publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

"The Dream of an Island": Dear Esther and the digital sublime

O'Sullivan, James;
Open Access English
  • Published: 14 Dec 2017
  • Publisher: Paradoxa
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
Kant remarks that beauty “is what pleases in the mere judgment (and there not by the medium of sensation in accordance with a concept of understanding),” and the sublime “pleases immediately through its opposition to the interest of sense”. Lyotard’s position is such that the sublime, as construed by Burke and Kant, “outlined a world of possibilities for artistic experiments in which the avant-gardes would later trace out their paths”. It is within this framework—the established connection between the sublime and the avant-garde—that I will situate my argument that electronic literature and literary games avail of an aesthetic of the sublime. Updated 7.17.18 to ...
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free text keywords: Dear Esther, The Chinese Room, E-lit, Electronic literature, Digital humanities, Electronic Literature, Literary Games, Dear Esther, Digital Humanities, Digital Sublime, New media
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