Åsa Jansson

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Historically, sadness has been linked to spiritual awakening. And in the Early Modern period, melancholy was linked to artistic genius… but the question is whether it's still useful today, within a cultural framework that celebrates happiness.
Mar 03 2017
Åsa Jansson has most recently been quoted in an article called Watch it and weep: why do sad films make us so happy?. Åsa Jansson said, “Historically, sadness has been linked to spiritual awakening. And in the Early Modern period, melancholy was linked to artistic genius… but the question is whether it's still useful today, within a cultural framework that celebrates happiness.”.
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