Convention and Innovation in Literature

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Theo D’haen | University of Leiden, University of Oldenburg, University of Utrecht
Rainer Grübel | University of Leiden, University of Oldenburg, University of Utrecht
Helmut Lethen | University of Leiden, University of Oldenburg, University of Utrecht
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This work is a critical evaluation of the concepts of convention and innovation as applied in the study of changing literary values, hierarchies and canons. Two approaches are analyzed: (1) the linking of convention and the subject's awareness of convention, and (2) systems theory. The merits of both approaches are discussed and an attempt is made to combine them and to regard systems of literary communication primarily as systems of conventions. Specific cases of changing conventions and innovation are illustrated with examples from the field of versification (Rimbaud), reception studies (Puskin, Goethe, George Eliot), the dichotomy of forgetting/remembering (Nietzsche, Proust), avant-garde, the American dream, and popular genres assimilated in Postmodernism.
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Nünning, Ansgar
2013. I. In Metzler Lexikon Literatur- und Kulturtheorie,  pp. 317 ff. DOI logo

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Subjects

Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies

Main BIC Subject

DSB: Literary studies: general

Main BISAC Subject

LIT000000: LITERARY CRITICISM / General
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ONIX 3.0
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