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New Formalisms and Literary Theory

Book Title

New Formalisms and Literary Theory

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Publication Date

5-24-2013

Editors

Verena Theile, Linda Tredennick

Chapter Title

From Close-Reading to Cross-Reading: Sacco-Vanzetti Poetry and the Politics of the New Formalism

Edition

1

Publisher

Palgrave MacMillan

Place of Publication

Basington, UK

Keywords

Formalism

Subject

Formalism (literary analysis)

Department

English

Disciplines

English Language and Literature

Description

New Formalisms and Literary Theory examines the political motivations of a return to formalism. Together with our contributors, we want to propose and challenge the conception of New Formalism as an extension of contextual readings and as a 'mere' return to aesthetic readings. The essays gathered here encourage reflection upon New Formalism's points of intersection with other theoretical approaches and demand a reinstatement of form as the critic's central focus, form, that is, as it reflects a culture's creative imagination and historicizes itself within and against a politically charged background.

ISBN

FBC030

Document Type

Article

New Formalisms and Literary Theory

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