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The Egalitarian SublimeA Process Philosophy$
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James Williams

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781474439114

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439114.001.0001

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Microcritique and the Sublime

Microcritique and the Sublime

(p.8) Chapter 2 Microcritique and the Sublime
(p.i) The Egalitarian Sublime

James Williams

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter sets out the method for analysing the sublime: microcritique. The method is inspired by microhistory and the work of Carlo Ginzburg, in particular. The chapter presents the problem of exclusion, whereby methods lead to exclusions of evidence and of different ways of life. To mitigate this problem, it defends a fragmentary and open methodology inspired by large frame and close-up takes, inspired by cinema and the work of Siegfried Kracauer.

Keywords:   Microcritique, Microhistory, Method, Ginzburg, Kracauer

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