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II. Ekel in Eighteenth- & Nineteenth-Century Aesthetic Theory Aristotle’s Poetics and the aesthetic function of disgust came to play an important role in the artistic practice and theoretical approaches to the dramatic genre in the wake of the Enlightenment across Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth cen- tury.1 Especially Germany saw a flourishing of theoretical approaches to art as well as a rise in artistic productions occupied with the evocation of disgust.2 In a revival ‘hype’ of the Greek classics, artists and scholars increasingly turned their interest

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Chicago Architecture and the Social Imaginary
Dramatic Disgust
Aesthetic Theory and Practice from Sophocles to Sarah Kane
Series: Lettre
Narrative and Autoethnography as Theory
Cultural Communities and Media Practices
Politics of Bodily Scenarios
Series: Theater, 123
Empathie im Film
Perspektiven der Ästhetischen Theorie, Phänomenologie und Analytischen Philosophie
Series: Film

Sarah J. Ablett Dramatic Disgust Lettre Sarah J. Ablett has studied English literature, philosophy, and creative writing at the Universities of Hamburg, Manchester, Heidelberg, and Hildesheim, and com- pleted her doctorate at TU Braunschweig. She has taught literary and cultural stu- dies and was part of the research project »Hyphenated Cultures: Contemporary British-Jewish Theatre« funded by the VolkswagenStiftung. Sarah J. Ablett Dramatic Disgust Aesthetic Theory and Practice from Sophocles to Sarah Kane This study was submitted as a doctoral thesis in 2017


Michaela Ott, Thomas Weber (eds.) Situated in Translations Culture & Theory | Volume 174 Michaela Ott is professor of philosophy and aesthetic theories at the Academy of Fine Arts (HFBK) in Hamburg. Her main research interests are aesthetics of film, poststructuralist philosophy, theories of space, affections and dividuations and (post-)colonial topics. Thomas Weber is professor for media studies at Hamburg University. His main research is on documentary films, media theories, and European cinema. Michaela Ott, Thomas Weber (eds.) Situated in Translations