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André Bazin

Overview page. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art — Literature.

(1918–58)

Frenchfilm critic, co-founder and editor of the highly influential journal Cahiers du cinéma, the key organ of auteur theory. His essays, published posthumously in a...

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Erich Auerbach

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies — Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art.

(1892–1957) German philologist

Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature (1953) Non-Fiction

Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature...

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Humour

Noël Carroll.

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Theatre; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Humour. 144 pages.

Humour: A Very Short Introduction considers the relation of humour to emotion and cognition, explores the value of humour in its social functions, and examines the leading humour theories...

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Humour and value

Noël Carroll.

in Humour

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Theatre; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Humour. 13310 words.

‘Humour and value’ concerns the relation of humour to value, specifically in terms of its social functions. Humour, and the comic amusement that attends it, has a crucial role to play in...

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Humour, emotion, and cognition

Noël Carroll.

in Humour

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Theatre; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Humour. 6313 words.

‘Humour, emotion, and cognition’ examines the relation of humour to emotion and cognition and begins by considering whether comic amusement is an emotion. By considering comic amusement as...

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Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art.

(1770–1843)

German lyric poet. Hölderlin trained as a theologian at the university of Tubingen where he met Schelling and Hegel. In his novel Hyperion (1797/99), Hölderlin...

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Luigi Pareyson

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art.

(1918–1991), Italian philosopher.

Italian philosophy, particularly in the twentieth century, derives much of its fascination and importance from the way in which philosophical...

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The nature of humour

Noël Carroll.

in Humour

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Theatre; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Humour. 15685 words.

Humour is the object of comic amusement. ‘The nature of humour’ reviews the leading theories of that which engenders comic amusement – the superiority theory, the incongruity theory, the...

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Oedipus Meets Sacher-Masoch: Kathy Acker's Pornographic (Anti)Ethical Aesthetic

Suzette Henke.

in Contemporary Women's Writing

December 2008; p ublished online December 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (Women's Writing); Philosophy of Literature. 8326 words.

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Ut Pictura Poesis

Overview page. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art — Literature.

[uut pik-too-ră poh-ees-is]

A phrase used by the Roman poet Horace in his Ars Poetica (c.20 bce), meaning ‘as painting is, so is poetry’. The phrase has come to stand for the...

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