The Contradictory Nature of our Relation to Beauty in Contemporary Culture
Examines the tension between the de-aestheticisation of art and the aestheticisation of everyday life arguing that it has led to a crisis in the role of beauty in contemporary culture.
||Beauty, De-aestheticisation of Art, Aestheticisation of Everyday Life
The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp.135-140.
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My background is in continental philosophies of art, particularly those of Adorno, Benjamin, Lukacs and Gadamer which were the subject of my PhD thesis. I am also very interested in feminist aesthetics and cultural studies. At the University of Tasmania I have taught units in Feminist Aesthetics, Theories of Popular Culture, Imaging the Body, Fashioning the Body and Postmodernism and Visual Culture. My research interests and the areas in which I have published include: postmodern and feminist theories of fashion and the body; the role and nature of the museum and art criticism in contemporary culture; ornament and the feminine and the relationship between art, philosophy and everyday life.
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