Readings with Leandros Kyriakopoulos_Aestheticizing Monsters

This discussion aspires to situate the image and imagination of the monster into the context of romantic modernity, and to explore the relations between literary realism, difference, melancholy and exclusion.

 

Key reading:

Erich Auerbach: "Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature" (chapters 11 & 18).

 

Recommended Readings:

Marie-Hélène Huet: "Monstrous Imagination" (chapter 6)