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Herrmann / Hofmann / Kanzler / Schubert / Usbeck

Poetics of Politics

Textuality and Social Relevance in Contemporary American Literature and Culture

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Buch. Hardcover

2015

340 S

In englischer Sprache

Carl Winter. ISBN 978-3-8253-6447-2

Format (B x L): 13,5 x 21 cm

Gewicht: 488 g

Das Werk ist Teil der Reihe: American Studies; 258

Produktbeschreibung

This volume proposes the 'poetics of politics' as an analytic angle to interrogate contemporary cultural production in the United States. As recent scholarship has observed, American literature and culture around the turn of the millennium, while still deeply informed by the textual self-consciousness of postmodernism, are marked by a rekindled interest in matters of social concern. This revived interest in politics is frequently read as a 'grand epochal transition.'

Sidestepping such a logic of periodization, this book points to the interplay between the textual and the political as a dynamic - always locally specific - that affords unique insights into the characteristics of the contemporary moment. The sixteen case studies in this book explore this interplay across a wide range of media, genres, and modes. Together, they make visible a broad cultural concern with negotiating social relevance and textual self-awareness that permeates and structures contemporary US (popular) culture.

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