torsdag den 28. januar 2016

"February has taken my wife and daughter and is destroying the town, I said. I'm sorry. We too feel an overwhelming sadness. We too cry more than we laugh."
- Shane Jones, Light Boxes

Vil februar gøre mig den tjeneste at være mild og smuk netop det år hvor jeg skal skrive speciale?


søndag den 17. januar 2016

Death and Desire. Dissertation prep.

To dance with joy in the forest. Umberto Eco, Interpretation and Overinterpretation. On the syndrome of the secret in western culture, sacred text, Pars pro toto. Nietzsche, Birth of Tragedy, Apollonian, Dionysian. Hermann Nitsch. Eurypides, Bacchantinderne. Heinrich Heine. Sacher-Masoch, Venus in Furs. Furies. Ecstasy. Transgressions. The Devil. Paganism and Christianity. Praz, The Romantic Agony, Medusean beatury, the metamorphoses of Satan. Walter Pater. Bullen, The Sun is God. Arthur Evans, The God of Ecstasy. Arthur Machen, The Great God Pan -> Clark Ashton Smith, Lovecraft, Weird Fiction. Stefano Evangelista, British Aestheticism and Ancient Greece. Théophile Gautier, Les Dieux et les Demi-Dieux de la Peinture, Mes fantômes. Georges Bataille, Erotism: Death and Sensuality. René Girard, Violence and the Sacred. Brian de Palma, Richard Schechner, Dionysus 69. Kleist, Penthesilea. Karl Heinz Bohrer, Skrækkens æstetik. Rita Felsky, chok. Balzac, La Peu de chagrin. Bloody fairytales. Mysticism, religious delirium. Taste for evil. Marquis de Sade. Fr. Paulnan, Le Nouveau Mysticisme, 1891. Gothic flesh. Vernon Lee, spectres of antiquity, walking art. Satanism, occultism, LaVey. Joost van den Vandel, Lucifer. Joseph Roth.