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Catastrophe & Spectacle
Catastrophe & Spectacle

Catastrophe & Spectacle

Variations of a Conceptual Relation from the 17th to the 21st Century

Edited by Joerg Duenne, Edited by Gesine Hindemith


208 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF

Trade Paper, $42.00 (US $42.00) (CA $57.00)

Publication Date: February 2018

ISBN 9783958081222

Rights: US & CA

Neofelis Verlag (Feb 2018)

Price: $42.00


The essays in this volume elucidate images of the catastrophes that have inspired them by providing a textual commentary that makes it possible to reconsider how the spectacular and the catastrophic are interrelated. Thus, the essays not only deal with the emergence of the modern spectacular imagination of catastrophe in terms of the history of both discourse and media, they also present themselves as a critique of catastrophe, one based on close readings of the scenes and images in question.