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Gustafsson Chorell, Torbjörn
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Gustafsson Chorell, T. (2019). Fascination in Julio Cortàzar's "Axolotl". Partial Answers, 17(1), 49-63
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fascination in Julio Cortàzar's "Axolotl"
2019 (English)In: Partial Answers, ISSN 1565-3668, E-ISSN 1936-9247, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 49-63Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Julio Cortázar’s short story “Axolotl” is a literary analysis of fascination. Situating the story in the history of fascination, the article highlights how it repeats well-known themes from this history. Cortázar’s short story also shows how authors have been able to use fascination as a productive force. I argue that Cortázar’s fascination is intimately connected to temporality, especially the time structure associated with reminders. As such, the fascinating story of a man’s obsession with an axolotl suggests that fascination became a major aspect of cultural reproduction and reconfiguration during the 20th century.

National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-369740 (URN)10.1353/pan.2019.0002 (DOI)000456183600003 ()
Available from: 2018-12-17 Created: 2018-12-17 Last updated: 2019-02-13Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson Chorell, T. (2016). History and identity in Hayden White's The Practical Past [Review]. History of the Human Sciences, 29(1), 128-135
Open this publication in new window or tab >>History and identity in Hayden White's The Practical Past
2016 (English)In: History of the Human Sciences, ISSN 0952-6951, E-ISSN 1461-720X, Vol. 29, no 1, p. 128-135Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
History of Ideas
Research subject
History of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-276352 (URN)10.1177/0952695115615282 (DOI)000371563100008 ()
Available from: 2016-02-11 Created: 2016-02-11 Last updated: 2017-11-30
Gustafsson Chorell, T. (2016). "Identitet som självdefinition har funnits så länge det funnits människor": intervju med Gerald Izenberg. Respons (4), 12-14
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Identitet som självdefinition har funnits så länge det funnits människor": intervju med Gerald Izenberg
2016 (Swedish)In: Respons, no 4, p. 12-14Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
History of Ideas
Research subject
History of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-300703 (URN)
External cooperation:
Available from: 2016-08-11 Created: 2016-08-11 Last updated: 2016-08-30
Gustafsson Chorell, T. (2016). Några identitetsfrågor i nyare historieteori. In: Viktoria Fareld & Hans Ruin (Ed.), Historiens hemvist, del 1: Den historiska tidens former (pp. 307-327). Stockholm: Makadam Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Några identitetsfrågor i nyare historieteori
2016 (Swedish)In: Historiens hemvist, del 1: Den historiska tidens former / [ed] Viktoria Fareld & Hans Ruin, Stockholm: Makadam Förlag, 2016, p. 307-327Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Makadam Förlag, 2016
National Category
History of Ideas
Research subject
History of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-283468 (URN)
Available from: 2016-05-12 Created: 2016-04-13 Last updated: 2016-10-20
Gustafsson Chorell, T. (2016). The Practical Past and Related Issues: An Interview with Hayden White. Scandia, 82(1), 107-116
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Practical Past and Related Issues: An Interview with Hayden White
2016 (English)In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 82, no 1, p. 107-116Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
National Category
History of Ideas
Research subject
History of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-283469 (URN)000378467100006 ()
Available from: 2016-05-12 Created: 2016-04-13 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson Chorell, T. (2015). Desire for the past?. Rethinking history, 19(4), 569-582
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Desire for the past?
2015 (English)In: Rethinking history, ISSN 1364-2529, E-ISSN 1470-1154, Vol. 19, no 4, p. 569-582Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In contemporary historical theory, quite a few historians and philosophers of history say that they desire the past and want to get in contact with it. This desire is modeled on the classical notion of eros and the idea of a constitutive lack in being that the desirable object is believed to take away. This notion of desire informs theories by historians such as Gabrielle S. Spiegel, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, F.R. Ankersmit, and Eelco Runia who thereby unreflectingly repeat a Platonic-idealistic framework that is at odds with what we commonly associate with a historical attitude. I also try to show that an alternative to this notion of desire for the past can be found in the theme of survival in Runia's philosophy of presence.

Keywords
the past; desire; presence; lack; emotions; Eelco Runia; survival
National Category
History of Ideas
Research subject
History of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-242895 (URN)10.1080/13642529.2015.1004879 (DOI)000369945800003 ()
Available from: 2015-02-02 Created: 2015-02-02 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson Chorell, T. (2014). A Sense of History: Piety and the Threat of Obliteration in Early Twentieth-century Historiography. Storia della Storiografia, 66(2), 19-35
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Sense of History: Piety and the Threat of Obliteration in Early Twentieth-century Historiography
2014 (English)In: Storia della Storiografia, ISSN 0392-8926, E-ISSN 2281-1141, Vol. 66, no 2, p. 19-35Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
History of Ideas
Research subject
History of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-241229 (URN)
Available from: 2015-01-09 Created: 2015-01-09 Last updated: 2017-12-05
Gustafsson Chorell, T. (2014). Fascination: En kommentar till Helge Ridderstrøm. Ekfrase: Nordisk Tidsskrift for Visuell Kultur, 5(2), 108-12
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fascination: En kommentar till Helge Ridderstrøm
2014 (Swedish)In: Ekfrase: Nordisk Tidsskrift for Visuell Kultur, ISSN 1891-5752, E-ISSN 1891-5760, Vol. 5, no 2, p. 108-12Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
History of Ideas
Research subject
History of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-237408 (URN)
Available from: 2014-12-02 Created: 2014-12-02 Last updated: 2017-12-05
Gustafsson Chorell, T. (2014). F.R.Ankersmits upplysningskritik. In: Anders Burman & Inga Sanner (Ed.), Upplysningskritik: (pp. 238-255). Stockholm/Höör: Symposion Brutus Östlings bokförlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>F.R.Ankersmits upplysningskritik
2014 (Swedish)In: Upplysningskritik / [ed] Anders Burman & Inga Sanner, Stockholm/Höör: Symposion Brutus Östlings bokförlag, 2014, p. 238-255Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm/Höör: Symposion Brutus Östlings bokförlag, 2014
National Category
History of Ideas
Research subject
History of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-235808 (URN)
Available from: 2014-11-11 Created: 2014-11-11 Last updated: 2014-11-11
Gustafsson Chorell, T. (2014). Kurt Goldstein's Theory of the Organism and Self-Preservation through Distancing in Twentieth-Century Philosophical Anthropology. Ideas in History, 8(1), 5-24
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kurt Goldstein's Theory of the Organism and Self-Preservation through Distancing in Twentieth-Century Philosophical Anthropology
2014 (English)In: Ideas in History, ISSN 1890-1832, E-ISSN 2245-5167, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 5-24Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
History of Ideas
Research subject
History of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-237236 (URN)
Available from: 2014-12-01 Created: 2014-12-01 Last updated: 2017-12-05
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