Temporal Negative Aesthetics

“…life is short, and both time and strength limited…”

Negative aesthetics, as currently conceived, addresses unpleasant or unsatisfactory aesthetic experiences that diminish one’s quality of life or provoke moral censure. To this formulation, I propose adding a temporal dimension. The discourse stands to benefit from interrogating lost time as a form as negative aesthetics — and furthermore confronting how all aesthetic experiences carry a temporal cost, complicating even the most positive…

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Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, believe it or not.

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Alexander Joy

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Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, believe it or not.

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