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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
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.
No. of pages:7
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

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;article=016 (accessed 9/19/2014)