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Convention and Innovation in Literature

Convention and Innovation in Literature

by Theo D'Haen
     
 
This work is a critical evaluation of the concepts of convention and innovation as applied in the study of changing literary values, hierarchies and canons. Two approaches are analyzed: (1) the linking of convention and the subject's awareness of convention, and (2) systems theory. The merits of both approaches are discussed and an attempt is made to combine them

Overview

This work is a critical evaluation of the concepts of convention and innovation as applied in the study of changing literary values, hierarchies and canons. Two approaches are analyzed: (1) the linking of convention and the subject's awareness of convention, and (2) systems theory. The merits of both approaches are discussed and an attempt is made to combine them and to regard systems of literary communication primarily as systems of conventions. Specific cases of changing conventions and innovation are illustrated with examples from the field of versification (Rimbaud), reception studies (Puskin, Goethe, George Eliot), the dichotomy of forgetting/remembering (Nietzsche, Proust), avant-garde, the American dream, and popular genres assimilated in Postmodernism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789027222091
Publisher:
Benjamins, John Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/1989
Series:
Utrecht Publications in General and Comparative Literature Series, #24
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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