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Early American Studies Now: A Response to the Respondents

Schweighauser, Philipp. (2013) Early American Studies Now: A Response to the Respondents. Amerikastudien, 58 (3). pp. 500-505.

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Abstract

This essay responds to reponses to the author's polemic about the state of Early American Studies. The 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
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Universitätsverlag Winter
ISSN:0340-2827
Note:Rejoinder to White, Ed. "A Response to Philipp Schweighauser." Amerikastudien/American Studies. 2013; 58(3): 488-492; Shapiro, Stephen. "Politics and Emotion in Early American Studies." Amerikastudien/American Studies. 2013; 58(3): 493-496; Faherty, Duncan. "Rethinking the Future of Early U.S. Literary Studies: A Response to Philipp Schweighauser." Amerikastudien/American Studies. 2013; 58(3): 497-499. -- Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
Last Modified:25 Aug 2016 10:32
Deposited On:07 Aug 2015 12:05

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