Odradek. Studies in Philosophy of Literature, Aesthetics and New Media Theories

ODRADEK. Studies in Philosophy of Literature, Aesthetics and New Media Theories is an International Journal founded by Zetesis Research Group on the Quarrel between Philosophy and Poetry. Zetesis is a Research Center related to the University of Pisa History, Philosophy and Arts Department.





Laughter is a familiar experience generally connected with joy. At the same time, it is a puzzling phenomenon with which philosophy has had an ambiguous relationship. Relatively few thinkers have tackled this subject, as many of them considered it a problem of secondary importance. Even those who have written about it, especially in the past, have often described it as a malicious manifestation, typical of the morally and socially inferior. Other philosophers, however, have devoted more attention to laughter. Most of their analysis can be grouped into three different theories: the superiority theory, the relief theory, and the incongruity theory.

Posted: 2017-06-24 More...

CFP: Remediation: art, technology and humanity


A medium is an extension of ourselves, everything that has been created by the human being to increase their possibilities of and related to his body (action, expression, perception). The message of a medium its strictly link to the transformation that’s produced in human relationship and it’s in this aspect that can be defined that the medium is the message (McLuhan 1964).  Remediation is the representation of one medium in another and it’s the key future of new media. Combined technologies and art has redefined and deconstructed the classical paradigms of creative process and aesthetic theories.

Posted: 2017-05-21 More...
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Vol 2, No 2 (2016): Denkbilder. «Thought-Images» in 20th-Century German Prose

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