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- DescriptionProduction 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 phemena that is as important as the dimension of meaning. Interpretation alone cant do justice to the dimension of presence, a dimension in which cultural phemena 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.
- Author BiographyHans 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.
- Author(s)Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
- PublisherStanford University Press
- Date of Publication11/12/2003
- SubjectLiterary Theory
- Place of PublicationPalo Alto
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintStanford University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight249 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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