Sensational Designs: The Cultural Work of American Fiction, 1790-1860 ePub download
by Jane Tompkins
- ISBN: 0195041194
- ISBN13: 978-0195041194
- ePub: 1897 kb | FB2: 1328 kb
- Language: English
- Category: History & Criticism
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (May 29, 1986)
- Pages: 256
- Rating: 4.9/5
- Votes: 879
- Format: lit mobi rtf docx
Jane Tompkins' Sensational Design has had a revolutionary impact on the study and our understanding of "literature" and is also important to our understanding of 19th Century literature and women's studies as well.
Jane Tompkins' Sensational Design has had a revolutionary impact on the study and our understanding of "literature" and is also important to our understanding of 19th Century literature and women's studies as well. It is also nicely put together, clear, incisive, and provides the joy that comes from reading a book that explains things right that have been either explained wrong forever, or never explained before.
Home Browse Books Book details, Sensational Designs: The Cultural Work o. .Sensational Designs: The Cultural Work of American Fiction, 1790-1860. In this provocative book, Jane Tompkins seeks to move the study of literature away from the small group of critically approved texts that have dominated literary discussion over the decades, to allow inclusion of texts ignored or denigrated by the literary academy. Sensational Designschallenges comfortable assumptions about what makes a literary work a "classic.
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Tompkins, Jane P. Publication date. Books for People with Print Disabilities. American fiction - 19th century - History and criticism, American fiction - 18th century - History and criticism, Social problems in literature, Literature and society - United States. New York : Oxford University Press. Internet Archive Books.
Jane Tompkins (born 1940) is an American literary scholar who has worked on canon formation, feminist literary criticism, and reader response criticism. She has also coined and developed the notion of cultural work in literary studies and contributed to the new historicist form of literary criticism that emerged in the 1980s. She earned her PhD at Yale in 1966 and subsequently taught at Temple University, Duke University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
In Sensational Designs Jane Tompkins argues that it is not the intrinsic merit of a text, but rather the circumstances of it.
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This challenging book works towards a redefinition of literature and literary study. No current Talk conversations about this book. This was a very important book when it came out in the 1980s. It is now quite dated however and it is more obvious than ever how weakly reasoned much of it is.