Hi there, This group is growing, but it’s quiet—probably because it doesn’t have a member moderator! Would any of you like to step up and get the conversation going in here? You can use this space for collaborating on journal articles or panel proposals, peer reviewing work, adding events to the group calendar, sharing CFPs […]
Hi Bob, This is the old (Beta) site, which doesn’t have the blue logo. Here’s the direct link to the new site: https://hcommons.org/groups/american-musicological-society/ See if that will get you over there, if you’re still by your computer. Thanks!
A lecture dealing with Ellen Charry’s sacramentology.
The following paper attempts a philosophically rigorous interpretation of H.C. Andersen’s tales. Through a radically conceived sentimentality — the unmediated juxtaposition of the abjection of things, conceived as a paradoxical “desire for desire” having no place in the world, with a cruel, apathetic gaze — Andersen challenges the existence of the soul or subjectivity as what, by combining the theoretical gaze with contemplative pleasure, grants coherence to experience. Thus undermining not only Romantic self-reflection, and its suturing of philosophy to criticism, but Plato’s erotic psychology, Andersen inaugurates a new philosophical literature: a writing for children cultivating an openness
The essays I am posting on Humanities Commons are also on Librarything and Goodreads. These aren’t reviews. They are thoughts about the state of literary fiction, intended principally for writers and critics involved in seeing where literature might be able to go. Each one uses a book as an example of some current problem in writing. The context is my own writing project. All comments / criticism welcome.
This review of Auden’s prose establishes him as a writer concerned with theodicy or the Problem of Evil. Any thinking person will have to first contend with the Problem of Evil; Auden does this very well.
This review shows how Auden was a philosopher of religion and therefore, this review calls for reassessing the poet Auden as a philosopher concerned with prayer and the necessity of the transcendent in life. We often forget how some of the greatest Marx-influenced poets have contributed deeply to religious literature. The review has a very important part on the Metaphysical poets; especially George Herbert.
It did not. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJU3hOs9EZ4 Trying it in text editor mode…
May 14, 1917, and I didn’t see all that much in the way of centennial posts on that day. Here’s a documentary on him to see if the open links in new tab will work… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJU3hOs9EZ4
A brief essay about the work Past Won’t Pass (Catalog #52) by artist Noritaka Minami.