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S: Sample Presentation for HONRS 203

BC: Works Cited | "Gothic Novel." Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2009. Credo Reference. Web. 6 July 2012. "Handel: 'Hallelujah."' Perf. Handel, Saint Severin Choir. 6 Jan. 2007. YouTube. 8 July 2012. "HD View from the Top of Mount Everest." Perf. The Killers. 19 May 2011. YouTube. 8 July 2012. Krystal, Arthur. "Hello, Beautiful: What We Talk about When We Talk about Beauty." Harper's Magazine Sept. 2005: 85+. Gale Biography in Context. Web. 5 July 2012. Mishra, Vijay. The Gothic Sublime. Albany: State U of New York P, 1994. Rehding, Alexander. Music and Monumentality. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2009. "Santeria." Perf. Sublime. 7 Dec. 2008. YouTube. 8 July 2012. "Sublime." The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1999. Credo Reference. Web. 6 July 2012. "Sublime, The." A Dictionary of Philosophy. Macmillan. Basingstroke: Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 2002. Credo Reference. Web. 1 July 2012. Walsh, W. "Immanuel Kant." Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Gale, 2006. Gale Biography in Context. Web. 1 July 2012.

FC: The Sublime | By Andrea Wolfe

1: n. a quality of terrifying yet awesome grandeur, engagement with which might lead one to Enlightenment. "This painting depicts the sea as a place where we might access the sublime." | adj. of great beauty or excellence. "The performance on opening night was absolutely sublime." | Typical Usage "sublime" | Art, Literature, Philosophy "the sublime" | Definition

2: "Beauty . . . derives from feelings of pleasure and has a relaxing effect on the 'fibers' of the human body. By contrast, the sublime, which derives from feelings of pain, tightens these fibers. Beauty merely invites; the sublime commands. . . . Because the beautiful could be realized, it was limited. But the sublime, which channeled the infinite and the inexpressible, could never be fully or artfully rendered. From this Burke deduces that: 'A clear idea is a little idea.' Goodbye Aquinas and Descartes; with a wave of the sublime, Burke cast out the neoclassical." --Arthur Krystal | Beauty vs. the Sublime | Edmund Burke

5: Immanuel Kant | "Though the experience of the sublime is to an extent unpleasant, it is also accompanied by a certain pleasure: we enjoy the feeling of being overwhelmed. On Kant's view, this pleasure results from an awareness that we have powers of reason that are not dependent on sensation, but that legislate over sense. The sublime thus displays both the limitations of sense experience (and hence our feeling of displeasure) and the power of our own mind (and hence the feeling of pleasure)." --The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy | Pleasure in Brain Power

6: Romantic Enlightenment

8: Architecture

9: St. Peter's Basilica, Rome

10: Handel's Hallelujah Chorus

11: Music | Fugue Intensification Contrast Senses Overwhelmed

12: First-Generation Romantic Writers

13: "Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey" By William Wordsworth Of aspect more sublime; that blessed mood, In which the burden of the mystery In which the heavy and weary weight Of all this unintelligible world, Is lightened. (lines 37-41)

14: Se | Second-Generation Romantic Writers

17: Gothic Novels -set in Medieval past -castles, dungeons, monasteries, mountains -subterranean passages, dark battlements, hidden panels -ghosts, madness, outrage, superstition, revenge -in vogue in starting in 1790s -elements continue in today's mystery novels and films (and Goth culture)

19: Painting Henry Fuseli

20: Contemporary Encounters with the Sublime

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