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Measures of intimacy: From skepticism to ethics in the writing of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Measures of Intimacy: From Skepticism to Ethics in the Writing of Ralph Waldo Emerson forwards an alternative to reading Emerson as a thinker of individualism, which has long been the predominate framework through which ...
The compulsion to translate: Dead language and the poet-translator in postwar America
My dissertation proposes to rethink the function of translation within the development of 20 th century poetry by presenting case studies of four American poets who turned to ancient, or "dead" languages as a means of ...
Under the Influence: Ethics and Domesticity in Prohibition-Era Literature
Under the Influence: Ethics and Domesticity in Prohibition-Era Literature explores the ways in which the representations of drinking and drunkenness in Prohibition-era fiction are part of a larger project of modernism that ...
Poet(h)ics of life: Gilles Deleuze and the thought of becoming
In recent philosophical and theoretical debates, the question of ethics has risen to new prominence and manifold suggestions have been made as to how to adopt ethics to the challenges of today's complex world. With the ...
The art of saying no: Adorno's aesthetic negativity in the work of Richard Serra, Bob Dylan and Robert Creeley
The Art of Saying No is grounded in the idea that Adorno's aesthetics (as expressed not only in his Aesthetic Theory, but across and throughout his interdisciplinary body of work) can be characterized in terms of what ...
Sublime responsibilities: Form as ethic
This dissertation addresses the formal value of works of art (poetry, visual art, film, and music) in terms of ethical concepts after Emmanuel Levinas, Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, Frederick Nietzsche ...