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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


320 pages

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

2 halftones

Harvard English Studies


  • Introduction: The State of the Discussion [David Perkins]
  • Problems of Origin in Modern Literary History [Ernst Behler]
  • Paul de Man, Modernist [Ronald Bush]
  • Aristotle and the History of Tragedy [Paul A. Cantor]
  • Genre Theory, Literary History, and Historical Change [Ralph Cohen]
  • The Two Histories [Alastair Fowler]
  • Postmodernism and Literary History [John Frow]
  • Understanding Alterity: Ausländerliteratur between Relativism and Universalism [Ülker Gökberk]
  • Transmission Failure [Jon Klancher]
  • History, Herstory, Theirstory, Ourstory [Jerome McGann]
  • Caliban and His Precursors: The Politics of Literary History and the Third World [Michael Valdez Moses]
  • Measure and Countermeasure: The Lovejoy–Wellek Debate and Romantic Periodization [Mark Parker]
  • Literary Classifications: How Have They Been Made? [David Perkins]
  • Antihistoricism in Benedetto Croce and I. A. Richards [John Paul Russo]

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