The new aestheticism

Edited by John J. Joughin and Simon Malpas

The new aestheticism

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-6139-4
  • Pages: 256
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £18.99
  • Published Date: May 2003
  • BIC Category: Humanities / Philosophy: aesthetics, LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory, Literary theory, Philosophy: aesthetics, History


The interest in aesthetics in Philosophy, Literary and Cultural Studies is growing rapidly. 'The new aestheticism' contains exemplary essays by key practitioners in these fields which demonstrate the importance of this area of enquiry.


List of Contributors
The new aestheticism: An introduction - John J. Joughin and Simon Malpas
PART ONE: Positions
1. Aesthetic education and the demise of experience - Thomas Docherty
2. Towards a contemporary aesthetic - Jonathan Dollimore
3. Mimesis in black and white: Feminist aesthetics, negativity and semblance - Ewa Plonowska Ziarek
4. What comes after art - Andrew Bowie
5. Touching art: Aesthetics, fragmentation and community - Simon Malpas
6. The Alexandrian aesthetic - Howard Caygill
7. Defending poetry, or is there an early modern aesthetic? - Mark Robson
8. Shakespeare's genius: 'Hamlet', adaptation and the work of following - John J. Joughin
9. Critical knowledge, scientific knowledge and the truth of literature - Robert Eaglestone
10. Melancholy as form: Towards an archaeology of modernism - Jay Bernstein
11. Kant and the ends of criticism - Gary Banham
12. Including transformation: Notes on the art of the contemporary - Andrew Benjamin
13. Aesthetics and politics: Between Adorno and Heidegger - Joanna Hodge


John J. Joughin is Reader in English at the University of Central Lancashire. Simon Malpas is Lecturer in English at the Manchester Metropolitan University

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