Aesthetic Anxiety analyzes uncanny repetition in psychology, literature, philosophy, and film, and produces a new narrative about the centrality of aesthetics in modern subjectivity. The often horrible, but sometimes also enjoyable, experience of anxiety can be an aesthetic mode as well as a psychological state. Johnson’s elucidation of that state in texts by authors from Kant to Rilke demonstrates how estrangement can produce attachment, and repositions Romanticism as an engine of modernity.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||267|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2010|
|Name||Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft|