Reading Literature as a Critical Problem

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndia and the World: Postcolonialism, Translation and Indian Literature
EditorsRuth Vanita
Place of PublicationNew Delhi India
PublisherPencraft International
Pages7-16
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9789382178026
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2014

Abstract

The essay is a critique of the tendency in Western, particularly American, academic criticism that has become increasingly detached from the reading of literature. It argues for a return to literature and "literariness," and for a more solid foundation of literary studies in the future.

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  • reading of literature, aesthetic pleasure, critical theories, East-West comparative literature

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Reading Literature as a Critical Problem. / ZHANG, Longxi.

India and the World: Postcolonialism, Translation and Indian Literature. ed. / Ruth Vanita. 1. ed. New Delhi India : Pencraft International, 2014. p. 7-16 1.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)