Literature, Culture, and Society

Literature, Culture, and Society

by Andrew Milner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 081475564X

ISBN-13: 9780814755648

Pub. Date: 06/11/2012

Publisher: New York University Press

As cultural studies has grown from its origins on the margins of literary studies, it has tended to discard both literature and sociology in favour of the semiotics of popular culture. Literature, Culture and Society makes a determined attempt to re-establish the connections between literary studies, cultural studies and sociology.

Arguing against both literary

Overview

As cultural studies has grown from its origins on the margins of literary studies, it has tended to discard both literature and sociology in favour of the semiotics of popular culture. Literature, Culture and Society makes a determined attempt to re-establish the connections between literary studies, cultural studies and sociology.

Arguing against both literary humanism and sociological relativism, it provides a critical overview of theoretical approaches to textual analysis, from hermeneutics to postmodernism, and presents a substantive account of the capitalist literary mode of production.

This second edition has been fully revised and rewritten, with new sections including the impact of psychoanalysis and post-structuralism, and the recent work of academics such as Franco Moretti.

New case studies have been added in order to examine the intertextual connections between Genesis, Milton's Paradise Lost, Frankenstein (in Mary Shelley's original and also in sever

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814755648
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
06/11/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Literature, Culture and the Canon (14,727 words)

1. Literary Studies: Classics, Comparative Literature, English Literature
2. Literature as Value: The Canon, Criticism, Minority Culture
3. From Literary to Cultural Studies: The Sociological Turn
4. Elitism, Populism and Immodest Cultural Studies
5. The Intelligentsia as a Social Class

Chapter Two: Analytical Strategies (15,859 words)
1. Hermeneutics
2. Cultural Materialism and New Historicism
3. The Sociology of Culture
4. Theories of Ideology
5. Semiology and Semiotics
6. Psychoanalysis and Post-Structuralism
7. The Cultural Politics of Difference
8. Postmodernism

Chapter Three: Mechanical Reproduction - The Forces of Production (17,518 words)
1. The Literary Mode of Production
2. Mechanical Reproduction
3. The Print Media
4. The Audio-Visual Media
5. Cultural Form
6. The Sociology of the Novel
7. The Moretti Thesis: Core, Periphery and Literary Form

Chapter Four: Commodity Culture - The Relations of Production (16,277 words)
1. Print-Capitalism
2. Writers and Writing
3. Readers and Reading
4. The State, Ideology and the Market

Chapter Five: Texts and Contexts - From Genesis to Frankenstein (15,756 words)
1. Genesis
2. Paradise Lost
3. Frankenstein
4. Frankenstein in the Cinema

Chapter Six: Texts and Contexts - From Rossum's Universal Robots to Buffy the Vampire Slayer (19,702 words)
1. Rossum's Universal Robots
2. Metropolis
3. Blade Runner
4. The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer
5. The Postmodern Prometheus and the Biomechanical Demonoid
6. Postmodern Gothic
7. Conclusion:Loose Canons and Fallen Angels

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