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Contact and Conflict in English Studies

Assistant editors: Christian Grösslinger / Christopher Herzog


Edited By Sabine Coelsch-Foisner and Herbert Schendl

The book presents contributions to the 2012 conference of the Austrian Association of University Teachers of English in which scholars of various fields of English Studies discuss aspects of contact and conflict in Anglophone literatures, critical theory, cultural studies, interdisciplinary and comparative English studies and English linguistics. The papers reflect current research in these areas and show that disciplinary classifications are no longer as rigid as they used to be: Topics are as widely spread as linguistic variation, Māori English, English as a lingua franca, intergenerational conflict, hip hop discourse, literature and the creative arts, science drama, childhood in crime fiction, and the crisis of «high art».
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Failure, Farce, and Futile Rage: Cultural Criticism and the Crisis of ‘High Art’ in Thomas Bernhard and William Gaddis


← 196 | 197 → MATTHIAS MÖSCH

Indignation is no longer possible. It is at this point, then, that the critique of culture necessarily becomes repetitive.

– Antonio Negri1

… the rage is there at the heart of it, the sheer energy, the sheer tension.

– William Gaddis2

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