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Questions related to literary theory, i.e. the body of frameworks, ideas and methods about how to interpret literature.

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Who has linked the analysis of modernism or post modernism to Lacan's four discourses?

Who has linked the analysis of modernism or post modernism to Lacan's four discourses? I mean obviously there's some kinda link between the master's discourse and at least some forms of modernism. I'...
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Why is literature a problem for aesthetic formalism?

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy claims literature is a problem for aesthetic formalism (which says aesthetic value comprises perceptual properties): Suppose you praise a short story for the ...
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What is 'schizo culture'?

I read this term in Jameson, Deleuze wrote about "schizos", and it seems to have some parlance in literary theory in general. What is 'schizo culture'? Is there no such thing, is that the point of ...
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How does Thus Spoke Zarathustra conclude?

How does Thus Spoke Zarathustra conclude? "FELLOW-SUFFERING! FELLOW-SUFFERING WITH THE HIGHER MEN!" he cried out, and his countenance changed into brass. "Well! THAT—hath had its time! My ...
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How, if at all, has the concept of rhetoric mutated during post-modernity?

How, if at all, has the concept of rhetoric mutated during post-modernity? I gather than it ('rhetoric') began its life, in classical Greece, as a form of public discourse inclusive of 'poetry', '...
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What does the "existence" refer to at the end of the first surrealist manifesto?

This summer the roses are blue; the wood is of glass. The earth, draped in its verdant cloak, makes as little impression upon me as a ghost. It is living and ceasing to live which are imaginary ...
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How popular are anti-mimetic theories of literature, and with whom?

How popular are anti-mimetic theories of literature, and with whom? A bad but clear example of supposed mimesis, in writing, is the idea that 'cow' is a slow and irritating word, because of its ...
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Is there a form of euhemerism which claims myths can have historical events derived from them like a poetic?

Is there a form of euhemerism which claims myths can have historical events derived from them like a poetic? I gather that the theory states that myth is a way of ordering chaotic human history. ...
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