Mostish Will Speak on Darkness

Chapman, Neil (2017) Mostish Will Speak on Darkness. Haunt Journal of Art, 4. pp. 42-50. ISSN 2334-1165

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Abstract / Summary

The essay pursues a philosophical inquiry into darkness, looking particularly at images of the dark and how they appear in literature and art. A passage from Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse (1927) is considered for the way that the author explores questions of subjectivity on the basis of a certain vagueness inherent in darkness as metaphor. Fictional form is used to assemble different kinds of discourse including memoir and criticism, so that the process of writing allows the emergence of thought in a way that contributes to philosophical work while resisting the narrow aspirations of a discipline. Thus the essay proposes and explores the values of cross-disciplinary work.

Item Type: Article
ISSN: 2334-1165
Subjects: Writing & Journalism > Literature
Arts > Fine Art
Philosophy & Psychology
Courses by Department: The Falmouth School of Art > Fine Art
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Depositing User: Neil Chapman
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 15:00
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2017 15:00
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/2731

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