Jerome J. McGann

in The Beauty of Inflections

Published in print August 1988 | ISBN: 9780198117506
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191670961 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks


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The chapters in this book looks into the issue that literary studies today is experiencing the effects of internal divisions and contradictions, and that the disciplinary crisis will not be overcome until these contradictions are overcome. Most imperative is the need to reintegrate the entire range of socio-historical and philological methods with an aesthetic and ideological criticism of individual works. These chapters represent a series of initial and exploratory ventures toward such a programme of reintegration. This chapter sketches the general historical context within which the issues taken up in these chapters ought to be placed.

Keywords: Nietzsche; philology; ideological criticism; New Criticism; literary criticism

Chapter.  4718 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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