Literary Studies and the Philosophy of Literature

New Interdisciplinary Directions

Editors: Selleri, Andrea, Gaydon, Philip (Eds.)

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  • Forges a cutting-edge interdisciplinary interaction between literature and philosophy
  • Dispenses with jargon, to encourage mutual comprehension
  • Features contributors from the fields of both philosophy and literature
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This book is about the interaction between literary studies and the philosophy of literature. It features essays from internationally renowned and emerging philosophers and literary scholars, challenging readers to join them in taking seriously the notion of interdisciplinary study and forging forward in new and exciting directions of thought.
It identifies that literary studies and the philosophy of literature address similar issues: What is literature? What is its value? Why do I care about characters? What is the role of the author in understanding a literary work? What is fiction as opposed to non-fiction? Yet, genuine, interdisciplinary interaction remains scarce. This collection seeks to overcome current obstacles and seek out new paths for exploration.

About the authors

Andrea Selleri is Associate Fellow at the University of Warwick, UK, where he completed a PhD in English and Comparative Literary Studies. His work on Victorian intellectual history has appeared in various journals and he is currently writing a monograph on the idea of the author in nineteenth-century literary criticism.
Philip Gaydon is a PhD candidate at the University of Warwick, UK. His research focuses on nineteenth-century children’s literature and virtue epistemology. He is currently creating a teaching and learning handbook for the university, teaches on imagination and ethical development, facilitates Philosophy in primary schools, and coaches women’s American Football at university and international level.

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“This is a lively and wide-ranging collection of essays exploring the “ancient antagonism” between the philosophers and the poets. Taken together, the chapters in this book enrich and extend the disciplinary ambit of  literary-philosophical conversation in thought-provoking and innovative ways.” (Carrol Clarkson, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Literary Studies and the Philosophy of Literature
Book Subtitle
New Interdisciplinary Directions
Editors
  • Andrea Selleri
  • Philip Gaydon
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33147-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33147-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33146-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81438-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 290
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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