Why Study Literature?

Why Study Literature?

eBook - 2011
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Blackwell Publishing
This book presents new ways of thinking about the historical, epistemological and institutional role of literature. It aims at providing a theoretically well-founded basis for what might otherwise be considered a relatively unfounded historical fact, i.e. the fact that the teaching of literature holds a privileged position in many educational institutions.

The collection brings together theoretical studies and critical analyses of literature as a medium among other media. The essays focus on the consequences and values of reading and studying literature.

The contributors take their point of departure in the title of the volume and use narratological, historical, cognitive, rhetorical, postcolonial and political frameworks to pursue two separate but related questions: "Why read literature?" and "Why study literature?"

Publisher: Aarhus : Aarhus University Press ; Bristol, CT : Distributed by ISBC, 2011
ISBN: 9788771242492
Characteristics: 1 online resource (256 pages :) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Alber, Jan 1973-


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