Metal, Sex, Comics, and Poetry: A Look at Contemporary Sublime Terror
Stephanie Couey

“Whatever is fitted in any sort to excite the ideas of pain, and danger, that is to say, whatever is in any sort of terrible, or is conversant about terrible objects, or operates in a manner analogous to terror, is a source of the sublime; that is, it is productive of the strongest emotion which the mind is capable of feeling. I say the strongest emotion; because I am satisfied the ideas of pain are much more powerful than those which enter on the part of pleasure.” (Burke, 36, “Of the Sublime”)

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