Ian Fleishman Publishes An Aesthetics of Injury

Professor Ian Fleishman's first book, An Aesthetics of Injury: The Narrative Wound from Baudelaire to Tarantino, was released by Northwestern University Press on March 15, 2018. An Aesthetics of Injury exposes wounding as a foundational principle of literary and filmic modernism. Theorizing the genre of the narrative wound—texts that aim not only to depict but also to inflict injury—Fleishman reveals harm as an essential aesthetic strategy in ten exemplary authors and filmmakers: Charles Baudelaire, Franz Kafka, Georges Bataille, Jean Genet, Hélène Cixous, Ingeborg Bachmann, Elfriede Jelinek, Werner Schroeter, Michael Haneke, and Quentin Tarantino.

Join us for a reception and discussion at Slought (4017 Walnut Street) with Jean-Michel Rabaté (Professor of English & Comparative Literature, UPenn), Nora Alter (Professor of Film and Media Studies, Temple University) and Naomi Waltham-Smith (Assistant Professor of Music, UPenn) on March 26th at 6 pm.