Wendy Steiner – The Trouble With Beauty



Lecture date: 2001-06-01

Wendy Steiner discusses her publication The Trouble with Beauty, a look at the problems of contemporary aesthetics which explores attitudes towards beauty in modernity and post-modernity – from distrust to hate, fear to anxiety – and asks what is at stake in the modern resistance to beauty.

Wendy Steiner is Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, and author of the widely regarded The Scandal of Pleasure: Art in the Age of Fundamentalism.

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