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Weird Realism

Author : Graham Harman
ISBN : 9781780992525
Genre : Philosophy
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As Holderlin was to Martin Heidegger and Mallarme to Jacques Derrida, so is H.P. Lovecraft to the Speculative Realist philosophers. Lovecraft was one of the brightest stars of the horror and science fiction magazines, but died in poverty and relative obscurity in the 1930s. In 2005 he was finally elevated from pulp status to the classical literary canon with the release of a Library of America volume dedicated to his work. The impact of Lovecraft on philosophy has been building for more than a decade. Initially championed by shadowy guru Nick Land at Warwick during the 1990s, he was later discovered to be an object of private fascination for all four original members of the twenty-first century Speculative Realist movement. In this book, Graham Harman extracts the basic philosophical concepts underlying the work of Lovecraft, yielding a weird realism capable of freeing continental philosophy from its current soul-crushing impasse. Abandoning pious references by Heidegger to Holderlin and the Greeks, Harman develops a new philosophical mythology centered in such Lovecraftian figures as Cthulhu, Wilbur Whately, and the rat-like monstrosity Brown Jenkin. The Miskatonic River replaces the Rhine and the Ister, while Holderlin's Caucasus gives way to Lovecraft's Antarctic mountains of madness.
Category: Philosophy

The Unique Legacy Of Weird Tales

Author : Justin Everett
ISBN : 9781442256224
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume collects critical essays that provide a broader understanding of the magazine Weird Tales and its authors, artists, readers, and editorial practices, as well as the larger impact that the periodical had on popular culture and genre fiction. In particular, these essays explain why Weird Tales deserved its subtitle “The Unique Magazine” and why works by some of its authors have endured.
Category: Literary Criticism

Weird Fiction In Britain 1880 1939

Author : James Machin
ISBN : 9783319905273
Genre : Social Science
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This book is the first study of how ‘weird fiction’ emerged from Victorian supernatural literature, abandoning the more conventional Gothic horrors of the past for the contemporary weird tale. It investigates the careers and fiction of a range of the British writers who inspired H. P. Lovecraft, such as Arthur Machen, M. P. Shiel, and John Buchan, to shed light on the tensions between ‘literary’ and ‘genre’ fiction that continue to this day. Weird Fiction in Britain 1880–1939 focuses on the key literary and cultural contexts of weird fiction of the period, including Decadence, paganism, and the occult, and discusses how these later impacted on the seminal American pulp magazine Weird Tales. This ground-breaking book will appeal to scholars of weird, horror and Gothic fiction, genre studies, Decadence, popular fiction, the occult, and Fin-de-Siècle cultural history.
Category: Social Science

Speculation V

Author : Ridvan Askin
ISBN : 9780692203163
Genre : Philosophy
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Ever since the turn of the century aesthetics has steadily gained momentum as a central field of study across the disciplines. No longer sidelined, aesthetics has grown in confidence. While this recent development brings with it a return to the work of the canonical authors (most notably Baumgarten and Kant), some contemporary scholars reject the traditional focus on epistemology and theorize aesthetics in its ontological connotations. It is according to this shift that speculative realists have proclaimed aesthetics as “first philosophy” and as speculative in nature. With speculative realism aesthetics no longer necessarily implies human agents. This is in alignment with the general speculative realist framework for thinking all kinds of processes, entities, and objects as free from our allpervasive anthropocentrism which states, always, that everything is “for us.” This special issue of Speculations: A Journal of Speculative Realism explores the ramifications of what could be termed the new speculative aesthetics. In doing so, it stages a three-fold encounter: between aesthetics and speculation, between speculative realism and its (possible) precursors, and between speculative realism and art and literature. Speculations V includes: “Introduction: Aesthetics after the Speculative Turn,” by Ridvan Askin, Andreas Hägler, and Philipp Schweighauser Part 1: The Art of Theory “Non-Phenomenological Thought,” by Steven Shaviro — “Beauty, the Will to Power, and Life as Artwork: Aesthetico-Speculative Realism in Nietzsche and Whitehead,” by Theodor Leiber and Kirsten Voigt Sellars — “Contra Deleuze on Intuitive Knowledge,” by Matija Jelača — “Not Kant, Not Now: Another Sublime,” by Claire Colebrook — “Speculative Aesthetics and Object-Oriented Inquiry (OOI),” by N. Katherine Hayles — “Actual Qualities of Imaginative Things: Notes towards an Object-Oriented Literary Theory,” by Jon Cogburn and Mark Allan Ohm — “Speculative Experiments: What if Simondon and Harman Individuate Together?” by Miguel Penas López Part 2: The Theory of Art “Greenberg, Duchamp, and the Next Avant-Garde,” by Graham Harman — “Not Objects so Much As Images: A Response to Graham Harman’s ‘Greenberg, Duchamp, and the Next Avant-Garde’,” by Bettina Funcke — “Strategic Invisibility: The Zero Point of Modernism and the Avant-Garde,” by Thomas Gokey — “The Anxiousness of Objects and Artworks 2: (Iso)Morphism, Anti-Literalism and Presentness,” by Robert Jackson — “The Alien Aesthetic of Speculative Realism, or, How Interpretation Lost the Battle to Materiality and How Comfortable this Is to Humans,” by Roberto Simanowski — “Art and Guerrilla Metaphysics: Graham Harman and Aesthetics as First Philosophy,” by Francis Halsall — “Images I Cannot See,” by Magdalena Wisniowska Disegno — “A Speculative Constructivist Interpretation,” by Sjoerd van Tuinen
Category: Philosophy

Vierfaches Objekt

Author : Graham Harman
ISBN : 3883963488
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Towards Speculative Realism Essays

Author : Graham Harman
ISBN : 9781846946035
Genre : Philosophy
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These writings chart Harman's rise from Chicago sportswriter to co founder of one of Europe's most promising philosophical movements: Speculative Realism.
Category: Philosophy

End Of Phenomenology

Author : Tom Sparrow
ISBN : 9780748684854
Genre : Philosophy
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Shows how speculative realism is replacing phenomenology as the beacon of realism in contemporary Continental philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

Kapitalistischer Realismus Ohne Alternative

Author : Mark Fisher
ISBN : 3899654218
Genre : Capitalism
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Wie eine Kultur aussieht, in der der kapitalistische Realismus als tiefgreifende und omnipräsente Atmosphäre regiert, wird von Fisher analysiert - inklusive der Frage: Wo sind Alternativen zum kapitalistischen Realismus zu suchen?
Category: Capitalism