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Prof. Sianne Ngai: Aesthetic Judgment as Verbal Performance
Why is the verbal, evaluative, and intersubjective dimension of aesthetic experience so undertheorized in comparison to (our supposedly silent) encounters with form? Focusing on the gimmick as ambivalent judgment to answer this question, we will examine several of its paradoxes in closer detail—including its curious proximity to the sublime in contemporary culture.

Moderation: Heinz Drügh
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