The Values of Literary Studies: Critical Institutions, Scholarly Agendas

The Values of Literary Studies: Critical Institutions, Scholarly Agendas

by Ronan McDonald (Editor)


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ISBN-13: 9781107575684
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/24/2015
Pages: 275
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

R�n�n McDonald is Professor of Modern Literature at the University of New South Wales. His research interests include modern Irish literature and culture, literary criticism, and the value of the humanities. His books include Tragedy and Irish Literature, The Death of the Critic, and The Cambridge Introduction to Samuel Beckett (Cambridge, 2007).

Table of Contents

1. The value of criticism and the project of modernism Anthony Cascardi; 2. Caprice: individual subjectivity in literary criticism Helen Small; 3. The phenomenology of literary valuation Charles Altieri; 4. Literature is history: aesthetic time and the ethics of literary will Alan Singer; 5. Dead on arrival: time and the value of old books Kathleen McLuskie; 6. The price of value Christopher Nealon; 7. To shelter the nothing that happens Julian Murphet; 8. When literary criticism mattered Simon During; 9. Literature among the objects of modernist criticism: value, medium, genre James Chandler; 10. 'Value!': Psychoanalysis, value, literature Jean-Michel Rabaté; 11. Afterlives of comparison: literature, equivalence, value Natalie Melas; 12. Feminism, gender and the literary commons Robin Truth Goodman; 13. The value of world-making in global literacy studies Debjani Ganguly; 14. Multiple versions of fictional minds: manuscript research, digital editing and enactive cognition in literary studies Dirk van Hulle; 15. After suspicion: surface, method, value Rónán McDonald; 16. Literary experience and the value of criticism Derek Attridge.

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