The Uses of Literature
By (author) Rita Felski
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Uses of Literature by Rita Felski
Book DescriptionUses of Literature bridges the gap between literary theory and common-sense beliefs about why we read literature. * Explores the diverse motives and mysteries of why we read* Offers four different ways of thinking about why we read literature - for recognition, enchantment, knowledge, and shock* Argues for a new "phenomenology" in literary studies that incorporates the historical and social dimensions of reading* Includes examples of literature from a wide range of national literary traditions
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405147248
(225mm x 150mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 16-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rita Felski
Uses of Literature, Hardback (May 2008)
The diverse motives and mysteries of why we read are explored in this groundbreaking new work by Rita Felski. Challenging many time-worn homilies and theories put forth in contemporary literary criticism, Uses of Literature offers refreshing new insights into the purpose and value of reading literature.
Rethinking Tragedy, Paperback (February 2008)
Reiss, New York University; Kathleen M. Sands, University of Massachusetts, Boston; David Scott, Columbia University; George Steiner, University of Geneva; Olga Taxidou, University of Edinburgh
Literature after Feminism, Paperback (July 2003)» View all books by Rita Felski
The cariacatures of feminists as grim-faced ideologues destroying the study of literature are comprehensively rebutted in this work, offering instead a clear assessment of the relative merits of various feminist approaches to literature.
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Author Biography - Rita Felski
Rita Felski is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English and Chair of Comparative Literature at the University of Virginia, and an Associate Editor of New Literary History. She is the author of Beyond Feminist Aesthetics , The Gender of Modernity , Doing Time: Feminist Theory and Postmodern Culture , and Literature After Feminism . She is also editor of Rethinking Tragedy .
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