• Literature Against Criticism: University English and Contemporary Fiction in Conflict

    Author(s):
    Martin Paul Eve (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    CLCS 20th- and 21st-Century, TM Literary and Cultural Theory
    Subject(s):
    Academe, American literature, British literature, Literary theory
    Item Type:
    Book
    Tag(s):
    20th Century Literature, 21st Century Literature, american literature
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6DW4B
    Abstract:
    This is a book about the power game currently being played out between two symbiotic cultural institutions: the university and the novel. As the number of hyper-knowledgeable literary fans grows, students and researchers in English departments waver between dismissing and harnessing voices outside the academy. Meanwhile, the role that the university plays in contemporary literary fiction is becoming increasingly complex and metafictional, moving far beyond the ‘campus novel’ of the mid-twentieth century. Martin Paul Eve’s engaging and far-reaching study explores the novel's contribution to the ongoing displacement of cultural authority away from university English. Spanning the works of Jennifer Egan, Ishmael Reed, Tom McCarthy, Sarah Waters, Percival Everett, Roberto Bolaño and many others, Literature Against Criticism forces us to re-think our previous notions about the relationship between those who write literary fiction and those who critique it.
    Notes:
    Full-text of open-access book published by Open Book Publishers.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Book chapter    
    Status:
    Published
    License:
    Attribution

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