A university booklet for the students of English literature. Contains thirteen essays devoted to the notion of sublime in the literary output of Heiddeger, Kant, Nietzsche, Blake, Burke, Langland, Melville and Benjamin. See the table of content for more details.
1 GEOMETRY and the SUBLIME: Imagination and the Closure of Creativity 2 A Reading of Distance in the Kantian Sublime 3 "Sublime Labours": Blake, Nietzsche and the Notion of the Sublime 4 William Blake and Walter Benjamin: Under the Sign of the Sublime 5 The Unnameable. Representation(s) of the Sublime 6 The Sublime and C.S. Peirce's Category of Firstness 7 Sublime, the Unclear 8 Piers Plowman, the Sublime 9 The Downmarket Visionary Gleam: Popular Fiction and the Sublime 10 Multitude of Ecstatic Butterflies: A Glimpse of the Sublime in Kitsch 11 Towards Unity. Melville's Pictures of Civil War 12 Witkacy's Pure Form and the Concept of the Sublime 13 The Look into the Sky: Notes on Sublimity, Film and Gender