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Why Literary Periods Mattered - a book by Underwood, Ted

Why Literary Periods Mattered

Historical Contrast and the Prestige of English Studies

Why Literary Periods Mattered( )
Author: Underwood, Ted
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Stanford University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $35.00
Book Description:

In the mid-nineteenth century, the study of English literature began to be divided into courses that surveyed discrete "periods." Since that time, scholars' definitions of literature and their rationales for teaching it have changed radically. But the periodized structure of the curriculum has remained oddly unshaken, as if the exercise of contrasting one literary period with another has an importance that transcends the content of any individual course.Why Literary Periods Mattered...
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Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.9 Inches

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