The Question of Literature The Place of the Literary in Contemporary Theory

by Elizabeth Beaumont Bissell

Part of the Angelaki Humanities Series

The Question of Literature The Place of the Literary in Contemporary Theory Synopsis

As literary theory has grown more influential, interdisciplinary and sophisticated, it has come to concern itself with a much greater range of issues and objects than those traditionally considered literary. It now addresses philosophy, history, psychology, politics and the media. Addressing a central and fundamental, but relatively neglected, issue in literary theory, this title seeks to recontextualise how theory has changed our understanding of literature and its questions by relating literature to the institution of the university, to ethical judgements and values, new media and computer technology and the nature of representative democracy. -- .

Book Information

ISBN: 9780719057458
Publication date: 31st October 2002
Author: Elizabeth Beaumont Bissell
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Literary theory, Interdisciplinary studies,

About Elizabeth Beaumont Bissell

Elizabeth Beaumont Bissell has researched modernist literature and literary theory at Exeter and Hertford Colleges, Oxford, and at Princeton University -- .

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