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Negative EcstasiesGeorges Bataille and the Study of Religion$
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Jeremy Biles and Kent Brintnall

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780823265190

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823265190.001.0001

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Afterword

Afterword

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Negative Ecstasies
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Amy Hollywood

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DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823265190.003.0016

Amy Hollywood discusses the experience of viewing images of torture, mutilation, and devastation. Drawing the distinction between reading descriptions of such horrors and viewing the image, she explores the ways in which Bataille was haunted by photographs of bodily catastrophe. She enforces Bataille’s point that we should look at such photographs if we are, in fact, horrified by them. To become immune to such images, she notes, would render us past the points of ethics and sovereignty.

Keywords:   Death, Ecstasy, Ethics, Execution, Horror, Jouissance, Meditation, Photography, self-shattering, sovereignty, torture

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