Article | Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007 | Uniting the Two Torn Halves: High Culture and Popular Culture

Title:
Uniting the Two Torn Halves: High Culture and Popular Culture
Author:
Ana Clara Birrento: University of Évora, Portugal
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Year:
2007
Conference:
Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007
Issue:
025
Article no.:
016
Pages:
143-149
No. of pages:
7
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2007-11-27
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


In a time when an on-going process of global restructuring affects all the social; political and economic structures and processes; in an era of choices; of liquidity and of ambivalence; one critical issue emerges from all these restructuring processes: the central role of Humanities and particularly the role of literature. The aim of this paper is to relate the study of literature to the study of culture; bearing in mind that literary texts codify patterns and structures of feeling; becoming creative; ethical; aesthetic and political projects. By reading the literary texts in a practice of aesthetic and political concerns we put into perspective what seems to be the two torn parts; the two antinomies: high culture and common culture; in an inclusive process of the ideas; attitudes; practices; institutions; structures of power; economy; sociology; history; as well as the cultural practices; the artistic forms; the texts and the canons.

Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Author:
Ana Clara Birrento
Title:
Uniting the Two Torn Halves: High Culture and Popular Culture
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Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Author:
Ana Clara Birrento
Title:
Uniting the Two Torn Halves: High Culture and Popular Culture
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