Arts and Literature

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Discipline summary

Art is the creation of an object or an assembly of objects for the sake of themselves, as an expression of the human experience. Literature is dissimilar in that the medium of its creation is language rather than objects or materials. Over time, their mutual narrative definitions have expanded and been adopted to include other disciplines. In this way, art and literature have become placeholders that denote our expressive output from within a specific niche or from a particular perspective or time period.

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  1. Roland Barthes, the French critic and semiotician, was one of the most important critics and essayists of this century. His work continues to influence contemporary literary theory and cultural studies. Image-Music-Text collects Barthes's best…
  2. Where does our current obsession for interactivity stem from? After the consumer society and the communication era, does art still contribute to the emergence of a rational society? Nicolas Bourriaud attempts to renew our approach toward…
  3. Abstract Although 'modern' mental health care comprises a variety of theoretical approaches and practices, the supposed identification of 'mental illness' can be understood as being made on the basis of a specific conception of subjectivity that is…
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  5. This is a book that speaks of many things, of ticks and quilts and fuzzy sub- sets and noology and political economy. It is difficult to know how to approach it. What do you do with a book that dedicates an entire chapter to music and animal…

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