For him, melancholia
was a universal affliction and index of human condition.
(Benjaminian or Freudian) in relation to Barker and
Admittedly, being black and lesbian is also to be positioned on the margins of social and cultural recognition with the subsequent psychic cost that it implies; that is, persons who live a life that does not comply with white heteronormative practices are more prone to suffering states of melancholia
, pain, depression and shame than others who follow the linear axes of birth, marriage, reproduction and death.
Destruction and death are key themes of The Day After Tomorrow, 2012, and Melancholia
. Death plays an important role in Heidegger's philosophy, especially in the concept of being-toward-death.
She covers theorizations of melancholia
, trauma studies in the medico-psychiatric field, theorizations of cultural trauma in relation to cultural melancholia
, cultural narratives activated by the 9/11 attacks, white middle class melancholia
in Jay McInerney's fiction, postmodern melancholia
and the fantasy of the tuche in Don DeLillo pre-9/11 novels, and Falling Man's escape into hyper-reality.
shares similarities with other films in von Trier's oeuvre, namely its formal innovation and criticism of the bourgeois status quo, and the unsettling lens through which ostensibly civilised characters are scrutinised.
The basic premise of Sanja Bahun's monograph is that there exists a "profound structural link between modernist fiction and the symptomatology of melancholia
Building upon the English-language work of predecessors, such as Raymond Klibansky, Erwin Panofsky, and especially Fritz Saxl's groundbreaking Saturn and Melancholy (1964), Dixon s discussion includes analyses of the meaning of melancholy, in which she explores melancholia
as a concept from antiquity to its evolution into a 'fashionable' disease in the seventeenth century.
Bejel concludes the book with a call for "resisting Cuban melancholia
," a process that involves producing and maintaining a critical distance from the Martian visual archive in order to pre-empt the "mystifying reverence [and] hegemonic aura" that it has accrued over so many decades.
to Prozac: A History of Depression.
THE powers-that-be should consider changing the name of the condition "dementia" to "melancholia