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Johansson, Sven Anders
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Johansson, S. A. (2019). Inledning. Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, 49(2-3), 5-7
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2019 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, Vol. 49, no 2-3, p. 5-7Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Keywords
Fascism, litteratur
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37773 (URN)
Available from: 2019-11-24 Created: 2019-11-24 Last updated: 2019-11-26Bibliographically approved
Flodin, C. & Johansson, A. S. (2019). Introduction to Special Issue: Adorno and the Anthropocene. Adorno Studies, 3(1), i-v
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction to Special Issue: Adorno and the Anthropocene
2019 (English)In: Adorno Studies, ISSN 1927-8748, Vol. 3, no 1, p. i-vArticle in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
National Category
Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-36787 (URN)
Note

Redaktionell inledning till temanummer.

Available from: 2019-08-06 Created: 2019-08-06 Last updated: 2019-08-14Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A. S. (2019). Isak Hyltén-Cavallius, Den ofärdiga vetenskapen: Om krisen i svensk litteraturforskning och litteraturtolkningens villkor [Review]. Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, 49(1), 81-84
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Isak Hyltén-Cavallius, Den ofärdiga vetenskapen: Om krisen i svensk litteraturforskning och litteraturtolkningens villkor
2019 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, Vol. 49, no 1, p. 81-84Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-36646 (URN)
Available from: 2019-07-06 Created: 2019-07-06 Last updated: 2019-08-13Bibliographically approved
Johansson, S. A. (2019). Vad gör en facist?: Individen, mikropolitiken och aktivismens logik. Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, 49(2-3), 47-56
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vad gör en facist?: Individen, mikropolitiken och aktivismens logik
2019 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, Vol. 49, no 2-3, p. 47-56Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article contains a discussion of fascism and anti-fascism, with a focus on the role of the individual subject. The author turns first to Theodor W. Adorno and then to Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari in order to question a common understanding of the constitution of fascism. While Adorno sees the individual subject as the locus of a possible anti-fascist resistance, he also regards modern individualism as one of the crucial factors behind the surge of fascism. Deleuze & Guattari opens another perspective on fascism through their distinction between micro- and macropolitics, and a discussion of ”segmentarity”. Hence the article argues that the boundary between fascism and humanism/liberalism/democracy is not as clear as it is normally understood today, when ”fascism” tends to become the abject of modern civilization. This argument is finally developed through a discussion of two very different contemporary examples of activism. Fascism, the article concludes, is in one sense a latent possibility within modern society, rather than its opposite.

Keywords
Fascism, individualism, micropolitics, activism, passivity, Theodor W. Adorno, Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37774 (URN)
Available from: 2019-11-24 Created: 2019-11-24 Last updated: 2019-11-26Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A. S. (2019). Why Art?: The Anthropocene, Ecocriticism, and Adorno’s Concept of Natural Beauty. Adorno Studies, 3(1), 64-79
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Why Art?: The Anthropocene, Ecocriticism, and Adorno’s Concept of Natural Beauty
2019 (English)In: Adorno Studies, ISSN 1927-8748, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 64-79Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The article confronts contemporary ecocriticism with Adorno’s concept of natural beauty. If ecocriticism may be understood as a reaction to climate change – the gravity of the situation turns the academic into an activist – a fundamental question often remains unanswered: why should we turn to art if we are facing ecological disaster? The article then presents Adorno’s answer to this question, an answer that is closely tied to his theory of natural beauty. A crucial point in Adorno’s discussion of nature is that we no longer have access to it. We are stuck in a second nature which deprives us of all contact with first nature. But the closest we can get to this absent nature is art, and more precisely natural beauty, which contains both a memory of something lost, and a promise of something yet to come. Therefore the aesthetic experience is a moment where the subject may approach something unknown – something which is not subject, not human – in a non-dominating way. In that sense art may be our best option to get out of the anthropocentrism which prevents us from even understanding the current situation. After a comparison with contemporary theorists like Timothy Morton and Claire Colebrook, the article finally turns to Andrei Tarkovsky’s film The Sacrifice in order to illustrate what the strange combination of memory and promise in natural beauty may look like in practice. 

Keywords
natural beauty, second nature, promise, memory, déjà vu, truth content, Timothy Morton, Claire Colebrook, Andrei Tarkovsky
National Category
Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-36782 (URN)
Available from: 2019-08-06 Created: 2019-08-06 Last updated: 2019-08-13Bibliographically approved
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
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