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See detailAn Aesthetics of the Unbearable : The Cult of Masculinity and the Sublime in Ernst Jüngers "Der Kampf als inneres Erlebnis" (Battle as Inner Experience")
Kohns, Oliver UL

in Image and Narrative (2013), 14(3), 141-150

This article analyses the structure of "experience" in Ernst Jünger’s essay "Battle as an inner experience". Based on his war experiences, Jünger posits the necessity of an aesthetics of the unbearable ... [more ▼]

This article analyses the structure of "experience" in Ernst Jünger’s essay "Battle as an inner experience". Based on his war experiences, Jünger posits the necessity of an aesthetics of the unbearable. This aesthetics is systematically connected with the philosophical tradition of the sublime developed in antiquity (by e.g. Pseudo-Longinus) and modernity (by e.g. Burke and Kant). At the same time Jünger’s aestethics of experience generates an apparent homophile cult of masculinity. [less ▲]

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See detailGuy Fawkes in the 21st Century. A Contribution to the Political Iconography of Revolt
Kohns, Oliver UL

in Image and Narrative (2013), 14(1), 89-103

The article analyzes the symbolism of the Guy Fawkes mask, which has achieved a global visibility in the protest movement “Occupy” around 2010. Being taken from the movie “V for Vendetta” (USA 2006 ... [more ▼]

The article analyzes the symbolism of the Guy Fawkes mask, which has achieved a global visibility in the protest movement “Occupy” around 2010. Being taken from the movie “V for Vendetta” (USA 2006), which adapts the comic “V for Vendetta”, the mask performs a complex interplay between pop culture and political protest. By wearing the Fawkes mask and by blowing up the British parliament, a re-appropriation of political representation for the people is demanded in the film. Thus, the Guy Fawkes mask symbolizes a genuinely democratic desire. However, the political symbolism of uprising develops a disturbing affinity towards totalitarism at the same time. [less ▲]

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