“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Theories of the Romantic Grotesque (MP3)

With Tilottama Rajan, Alexander Regier and me. It's very hard to imagine how that could have gone better. Hope you enjoy it. My talk is called “Grotesque Romantic Ecology.” Tilottama's could have been done by Iain Hamilton Grant (similarly Schellingian) and was brilliant. Alexander's was an amazing talk about the artist Fuseli.

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