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