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- DescriptionAs we approach the end of a millennium, the battle for the fate of literary scholarship has taken on near apocalyptic overtones, with more than a few predictions of the imminent end of literary studies as we kw it. Taking aim at culture warriors on the left and the right, Goodheart provides a succinct and timely assessment of the current state and future of literary studies in the United States. In Goodheart s view, the opposition between tradition (the cause of the right) and invation (the cause of the left) is essentially false: tradition is an interactive history between the given and the invative, t an inert set of values or a stable can of approved texts. Does Literary Studies Have a Future? challenges the view that literary classics must be relevant to our immediate concerns: rather than providing easy recognition of what we already kw, the classic startles the unfamiliar in us. Goodheart pays particular attention to David Denby s recent experiment with the Great Books. He also addresses the question of objectivity in humanistic study the vexed relations between aesthetics and ideology. Finally, he dissects the academy s current love affair with popular culture. None of the other writings on the culture wars has so successfully reconciled the traditions of aesthetic and moral criticism and the new ideological and sociological ways of reading criticism.
- Author(s)Eugene Goodheart
- PublisherUniversity of Wisconsin Press
- Date of Publication31/12/1999
- SubjectLiterary Theory
- Place of PublicationWisconsin
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Wisconsin Press
- Weight331 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine14 mm
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