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Johansson, Anders S
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Johansson, S. A. (2018). Cartesian Subjects Lost in the Alps: Reflections on Ruben Östlund's Force Majeure. Nordic Journal of Aesthetics, 27(55-56), 134-148
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cartesian Subjects Lost in the Alps: Reflections on Ruben Östlund's Force Majeure
2018 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Aesthetics, ISSN 2000-1452, E-ISSN 2000-9607, Vol. 27, no 55-56, p. 134-148Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article analyses the constitution of subjectivity in Ruben Östlund’s film Force Majeure (2014). At the centre of attention stands the male protagonist who is uncapable of reconciling his inner nature with the external expectations. If the film may be un-derstood as a critique of existing middle-class conventions, it also reproduces a highly conventional ideal of the self-identical subject. The article argues that this confusion or irony is an expression of a Cartesian subject – still prevalent in the film – in crisis. A neglected aspect of Descartes’ theory is that the autonomy of the subjects presupposes the existence of God. The problem for Östlund’s char-acters is that there is no God. Still, they act as if he, or as if any au-thority might, legitimize their subjectivity. Thus, the whole existence becomes a series of performances. The idea of an inner nature cor-responds with the notion of an outer nature. The latter is certainly very present in Force Majeure, but at the same time this nature is constantly problematized. On an allegorical level, the film may thus be read as a comment on the Anthropocene, a state where we no longer know neither what “nature”, nor “culture” is.

Keywords
Ruben Östlund, Subjective Impotence, Inner Nature, Cogito, Second Nature, Anthropocene, Theodor W. Adorno, Timothy Morton
National Category
Studies on Film
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34913 (URN)
Available from: 2018-11-19 Created: 2018-11-19 Last updated: 2018-11-21Bibliographically approved
Johansson, S. A. (2018). Det cyniska tillståndet (1ed.). Göteborg: Glänta produktion
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det cyniska tillståndet
2018 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Glänta produktion, 2018. p. 152 Edition: 1
Series
Glänta Hardcore
Keywords
cynism, kynism, aktivism, fascism, kritik, antropocen
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-33790 (URN)978-91-86133-93-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-06-14 Created: 2018-06-14 Last updated: 2018-07-03Bibliographically approved
Lund, J. & Johansson, A. S. (2018). Introduction. Nordic Journal of Aesthetics, 27(55-56), 5-7
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction
2018 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Aesthetics, ISSN 2000-1452, E-ISSN 2000-9607, Vol. 27, no 55-56, p. 5-7Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34936 (URN)
Available from: 2018-11-21 Created: 2018-11-21 Last updated: 2018-11-28Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A. S. (2018). Stefan Kjerkegaard: Den menneskelige plet. Medialiseringen af litteratursynet [Review]. Edda. Nordisk tidsskrift for litteraturforskning, 105(2), 167-171
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stefan Kjerkegaard: Den menneskelige plet. Medialiseringen af litteratursynet
2018 (Swedish)In: Edda. Nordisk tidsskrift for litteraturforskning, ISSN 0013-0818, E-ISSN 1500-1989, Vol. 105, no 2, p. 167-171Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-33690 (URN)10.18261/issn.1500-1989-2018-02-07 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-06-01 Created: 2018-06-01 Last updated: 2018-06-05Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A. S. (2018). Vad är djurblivande?: Litteraturen och det inhumana (1ed.). In: Johan Sehlberg och Sven-Olov Wallenstein (Ed.), Deleuze och litteraturen: (pp. 172-191). Hägersten: Tankekraft förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vad är djurblivande?: Litteraturen och det inhumana
2018 (Swedish)In: Deleuze och litteraturen / [ed] Johan Sehlberg och Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Hägersten: Tankekraft förlag , 2018, 1, p. 172-191Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hägersten: Tankekraft förlag, 2018 Edition: 1
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34938 (URN)978-91-88203-31-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-22 Created: 2018-11-22 Last updated: 2018-11-28Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A. S. (2017). Att vara ingen: Hotet och befrielsen (1ed.). In: Anders S Johansson & Maria Jönsson (Ed.), Du ska inte tro att du är något: Om Jantelagens aktualitet (pp. 131-150). Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att vara ingen: Hotet och befrielsen
2017 (Swedish)In: Du ska inte tro att du är något: Om Jantelagens aktualitet / [ed] Anders S Johansson & Maria Jönsson, Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur, 2017, 1, p. 131-150Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur, 2017 Edition: 1
Series
Serie Akademi, ISSN 1653-9575
Keywords
subjekt, individualitet, liberalism, prekariatet, interpellation
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30457 (URN)978-91-7327-230-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-03-14 Created: 2017-03-14 Last updated: 2017-03-17Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A. S. (2017). Diskriminera mera?. Glänta (4), 15-20
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Diskriminera mera?
2017 (Swedish)In: Glänta, ISSN 1104-5205, no 4, p. 15-20Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Keywords
humanism, rasism, antropocen, posthumanism, Timothy Morton, Claire Colebrook
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32855 (URN)
Available from: 2018-02-16 Created: 2018-02-16 Last updated: 2018-02-19Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A. S. (Ed.). (2017). Du ska inte tro att du är något: Om Jantelagens aktualitet (1ed.). Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Du ska inte tro att du är något: Om Jantelagens aktualitet
2017 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur, 2017. p. 198 Edition: 1
Series
Serie Akademi, ISSN 1653-9575
Keywords
Jantelagen, subjekt, liberalism, nyliberalism, normer, samhälle
National Category
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30456 (URN)978-91-7327-230-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-03-14 Created: 2017-03-14 Last updated: 2017-03-17Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A. S. & Jönsson, M. (2017). Inledning (1ed.). In: Anders S Johansson & Maria Jönsson (Ed.), Du ska inte tro att du är något: Om Jantelagens aktualitet (pp. 7-15). Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Inledning
2017 (Swedish)In: Du ska inte tro att du är något: Om Jantelagens aktualitet / [ed] Anders S Johansson & Maria Jönsson, Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur, 2017, 1, p. 7-15Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur, 2017 Edition: 1
Series
Serie Akademi, ISSN 1653-9575
Keywords
Jantelagen, liberalism, frihet, Sandemose
National Category
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30458 (URN)978-91-7327-230-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-03-14 Created: 2017-03-14 Last updated: 2017-03-17Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A. S. (2017). What was Love?: On the Dialectic of Mediation. SIC, 7(2)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What was Love?: On the Dialectic of Mediation
2017 (English)In: SIC, ISSN 1847-7755, Vol. 7, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Love has traditionally been understood either as an objective, transcendentforce, or a subjective ability. Through a number of steps,the article argues that both these options have lost their credibility due to changes in the media through which love is performed. First, the article demonstrates how the attempts,in the life sciences, to explain love biologically or physically reproduce a traditional romantic ideology. Then, the implications of the inflation of explicit love declarations, and the consequences of internet dating, are discussed. What these examples amount to is the fact that the medium is brought to the fore. A consequence of this is that the romantic ideology is strengthened, while the premises of romantic love – the autonomous subject and the transcendent objectivity – are weakened or even dissolved.

Keywords
idealism, materialism, narcissism, subjectivity, reification, internet dating, control
National Category
Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30881 (URN)10.15291/sic/2.7.LC.1 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-06-15 Created: 2017-06-15 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
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