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Harvard English Studies 16

Theoretical Issues in Literary History

Edited by David Perkins

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$24.50 • £19.95 • €22.00

ISBN 9780674879133

Publication Date: 08/01/1991

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320 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

2 halftones

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Literary history, the dominant form of literary scholarship throughout the nineteenth century, is currently recapturing the imaginations of a new generation of scholars eager to focus on the context of literature after a half-century or more of “close” readings of isolated texts. This book represents current thinking on some of the theoretical issues and dilemmas in the conception and writing of literary history, expressed by a group of scholars from North America, Europe, and Australia. They consider afresh a broad range of topics: the role of literary history in “new” societies, the problem of finding a starting point for literary history, the problem of literary classification, problems of ideology, of institutional mediation, periodization, and the attack on literary history.

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