Reconstruction in Literary Studies

An Informalist Approach

  • Authors
  • Bryan Vescio

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-18
  3. Informalism vs. Formalism

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      Pages 19-19
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      Pages 21-48
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      Pages 49-73
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      Pages 75-105
  4. Informalism vs. Antiformalism

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      Pages 107-107
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      Pages 109-142
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      Pages 143-177
  5. Conclusion

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      Pages 179-203
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 205-251

About this book


Pointing the way toward a revitalized future for the study of literature, Reconstruction in Literary Studies draws on philosophical pragmatism to justify the academic study of literature. In turn, Vescio connects the changing field to its social function as an institution.


aesthetics culture literary studies transcendental philosophy

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