Rethinking the Politics of Literature
Irony under Control? Kierkegaard’s Conception of Controlled Irony as a Critical Theory of Aesthetic Fictionalization
This essay discusses Kierkegaard’s The Concept of Irony, in which he introduces the concept of controlled irony as an aesthetic and epistemological model that conceives irony as a self-critical medium of fictionalization that does not negate reality, but gives way to a skeptically informed form of realism.
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