Literature in Contexts

Literature in Contexts In the s the study of the study of literary theory eclipsed the study of the literary text Today we are told we are post theory Yet as literary text emerged from the shadow of theory it was ecli

  • Title: Literature in Contexts
  • Author: PeterBarry
  • ISBN: 9780719064548
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the 1980s, the study of the study of literary theory eclipsed the study of the literary text Today we are told we are post theory Yet as literary text emerged from the shadow of theory, it was eclipsed all over again by the study of context Historicist contextualization became the dominant orientation in literary studies, and this not quite New Historicism spreadIn the 1980s, the study of the study of literary theory eclipsed the study of the literary text Today we are told we are post theory Yet as literary text emerged from the shadow of theory, it was eclipsed all over again by the study of context Historicist contextualization became the dominant orientation in literary studies, and this not quite New Historicism spread in turn through period after period Literature in Contexts seeks to problematize the very notion of context, which has remained stubbornly un theorized and un examined It puts forward a distinction between deep and broad context, and argues that we need to counter the prevalence of the latter if literary studies is to avoid becoming a minor branch of history.

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    1. The introductory chapters should be compulsory reading for any educator who has ever asked his or her students to discuss the context of the work under consideration. It should be read by syllabus writers who impose the study of context. It is a thorough refutation of the idea and practice , both in terms of methodology and desirability. As Barry points out, any class room discussion of 'context', given access to resources, areas of expertise and time, is simply going to reduce students to passi [...]

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