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Refracting the Canon in Contemporary British Literature and Film by Susana Onega
  

Refracting the Canon in Contemporary British Literature and Film

Part of the Postmodern Studies Series

Synopsis

Refracting the Canon in Contemporary British Literature and Film by Susana Onega

Contemporary works of art that remodel the canon not only create complex, hybrid and plural products but also alter our perceptions and understanding of their source texts. This is the dual process, referred to in this volume as refraction , that the essays collected here set out to discuss and analyse by focusing on the dialectic rapport between postmodernism and the canon. What is sought in many of the essays is a redefinition of postmodernist art and a re-examination of the canon in the light of contemporary epistemology. Given this dual process, this volume will be of value both to everyone interested in contemporary art-particularly fiction, drama and film-and also to readers whose aim it is to promote a better appreciation of canonical British literature.

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Publication date

1st January 2004

Author

Susana Onega

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Publisher

Editions Rodopi B.V. an imprint of Brill

Format

Paperback
264 pages

Categories

Cultural studies
Film theory & criticism
Literature: history & criticism

ISBN

9789042010505

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