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Arts and Terror

Editor(s): Vladimir L. Marchenkov

Book Description

This book examines the manifestations of terror in the arts. From classical tragedy to post-9/11 responses, terror – as an emotion, violent act, and state of the world – has been a preoccupation of artists in all genres. Using philosophy, art history, film studies, interdisciplinary arts, theatre studies, and musicology, the authors included here delve into this perennially contemporary theme to produce insights articulated in a variety of idioms: from traditional philosophical humanism to phenomenology to feminism. Their approaches may vary, but together they reinforce the notion that terror is a thread in the fabric of artistic expression as much as it has always been and, alas, remains a thread in the fabric of life.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4161-0
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4161-7
Date of Publication: 01/02/2014
Pages / Size: 155 / A5
Price: £39.99


Vladimir L. Marchenkov is Professor of Aesthetics and Theory at the Ohio University School of Interdisciplinary Arts in Athens, Ohio, USA. His research interests include philosophy of music, theory of myth, Russian philosophy, and Asian aesthetic thought. He is the author of The Orpheus Myth and the Powers of Music (Pendragon, 2009), editor of Between Histories: Arts Dilemmas and Trajectories (Hampton Press, 2013), and translator of Aleksei Losev’s renowned 1930 work The Dialectics of Myth (Routledge, 2003). His essays on the philosophy of music, literature, and painting have appeared in Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Muzïkal’naya akademiya, Analecta Husserliana: The Yearbook of Phenomenological Research, Hera’s Peacock: An International Thematic Interdisciplinary Journal, Studies in East European Thought, and other publications. He served as the consulting editor on Russian philosophy for the Macmillan 2005 award-wining Encyclopedia of Philosophy. He is currently working on his second book, Three Borises: Poetic Truth Against the Will to Power.