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BBC Radio 4 - Germany: Memories of a Nation, Reichstag
Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum, explores 600 years of Germany's complex and often challenging history using objects, art, landmarks and literature.
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december 2017 by dunnettreader
Orlando: An audio guide | OUPblog
Interview with Michael Whitworth, editor of Works of Virginia Woolf and Oxford Classics edition of Orlando
fiction  identity  cultural_history  biography  20thC  Modernism  audio  homosexuality  sexuality  postmodern  literary_history  historical_fiction  19thC  gender_history  Woolf_Virginia 
april 2017 by dunnettreader
Weibel P, Sloterdijk P, Finkielkraut A, Houellebecq M - La nouvelle conception de l'homme. La construction de l'être humain (2004) - Cairn.info
Weibel Peter, Sloterdijk Peter, Finkielkraut Alain, Houellebecq Michel, « La nouvelle conception de l'homme. La construction de l'être humain. », Le Philosophoire 2/2004 (n° 23) , p. 32-55
URL : www.cairn.info/revue-le-philosophoire-2004-2-page-32.htm.
DOI : 10.3917/phoir.023.0032.
Transcript from 2001 conference
Downloaded via iPhone to DBOX
21stC  evolution-social  biocultural_evolution  Modernism  humanism  downloaded  posthumanism  human_nature  change-social  conference  genetics  anti-humanism  neuroscience  social_theory  postmodern 
february 2016 by dunnettreader
Marc Jimenez - La fin de la fin de l'art (2011) - Cairn.info
Décrépitude, déclin, fin, mort, progrès, décadence, dégénérescence (de l’art) ne sont plus des notions fondamentales pour penser la création actuelle. L’art contemporain, depuis plus de trois décennies, brouille les cartes esthétique, historique et idéologique qui déterminaient autrefois les critères de pertinence et de qualité des œuvres d’art. L’art ne disparaît pas, il se dissout dans le « culturel », là où la valeur marchande prévaut sur les valeurs artistique et esthétique. Le capitalisme libéral crée l’art pérenne. Il invente ainsi la fin de la fin de l’art, un art à son image, sans valeurs, sans idéaux, sans perspective humaniste, témoin désabusé de notre époque, parfois violent, excessif, mais peu contestataire, sismographe d’un monde agité et déboussolé. -- downloaded via iPhone to DBOX
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february 2016 by dunnettreader
History and Theory, Vol. 50, No. 4, THEME ISSUE 50: Historical Distance: Reflections on a Metaphor (December 2011), pp. 24-37 -- concerns about historical distance arose along with modernist historicism, and they disappear with postfoundationahsm. The developmental historicism of the 19thC appealed to narrative principles to establish continuity between past and present and to guide selections among facts. In the 20thC, modernist historicists rejected such principles, thereby raising the specter of historical distance: that is, the distorting effects of the present on accounts of the past, the chasm between facts and narrative. The modernist problem became: how can historians avoid anachronism and develop accurate representations of the past? Instead of using narrative principles to select facts, modernist historicists appealed to atomized facts to validate narratives. However, in the late 20thC, postmodernists (Frank Ankersmit and Hayden White) argued that there was no way to close the distance between facts and narratives. The postmodern problem became: how should historians conceive of their writing given the ineluctable distance between facts and narratives? Today, postfoundationahsm dispels both modernist and postmodernist concerns with historical distance; it implies that all concepts (not just historical ones) fuse fact and theory, and it dissolves issues of conceptual relativism, textual meaning, and re-enactment. -- downloaded pdf to Note
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january 2016 by dunnettreader
John Patrick Diggins - Arthur O. Lovejoy and the Challenge of Intellectual History (2006) | JSTOR - Journal of the History of Ideas
Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. 67, No. 1 (Jan., 2006), pp. 181-208 -- another attack on Pragmatism as deconstruction, postmodern assault on Enlightenment etc etc -- downloaded pdf to Note
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october 2015 by dunnettreader
Pavement, Piety, and Prophetic Art – By Karla Cavarra Britton - The Marginalia Review of Books
Flora Samuel and Inge Linder-Gaillard, Sacred Concrete: The Churches of Le Corbusier, Birkhäuser, 2013, 230pp., $85 Le Corbusier, the Franco-Swiss architect,…
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july 2015 by dunnettreader
Thomas G. Pavel - The Lives of the Novel: A History. (2013 hdbk, 2015 obk) | Princeton University Press
This is a bold and original original history of the novel from ancient Greece to the vibrant world of contemporary fiction. In this wide-ranging survey, Pavel argues that the driving force behind the novel's evolution has been a rivalry between stories that idealize human behavior and those that ridicule and condemn it. Impelled by this conflict, the novel moved from depicting strong souls to sensitive hearts and, finally, to enigmatic psyches. Pavel analyzes more than a hundred novels from Europe, North and South America, Asia, and beyond, resulting in a provocative reinterpretation of its development. According to Pavel, the earliest novels were implausible because their characters were either perfect or villainous. In the 18thC and 19thC, novelists strove for greater credibility by describing the inner lives of ideal characters in minute detail (as in Richardson's case), or by closely examining the historical and social environment (as Scott and Balzac did). Yet the earlier rivalry continued: Fielding held the line against idealism, defending the comic tradition with its flawed characters, while Charlotte Brontë and George Eliot offered a rejoinder to social realism with their idealized vision of strong, generous, and sensitive women. In the twentieth century, modernists like Proust and Joyce sought to move beyond this conflict and capture the enigmatic workings of the psyche. Pavel concludes his compelling account by showing how the old tensions persist even within today's pluralism, as popular novels about heroes coexist with a wealth of other kinds of works, from satire to social and psychological realism. -- Prof. of French, Comparative Literature, and Social Thought at the U. of Chicago, also "Fictional Worlds" and "The Spell of Language." -- downloaded introduction to Note
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june 2015 by dunnettreader
Tom Eyers, review - Tzuchien Tho and Giuseppe Bianco (eds., trs.), Badiou and the Philosophers: Interrogating 1960s French Philosophy // Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews // March 2014
Fascinating review - [E]ven as Badiou marks a break with earlier, linguistically-oriented forms of French philosophy, he is as doggedly faithful to the modernist radical Left as the new anti-critics [eg Latour and speculative realists] are determined to leave it behind. Badiou is nothing if not a thinker of grand Truths, both philosophical and political, and the volume under review, nimbly edited by young philosophers of note Tzuchien Tho and Giuseppe Bianco, gives readers an insight into the very earliest moments of the militant philosopher's development. At one and the same time, the book offers us glimpses of the pre-1968 generation that Badiou and his peers would take intellectual sustenance from, filtered through questions asked by a precocious 27-year-old Badiou as part of a unique series of television interviews, broadcast by the French state broadcaster between 1965 and 1968. --The transcripts of the interviews with Jean Hyppolite, Michel Foucault, Georges Canguilhem, Raymond Aron, Paul Ricoeur, Michel Henry and Michel Serres have been carefully edited and translated by Tho and Bianco, and the latter have penned a lengthy introduction that situates the text within concurrent developments in French politics and media culture. -- ...the undeniable initial thrill that comes from encountering thinkers, already eminent at the time they were interviewed, struggling to summarize their life's work on the spot and within the confines of a newly dominant cultural medium. At the very least, one gets a sense of just how crucial this mostly older generation of philosophers was to the famous upstarts - Lacan, Derrida, Kristeva, Badiou himself - who were beginning to make their mark as the interviews aired; an understanding, in other words, of how the apparently irrevocable break that structuralism and post-structuralism inflicted in the late 1960s may have been less absolute than previously assumed.
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march 2014 by dunnettreader
Beauty, Art, and Darwin | Roger Sandall (2009)
Review essay of Roger Scruton, Beauty and Denis Dutton, The Art Instinct - both 2009. Very nicely done, though gets a bit cranky about the 1960s with Kristol and Bell. And he's a stitch on Scruton's fatuous attempt to turn Titian's odalesque into conjugal contentment and Manet's into a money grubbing prostitute.
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february 2014 by dunnettreader
Jack Selzer - Kenneth Burke among the Moderns: "Counter-Statement" as Counter Statement | JSTOR: Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Vol. 26, No. 2 (Spring, 1996), pp. 19-49
"Counter-Statement" (Burke's 1st book of essays written from mid 1920s to 1931) - by tracking the modernist elements that Burke incorporated and those he was starting to challenge, within a modernist conversation, this article looks like an quick education in literary_history and criticism from the 19thC esthetes (eg Flaubert, Pater) onwards. -- downloaded pdf to Note
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february 2014 by dunnettreader
Mark Bevir - Anglophone Historicism: From Modernist Method to Post-analytic Philosophy [eScholarship] (2009)
Original Citation:
Mark Bevir, “Anglophone Historicism: From Modernist Method to Post-analytic Philosophy”, Journal of the Philosophy of History 3 (2009), 211-224

Historicism, Modernism, Postanalytic Philosophy, Quentin Skinner
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february 2014 by dunnettreader
Ronald Paulson - Versions of a Human Sublime - Discussion article for issue: The Sublime and the Beautiful: Reconsiderations | JSTOR: New Literary History, Vol. 16, No. 2 (Winter, 1985), pp. 427-437
(1) From the Sublime to the Political: Some Historical Notes (pp. 213-235) Gary Shapiro. *--* (2) Sociology and the Sublime (pp. 237-249) Judith Huggins Balfe. *--* (3) Plato's Performative Sublime and the Ends of Reading (pp. 251-273) Charles Altieri. *--* (4) Longinus and the Subject of the Sublime (pp. 275-289) Suzanne Guerlac. *--* (5) A Commentary on Suzanne Guerlac's "Longinus and the Subject of the Sublime"(pp. 291-297) Frances Ferguson. *--* (6) Gothic Sublimity (pp. 299-319) David B. Morris. *--* (7) A Grammar of the Sublime, or Intertextuality Triumphant in Church, Turner, and Cole (pp. 321-341) Bryan J. Wolf. *--* (8) Sublime or Ridiculous? Turner and the Problem of the Historical Figure (pp. 343-376) Andrew Wilton. *--* (9) Seascapes of the Sublime: Vernet, Monet, and the Oceanic Feeling (pp. 377-400) Steven Z. Levine. *--* (10) Declensions: D'Annunzio after the Sublime (pp. 401-415) Paolo Valesio and Marilyn Migiel. *--* (11) Fresh Frozen Fenix Random Notes on the Sublime, the Beautiful, and the Ugly in the Postmodern Era (pp. 417-425) Nathaniel Tarn -- downloaded pdf to Note
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february 2014 by dunnettreader
Brian O’Connor interviewed by Richard Marshall - Adorno’s negative dialectic and so on » 3:AM Magazine Nov 2013
Brian O’Connor ponders the appeal of philosophy, German Idealism, Adorno and his response, the idea of a damaged life, the catastrophe of the Nazi era, what there is about Adorno that drives Hegelians crazy, on the conditions for understanding the social world, about philosophy’s historical situation, Adorno’s negative dialectic, immanent vs transcendent criticism, on Adorno’s moral theory, his relationship to music, his relationship with Benjamin, on self-constitution and autonomy and on the foolishness of analytic/continental restrictions. They should sell postcards for this one…
20thC  Germany  intellectual_history  continental_philosophy  German_Idealism  Enlightenment_Project  philosophy_of_history  Hegelian  moral_philosophy  aesthetics  modernity  Modernism  Frankfurt_School  EF-add 
november 2013 by dunnettreader
AIME - An Inquiry into Modes of Existence | Bruno Latour - Science Po
The inquiry in which you will be able to take part has the aim of providing a more precise definition for the experiences gathered under the vague expression “modernization”. And especially one that is more acceptable to those other civilisations that have also been subject to the same discovery: that there is no Earth where we can modernize “the way we used to”. So we have to think again what we mean by this term while both retaining the inheritance of the modernization project and composing it in a quite new way.

The inquiry is based on the delicate extraction of a series of “values”—a deliberately outdated term—which the Moderns say they hold dear. But without ever being sure what these values mean, and how they can all be endorsed at the same time while respecting their differences and being wary of their tendency to crush other ones.

To establish these differences, we have prepared a very simple little protocol that begins with the experience produced when there is a clash between two values. This clash is felt each time one value is judged using the instrumentation coming from another value. We will make a collection of such incidents by creating a database of what we will call “crossings” because they will allow two types of judgement to emerge.
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november 2013 by dunnettreader
Bookslut | Constellation of Genius: 1922: Modernism Year One by Kevin Jackson - Sept 2013
Declared Year One of a new era by Modernism's head cheerleader, Ezra Pound, 1922 is famously the publication year of the twin figures of Modernist literature, James Joyce's Ulysses and T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land. According to Kevin Jackson, these seminal works may have been the brightest stars of this landmark year, but they were in a sky "that was blazing with a 'constellation of genius' of a kind that had never been known before, and has never since been rivalled." Jackson navigates this spectacular starscape in his latest book, Constellation of Genius.

1922 was a very busy year in modern history. Howard Carter discovered King Tutankhamun's tomb, Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize for Physics, and the Soviet Union was founded with Lenin as its leader, with Stalin following close behind. Oh, and Disney produced his first short animated features, the Irish Civil War began, and Louis Armstrong moved to Chicago, where he helped introduce modern jazz to the public. Not to mention Virginia Woolf published her first truly Modernist work of fiction (Jacob's Room), Mussolini took over Italy, and the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) was formed
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october 2013 by dunnettreader

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