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Guilty aesthetic pleasures, Timothy Aubry

Label
Guilty aesthetic pleasures
Title
Guilty aesthetic pleasures
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Aubry
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Literary studies' turn to politics in the wake of the radical social movements of the 1960s and 1970s supposedly meant the banishment of aesthetic considerations from the academy. As scholars asked what role literary works played in supporting or challenging dominant ideologies, a focus on the text's formal beauty and the pleasures it might elicit came to seem irresponsible or even complicit with the iniquities of the social order. Until quite recently, this suspicion of aesthetics was the default posture within literary scholarship, a means of establishing the rigor of one's thought and the purity of one's political commitments. And yet the widely accepted view that the discipline simply changed directions at some point in the final decades of the twentieth century cries out for further scrutiny. With many scholars advocating a renewal of attention to textual surfaces and aesthetic experiences, it is worth asking whether the break with midcentury formalism was quite as clean is it once appeared. Tracing the succession of methodologies from New Criticism to the digital humanities, Guilty Aesthetic Pleasures retells the discipline's history from a new vantage point, with the aesthetic as the complicated, morally ambiguous, and embattled, but stubbornly resilient protagonist.--
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Provided by publisher
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MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aubry, Timothy Richard
Dewey number
801/.93
Index
index present
LC call number
PN45
LC item number
.A837 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature
  • Literature
  • Literature
  • Literary movements
  • Literary movements
  • Criticism
  • Criticism
  • Criticism
  • Literary movements
  • Literature
  • Literature
  • Ästhetik
  • Literaturtheorie
  • Literaturwissenschaft
Label
Guilty aesthetic pleasures, Timothy Aubry
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The intellectual critics and the pleasures of complexity -- Appetite for deconstruction -- New historicism and the aesthetics of the archive -- Lolita and the stakes of form -- Why is Beloved so universally beloved?
Control code
1023823243
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780674986466
Lccn
2018002098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1023823243
Label
Guilty aesthetic pleasures, Timothy Aubry
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The intellectual critics and the pleasures of complexity -- Appetite for deconstruction -- New historicism and the aesthetics of the archive -- Lolita and the stakes of form -- Why is Beloved so universally beloved?
Control code
1023823243
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780674986466
Lccn
2018002098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1023823243

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