Early American Studies Now: A Polemic from Literary Studies

Schweighauser, Philipp. (2013) Early American Studies Now: A Polemic from Literary Studies. Amerikastudien, 58 (3). pp. 465-487.

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This polemic stages a critique of (often presentist) political readings of early American novels dominant in Early American Studies (and American Studies more generally), proposing a return to aesthetic questions informed by systems theory, Funktionsgeschichte (the history of the changing functions of fiction) and Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten's original definition of aesthetics as "the science of sensuous cognition."
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > Amerikanistik (Schweighauser)
UniBasel Contributors:Schweighauser, Philipp
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Universitätsverlag Winter
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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