Article | Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15-17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011 | Relational Poetics: Towards A Reevaluation of The Literary Within Cultural Studies

Title:
Relational Poetics: Towards A Reevaluation of The Literary Within Cultural Studies
Author:
Aukje van Rooden: Utrecht University, Netherlands
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Year:
2011
Conference:
Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15-17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011
Issue:
062
Article no.:
046
Pages:
453-458
No. of pages:
6
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2011-11-22
ISBN:
978-91-7519-993-1
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


One of the main reasons for embedding literary studies within the broader field of Cultural Studies was the wish for contextualization. A growing awareness of social; political; and cultural power structures at play in literary texts and their interpretation urged scholars to investigate the literary text in relation to its context instead of conceiving it as an independent; isolated entity. However; in attempting to contextualize literary texts one runs the risk of artificially maintaining binary oppositions like text/context; autonomous/heteronomous; internal/external. Drawing on the notion ‚Äėrelational aesthetics‚Äô coined by Nicolas Bourriaud; I would like to investigate the possibility of understanding the literary work not in relation to its contextual factors; but as being itself a relational space.

Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15-17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011

Author:
Aukje van Rooden
Title:
Relational Poetics: Towards A Reevaluation of The Literary Within Cultural Studies
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Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15-17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011

Author:
Aukje van Rooden
Title:
Relational Poetics: Towards A Reevaluation of The Literary Within Cultural Studies
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