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Description - Literature Now by Sascha Bru

What are the key issues in contemporary literary studies? What notion of 'history' is appropriate for today's study of 'modern' (post-1800) literature? How can we best understand the recent transition from theory to literary history? In 20 chapters, this book both probes and answers these questions, and more, emphasising the importance of literary history to current critical thinking. Literature Now provides a thought-provoking argument as well as an authoritative exploration of the key terms of literary studies. It will appeal to anyone who wants to epxlore theoretical issues from a historically informed perspective. The chapters cover: Archive. Book. Media. Institution. Translation. Subjects. Senses. Animals. Objects. Time. Event. Period. Invention. Generation. Politics. Popular. Beauty. Mimesis. Style. Genre.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748699254
ISBN-10: 0748699252
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 31-Jan-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sascha Bru

The Editors: Sascha Bru runs the Advanced Master in Literary Studies at the University of Leuven. Ben de Bruyn is Associate Professor of comparative literature at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Michel Delville teaches English and American literatures, as well as comparative literature, at the University of Liege, Belgium.