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. -- .
|Publication date:||31st October 2002|
|Author:||Elizabeth Beaumont Bissell|
|Publisher:||Manchester University Press|
|Categories:||Literary theory, Interdisciplinary studies,|
Elizabeth Beaumont Bissell has researched modernist literature and literary theory at Exeter and Hertford Colleges, Oxford, and at Princeton University -- .More About Elizabeth Beaumont Bissell