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

Eva Lucia rated it liked it Apr 10, Much of Gumbrecht’s scholarship has focused on national literatures in French, Spanish, Portuguese, and German, and he is known for his work on the Western philosophical tradition, the materiality of presence, shifting views of the Enlightenmentforms of aesthetic experience, and the joys of watching sports. Lists with This Book. Gumbrecht’s first work to locate a temporal mood was In Interpretation alone cannot do justice to the dimension of “presence,” a dimension in which cultural phenomena and cultural events become tangible and have an impact on our senses and our bodies.

Gumbrecht’s focus on presence in the reading of literature is significant for his elaboration of a “post- hermeneutic ” form of literary criticism.

Production of Presence: What Meaning Cannot Convey

On the basis of this discussion and his still rather unrefined concepts, Gumbrecht goes on to elaborate on presence and seeks for a more detailed description of prooduction future nonhermeneutical landscape of the humanities. Fascinating, audacious, and clearly written.

In Praise of Athletic Beauty. Foremost is the Heideggerian idea of “unconcealment of Being”, which interests Gumbrecht because of the link it establishes between the purpose of metaphysics and the things of the world.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Among other elements, Gumbrecht also presents as key elements of spectatorship the importance of styles of communication presenc sociality among fans and the spectators’ sense of gratitude toward players.

Open Preview See a Problem? The methodological restraint Gumbrecht allies to his very bold and wide-ranging claim on the necessary future epistemological orientation of the humanities is all the more significant when one acknowledges that The Production of Presence represents “a comprehensive version of [his] thinking” publisher comments.

What Meaning Cannot Convey. Jun 27, Ben rated it liked it. Among these thinkers, Heidegger is singled out as of particular importance, as he provides the conceptual framework needed to mark out a first, admittedly provisory, model of the nonhermeneutical epistemology being called for Bohrer, Nancy, Steiner, Butler are also mentioned as relevant contemporary thinkers to that end.

This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat On the Beauty of Team Sports” [24] and interviews with newspapers and academic sources, he examines the widespread cultural fascination with athletics in the 21st century and in historical contexts.

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

Larissa Andrioli rated it it was amazing Dec 25, Throughout his writing, Gumbrecht emphasizes the importance of material experience to consuming literature and art. Gumbrecht was a Full Professor at the University of Bochum from toand from to at the University Siegen, hana he founded the first Humanities Graduate Program in Germany, which was dedicated prodiction the topic “Forms of Communication as Forms of Life.

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. He writes, “‘Reading for Stimmung’ always means paying attention to the textual dimension of the forms that envelop us and our bodies as a physical reality—something that can catalyze inner feelings without matters of representation necessarily being involved.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Books by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht. Gumbrecht has written extensively on ” Stimmung “a German word also referencing the tuning of musical instruments, but more commonly meaning ” mood ” and as such used by Gumbrecht to indicate the mood or atmosphere of a particular era or artistic work.

His arguments are nuanced and engaging if sometimes discouragingly densenot to mention philosophically refreshing, but there are times when, despite all the nuance and complexity, the general thrust of his argument seems merely to be taking baby steps on a path long ago blazed by mystics and theologians, who deal with incarnation and silence. Focusing on the atmosphere produced by a work of literature and experienced by the work’s reader, he argues, is crucial to the intellectual practice of reading and analyzing literature.

It productipn as if Gumbrecht has fallen prey to impulse male scholars have to “feminize” themselves and their disciplines, bemoaning their positions of entitlement and power for not being edgy enough. Gumbrecht critiques the emphasis on reason and rationality that originated with the Age of Enlightenment[20] and in particular, references Immanuel Kant ‘s Critique of Pure ReasonCritique gymbrecht Practical Reasonand Critique of Judgmentas well as the Cartesian tendency to exclude presence from metaphysics.