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The Resource Why Study Literature?

Why Study Literature?

Label
Why Study Literature?
Title
Why Study Literature?
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The 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?"
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
LC call number
PN59 -- .W49 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Why Study Literature?
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1050652
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Title page -- Colophon -- Contents -- Introduction -- Why Study Literature? -- The editors -- Reframing Literature -- Why Literature? -- Some possible answers to the question "Why Study Literature?" -- Mediality -- Locality & Temporality -- Humanity -- References -- MEDIALITY -- Meaning as Spectacle: Verbal Art in the Digital Age -- Marie-Laure Ryan -- The spectacularization of language -- A technological typology of texts -- Category 1: Naturally generated linear texts for print -- Category 2: Naturally generated linear texts presented on the computer screen -- Category 3: Naturally generated database texts for print -- Category 4: Naturally generated database texts performed on the computer -- Category 5: Computer generated texts for print -- Category 6: Texts generated and presented by computer -- Dysfunctional language -- Return to functionality -- Bi-medial texts -- Networking -- Conclusion -- References -- A Defence of (the Study of) Literature -- or: Why (the Study of) Literature Cannot Be Replaced by Cultural Studies and Film (Studies) -- Werner Wolf -- Literature and the study of literature - increasingly outmoded activities? -- 'Literature' in today's academic studies -- Major general functions of literature, and why literary studies cannot be replaced by Cultural Studies -- Qualities and functions specific to literature, or what might happen if Fahrenheit 451 became reality? -- Conclusion: Literature as an irreplaceable medium and literary studies as an equally irreplaceable research and educational institution? -- References -- Mediality and Literature -- Literature versus literature -- Morten Kyndrup -- The Centrifugality of Literary Studies -- What is Literature? -- Time -- Space -- Sign System -- Fictionality -- Enunciation -- Literature's Mediality -- Why Study Intermediality? -- References -- LOCALITY AND TEMPORALITY
  • Literature as Global Thinking -- Svend Erik Larsen -- Why (study) literature? -- Texts without borders -- Textual interaction -- Language in a media landscape -- Translation -- Global literature? -- Literature as aesthetic experience -- To see things for the first time -- The translocal perspective -- References -- Not Another Adult Movie: -- Some Platitudes on Genericity and the Use of Literary Studies -- Sune Auken -- References -- Models and Thought Experiments -- Brian McHale -- Models -- Modeling-For, or, Thought Experiments -- Don Quixote, or, Learning from Science Fiction -- References -- Literary Studies in Interaction -- Anne-Marie Mai -- Modern literary values and the literary opposition -- The highly diverse literary landscape -- Text Rain - an example -- Interdisciplinary collaboration -- Creative reading and writing -- References -- HUMANITY -- On the Differences between Reading and Studying Literature -- Magnus Persson -- Lay reading and professional reading -- Linguistic competence and literary competence -- Bridging the divide - towards a third way of reading -- References -- Aesthetics and the New Ethics: -- Theorizing the Novel in the Twenty-First Century -- Dorothy J. Hale -- References -- The Ethical Implications of Unnatural Scenarios -- Jan Alber -- The Impossible Temporality in Walter Map's De Nugis Curialium -- The Unnatural Narrators of the 18th Century -- The Transparent Minds in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway -- The Impossible Characters in Caryl Churchill's Cloud Nine -- The Unnatural Space in Bret Easton Ellis's Lunar Park -- Conclusion -- References -- The Force of Fictions -- Richard Walsh -- References -- Contributors
Control code
EBC1050652
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (258 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9788771242492
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1050652
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1050652
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10603483
  • (OCoLC)818118043
Label
Why Study Literature?
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1050652
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Title page -- Colophon -- Contents -- Introduction -- Why Study Literature? -- The editors -- Reframing Literature -- Why Literature? -- Some possible answers to the question "Why Study Literature?" -- Mediality -- Locality & Temporality -- Humanity -- References -- MEDIALITY -- Meaning as Spectacle: Verbal Art in the Digital Age -- Marie-Laure Ryan -- The spectacularization of language -- A technological typology of texts -- Category 1: Naturally generated linear texts for print -- Category 2: Naturally generated linear texts presented on the computer screen -- Category 3: Naturally generated database texts for print -- Category 4: Naturally generated database texts performed on the computer -- Category 5: Computer generated texts for print -- Category 6: Texts generated and presented by computer -- Dysfunctional language -- Return to functionality -- Bi-medial texts -- Networking -- Conclusion -- References -- A Defence of (the Study of) Literature -- or: Why (the Study of) Literature Cannot Be Replaced by Cultural Studies and Film (Studies) -- Werner Wolf -- Literature and the study of literature - increasingly outmoded activities? -- 'Literature' in today's academic studies -- Major general functions of literature, and why literary studies cannot be replaced by Cultural Studies -- Qualities and functions specific to literature, or what might happen if Fahrenheit 451 became reality? -- Conclusion: Literature as an irreplaceable medium and literary studies as an equally irreplaceable research and educational institution? -- References -- Mediality and Literature -- Literature versus literature -- Morten Kyndrup -- The Centrifugality of Literary Studies -- What is Literature? -- Time -- Space -- Sign System -- Fictionality -- Enunciation -- Literature's Mediality -- Why Study Intermediality? -- References -- LOCALITY AND TEMPORALITY
  • Literature as Global Thinking -- Svend Erik Larsen -- Why (study) literature? -- Texts without borders -- Textual interaction -- Language in a media landscape -- Translation -- Global literature? -- Literature as aesthetic experience -- To see things for the first time -- The translocal perspective -- References -- Not Another Adult Movie: -- Some Platitudes on Genericity and the Use of Literary Studies -- Sune Auken -- References -- Models and Thought Experiments -- Brian McHale -- Models -- Modeling-For, or, Thought Experiments -- Don Quixote, or, Learning from Science Fiction -- References -- Literary Studies in Interaction -- Anne-Marie Mai -- Modern literary values and the literary opposition -- The highly diverse literary landscape -- Text Rain - an example -- Interdisciplinary collaboration -- Creative reading and writing -- References -- HUMANITY -- On the Differences between Reading and Studying Literature -- Magnus Persson -- Lay reading and professional reading -- Linguistic competence and literary competence -- Bridging the divide - towards a third way of reading -- References -- Aesthetics and the New Ethics: -- Theorizing the Novel in the Twenty-First Century -- Dorothy J. Hale -- References -- The Ethical Implications of Unnatural Scenarios -- Jan Alber -- The Impossible Temporality in Walter Map's De Nugis Curialium -- The Unnatural Narrators of the 18th Century -- The Transparent Minds in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway -- The Impossible Characters in Caryl Churchill's Cloud Nine -- The Unnatural Space in Bret Easton Ellis's Lunar Park -- Conclusion -- References -- The Force of Fictions -- Richard Walsh -- References -- Contributors
Control code
EBC1050652
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (258 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9788771242492
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1050652
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1050652
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10603483
  • (OCoLC)818118043

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