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Aesthetics, Opera, and Alterity in Herzog\u27s Work

By Jacob-Ivan Eidt

Abstract

In his article Aesthetics, Opera, and Alterity in Herzog\u27s Work Jacob-Ivan Eidt analyses Werner Herzog\u27s 1982 film Fitzcarraldo. Eidt\u27s analysis is executed in the context of opera, cinema, and aesthetics. Eidt argues that Herzog uses opera as a romantic motif with which he creates a self-critical process whereby elements of the Romantic vision are called into question thus providing a nuanced reading of the main character and the Indigenous world he encounters. This process, Eidt argues, produces a complex narrative of colonial alterity where colonial self-inscription upon an Other is ultimately doomed to failure

Topics: comparative literature, interart studies, Arts and Humanities, Comparative Literature, Critical and Cultural Studies
Publisher: 'Purdue University (bepress)'
Year: 2012
OAI identifier: oai:docs.lib.purdue.edu:clcweb-1924
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