Dissertation outline

На прохання потенційної нової керівнички зробила приблизний план свого дисеру. Вишневим виділила частини які ще слід написати або сильно переписати.

0. Introduction – the project, the method, very brief literature review.

1. “Beaver Swamp, Algoma”
Beaver Swamp Algoma 1920
This chapter does not go into the divine and the holy, but it does important preparatory work for dealing with the holy in the second chapter. The chapter describes and thinks through a change of bodily attitude, which is required for us to become sensitive to the holy. This change of attitude can be characterized as a shift from dealing only or primarily with entities, to becoming aware of or sensitive to being, once this shift is achieved from time to time and the “new” attitude becomes more familiar, it becomes possible to go further and sense out the holy.

1.1. Introduction.
1.1.1. The lack of God in destitute times
1.1.2. Being and holy, the unhomely and the homely in the Ister lecturecourse
1.1.3. Antigone and her destiny
1.1.4. Bodily attitude (one of the main notions in the phenomenology of this dissertation.)

1.2. The place of the trees
1.2.1. The dying of the trees
1.2.2. The red

1.3. Transitions
1.3.1. The sky
1.3.2. Disappearing of the trees
1.3.3. Heidegger on πέρασ
1.3.4. The crack
1.3.5. The screen of trees

1.4. The light
1.4.1. Affectivity and temporality
1.4.2. The white
1.4.3. Silence and awaiting

1.5. Conclusions (possibly merged with 1.4.)

2. “Northern Lake”
Northern Lake 1923
This chapter deals with the holy, more precisely, with the experience of the holy from the human perspective. The change of bodily attitude described in the first chapter is re-described, and developed further. The chapter is working through a two-fold experience of the holy as a) the familiar and akin to humans through joy (Freude) and wellbeing (Heil) and b) the strange and concealed through ground and generality.

2.1. Introduction
2.1.1. The holy, the divine and the gods
2.1.2. Wellbeing (Heil) as a human experience of the holy
2.1.3. Generality

2.2. The holy as gentle and familiar
2.2.1. The yellow
2.2.2. Quiet joy
2.2.3. Friendliness
2.2.4. Gaiety
2.2.5. Mediation and the middle

2.3. The depth and the flesh – the holy as the strange, the unfathomable
[this is the part that needs to be re-written, so I’m not sure yet, how it will be broken down]

3. “Lake and Mountains” [optional]
Lake and Mountains 1928
I have done some body-hermeneutics on this painting and have a feeling that it would potentially help me with the divine. But that might make this project somewhat hard to swallow, so it might be a good idea to postpone this part.

4. Conclusions, or where do we go from here

2 thoughts on “Dissertation outline

  1. Виглядає красиво. Я сьогодні з нагоди дня народження Ніцше перечитував розділ про великий стиль і знову зустрів нашого старого приятеля дейнон – коли читав уперше, тоді мені це нічого не сказало, тепер аж зрадів, побачивши…

    “The “natural” to which Nietzsche’s aesthetics refers is not
    that of classicism: it is not something accessible to and calculable for
    a human reason which is apparently unruffled and quite sure of itself;
    it is not something without hazard, comprehensible to itself. On the
    contrary, Nietzsche means what is bound to nature, which the Greeks
    of the Golden Age call deinon and deinotaton, the frightful”.


    1. А Ніцше з котиками слабо було запостити? 😉

      Цікаво про дейнон, але не буду туди лізти, бо мені до четверга ще Трістана з Ізольдою прочитати, а нині пізно встала і цілий день власну писанину переглядала…


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