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Started by droqen, November 06, 2022, 02:39:49 AM
Quote from: p272-273In the stuplimity of slapstick comedy, which frequently stages the confrontation of small subjects with the big systems that circumscribe them, one is made to fall down---often. . . with an exaggerated expression of inexpressiveness---only so as to get up again, counteracting the seriousness of one-time failure with an accumulation of comic fatigues.
Quote from: p278...stuplimity...at times deliberately risks seeming obtuse, as opposed to making claims for spiritual transcendence or ironic distance. Instead of emerging [...or...] exaggerating... boredom resides in relentless attention to the finite and small
Quote from: p280...stuplimation, as the synthesis of awe...with what refuses awe...
Quote from: p283"Open feeling," which is a prerequisite for what Stein calls "loving repeating being", could be described as a state of undifferentiated alertness or responsiveness
Quote from: p284...the state of receptiveness fostered by [open feeling] actually depends on slowing down other emotional reactions, much the way states of extreme excitation or enervation do... the negative affect of stuplimity might be said to produce another affective state in its wake, a secondary feeling that seems strangely neutral, unqualified, "open."
Quote from: 284...the final outcome of stuplimity--the echo or afterimage produced by it, as it were--makes possible a kind of resistance.
Quote from: p296. . . the postmodern subject, always already a linguistic being, hence always a small subject enmeshed in large systems.
Quote from: p297"too-perfect attention to detail" is [a] strategy . . . "falsely submissive souls" . . . have followed this stuplime path in . . . confrontations with the systems encompassing them, formulating a resistant stance by going limp or falling down. . .
Quote from: p298-299Was "conspiracy theory" quietly claimed as a masculine prerogative in the last decades of the twentieth century? . . . male protagonists who, like the conventional film noir detective, belatedly find that they are small subjects caught in larger systems extending beyond their comprehension and control.