She disappeared into unhappy consciousness: Louise Bourgeois and the bathos of surrealism

Haynes, Doug (2010) She disappeared into unhappy consciousness: Louise Bourgeois and the bathos of surrealism. In: Crangle, Sara and Nicholls, Peter (eds.) On bathos. Continuum, pp. 90-111. ISBN 9781441105073

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Abstract

This essay uses Hegel's notion of the unhappy consciousness to read Bourgeois as she punctures the masculine "sublimity" of her Surrealist masters. As Professor Charles Altieri of the University of Berkeley has noted of the essay in a review for the European Journal of English Studies: "Doug Haynes masterful link of Bourgeois to Hegels unhappy consciousness is especially forceful in convicting classical Surrealism of restoring a rhetoric of the sublime in different form. Then he makes a compelling case for the contrast involved in Bourgeois feel for the particulars of bodily states and relations lurking in resistance to all celebrations of mastery."

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Depositing User: Douglas Haynes
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:13
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2016 09:07
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/24823

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