Production of Presence by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
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Production of Presence
By Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

Production of Presence

What Meaning Cannot Convey

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Production of Presence by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

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Production of Presence is a comprehensive version of the thinking of Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, one of the most consistently original literary scholars writing today. It offers a personalized account of some of the central theoretical movements in literary studies and in the humanities over the past thirty years, together with an equally personal view of a possible future. Based on this assessment of the past and the future of literary studies and the humanities, the book develops the provocative thesis that, through their exclusive dedication to interpretation, i.e. to the reconstruction and attribution of meaning, the humanities have become incapable of addressing a dimension in all cultural phenomena that is as important as the dimension of meaning. Interpretation alone cannot do justice to the dimension of "presence," a dimension in which cultural phenomena and cultural events become tangible and have an impact on our senses and our bodies. Production of Presence is a passionate plea for a rethinking and a reshaping of the intellectual practice within the humanities.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780804749169
ISBN-10: 0804749167
Format: Paperback
(5499mm x 3564mm x 13mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Stanford University Press
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht is the Albert Guerard Professor in Literature at Stanford University, with appointments in French and Comparative Literature. He is also Professeur associe au Departement de litterature comparee at the Universite de Montreal, and was, in 2003, Professeur attache au College de France.

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