Making Sense in Life and Literature (Theory and History of Literature Series)

Making Sense in Life and Literature (Theory and History of Literature Series)

by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
     
 

In this book, Gumbrecht describes an intellectual trajectory that can be traced from the interdisciplinary reorientation of the humanities in Germany between 1975 an 1990 to similar issues being discussed in North America today. See more details below

Overview

In this book, Gumbrecht describes an intellectual trajectory that can be traced from the interdisciplinary reorientation of the humanities in Germany between 1975 an 1990 to similar issues being discussed in North America today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816619528
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
05/01/1992
Series:
Theory and History of Literature Series, #79
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Figuring Out What Matters; or, The Microphysics of History
Pt. IInverted Perspective
Introduction: How Much Sense Does Sense Making Make? Californian Retrospective to a German Question3
1The Consequences of an Aesthetics of Reception: A Deferred Overture14
Pt. IIHistorical Representation and Life World
2Metahistorical Historiography?33
3The Role of Narration in Narrative Genres41
4"Narrating the Past Just as if It Were Your Own Time" An Essay on the Anthropology of Historiography54
Pt. IIIFailures of Modernity
5A History of the Concept "Modern"79
6Laughter and Arbitrariness, Subjectivity and Seriousness: The Libro de buen amor, the Celestina, and the Style of Sense Production in Early Modern Times111
7Who Were the Philosophes?133
8Outline of a Literary History of the French Revolution178
9"Phoenix from the Ashes"; or, From Canon to Classic226
Pt. IVAfter Literature?
10Pathologies in the System of Literature247
11It's Just a Game: On the History of Media, Sport, and the Public272
Notes289
Index331

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