Hickmott, Sarah (2017) 'Beyond Lacoue-Labarthe’s Alma Mater : mus(e)ic, myth and modernity.', L’Esprit Créateur., 57 (4). pp. 174-188.
Addressing the role of music in Lacoue-Labarthe’s thinking, this article identifies a tension between his commitment to a nostalgic narrative that insists on the maternal/uterine origins of music’s emotional essence and his critique of the way that music, in its distinctly modern construction, is figured in relation to a nostalgic attempt to recoup the emotive power attributed to the mythological ancient model it assumes as its (illusory/absent) origin. Though this article highlights a problematic repetition of the mythologizing of music’s maternal origins, by drawing on Lacoue-Labarthe’s own critical understanding of musical modernity it also poses the possibility of moving beyond characterizing music and the maternal-feminine as timeless givens that precede our categories of analysis.
|Full text:||(AM) Accepted Manuscript|
Download PDF (521Kb)
|Publisher Web site:||https://doi.org/10.1353/esp.2017.0047|
|Date accepted:||No date available|
|Date deposited:||07 January 2021|
|Date of first online publication:||19 January 2018|
|Date first made open access:||07 January 2021|
Save or Share this output
|Look up in GoogleScholar|