Literature as History: Essays in Honour of Peter Widdowson

Barker, Simon (2010) Literature as History: Essays in Honour of Peter Widdowson. Continuum, London and New York. ISBN 9780826433855

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Abstract

Literature as History presents a selection of specially commissioned essays by a range of key contemporary thinkers on the interdisciplinary study of literature and history. The unifying theme is the interrelationship between literary / cultural production and its historical moment. The essays in the collection are astute and exciting in terms of their engagement with ever-changing developments in critical and theoretical practice while retaining an invaluable focus on familiar and engaging texts and authors. The contributors offer a reappraisal of the nature of literary studies today, looking back over the thirty-five years of Peter Widdowson's career - a career which has coincided with the emergence of, challenges to, and reformulations of critical theory - and ask what the future holds, particularly for the interdisciplinary ways of working which Widdowson pioneered. Bringing together distinguished scholars in the interdisciplinary study of English and History, it seizes the opportunity to take stock of the current field of literary studies and to ask searching questions about its future development.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary history
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Departments > English and Creative Writing
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Depositing User: Heather Robbins
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 14:39
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2017 09:49
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2564

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