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Response: Music, image and the sublime (Susan James)

Armstrong, T (2008) Response: Music, image and the sublime (Susan James) In: Conference on Languages of Emotion, 2004 - ?, Univ Warwick, Coventry, ECUADOR.

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Abstract

This paper locates James' suggestion that the personal feelings produced by the sublime might serve to reinforce a safe conservatism wherein the individual is freed from reflecting on the ideological implications of his or her own emotions in the field of musicology. Using Bourdieu, Kubrick's 2001: a Space Odyssey (1968) and Stephen Speilberg's E. T. (1982), Armstrong shows how film music guarantees the safety of the educated, bourgeois listener by rescuing him or her from the fear of atonal, dissonant music by ensuing melodic harmonies and slowed rhythms. It is music's linguistic silence, the paper shows, that renders its ideological aspect more powerful however, highlighting the social context of music's production, distribution and reception.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Armstrong, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 January 2008
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1080/09502360701842033
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PublisherROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Uncontrolled Keywords : Arts & Humanities, Literature, sublime, musicology, Bourdieu, Kubrick, Speilberg, film music
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 15:51
Last Modified : 28 Mar 2017 15:51
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/766304

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