Christopher Morris, Modernism and the Cult of Mountains. Music, Opera, Cinema, Farnham/Burlington: Ashgate, 2012. 220 S.
[This review was originally published in the online journal Die Theaterforschung in March 2013. Due to its shutdown in early 2017, it is republished here.]
Mountain concepts in the German cultural tradition
With Modernism and the cult of mountains, Christopher Morris, lecturer at the University College Cork, Ireland, provides both a most interesting contribution to the lively field of opera studies and to the investigation of German modernism. As the entire series Ashgate Interdisciplinary studies in opera aims at an “interdisciplinary, or as some prefer cross-disciplinary” way of “charting (…) opera’s position among twentieth-century art forms” (p. xiii f.), Morris takes into account a wide range of sources: not only opera or other musical genres, but also cinematic works and writings in aesthetics and philosophy. Weiterlesen