Speculative Formalism : Literature, Theory, and the Critical Present

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Speculative Formalism engages decisively in recent debates in the literary humanities around form and formalism, making the case for a new, nonmimetic and antihistoricist theory of literary reference. Where formalism has often been accused of sealing texts within themselves, Eyers demonstrates instead how a renewed, speculative formalism can illuminate the particular ways in which literature actively opens onto history, politics, and nature, in a connective movement that puts formal impasses to creative use.
Through a combination of philosophical reflection and close rhetorical readings, Eyers explores the possibilities and limits of deconstructive approaches to the literary, the impact of the -digital humanities- on theory, and the prospects for a formalist approach to -world literature.- The book includes sustained close readings of Baudelaire, Mallarme, Yeats, and Wallace Stevens, as well as Alain Badiou, Paul de Man, and Fredric Jameson.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780810134300
Publication Date: 
2017-03-15
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