Critical Genealogies

Historical Situations for Postmodern Literary Studies

by Jonathan Arac



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/9/1999

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 364
ISBN : 9781583481127

About the Book

Reassessing the ancestry of contemporary criticism, Jonathan Arac opens current debates over English studies to a larger understanding of cultural and political history, from romanticism through postmodernism. This work of creative scholarship enlarges our knowledge of the history of criticism while also exemplifying a new practice of writing literary history. Arac draws new lines from Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, and Arnold to their modern successors and to recent developments in Marxism and poststructuralism.

About the Author

A well-known author of books on literary criticism, Jonathan Arac is a Professor in the Graduate Program at Duke University. He is also the author of Commissioned Spirits and is also editor of Postmoderism and Politics and is coeditor of The Yale Critics.