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Aesthetic Illusion

Author : Frederick Burwick
ISBN : 3110117509
Genre : Aesthetics
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Category: Aesthetics

Immersion And Distance

Author : Werner Wolf
ISBN : 9789401209243
Genre : Philosophy
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Readers who appear to be lost in a storyworld, members of theatre or cinema audiences who are moved to tears while watching a performance, beholders of paintings who are absorbed by the representations in front of them, players of computer games entranced by the fictional worlds in which they interactively participate – all of these mental states of imaginative immersion are variants of ‘aesthetic illusion’, as long as the recipients, although thus immersed, are still residually aware that they are experiencing not real life but life-like representations created by artefacts. Aesthetic illusion is one of the most forceful effects of reception processes in representational media and thus constitutes a powerful allurement to expose ourselves, again and again to, e.g., printed stories, pictures and films, be they factual or fictional. In contrast to traditional discussions of this phenomenon, which tend to focus on one medium or genre from one discipline only, the present volume explores aesthetic illusion, as well as its reverse side, the breaking of illusion, from a highly innovative multidisciplinary and transmedial perspective. The essays assembled stem from disciplines that range from literary theory to art history and include contributions on drama, lyric poetry, the visual arts, photography, architecture, instrumental music and computer games, as well as reflections on the cognitive foundations of aesthetic illusion from an evolutionary perspective. The contributions to individual media and aspects of aesthetic illusion are prefaced by a detailed theoretical introduction. Owing to its transmedial and multidisciplinary scope, the volume will be relevant to students and scholars from a wide variety of fields: cultural history at large, intermediality and media studies, as well as, more particularly, literary studies, music, film, and art history.
Category: Philosophy

The Aesthetic Illusion In Literature And The Arts

Author : Tomáš Koblížek
ISBN : 9781350032590
Genre : Philosophy
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The notion of aesthetic illusion relates to a number of art forms and media. Defined as a pleasurable mental state that emerges during the reception of texts and artefacts, it amounts to the reader's or viewer's sense of having entered the represented world while at the same time keeping a distance from it. Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and the Arts is an in-depth study of the main questions surrounding this experience of art as reality. Beginning with an introduction providing historical background to modern discussions of illusion, it deals with a wide range of theoretical issues. The collection explores the nature and function of the aesthetic illusion as well as the role of affect and emotion, the implications of aesthetic illusion for the theory of fiction, the variable forms of aesthetic illusion and its relationship to other components of aesthetic response. Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and the Arts brings together a team of scholars from philosophy, literature and art and presents an interdisciplinary examination of a concept lying at the heart of contemporary aesthetics.
Category: Philosophy

Illusion And Aesthetic Perception

Author : Dorothy Iona Milford Hanks
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025647947
Genre : Aesthetics, German
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Magician Of Sound

Author : Jessie Fillerup
ISBN : 9780520379886
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French composer Maurice Ravel was described by critics as a magician, conjurer, and illusionist. Scholars have been aware of this historical curiosity, but none so far have explained why Ravel attracted such critiques or what they might tell us about how to interpret his music. Magician of Sound examines Ravel's music through the lens of illusory experience, considering how timbre, orchestral effects, figure/ground relationships, and impressions of motion and stasis might be experienced as if they were conjuring tricks. Applying concepts from music theory, psychology, philosophy, and the history of magic, Jessie Fillerup develops an approach to musical illusion that newly illuminates Ravel's fascination with machines and creates compelling links between his music and other forms of aesthetic illusion, from painting and poetry to fiction and phantasmagoria. Fillerup analyzes scenes of enchantment and illusory effects in Ravel's most popular works, including Boléro, La Valse, Daphnis et Chloé, and Rapsodie espagnole, relating his methods and musical effects to the practice of theatrical conjurers. Drawing on a rich well of primary sources, Magician of Sound provides a new interdisciplinary framework for interpreting this enigmatic composer, linking magic and music.
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Aesthetic Illusion

Author : Judith Spencer
ISBN : 0921984030
Genre : Aesthetics
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Illusion And The Drama

Author : Frederick Burwick
ISBN : UOM:39015021992410
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Burwick (English and comparative literature, U. of California, Los Angeles) provides a commentary on illusion in contemporary criticism, emphasizing the ways in which such critics as Husserl and Heidegger, Gadamer and Gombrich, Derrida and Adorno, have dealt with the subjective dimensions of aesthetic response. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Literary Criticism

Art And Aesthetics After Adorno

Author : J. M. Bernstein
ISBN : UCBK:C103233760
Genre : Art
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Theodor Adorno's Aesthetic Theory (1970) offers one of the most powerful and comprehensive critiques of art and of the discipline of aesthetics ever written. The work offers a deeply critical engagement with the history and philosophy of aesthetics and with the traditions of European art through the middle of the 20th century. It is coupled with ambitious claims about what aesthetic theory ought to be. But the cultural horizon of Adorno's Aesthetic Theory was the world of high modernism, and much has happened since then both in theory and in practice. Adorno's powerful vision of aesthetics calls for reconsideration in this light. Must his work be defended, updated, resisted, or simply left behind? This volume gathers new essays by leading philosophers, critics, and theorists writing in the wake of Adorno in order to address these questions. They hold in common a deep respect for the power of Adorno's aesthetic critique and a concern for the future of aesthetic theory in response to recent developments in aesthetics and its contexts.
Category: Art

Postmodern Pluralism And Concepts Of Totality

Author : Jost Hermand
ISBN : UOM:39015037694646
Genre : History
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The present volume contains contributions to the Twenty-fourth Wisconsin Workshop on -Postmodern Pluralism and Concepts of Totality-. For more than fifty years these two terms have been in the center of a world-wide controversy, be it in political speeches, mass media declarations, newspaper articles, or works of literature. Instead of conforming to conventional patterns of an unquestioned -democratic pluralism, - the speakers at this conference tried to rescue certain concepts of totality from meaningless notions of an -open society- which has given up all hopes for a political, social and cultural communality, based on concepts of the common good. And they did this not only in regard to political and socio-economic theories, but also in view of discourses such as feminism, ecology, utopian thinking, philosophy, German studies, and materialist theories of literature."
Category: History

Persistent Illusions Of Time And Space In Film And Television

Author : Stephanie Preuthen
ISBN : 9783640661480
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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject Film Science, grade: 1,3, University of Cologne, language: English, abstract: In film and television production, most of the multiplicity of rendered effects are ultimate results of cleverly devised composition and camera techniques. To entertain in cinematic terms means to attract the viewer's attention by affecting him at the very core of his being. Very personal and intimate feelings must be evoked to achieve such visual awareness and therefore producers and directors of television shows and feature films are utilizing the entire technology's capacity. Most of the time, the usage of cinematic techniques comes along with heavy losses of such elements that are still realistic and original. Illusions of time and space are created and spectators are regularly deluded. The main concern of this term paper is to provide the reader with an as broad as possible overview of the technological trends that occurred in the past centuries and are of fundamental importance for the creation of illusions. Specific attention will at this juncture be turned to the manipulation of space and time, as well as to the director's intentions that were followed by it. In the second part of the paper in hand, the established principles of media-theoretical terms will be transferred to Richard Linklater's Before Sunset, a follow-up to the 1994's success Before Sunrise. A film which consists of long-take tracking shots and evokes the illusion of realism in terms of time and space that are passed, which is why it is almost predestined for a closer analysis like this.
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Blues And The Poetic Spirit

Author : Paul Garon
ISBN : IND:39000005823906
Genre : Music
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While much has been written about the sociological significance of the blues, this is a unique inquiry into the blues and the mind, a study of the blues as thought. Here, the subconscious power of the blues is examined from a poetic and psychological perspective, illuminating the blues' deepest creative sources and exploring its far-reaching influence and appeal. Like Surrealist poetry in particular, blues communicate through highly charged symbols of aggression and desire-eros, crime, magic, night, and drugs, among others. A close analysis of classic blues lyrics, along with a wealth of source material from Freud and James Frazer, to Breton and Marcuse, conveys the blues' major poetic function of spiritual revolt against repression. First published in 1975, Blues and the Poetic Spirit is a blues literature classic. This long-awaited new edition assesses developments in the blues since that time and outlines the social and political forces that continue to shape its evolution.
Category: Music

Noble Lies Slant Truths Necessary Angels

Author : Ellis Shookman
ISBN : UOM:39015041293583
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A study of how the novels by Christoph Martin Wieland explore the notion of fictionality, both as a feature of the stories themselves and as a distinguishing characteristic of the fanciful notions, moral laws, political utopias, religious beliefs and artistic concepts that they describe.
Category: Literary Criticism

Henry James

Author : Peter Rawlings
ISBN : UOM:39015049990941
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The success of a work of art, to my mind, may be measured by the degree to which it produces a certain illusion; that makes it appear to us that we have lived another life, that we have had a miraculous enlargement of experience. Henry James A concept of 'illusion' was fundamental to the theory and practice of literary representation in Henry James. This book offers readings of James' fictional and critical texts that are informed by the certainty of illusion, and links James' mode of illusion with a number of concerns that have marked novel criticism in both the recent and not-so-recent past: gender, publicity, realism, aesthetics and passion, cults of authorial personality, the narrative construction of the future, and absorption. Flannery addresses each of these concerns through close engagement with particular texts: The Portrait of a Lady, The Tragic Muse, The Wings of the Dove, and some other less familiar texts. Although cognizant of debates that have raged around James as he is read both by 'radical' and 'traditional' critics, this book's primary focus is on the specific nuances of James' texts and the interpretive challenges and pleasures they offer.
Category: Literary Criticism

Abstracts Of Theses

Author : Vanderbilt University
ISBN : UCAL:B5179339
Genre : Dissertations, Academic
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Category: Dissertations, Academic