Dark academia: Stimmung and the politics of nostalgia in a COVID-era Internet aesthetic

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This paper analyzes the 'dark academia' internet aesthetic, which Romanticizes life at early twentieth century college campuses, as a form of counter-curation. Its mood-oriented aesthetics de-historicize the past, which serves the renegotiation of values, community building, and recasts nostalgia.
Period22 Jun 2021
Event titleSIEF
Event typeConference
LocationHelsinki, FinlandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational