1 Faculty of Humanities, SDU2 Literature, Department for the Study of Culture, Faculty of Humanities, SDU3 Department for the Study of Culture, Faculty of Humanities, SDU4 Literature, Department for the Study of Culture, Faculty of Humanities, SDU
On segregations and convergences at the crossroads of war and aesthetics
In this paper it is argued that war contains inherent and thus necessary aesthetic traits (ranging from sensory data to narrative features), but that existing research institutions throughout the West have failed to address this issue adequately, in terms of research policy, recruitment and methodology. Accordingly, it is suggested that scholars from the humanities in particular aggressively seek to develop new types of research institutions and methods in order to deal with the manifold forms of overlap between warfare and aesthetics. In empirical terms, focus is limited to the current Scandinavian context, but the implicit claim is that the issue applies equally to a broadly European and North American scene.
Journal of War and Culture Studies, 2007, Vol 1, Issue 1, p. 59-63
krig og æstetik; institutioner; metodologi; Skandinavien; netværk; war and aesthetics; institutions; methodology; Scandinavia; networks