This Sunday at Deer Pile: Psychedelic Aesthetics, Literature, and Liberal Crises – Lecture 4

June 27, 2014 § Leave a comment

We will be building on previous lectures by discussing Hermann Hesse’s Glass Bead Game. We will discuss psychedelic aesthetics in the context of twentieth century attempts to overcome history. This clip from Apocalypse Now – based on Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness – exemplifies an aestheticization of the European Imaginary’s fascination with primitivism as a critique of the European Enlightenment rationality. See previous lectures below. All are welcome, even if you have not had a chance to do the reading.

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