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The Aesthetics of Violence: Art, Fiction, Drama and Film
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of English.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8370-1851
2017 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Violence at an aesthetic remove from the spectator or reader has been a key element of narrative and visual arts since Greek antiquity. Here Robert Appelbaum explores the nature of mimesis, aggression, the affects of antagonism and victimization and the political uses of art throughout history. He examines how violence in art is formed, contextualised and used by its audiences and readers. Bringing traditional German aesthetic and social theory to bear on the modern problem of violence in art, Appelbaum engages theorists including Kant, Schiller, Hegel, Adorno and Gadamer. The book takes the reader from Homer and Shakespeare to slasher films and performance art, showing how violence becomes at once a language, a motive, and an idea in the experience of art. It addresses the controversies head on, taking a nuanced view of the subject, understanding that art can damage as well as redeem. But it concludes by showing that violence (in the real world) is a necessary condition of art (in the world of mimetic play).

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London: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017. , p. 196
Keywords [en]
aesthetics, violence, art, fiction, drama, film
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Humanities and the Arts
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Aesthetics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-336773ISBN: 9781786605030 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-336773DiVA, id: diva2:1166945
Available from: 2017-12-17 Created: 2017-12-17 Last updated: 2017-12-17

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