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In(ter)discipline: New Languages for Criticism (Legenda Main Series) (Legenda Main Series) [Hardcover]

By Gillian Beer (Editor), Malcolm Bowie (Editor) & Beate Perrey (Editor)
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'Interdisciplinarity' has dynamised the Modern Humanities like no other recent academic trend. Yet, this presents serious challenges involving both translation and affect: how can we transmit facts and interpretations, sense and sensations between disciplines, between different artistic media, between cultures, between the private and the public sphere? What are the advantages, the difficulties, and risks? Another challenge concerns language: if single disciplines have produced their own technologies of reading and writing, this book examines and breaks the routine to propose alternative languages. Some of the most distinctive voices in criticism, both established and upcoming, from literature, music, the visual arts, psychoanalysis and philosophy, amongst others, show here their commitment to comparative thinking. The challenge has been to reach beyond the jargon and the epistemological constraints of individual disciplines while remaining coherent and incisive. The outcome successfully reveals new links between different forms of cultural expression.

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Pages   249
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.7" Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Weight:   1.6 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 30, 2007
Publisher   Legenda
ISBN  1905981139  
ISBN13  9781905981137  

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