Missing Links: Ansätze, Probleme und Perspektiven einer transdisziplinären Ästhetik der Leerstelle

Lippert, F., 2018, In : Metaphora. 4, p. I-15 16 p.

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The idea that works of film, literature and art provide readers and viewers with "constitutive gaps“ – to be "filled“ by the recipient, who thereby participates in the construction of meaning – has been discussed throughout the history of modern aesthetic theory. Early film theory focused on the space between the frames and the cut as crucial aesthetic elements of the new medium, while contemporary approaches describe "gaps“ at different narrative and audiovisual levels. Literary scholars Roman Ingarden and Wolfgang Iser developed concepts of textual "indeterminacy“. And art historians such as Wolfgang Kemp and Gottfried Boehm discussed "empty spaces“ as key elements in modern paintings. This essay discusses interconnections between such media-specific aesthetic concepts as well as perspectives of an overarching theory of aesthetic negativity and its possible interconnections with transmedial narratology.
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to) I-15
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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