Context in Literary and Cultural Studies
Publisher: UCL Press
in Literary and Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary
volume that deals with the challenges of studying works of art and literature
in their historical context today. The relationship between art works and
context has long been a central concern for aesthetic and cultural disciplines,
and the question of context has been asked anew in all eras. Developments in
contemporary culture and technology, as well as new theoretical and
methodological orientations in the humanities, once again prompt us to rethink
context in literary and cultural studies. This volume takes up that challenge.
Introducing readers to new
developments in literary and cultural theory, Context
in Literary and Cultural Studies connects all disciplines related to
these areas to provide an interdisciplinary overview of the challenges
different scholarly fields today meet in their studies of art works in context.
Spanning a number of countries, and covering subjects from nineteenth-century
novels to rave culture, the chapters together constitute an informed, diverse
and wide-ranging discussion.
The volume is written
for scholarly readers at all levels in the fields of Literary Studies, Comparative
Literature, Cultural Studies, Art History, Film, Theatre Studies and Digital Humanities.