Genre Theory And Historical Change (eBook)
Theoretical Essays Of Ralph Cohen
de Ralph Cohen
Sobre o livro
Ralph Cohen was highly regarded as the visionary founding editorofNew Literary History, but his own theoretical essays appearedin such a scattering of publications that their conceptual originality, underlyingcoherence, and range of application have not been readily apparent. This newselection of twenty essays, many published here for the first time, offers asynthesis of Cohens vital work.
In these pages Cohenintroduces change and continuity as essential modes of discourse in the study ofliterary behavior, an approach that can produce reliable narratives of literary,artistic, and cultural change. Here Cohen conceptualizes and develops a compelling,innovative theory of genre that promotes a systematic study of historical change,offering rewarding insights for twenty-first-century scholars.