He specialized in Romance Philology and German Literature , but also studied philosophy and sociology during his university years, which took him to Munich , Regensburg , Salamanca , Pavia , and Konstanz. Over forty scholars of theory, philosophy, and literary studies who had worked with Gumbrecht attended the conference. Stanford football coach David Shaw also attended. As an Emeritus, Gumbrecht continues to write, participate in campus life, and meet with students. Scholarly work[ edit ] Stimmung, or cultural moods[ edit ] Gumbrecht has written extensively on " Stimmung ", a German word also referencing the tuning of musical instruments, but more commonly meaning " mood " and as such used by Gumbrecht to indicate the mood or atmosphere of a particular era or artistic work. Events described range from boxing matches to bar conversations, and Gumbrecht profiles artistic greats and public figures alongside workers, farmers, and engineers to depict the emergence of new sensibilities that transcended boundaries of class, race, gender, or nation.

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Skickas inom vardagar. Recensioner i media [Gumbrecht] approaches the culture of the early twentieth century in an The entries are a droll pastiche of literary criticism, sociological statistics, and historical anecdotes.

In both content and form, this work is an important advance in cultural scholarship. Gumbrecht invites us to experience this year in a book that discards the conventions of linear narrative in favor of a series of 51 essays interconnected by numerous cross-references. Acting as the literary equivalent of Web surfing, the innovative structure perfectly reflects the increasingly kinetic and fragmented culture of the time, when the inherited certainties of faith and tradition were giving way to volatile mass enthusiasms in sports and cinema and to unsettling experiments in technology, music, and gender roles.

Impotence Authenticity vs. Artificiality Center vs. Periphery Immanence vs. Transcendence Individuality vs. Collectivity Male vs. Female Present vs. Past Silence vs. Noise Sobriety vs. Exuberance Uncertainty vs.


Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

Gumbrecbt rated it it was amazing Nov 04, Robyn rated it liked it Apr 25, Gumbrecht has also written on gumbrechg spectatorship of sportusing philosophy and the history of athletics to present an analytical perspective on the precise ways sport is consumed and appreciated. Open Preview See a Problem? Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. We relive a celebrated boxing match and see how Jack Dempsey was beaten yet walked away with the hearts of the fans. The entire work is divided into three sections.



Mile Refresh and try again. Experts and general readers alike will derive both pleasure and profit from this book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Over an academic quarterthe Group discusses one contemporary or historical text from the Western philosophical tradition. My favourite is probably the third one, on the collapse of social codes. Conveying personal encounters with poetry, song, painting, and the novel, this book thus gestures toward the intangible and in the process, constitutes a bold defense of the subjective experience of the arts. Here, gummbrecht goes one step gumbrecbt, exploring the substance and reality of language as a material component of the world—impalpable hints, tones, and airs that, as much as they may be elusive, are no less matters of actual fact.


Table of Contents Travel back to the year and into the rush of experiences that made people feel they were living on the edge of time. Touch a world where speed seemed the very essence of life. It is a year for which we have no expectations. It was not or or , yet it was the year A. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht opens up the space—time continuum by exploring the realities of the day such as bars, boxing, movie palaces, elevators, automobiles, airplanes, hair gel, bullfighting, film stardom, dance crazes, and the surprise reappearance of King Tut after a three-thousand-year absence.

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