Search for dissertations about: "Paradox of Suspense"

Found 1 swedish dissertation containing the words Paradox of Suspense.

  1. 1. Divine Suspense : On Kierkegaard's Frygt og Bæven and the Aesthetics of Suspense

    Author : Andreas Engh Seland; Tros- och livsåskådningsvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Søren Kierkegaard; Fear and Trembling; Philosophy of Religion; Aesthetics; Suspense; Paradox of Suspense; Faith; Narrativity; Mikhail Bakhtin;

    Abstract : What does it mean to feel suspense? What kinds of situations give rise to the emotion? What is the connection between suspense and narrativity? And how is it that we can feel suspense upon repeat encounters with the same narrative? These questions are at the center of the first part of this study, where I develop and defend the ‘imminence theory of suspense’. Central to this theory is the claim that suspense arises in situations defined by imminence, by the fact that they are structurally incomplete but geared toward their possible future completion: in other words, situations in which something of essence is imminent. READ MORE