Rekspring en die eKstreme sublieme

Tydskrif vir Letterkunde

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Title Rekspring en die eKstreme sublieme
 
Creator du Preez, Amanda
 
Subject bungee jumping
extreme sport
Kantian sublime
 
Description This article traces the relation between bungee jumping as extreme sport and the experience culture that we live in. It is argued that the sublime has been commodified to suit consumers' preferences and choices. The higher the bridge or drop the more enticing and challenging the jump. The sublime experience of bungee jumping has been reduced to a "drug" that can be induced whenever a quick fix of adrenaline is needed. The difference between the Kantian sublime and the sensational sublime, as figured in bungee jumping and other extreme sports, is also discussed. Some comparitive notes are made between the Romantic sublime as figured in the landscapes of Friedrich and bungee jumping. Where the Romantic sublime still worked with a necessary distance between object and subject the contemporary extreme sublime attempts to momentously disrupt the distance and become one with the eventfulness of the sublime. 
 
 
Publisher Tydskrif vir Letterkunde Association
 
Date 2019-09-02
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journals.assaf.org.za/index.php/tvl/article/view/6946
10.4314/tvl.v41i2.29674
 
Source Tydskrif vir Letterkunde; Vol 41 No 2 (2004)
2309-9070
0041-476X
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journals.assaf.org.za/index.php/tvl/article/view/6946/8359
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Tydskrif vir Letterkunde
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
 

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