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Mysticism and the Inquisition in sixteenth-century Spain
I explore the significance of the flourishing of mysticism occurring in Spain simultaneous with the Inquisition that at best mistrusted mystics and at worst was openly hostile to them. The mystical texts of Teresa de Ávila ...
Incubating spirits: The aesthetics of co-esse
A phenomenological study of nineteenth century Spiritualism can unearth the hidden exposition of poesis located in séance rooms. Here, Spiritualism will be painted as a meditation on the aesthetics of imagining a subject ...
Hawthorne's transcendental turn
This dissertation charts the trajectory of the “transcendental turn” that occurred in Nathaniel Hawthorne's thought between the years 1833 and 1846. I focus especially on the first stage of the author's philosophical ...
Kant with Melville: Freedom, enthusiasm, and the novel
This dissertation explores the relationship between Kant and Melville, paying close attention to the former’s idea of freedom and the latter’s effort to exhibit freedom without transforming it into individualism. It is ...
Within perspective: Re-tracing Renaissance art history through deconstructive methods and retrospective vision
This Master's thesis intends to examine several historiographical dialogues concerning the use of linear perspective during the Renaissance period. Furthermore, by introducing specific deconstructivist theories of Jacques ...
Romantic darkness: Critical reflections on enlightenment in Joseph Conrad, Mary Shelley, and William Wordsworth
This dissertation proposes to explore the trajectory of Romantic darkness as a fate of Enlightenment, focusing mostly on Joseph Conrad, Mary Shelley and William Wordsworth. The notion of Romantic darkness accounts for a ...