Aesthetics Bibliography — Spring 2015

A long list of media, read and unread, which pertain to aesthetics. Philosophical aesthetics, art, popular culture, and the impact of reproduction upon poetry and image. Included here for archival purposes, mainly because they provide useful terminology for the study of pop culture and/or literature in the present. Do they …

Attempting to Translate “The Mass Ornament” (TBC)

  Siegfried Kracauer. “The Mass Ornament.” In Mass Ornament: Weimar Essays. Translated by Thomas Y. Levin. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995, 74-86. An excavation which proceeds sectionally, as does Kracauer: 1. In the first paragraph of this essay, Kracauer sets his readers up for the analysis of popular culture …