The Resource Last things : disastrous form from Kant to Hujar, Jacques Khalip, (ebook)

Last things : disastrous form from Kant to Hujar, Jacques Khalip, (ebook)

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Last things : disastrous form from Kant to Hujar
Title
Last things
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disastrous form from Kant to Hujar
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Jacques Khalip
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eng
Summary
With the arrival of the so-called era of the Anthropocene, certain contemporary theoretical approaches have led us to think that we are only now properly beginning to speculate on an inhuman world that is not for us, as well as confronting our fears and anxieties around ecological, political, social, and philosophical extinction. Reflections on apocalypse and disaster, however, were not foreign to what we historically call romanticism, but in Last Things, Jacques Khalip begins with the end of things differently, treating lastness otherwise than either a privation or a conclusion. He emphasizes quieter and non-emphatic modes of thinking the end of the world of thought itself. Without fear, foreshadowing, or catastrophe, Khalip explores lastness as a form, structure, or unit that marks the limits of our life and world, and he reads the fate of romanticism (and romantic studies) within the key of the last. Although this is a reading one could never wish for, it is one, Khalip argues, that we urgently have to make today. The book is not an elegy to the human, or to romanticism; rather, it polemically argues that we should read romanticism as a negative force that exceeds theories, narratives, and figures of survival and sustainability. Each chapter explores a diverse range of romantic and contemporary materials: poetry by John Clare, Emily Dickinson, John Keats, Percy Shelley, and William Wordsworth; philosophical texts by William Godwin, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau; paintings by Hubert Robert, Caspar David Friedrich, and Paterson Ewen; installations by Tatsuo Miyajima and James Turrell; and photography by John Dugdale, Peter Hujar, and Joanna Kane. Shuttling between different temporalities, Last Things undertakes an original reorganization of romantic thought for contemporary culture. It examines an archive that is on the side of disappearance, perishing, the inhuman, and lastness
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Midwest
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1975-
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Khalip, Jacques
Dewey number
809/.9145
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Romanticism
  • Literature
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Last things : disastrous form from Kant to Hujar, Jacques Khalip, (ebook)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780823279562
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12065399
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remote
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12065399
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MWT12065399
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Last things : disastrous form from Kant to Hujar, Jacques Khalip, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823279562
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12065399
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12065399
System control number
MWT12065399
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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