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Cultural and Political Nostalgia in the Age of Terror : The Melancholic Sublime - (Hardcover)

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This book re-examines the role of the sublime across a range of disparate cultural texts, from architecture and art, to literature, digital technology, and film, detailing a worrying trend towards nostalgia and arguing that, although the sublime has the potential to be the most powerful uniting aesthetic force, it currently spreads fear, violence, and retrospection. In exploring contemporary culture, this book touches on the role of architecture to provoke feelings of sublimity, the role of art in the aftermath of destructive events, literature’s establishment of the historical moment as a point of sublime transformation and change, and the place of nostalgia and the returning of past practices in digital culture from gaming to popular cinema.

Number of Pages: 156
Genre: Social Science, Performing Arts
Series Title: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Matthew Leggatt
Language: English
Street Date: November 17, 2017
TCIN: 53145661
UPC: 9781138220997
Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-5191
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