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Moral Seascapes

On the Ethics and Aesthetics of Maritime Emergency

Jonathan Stafford (Editor), Henning Trüper (Editor), Burkhardt Wolf (Editor),

Series: Lieven Gevaert Series 34

Category: Art

Language: English

ISBN: 9789462704404

Publication date: October 31, 2024

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Number of pages: 304

Size: 230 x 170 x mm

Number of illustrations: 80

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Series: Lieven Gevaert Series 34

Category: Art

Language: English

ISBN: 9789461665935

Publication date: October 31, 2024

COMING SOON

Number of pages: 304

Number of illustrations: 80

Illustrations and other content description:
B/W and 1 colour section (16 pp) Guaranteed Peer Reviewed Content

Series: Lieven Gevaert Series 34

Category: Art

Language: English

DOI: 10.11116/9789461665928

ISBN: 9789461665928

Publication date: October 31, 2024

COMING SOON

Number of pages: 304

Number of illustrations: 80

Illustrations and other content description:
B/W and 1 colour section (16 pp) Guaranteed Peer Reviewed Content

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New framework for the aesthetic representation of the sea.

We are no strangers today to visual representations of human suffering at sea: the refugee crisis that continues to play out in the seascape between Europe and Africa (and not only there) yields an ever-growing archive of humanitarian tragedy. As both a visual backdrop and a lethal medium of unequal mobility, maritime space and landscape play a significant role in mediating the ethical demands of this crisis. Yet there has been little exploration of the longer history of morality’s role in our understanding of aesthetic representations of the sea. The diverse contributions in Moral Seascapes explore the various symbolic forms through which these shifting moral norms and values have been manifested, contributing to debates concerning the place of the sea in visual and literary cultures and the history of morality and emotion, as well as the emergence of modern subjectivity.

Drawing on a range of interdisciplinary perspectives (visual culture, experimental art history, literary studies, history and philosophy) Moral Seascapes develops distinctive new insights into the relationship between the moral cultures of modernity and the image of the sea.

Jonathan StaffordORCID icon

Jonathan Stafford is a research fellow at the Leibniz Centre for Literary and Cultural Research. His research focuses on the history and visual culture of, and theoretical approaches to, the sea.

Henning TrüperORCID icon

Henning Trüper is senior researcher at ZfL Berlin and associate professor of the history of ideas at Oslo University. His research concerns historical theory and the history of humanitarianism and moralities.

Burkhardt WolfORCID icon

Burkhardt Wolf is Professor of Modern German Literature, Media and Literary Theory at the University of Vienna. His recent research interests include the media history of administration and the poetics of affect.

Johannes von Müller

Rafael Jakob

Alexandra Heimes

Szilvia Gellai

Benno Wagner

Jörn Münkner

Chiara Giubilaro

Nora Weinelt

Hilde Van Gelder

Hilde Van Gelder is professor of contemporary art history at KU Leuven. She is director of the Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography, Art and Visual Culture.

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