n English in Africa - An aesthetic of unsettlement : the (dis)placement of the subject in relation to the work of art




Given Eagleton's description of the aesthetic as "a scandalous impossibility" ("Ideology of the Aesthetic" 362), it is probably unwise, and possibly perverse, to devote an article to the topic. My enquiry is prompted, however, by the very impossibility to which Eagleton refers. What is it that might have been seen to be possible that has been rendered impossible? What is the nature of this impossibility? Why is it scandalous?


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