Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 October 2002

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719057458

Bookseller Code (06)


The question of literature

The place of the literary in contemporary theory

Elizabeth Beaumont Bissell

Published by Manchester University Press

Angelaki Humanities MUP

As literary theory has grown more influential, interdisciplinary and sophisticated, it has come to concern itself with a much greater range of issues and objects than those traditionally considered literary. It now addresses philosophy, history, psychology, politics and the media. Addressing a central and fundamental, but relatively neglected, issue in literary theory, this title seeks to recontextualise how theory has changed our understanding of literature and its questions by relating literature to the institution of the university, to ethical judgements and values, new media and computer technology and the nature of representative democracy.


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