Literary History, Modernism, and Postmodernism

(The Harvard University Erasmus Lectures, Spring 1983)

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In these lectures, delivered at Harvard University in March 1983, the differences between Modernism and Postmodernism are discussed in semiotic terms, based on a contrastive analysis of semantic and syntactical (compositional) features. They present the major results of research into the literary conventions of Modernism (Gide, Larbaud, V. Woolf, du Perron, Th. Mann) and the innovations of Postmodernism (Borges, Fuentes, Barthelme, Calvino, Hermans). The investigation of innovation in literary history is based on a concept of literary evolution, launched by the Russian Formalists and elaborated by reception theory and semioticians such as Lotman and Eco. The author argues for further corroboration by means of empirical – textual as well as psychological – research.
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Table of Contents
Preface
vii
Chapter 1. Literary history from an international point of view
1
Chapter 2. Modernist hypotheses: Literary conventions in Gide, Larbaud, Thomas Mann, Ter Braak, and Du Perron
19
Chapter 3. Postmodernist impossibilities: Literary conventions in Borges, Barthelme, Robbe-Grillet, Hermans, and others
37
Notes
57
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