Melankolin omvärderad: Subversiv epifani eller förlamande fatalism?

Translated title of the contribution: Melancholy reconsidered: Subversive epiphany or paralysing fatalism?

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The article (in Swedish) discusses Sajda van der Leeuw's recent analysis of Lars von Trier's "Melancholia", in relation to Klibansky's, Panofsky's and Saxl's study of the Aristotelian and Neoplatonist origins of Renaissance conceptions of melancholy, especially with regard to Albrecht Dürer's engraving "Melencholia I" (1514).
Translated title of the contributionMelancholy reconsidered: Subversive epiphany or paralysing fatalism?
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)42-47
Number of pages6
JournalIkaros tidskrift om människan och vetenskapen
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021
MoE publication typeE1 Popularised article, newspaper article


  • Albrech Dürer
  • Lars von Trier
  • Erwin Panofsky
  • melancholy
  • depression
  • Aristotle
  • scholasticism
  • neoplatonism
  • Sajda van der Leeuw


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