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Special Focus: Symbols of the Future. The Future of Symbolism

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Special Focus: Symbols of the Future. The Future of Symbolism.
ed.: Ahrens, Rüdiger ; Klaeger, Florian ; Stierstorfer, Klaus

ISBN 978-3-11-071671-9 Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics. Vol. 20 (2021) . - VIII, 260 p.
ISSN 1528-3623
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110716962

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Cosmopoetic Form-knowledge: Astronomy, Poetics, and Ideology in England, 1500—1800429827737

Project financing: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

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This special anniversary volume of Symbolism explores the nexus between symbolic signification and the future from an interdisciplinary perspective. How, contributors ask, has the future been variously rendered in symbolic terms? How do symbols and symbolic reference shape our ideas of the future? To what extent are symbols constitutive of futures, and to what extent do they restrain communication about what is possible and the imagination of fundamental change? Moreover, how have symbolic practices shaped not only artistic representations of the future, but also scientific attempts at forecasting and modelling it? What, then, is the relevance of symbolism for negotiations of the future in cultural and academic production? In essays ranging from literary and film studies to the philosophy of art and ecological modelling, the volume seeks to lay groundwork in theorizing and historicising ‘symbols of the future’ as much as ‘the future of symbolism’.

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Item Type: Complete issue of a journal
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature
Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Professor English Literature
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields > Cultural Encounters and Transcultural Processes
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Institute for American Studies - BIFAS
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Institute of African Studies - IAS > Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies - BAAAS
Research Institutions > Collaborative Research Centers, Research Unit > EXC 2052 - Africa Multiple: Afrikastudien neu gestalten
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 100 Philosophy and psychology > 100 Philosophy
700 Arts and recreation > 700 Arts
800 Literature > 800 Literature, rhetoric, criticism
800 Literature > 820 English and Old English literatures
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2020 07:34
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2020 07:34
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/55649