Felix Borecký: Mystification and Aesthetics

19/11/2012, DigiLab AVU Praha, U Akademie 4, Prague 7, 4pm

Mukařovský defines a mystification as ‘a fictional term which presents a made up event as the real one but without the intention to manipulate our response – but with a simple goal to test a our gullibility’. The lecture will aim to examine differences between a mystification, lie and fiction. To what extent and is it even possible to understand a mystification as art? What is the role of comedy when experiencing a mystification? H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds, Kaufman’s sketches, and film Czech Dream will be used in the lecture as a tool for an analysis.

Mgr. Felix Borecký (1981) graduated from the Philosophical Faculty of Charles University with a master degree of philosophy and aesthetics. Presently, he is a Phd candidate at the department of aesthetics focusing on Mikel Dufrenn’s work. He is also a visiting lecturer of aesthetics and hermeneutics at the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University in Prague.

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Published : 07. 11. 2012
Author: Frantisek Zachoval
Category: Info, Seminar - PhD


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