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dc.contributor.advisor Melaney, William
dc.contributor.advisor Shoukri, Doris
dc.contributor.advisor Switzer, Robert Seifeldin Khalifa, Hend Diaa Diaa
dc.creator Seifeldin Khalifa, Hend Diaa Diaa 2012-05-20T08:07:58Z 2012-05-20T16:00:05Z 2012 Spring 2012-05-20T08:07:58Z
dc.description.abstract The philosophical reader cannot help but notice that some of the major assertions of Immanuel Kant and Martin Heidegger are thematically intertwined. Perhaps even more clearly, the viewer who approaches the work of Edvard Munch with a philosophical frame of mind will discover how the thoughts of Kant and Heidegger often illuminate key aspects of his paintings. Authentic Dasein and the Anxious Uncanny strives to analyze the main works of Edvard Munch, the father of Expressionism. This thesis uses Heidegger's concepts of anxiety and being-towards-death, as well as Kant's notion of the Sublime as laced with anxiety, to re-examine nineteen of the artist's masterpieces. The first chapter explores the relationship between Kant and Munch, while the second focuses on artist's works through the philosophy of Heidegger. The third and concluding chapter brings together Kant and Heidegger through a series of paintings to demonstrate how Munch's achievement can be interpreted philosophically. en
dc.description.sponsorship To Professor William Melaney, my advisor, guiding light, source of inspiration and the person who always allowed me to express myself. You allowed me to use my potential to the utmost level, always encouraged me, supported me, gave me courage and strength and allowed me to be the best that I could be. I will be forever grateful for your kindness, patience and support. To Professor Ferial Ghazoul; the first literature course I took was with you, and I have been in love with the world of literature ever since; you are the reason I decided to pursue an MA in English and Comparative Literature en
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dc.language.iso en en
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dc.subject Philosophy en
dc.subject Heidegger, Martin,1889-1976 en
dc.subject Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804 en
dc.subject Munch, Edvard, 1863-1944 en
dc.subject Artists en
dc.subject Authentic Dasein en
dc.subject Anxious Uncanny en
dc.subject Art en
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en
dc.subject.lcsh Munch, Edvard, 1863-1944 -- Exhibitions.
dc.subject.lcsh Painting, European.
dc.subject.lcsh Aesthetics.
dc.subject.lcsh Art -- Philosophy.
dc.title Authentic Dasein and the anxious uncanny en
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dc.subject.discipline Comparative Literary Studies en
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of English and Comparative Literature en
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en

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