British Hispanism and the Challenge of Literary Theory

Barry Jordan and William Chester Jordan

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ISBN: 9780856685156

Publication: January 1, 1990

Series: Aris & Phillips Hispanic Classics

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These five articles, collected from journals not widely known in the Hispanic field, deal with issues of literary and cultural theory in relation to British Hispanism. The first three items in this collection consider some basic questions of literary and cultural theory and critical practice: questions such as, what is literature? what is the nature of the criticism which supports and legitimises it? how far is the literary text a secure ontological object? where does meaning lie? does it lie in the text or the processes by which the text is consumed and reproduced? what is literary value? what sort of values and purposes does the academic institution exist to serve? what is the role of literary studies within it? The last two essays adopt a more applied, pedagogical approach and attempt to survey the practices around literary studies within the modern language arena, especially in relation to British Hispanism. Here the author concerns himself with the nature of the discipline as presently constituted, its assumptions and major practices and asks how it constructs its versions of the foreign culture.

Foreword Introduction Literary Theory and the Academic Institution El texto como ficcion necesaria la reciente critica marxista britanica Textos, contextos y procesos sociales British Hispanism and the Challenge of Literary Theory Modern Languages and the Foreign Culture: from literary to Cultural Studies

Format: Paperback

Size: 210 x 149 mm

112 Pages

ISBN: 9780856685156

Publication: January 1, 1990

Series: Aris & Phillips Hispanic Classics

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