Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht: Production of Presence. What Meaning cannot Or more accurately an oscillation between interpretation and presence. PREHISTORY. Production of Presence: What Meaning Cannot Convey. Author: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht. × (60×90/16) hard cover, pp., ISBN 5‑‑‑4 . Production of Presence. What Meaning Cannot Convey. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht. STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS. STANFORD, CALIFORNIA

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Even more significantly, Heidegger is not the only thinker to wish to overcome “metaphysics”.

Gumbrecht has also written on the spectatorship of sportusing philosophy and the history of athletics to present an analytical perspective on the precise ways sport is consumed and appreciated.

The long and short of it: Return to Book Page. Throughout his writing, Gumbrecht emphasizes the importance of material experience to consuming literature and art.

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Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

Professor Gumbrecht in Stanford’s Quad. People seriously interested in art, semiotics and the humanities in general.

Jul 11, Whitney rated it it was amazing. While these are two of Gumbrecht’s more detailed elaborations on temporal moods, Stimmung relates also to a broader concept pfoduction moods that can be triggered by aesthetic experiences to produce a sense of “presence. Tom Timmermans rated it really liked it May 21, Over an academic quarterthe Group discusses one contemporary or historical text from the Western philosophical tradition. His ar I often speculate to myself that the purpose of most contemporary philosophy is to redress damage done by earlier philosophizing.

Production of Presence: What Meaning Cannot Convey

See Braidotti’s “Nomadic Subjects” for more on this comment. What Meaning Cannot Convey.

That gratitude is sparked by “special moments of intensity” when athletes appear to go beyond the limits of human performance—which, in Ancient Greek culture, was seen as occurring in the presence of the gods. Latency as Origin of the PresentGumbrecht explores the legacy of World War II through an investigation of a widespread cultural mood, primarily in Germany but also relating to a broader response to the aftermath of war.

No trivia or quizzes yet. He specialized in Romance Philology and German Literaturebut also studied philosophy and sociology during his university years, which took him to MunichRegensburgSalamancaPaviaand Konstanz.


Jun 27, Ben rated it liked it. Log In Sign Up. First and foremost, he introduces presence as epiphany, or in other terms, an aesthetic “moment of intensity” which has nothing edifying, “no message, nothing that we could really learn from” Over the past forty years, he has published more than two thousand texts, including books, translated into more than twenty languages.

On a Hidden Potential of LiteratureGumbrecht applies the concept of mood to the process of reading literary works. Published December 11th by Stanford University Press first published Putting aside the many precautions taken by Hans-Ulrich Gumbrecht to expound his position with nuance, one can bluntly summarize his main thesis in The Production of Presence as follows: Skip to main content.

It might not be a definitive work, but it advances the conversation. Gumbrecht doesn’t distinguish between different orders of publics, a move that helps articulate how the different materialities of media matter, for example between a reading public and a listening public occupying shared space.

Production of Presence: What Meaning Cannot Convey by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

Epiphany implies a “staging”, through which a “complex and embodied form” is presented. Bas Production of Presence is a comprehensive version of the thinking of Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, one of the most consistently original literary scholars writing today.

True also, Gumbrecht points out that such aesthetic epiphanies as can be found in art but not onlydespite their insularity from everyday life, should be understood as giving rise to a general experience erleben — and can be thus said to be meaningful since they reveal the very nature of the things of the world. Prodkction is unmistakable that he has hit on a real problem at the heart of the humanities, and that in essence, his reaction is appropriate.

Gumbrecht calls for the generation of concepts that would “allow us to point to what is irreversibly no Taking a step back from his “Farewell to interpretation” stance, this is a fascinating exploration in part via Heidegger of what the dominance of Cartesian intellectual orientations may exclude from the analysis of cultural phenomena.

He argues that the function of literature is to “make present,” and treats aesthetic experiences as concrete encounters that affect a reader or viewer’s physical environment or body. It also implies an element of violence, and importantly, requires a certain loss of control, or serenity and composure Gelassenheit to be experienced. Books by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht. Epiphany refers to a moment of intensity or loss of control related to viewing an artistic work; presentification refers to immersing oneself in the past moment of the artwork’s production; deixis involves the “lived experience” of artistic work, rather than the imposition of prresence.


Bryan Norton rated it it was amazing Mar 05, John rated it liked it Oct 29, By identifying specific moods as temporal in nature, he attempts to capture the spirit of particular time periods and to recreate how they were experienced by people living at those times.

It offers a personalized account of some of the central theoretical movements in literary studies and in the humanities over the past thirty years, together with an equally personal view of a possible future. Nietzsche’s or Bergson’s efforts to go beyond metaphysics antedate his own. Ben Hunt rated it liked it Apr 22, Presence is a central concept to many of his books, including In On a Hidden Potential of LiteratureAfter Ours, according to Gumbrecht, is a typical “meaning culture”, which can be ppresence to “presence cultures” such as the pre-Socratic or medieval cultures, in which preeminence is given to hwns body.

As he therefore states at the beginning of his book, his claim to go beyond interpretation is in essence “anticlimatic”: Lists with This Book.

Over forty gumrecht of theory, philosophy, and literary studies who had worked with Gumbrecht attended the conference. To ask other readers questions about Production of Presenceplease sign up.

Jun 10, Brad rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Karli rated it it was amazing Nov 22, I enjoyed the opening segment where he laid out his own intellectual journey hxns I really appreciated the synopsis on the development of the hermeneutically-based epistemology that rules in the humanities, but I was totally fist-pumping inside my head as I read the second to the last chapter where he explains how this marriage of meaning and presence functions pedagogically.