Terror and the Sublime in Art and Critical Theory: From Auschwitz to Hiroshima to September 11 (Studies in European Culture and History Series) Gene Ray

ISBN: 9780230256903

Published: September 3rd 2005

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Terror and the Sublime in Art and Critical Theory: From Auschwitz to Hiroshima to September 11 (Studies in European Culture and History Series)  by  Gene Ray

Terror and the Sublime in Art and Critical Theory: From Auschwitz to Hiroshima to September 11 (Studies in European Culture and History Series) by Gene Ray
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The eleven interconnected essays of this book penetrate the dense historical knots binding terror, power, and the aesthetic sublime and bring the results to bear on the trauma of September 11 and the subsequent war on terror. Through rigorousMoreThe eleven interconnected essays of this book penetrate the dense historical knots binding terror, power, and the aesthetic sublime and bring the results to bear on the trauma of September 11 and the subsequent war on terror.

Through rigorous critical studies of major works of post- 1945 and contemporary culture, the book traces transformations in art and critical theory in the aftermath of Auschwitz and Hiroshima. Critically engaging with the work of continental philosophers Theodor W Adorno, Jacques Derrida, and Jean-Francois Lyotard and of contemporary artists Joeph Beuys, Damien Hirst, and Boaz Arad, the book confronts the shared cultural conditions that made Auschwitz and Hiroshima possible and offers searching meditations on the structure and meaning of the traumatic historical event.

Ray argues that globalization cannot be separated from the collective tasks of working through historical genocide. He provocatively concludes that the curent US-led war on terror must be grasped as a globalized inability to mourn.



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