• Stefano Bottero Ca’ Foscari University of Venice



Death, poetics, literature, contemporary, aesthetics, comparative, theory


This article is proposed as a study on the issue of the relationship between the datum of death and the aesthetic context of the creation of a literary work, and therefore of authorial poetics. Starting with an in-depth study of the concept of literature and poetics ‘of death’, it will be intended to proceed with research on the related philosophical and critical issues, to provide an overview of the most important insights on the subject. Thanks to a comparative and transmedia approach, the discourse will be addressed to the theory of death in literature, considering in a broad sense the most significant contemporary critical proposals. Thus, literary and cinematographic case studies will be proposed, as part of a reflection on the issue from a theoretical point of view. The ontological implications relating to the creation of the work of art will also be considered, in order to deepen, with full awareness, the relationship between the poetics of death and works of a not only artistic and literary nature, but also the testimonial.


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How to Cite

Bottero , S. . (2022). TOWARDS A POETICS OF DEATH: COMPARATIVE AND AESTHETICAL REFLECTIONS . PHILOLOGIST – Journal of Language, Literature, and Cultural Studies, 13(25), 323–340.