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Futile Pleasures Early Modern Literature and the Limits of Utility

Author: Corey McEleney
Publisher: US Fordham University Press 2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tracing an ambivalence toward pleasure from the early modern to the modern era, McEleney shows how contemporary critics have recapitulated Renaissance humanist ideals about aesthetic value. Against a longstanding tradition that defensively advocates for the redemptive utility of literature, Futile Pleasures both theorizes and performs the queer pleasures of futility, arguing that in playing with futility we may be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Corey McEleney
ISBN: 9780823272655 0823272656
OCLC Number: 1020707732
Notes: IMD-Felder maschinell generiert
Awards: Commended for MLA Prize for a First BookMLA Prize for a First Book 2018
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (256 Seiten)
Contents: Futilitarianism: An Introduction 1. Pleasure without Profit 2. Bonfire of the Vanities 3. Art for Nothing's Sake 4. Spenser's Unhappy Ends 5. Beyond Sublimation Coda: Less Matter, More Art Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography Index

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Examines the ambivalent role that pleasure plays in early modern English writers' attempts to defend the utility of literature. Traces how that ambivalence gets replayed in modern critical frameworks  Read more...

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Futile Pleasures provides a timely reminder that, in the face of ceaseless debates about the role of the humanities, we might recall the history of such a demand for usefulness and, in doing so, Read more...

 
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