Philip Goldsteinexplains the socio-historical context of the diverse interpretive practices which make up the humanities in the USA in the 21st century. He considers the rise of college-educated women,minority readers, the increased influence of the Universities,the media and thedominance of the Universities by the sciences.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2009|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
PHILIP GOLDSTEIN is Professor of English, University of Delaware, USA.
Table of ContentsModern American Reading Practices: Between Aesthetics and History Aesthetic Theory: From Marxist Critique to Cultural History Aesthetics and Reading: Between Theory and History Gothic Romances and the Modern Humanities: The Changing Status of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: From Liberal Realism to Multiculturalism 'Richard Wright's Native Son: Between Naturalist Protest and Modernist Liberation' Identity and Convention in Faulkner's Light in August and Morrison's Jazz The Politics of Sara Paretsky's Detective Fiction Conclusion: From Aesthetics to Reading Practices