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1. Significant interventions include Eagleton, Terry, The Ideology of the Aesthetic (Cambridge: Blackwell, 1990); De Man, Paul, Aesthetic Ideology, ed. Warminski, Andrzej (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996); Bourdieu, Pierre, Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste, trans. Nice, Richard (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1984); Foster, Hal, ed., The Anti-Aesthetic: Essays on Postmodern Culture (Port Townsend: Bay Press, 1983).

2. Adorno, Theodor W., Aesthetic Theory, ed. Adorno, Gretel and Tiedemann, Rolf, trans. Hullot-Kentor, Robert (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997), 226.

3. Eagleton, The Ideology of the Aesthetic, 11.

4. See Morgan, Benjamin, The Outward Mind: Materialist Aesthetics in Victorian Science and Literature (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017).

5. Lee, Vernon and Anstruther-Thomson, , Beauty and Ugliness and Other Studies in Psychological Aesthetics (London: John Lane, 1912), 167.

6. See, for instance, the experiments described in Kirschmann, August, ed., University of Toronto Studies: Psychology Series, Vol. 1 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1900).

7. Adorno, Aesthetic Theory, 11.

8. John Ruskin, Modern Painters, Volume 2, ed. Cook, E. T. and Wedderburn, Alexander, Library Edition, Vol. 4, The Works of John Ruskin (London: George Allen, 1903), 3536, 47.

9. Buchanan, Robert, “The Fleshly School of Poetry: Mr. D. G. Rossetti.The Contemporary Review 18 (August 1871): 334–50.

10. Morris, William, The Collected Works of William Morris: Signs of Change and Lectures on Socialism, Vol. 23 (Longmans, Green, and Co., 1915), 165–66.

11. Pater, Walter, The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry: The 1893 Text, ed. Hill, Donald L. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980), xiii, 190, 186.

12. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, in The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde, Vol. 3, ed. Bristow, Joseph and Small, Ian (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), 219. On Winckelmann see Davis, Whitney, Queer Beauty: Sexuality and Aesthetics from Winckelmann to Freud and Beyond (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010).

13. See Ngai, Sianne, Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012); Zeki, Semir, Splendors and Miseries of the Brain: Love, Creativity, and the Quest for Human Happiness (Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009); Starr, Gabrielle G., Feeling Beauty: The Neuroscience of Aesthetic Experience (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2013).

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