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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.
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.
Introduction (Sascha Bru, Ben de Bruyn, Michel Delville); I. Channels: Archive (Ed Folsom); Book (Sydney J. Shep); Medium (Julian Murphet); Translation (Thomas O. Beebee); II. Subjects / Objects: Subjects (Ortwin de Graef); Senses (Michel Delville); Animals (Carrie Rohman); Objects (Timothy Morton); Politics (David Ayers); III. Temporalities: Time (Tyrus Miller); Invention (Jed Rasula); Event (Scott McCracken); Generation (Julian Hanna); Period (Ben de Bruyn); IV. Aesthetics; Beauty (Sascha Bru); Mimesis (Thomas Pavel); Style (Sarah Posman); Popular (David Glover); Genre (Jonathan Monroe); Notes; Index.
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