The current issue (#33) of the online journal NONSITE features articles by Germanic Studies faculty David Wellbery ("A World of Intensities: On Kleist") and Robert Pippin ("Adorno, Aesthetic Negativity, and Idealism"). NONSITE is an online publication devoted to issues in contemporary art theory, hermeneutics, and race theory. The current issue (with access to all other issues) is accessible at: https://nonsite.org/issues/issue-33-sensation-and-perception-modernity-as-self-constitution/.
It is at this point that, because of this negative dependence on Hegel, it matters a great deal that Adorno has misidentified the heart and soul of Hegel’s Absolute Idealism.
BY ROBERT PIPPIN, DECEMBER 1, 2020
It is one of the accomplishments of Kleist’s writing to have brought the openness of the now—its unforeseeable character, its multiplicity and fluidity of circumstantial determinants, its catastrophic turns, its capacity to carry one along, in short: everything Goethe meant by the phrase gewaltige Gegenwart—into the very structure of the sentence.
BY DAVID WELLBERY, DECEMBER 2, 2020