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The diverse motives and mysteries of why we read are explored in this groundbreaking new work by Rita Felski. Challenging many time-worn homilies and theories put forth in contemporary literary criticism, Uses of Literature offers refreshing new insights into the purpose and value of reading literature.

Proposing that the interaction between reader and literature involves four “modes of textual engagement”--recognition, enchantment, knowledge, and shock--the author bridges the gap between literary theory and common-sense beliefs about literature. Wonderfully original and brimming with valuable insights and provocative ideas, Uses of Literature will change the way you think about why you read.

Synopsis:

Uses of Literature bridges the gap between literary theory and common-sense beliefs about why we read literature.

  • Explores the diverse motives and mysteries of why we read
  • Offers four different ways of thinking about why we read literature - for recognition, enchantment, knowledge, and shock
  • Argues for a new “phenomenology” in literary studies that incorporates the historical and social dimensions of reading
  • Includes examples of literature from a wide range of national literary traditions

Synopsis:

Proposing that the interaction between reader and literature involves four “modes of textual engagement” — recognition, enchantment, knowledge, and shock — The Uses of Literaturebridges the gap between literary theory and common-sense beliefs about why we read literature.

About the Author

Rita Felski is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English and Chair of Comparative Literature at the University of Virginia, and an Associate Editor of New Literary History. She is the author of Beyond Feminist Aesthetics, The Gender of Modernity, Doing Time: Feminist Theory and Postmodern Culture, and Literature After Feminism. She is also editor of Rethinking Tragedy.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. Recognition.

2. Enchantment.

3. Knowledge.

4. Shock.

Conclusion.

Notes.

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781405147231
Author:
Felski, Rita
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Literature -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Books and reading
Subject:
General Literature
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL online Book (not BRO)
Series:
Wiley-Blackwell Manifestos
Series Volume:
27
Publication Date:
June 2008
Binding:
Online electronic file accessible through online networks
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.00x6.34x.77 in. .88 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Uses of Literature bridges the gap between literary theory and common-sense beliefs about why we read literature.

  • Explores the diverse motives and mysteries of why we read
  • Offers four different ways of thinking about why we read literature - for recognition, enchantment, knowledge, and shock
  • Argues for a new “phenomenology” in literary studies that incorporates the historical and social dimensions of reading
  • Includes examples of literature from a wide range of national literary traditions

"Synopsis" by , Proposing that the interaction between reader and literature involves four “modes of textual engagement” — recognition, enchantment, knowledge, and shock — The Uses of Literaturebridges the gap between literary theory and common-sense beliefs about why we read literature.
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