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Literature, Culture and Society - Andrew Milner

Literature, Culture and Society

Hardcover Published: 23rd September 2004
ISBN: 9780415307840
Number Of Pages: 352

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As cultural studies has grown from its origins on the margins of literary studies, it has tended to discard both literature and sociology in favor of the semiotics of popular culture." Literature, Culture and Society" makes a determined attempt to re-establish the connections between literary studies, cultural studies and sociology.
Arguing against both literary humanism and sociological relativism, it provides a critical overview of theoretical approaches to textual analysis, from hermeneutics to postmodernism, and presents a substantive account of the capitalist literary mode of production.
This second edition has been fully revised and rewritten, with new sections including the impact of psychoanalysis and post-structuralism, and the recent work of academics such as Franco Moretti.
New case studies have been added in order to examine the intertextual connections between "Genesis," Milton's "Paradise Lost, " "Frankenstein" (in Mary Shelley's original and also in several film versions), "Karel Capek's R.U.R., " Fritz Lang's "Metropolis," Ridley Scott's B"lade Runner," "The X-Files" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

Literature, Culture and the Canon
Literary Studies: Classics, Comparative Literature, English Literature
Literature as Value: The Canon, Criticism, Minority Culture
From Literary to Cultural Studies: The Sociological Turn
Elitism, Populism and Immodest Cultural Studies
The Intelligentsia as a Social Class
Analytical Strategies
Cultural Materialism and New Historicism
The Sociology of Culture
Theories of Ideology
Semiology and Semiotics
Psychoanalysis and Post-Structuralism
The Cultural Politics of Difference
Mechanical Reproduction - The Forces of Production
The Literary Mode of Production
Mechanical Reproduction
The Print Media
The Audio-Visual Media
Cultural Form
The Sociology of the Novel
The Moretti Thesis: Core, Periphery and Literary Form
Commodity Culture - The Relations of Production
Writers and Writing
Readers and Reading
The State, Ideology and the Market
Texts and Contexts - From Genesis to Frankenstein
Paradise Lost
Frankenstein in the Cinema
Texts and Contexts - From Rossum's Universal Robots to Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Rossum's Universal Robots
Blade Runner
The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Postmodern Prometheus and the Biomechanical Demonoid
Postmodern Gothic
Conclusion: Loose Canons and Fallen Angels
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ISBN: 9780415307840
ISBN-10: 0415307848
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 23rd September 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.15 x 14.22  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition