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Guilty aesthetic pleasures

Author: Timothy Richard Aubry
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018.
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Literary studies' turn to politics in the wake of the radical social movements of the 1960s and 1970s supposedly meant the banishment of aesthetic considerations from the academy. As scholars asked what role literary works played in supporting or challenging dominant ideologies, a focus on the text's formal beauty and the pleasures it might elicit came to seem irresponsible or even complicit with the iniquities of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Aubry, Timothy Richard, 1975-
Guilty aesthetic pleasures.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018002098
(OCoLC)1023823243
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Richard Aubry
ISBN: 9780674988989 0674988981
OCLC Number: 1045629926
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The intellectual critics and the pleasures of complexity --
Appetite for deconstruction --
New historicism and the aesthetics of the archive --
Lolita and the stakes of form --
Why is Beloved so universally beloved?.
Responsibility: Timothy Aubry.

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For scholars invested in supporting or challenging dominant ideologies, the beauty of literature seemed frivolous, even complicit with social iniquities. Suspicion of aesthetics became a way to  Read more...

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A groundbreaking, scintillating counter-history of literary theory in the twentieth century. In extraordinarily lucid and sure-footed prose, Aubry reveals not only the ways in which political Read more...

 
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