• "The Dream of an Island": Dear Esther and the Digital Sublime

    Author(s):
    James O'Sullivan (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Digital Humanists
    Subject(s):
    Digital humanities, Electronic literature, New media
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6PZ51K79
    Abstract:
    Kant remarks that beauty “is what pleases in the mere judgment (and there not by the medium of sensation in accordance with a concept of understanding),” and the sublime “pleases immediately through its opposition to the interest of sense”. Lyotard’s position is such that the sublime, as construed by Burke and Kant, “outlined a world of possibilities for artistic experiments in which the avant-gardes would later trace out their paths”. It is within this framework—the established connection between the sublime and the avant-garde—that I will situate my argument that electronic literature and literary games avail of an aesthetic of the sublime. Updated 7.17.18 to correct file and page numbers.
    Notes:
    Special issue on Small Screen Fiction
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