Literary Studies and the Philosophy of Literature: New Interdisciplinary Directions

Literary Studies and the Philosophy of Literature: New Interdisciplinary Directions

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ISBN-13: 9783319814384
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/04/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author


Andrea Selleri is Associate Fellow at the University of Warwick, UK, where he completed a PhD in English and Comparative Literary Studies. His work on Victorian intellectual history has appeared in various journals and he is currently writing a monograph on the idea of the author in nineteenth-century literary criticism.


Philip Gaydon is a PhD candidate at the University of Warwick, UK. His research focuses on nineteenth-century children’s literature and virtue epistemology. He is currently creating a teaching and learning handbook for the university, teaches on imagination and ethical development, facilitates Philosophy in primary schools, and coaches women’s American Football at university and international level.

Table of Contents


Introduction.- PART I: INTERDISCIPLINARY ACTION IN THEORY.- 1. Criticism, Philosophy and the Differend; Catherine Belsey.- 2. The Discipline of Literary Studies; Stein H. Olsen.- 3. Analytic Philosophy of Literature: Problems and Prospects; Jukka Mikkonen.- PART II: INTERDISCIPLINARY INTERACTION IN PRACTICE.- 4. ‘I will draw a map of what you never see’: Cartographic Metaphor in Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations; Mike Rose-Steel.- 5. The Pleasures of Solipsism for Writers and Philosophers; Ery Shin.- 6. To Tell What Happened as Invention: Literature and Philosophy on Learning From Fiction; Manuel García Carpintero.- PART III: USING THE PHILOSOPHY OF LITERATURE IN LITERARY STUDIES.- 7. Poetic Utterances: Attuning Poetry and Philosophy; Maximilian de Gaynesford.- 8. Reading as Fiction and Reading as Non-Fiction; Derek Matravers.- 9. The Opacity of Testimony; or, what the philosophy of literature can tell us about how to read Holocaust narratives; Samuel O’Donoghue.- PART IV: USING LITERARY STUDIES IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF LITERATURE.- 10. Literary Examples in Analytical Aesthetics: The Claim of the Particular; Andrea Selleri.- 11. What Do We Do With Words? Framing What is at Stake in Dealing with Literature; Marianna Ginocchietti and Giulia Zanfabro.- 12. Digital Literature and its Departure from the Supremacy of the Author Function; Heiko Zimmermann.- Bibliography.- Index.-

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“This is a lively and wide-ranging collection of essays exploring the “ancient antagonism” between the philosophers and the poets. Taken together, the chapters in this book enrich and extend the disciplinary ambit of literary-philosophical conversation in thought-provoking and innovative ways.” (Carrol Clarkson, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

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