LINGUIST List 32.1767

Wed May 19 2021

Books: Landscapes of Realism: Göttsche, Mucignat, Weninger (eds.)

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <billydlinguistlist.org>



Date: 11-May-2021
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Landscapes of Realism: Göttsche, Mucignat, Weninger (eds.)
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Title: Landscapes of Realism
Subtitle: Rethinking literary realism in comparative perspectives. Volume I: Mapping realism
Series Title: Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages XXXII
Published: 2021
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/chlel.xxxii

Editor: Dirk Göttsche
Editor: Rosa Mucignat
Editor: Robert Weninger
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260369 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 285.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260369 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 160.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260369 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 190.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208064 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 285.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208064 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 160.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208064 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 201.40
Abstract:

Few literary phenomena are as elusive and yet as persistent as realism. While it responds to the perennial impulse to use literature to reflect on experience, it also designates a specific set of literary and artistic practices that emerged in response to Western modernity. "Landscapes of Realism" is a two-volume collaborative interdisciplinary exploration of this vast territory, bringing together leading-edge new criticism on the realist paradigms that were first articulated in nineteenth-century Europe but have since gone on globally to transform the literary landscape. Tracing the manifold ways in which these paradigms are developed, discussed and contested across time, space, cultures and media, this first volume tackles in its five core essays and twenty-five case studies such questions as why realism emerged when it did, why and how it developed such a transformative dynamic across languages, to what extent realist poetics remain central to art and popular culture after 1900, and how generally to reassess realism from a twenty-first-century comparative perspective.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Ling & Literature

Written In: English (eng)

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