Nostalgia in Art

June: 2014


Nostalgia has many aspects and is quite a contemporary issue; it is expanding new meanings in the different contexts, which needs to consider in academic studies.This paper seeks to rethink the concept of nostalgia and its implications to applying in the context of art, with the aim of exploring and adding new meanings as to other parallel terms related to nostalgia, such as mourning and melancholia in the context of psychology, sociology, and surprisingly politics. Although nostalgia has its origin, definition and independent function in general, an overall overview of nostalgia will be necessarily presented here as a ground on which, this text needs to point its relevance when nostalgia applies to art and artists.


June 2013

Abstract :

In this paper, I will indicate that Nietzsche’s works have promoted the broad range of contemporary musical trends which many of them are explicitly contradicting each other. First, I will set out several facts to illustrate how the music was importantly and philosophically compelling for Nietzsche as a philosopher. Then I will outline the considerable influences of Nietzsche’s philosophy and criticisms on the two landmark twentieth-century composers: Richard Strauss and Arnold Schoenberg. Looking at Nietzsche’s valuable oncological text presented in his first book: The Birth of Tragedy, I will finally elaborate on his belief saying that birth of tragedy from music considers as a primary expression of the essence of everything in nature. In this spirit, I will use stated ideas and thoughts on the subject to highlight the importance of Nietzsche’s outlook as a philosopher on music.

An Analysis of Nietzsche’s Zarathustra
December 2012

This paper will argue that why Nietzsche chose Zoroaster character for his book.
First I will outline the argument of Nietzsche’s interests in Persia that it is well
reflected in his choice of “Zarathustra” as the prophet of his philosophy and the
eponymous hero of his most famous work, Also Sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke
Zarathustra). Next, I will point out although Nietzsche was interested in Eastern
culture such as Zoroastrians, he wanted to choose a prophet to represent feelings
of regret in a holy character. That is why he chose Persian ancient prophet,
Zoroaster. Finally, I will clarify what are common aspects of Nietzsche’s
book character and Zoroastrian’s prophet as a ‘poet.'