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Beyond the communication principle

Author(s): Krzysztof Kłosiński
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Humanities; Literature; Theory; Deconstruction; Potlatch; Epoche
Summary/Abstract: The book deals with the situation of literary studies after post-structuralist turn. Era, when they were growing out of a single theory is a closed chapter in the discussed currents of research. The theory treated literature as an aggregate multiplying the information efficiency of a message, now the opposite vision appears: literature as a reset, a suspension of our cognitive power, a waste (potlatch). "Theory" is the "nickname" for texts that challenge disciplinary boundaries. Adapting to the new situation means a shift towards cultural studies or "service provision", which defenders of the humanities and literary studies oppose, seeing their role in founding the university and democracy.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-4114-9
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-4113-2
  • Page Count: 258
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Polish