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The Question of Literature The Place of the Literary in Contemporary Theory by Elizabeth Beaumont Bissell

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

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The Question of Literature The Place of the Literary in Contemporary Theory by Elizabeth Beaumont Bissell

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. -- .

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

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Publication date

31st October 2002


Elizabeth Beaumont Bissell

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Manchester University Press


256 pages


Literary theory
Interdisciplinary studies



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