Dramatic Disgust

Aesthetic Theory and Practice from Sophocles to Sarah Kane

Aesthetic disgust is a key component of most classic works of drama because it has much more potential than to simply shock the audience. This first extensive study on dramatic disgust places this sensation among pity and fear as one of the core emotions that can achieve katharsis in drama. The book sets out in antiquity and traces the history of dramatic disgust through Kant, Freud, and Kristeva to Sarah Kane's in-yer-face theatre. It establishes a framework to analyze forms and functions of disgust in drama by investigating its different cognates (miasma, abjection, etc.). Providing a concise argument against critics who have discredited aesthetic disgust as juvenile attention-grabbing, Sarah J. Ablett explains how this repulsive emotion allows theatre to dig deeper into what it means to be human.

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30. Juli 2020, 204 Seiten
ISBN: 978-3-8394-5210-3
Dateigröße: 1.22 MB

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Sarah J. Ablett

Sarah J. Ablett, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Deutschland

Autor_in(nen)
Sarah J. Ablett
Buchtitel
Dramatic Disgust Aesthetic Theory and Practice from Sophocles to Sarah Kane
Verlag
transcript Verlag
Seitenanzahl
204
ISBN
978-3-8394-5210-3
DOI
10.14361/9783839452103
Warengruppe
1562
BIC-Code
DSB HPN AN
BISAC-Code
LIT000000 PHI001000 PER011020
THEMA-Code
DSB QDTN ATD
Erscheinungsdatum
30. Juli 2020
Themen
Theater, Literatur
Adressaten
Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Theatre Studies, Philosophy
Schlagworte
Drama, Aesthetic Theory, Disgust, Abjection, Sarah Kane, Aesthetics, History of Theatre, Literary Studies, Literature, Theatre, Theatre Studies

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