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Authors:Ana Clara Birrento: University of Évora, Portugal
Publication title:Uniting the Two Torn Halves: High Culture and Popular Culture
Conference:Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11–13 June 2007
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:025
Article No.:016
Abstract: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.
Language:English
Year:2007
No. of pages:7
Pages:143-149
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/025/016/ecp072516.pdf
Available:2007-11-27
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

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Ana Clara Birrento (2007). Uniting the Two Torn Halves: High Culture and Popular Culture, Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11–13 June 2007 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=025;article=016 (accessed 12/21/2014)