The Uses of Literary History / Edition 1

The Uses of Literary History / Edition 1

by Marshall Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822317141

ISBN-13: 9780822317142

Pub. Date: 01/10/1996

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

In this collection, Marshall Brown has gathered essays by twenty leading literary critics to appraise the current state of literary history. In provocative, sometimes combative essays, they discuss the writing of literary history, the nature of our interest in tradition, and the ways that literary works act in history.

Overview

In this collection, Marshall Brown has gathered essays by twenty leading literary critics to appraise the current state of literary history. In provocative, sometimes combative essays, they discuss the writing of literary history, the nature of our interest in tradition, and the ways that literary works act in history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822317142
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
01/10/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface,
A Trout in the Milk,
Literary History: Some Roads Not (Yet) Taken,
What is the History of Literature?,
The Once and Future Middle Ages,
Literature, Meaning, and the Discontinuity of Fact,
Empiricism Once More,
Some Prospects for Literary History,
Public Memory and Its Discontents,
Understanding the Living and Talking to the Dead: The Historicity of Psychoanalysis,
Figures of the Feminine: An Amazonian Revolution in Feminist Literary History?,
Editing as Cultural Formation: The Sexing of Shakespeare's Sonnets,
Textual Politics/Sexual Politics,
The Pedigree of the White Stallion: Postcoloniality and Literary History,
The Victims of New Historicism,
Preface to a Lyric History,
Can We Be Historical Ever? Some Hopes for a Dialectical Model of Historical Self-Consciousness,
On Literature Considered as a Dead Language,
More Speech on Free Speech,
Textual Conquests: On Readerly Competence and "Minority" Literature,
The Hum of Literature: Ostension in Language,
Contributors,
Index,

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