Title

“We Were Here!”: Existentialism, the Metal Scene, and the Link between Art and Identity

Authors

Matlyn Perry

Date

5-31-2018 1:30 PM

End Time

31-5-2018 2:00 PM

Location

WUC Santiam Room

Session Chair

Susan Daniel

Session Chair

Mark Perlman

Session Chair

Ryan Hickerson

Session Title

Philosophy Senior Tutorial Presentations

Presentation Type

Presentation

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Susan Daniel

Abstract

This paper reviews the problems that the existentialist attitude surrounds us with - disorientation and confusion - and how through art and rebellion we can confront it. The issues of identity and the absurd are explored through traditional existentialist text, from Albert Camus, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Jean-Paul Sartre, as well as a look at the recent metal music scene and how it gives us a contemporary expression of existentialism - showing that existentialism and our response to it is far from being dead.

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May 31st, 1:30 PM May 31st, 2:00 PM

“We Were Here!”: Existentialism, the Metal Scene, and the Link between Art and Identity

WUC Santiam Room

This paper reviews the problems that the existentialist attitude surrounds us with - disorientation and confusion - and how through art and rebellion we can confront it. The issues of identity and the absurd are explored through traditional existentialist text, from Albert Camus, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Jean-Paul Sartre, as well as a look at the recent metal music scene and how it gives us a contemporary expression of existentialism - showing that existentialism and our response to it is far from being dead.