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>Metadrama and Metacinema

>Insofar as a play is metadramatic, it is a commentary on social conditions. By commenting on its own status–as play, as entertainment–it comments also on the status of the play as philosophy, i.e. it comments on its own performance in … Continue reading

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>Reception in Distraction, or the Habitual Aesthetic

>Walter Benjamin is extremely interested in the phenomenon he calls “reception in distraction” (The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproduciblity and Other Writings on Media, Harvard University Press, 2008, p. 40). He sees this sort of … Continue reading

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