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Shock and the Senseless in Dada and Fluxus
Dorothée Brill

Dartmouth College Press



Contents

• Note on Translations
• Introduction: SHOCK OF THE SENSELESS
• THE NOTION OF SHOCK IN EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY EUROPE
• Shock and Urbanity: Walter Benjamin and Georg Simmel
• Shock and World War I: Walter Benjamin and Sigmund Freud
• Shock and Tactility in Walter Benjamin
• SHOCK AND THE SENSELESS IN DADA
• Dada’s Notion of Art and Its Sociocultural Context
• Senselessness, the New, and the “Shock of the Unintelligible”
• The Senseless in Walter Benjamin's Concept of Shock
• SHOCK AND THE SENSELESS IN FLUXUS
• The Sociocultural Context of Fluxus
• From Politics to a Worldview: Transforming the Senseless •Art as Perception
• Shock and Boredom: Fluxus's “Senseless Perception”
• Conclusion: COMMUNICATING THE VOID
• Acknowledgments
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Illustration Credits
• Index

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