Literature and Event: Twenty-First Century Reformulations (Paperback)

Literature and Event: Twenty-First Century Reformulations By Mantra Mukim (Editor), Derek Attridge (Editor) Cover Image
By Mantra Mukim (Editor), Derek Attridge (Editor)
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If 'event' is a proper name we reserve for monumental changes, crises, transitions and ruptures that are by their very nature unnameable or unthinkable, then this volume is an attempt to set up an encounter between such eventhood as it comes to have a bearing on literary works and the work of reading literature.

About the Author

'Mantra Mukim is an Early Career Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies (Warwick), where his research focuses on global modernism and precariousness. His research articles have appeared or are forthcoming in Journal of Modern Literature, Interventions, Textual Practice, and Irish Studies Review.' .Derek Attridgeis Emeritus Professor at the University of York. His publications span such topics as the history of poetry, South African literature, James Joyce, poetic form, and literary theory. His theoretical works include Peculiar Language: Literature as Difference from the Renaissance to James Joyce (Cornell, 1988, reissued by Routledge in 2004), The Singularity of Literature (Routledge, 2004; reissued as a Routledge Classic in 2017), Reading and Responsibility: Deconstruction's Traces (Edinburgh, 2010), and The Work of Literature (Oxford, 2015). He co-edited Post-structuralism and the Question of History (Cambridge, 1987), Theory after "Theory" (Routledge, 2011), and The Work of Reading: Literary Criticism in the 21st Century (Routledge, 2021), and edited Jacques Derrida's Acts of Literature (Routledge, 1992). He is a Fellow of the British Academy
Product Details
ISBN: 9781032157412
ISBN-10: 1032157410
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 31st, 2023
Pages: 296
Language: English