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Title What literature knows : forays into literary knowledge production / Antje Kley, Kai Merten (eds.).

Published Berlin ; New York : Peter Lang, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  820.9 WHAT    DUE 17-10-19
Physical description 339 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series Contributions to English and American literary studies, 2366-5068 ; vol. 2.
Contributions to English and American literary studies ; vol. 2.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents What literature knows: an introduction / Antje Kley -- "His ignorance were wise": gendered knowledge in Love's Labour's Lost (1594/95) / Kai Merten -- "The pleasing visions I had formed": natural knowledge and self-awareness in Jonathan Swift's Satires / Richard Nate -- English experiences in Karl Philipp Moritz's Travel Report of 1782 / Albert Meier -- Fothergill's web: transnational Quaker networks and the Pennsylvania Medical Library / Marcel Hartwig -- Wordsworth, The Excursion (1814), and the crisis of knowledge / Anthony John Harding -- Romanticism and anoetic knowledge / Justus Conrad Gronau -- Curious to Know: John Clare's "The Nightingale's Nest" (1833) / Philipp Erchinger -- Negotiating authority: literary and medical configurations of knowledge in 19th-century America / Maria Kaspirek -- The fourth dimension and impossible knowledge in Edwardian speculative fiction / Cord-Christian Casper -- What Nancy knew, what Carol Knew: mass literature and knowledge / Aleksandra Boss and Martin Klepper -- Scientific knowledge and the display function of literature: The White Hotel (1981) and Freud's Megalomania (2000) / Matthias Bauer -- The art of deception: knowledge distribution in English literature / Daniel Schüler -- "We are only what we know": knowledge in David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas (2004) / Ann Spangenberg -- Eden Robinson's Monkey Beach (2000) as multi-narrative: the dialogic relation of indigenous and western world views / Jutta Zimmermann -- "Useless, off-beat information": knowledge and successiveness in Brian Friel's Molly Sweeney (1994) / André Schwarck -- Historiography and the production of knowledge: the Mongol period / Anja Pistor-Hatam.
Summary "This volume sheds light on the nexus between knowledge and literature. Arranged historically, contributions address both popular and canonical English and US-American writing from the early modern period to the present. They focus on how historically specific texts engage with epistemological questions in relation to material and social forms as well as representation. The authors discuss literature as a culturally embedded form of knowledge production in its own right, which deploys narrative and poetic means of exploration to establish an independent and sometimes dissident archive. The worlds that imaginary texts project are shown to open up alternative perspectives to be reckoned with in the academic articulation and public discussion of issues in economics and the sciences, identity formation and wellbeing, legal rationale and political decision-making"-- Provided by publisher.
Other author Kley, Antje, editor.
Merten, Kai (Professor of English literature), editor.
Subject Knowledge, Theory of, in literature.
English literature -- History and criticism.
American literature -- History and criticism.
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