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What Literature Knows

Forays into Literary Knowledge Production

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Edited By Antje Kley and Kai Merten

This volume sheds light on the nexus between knowledge and literature. Arranged historically, contributions address both popular and canonical English and US-American writing from the early modern period to the present. They focus on how historically specific texts engage with epistemological questions in relation to material and social forms as well as representation. The authors discuss literature as a culturally embedded form of knowledge production in its own right, which deploys narrative and poetic means of exploration to establish an independent and sometimes dissident archive. The worlds that imaginary texts project are shown to open up alternative perspectives to be reckoned with in the academic articulation and public discussion of issues in economics and the sciences, identity formation and wellbeing, legal rationale and political decision-making.

BIC Classifications

  • Literature & literary studies (D)
    • Literature: history & criticism (DS)
      • Literary studies: general (DSB)
        • Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800 (DSBD)
        • Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 (DSBF)
        • Literary studies: from c 1900 - (DSBH)
  • Society & social sciences (J)
    • Society & culture: general (JF)
      • Cultural studies (JFC)
        • History of ideas (JFCX)
  • Languages (2)
    • Indo-European languages (2A)
      • English (2AB)
        • American English (2ABM)
      • Germanic & Scandinavian languages (2AC)

BISAC Classifications

  • Foreign Language Study (FOR)
    • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / English as a Second Language (FOR007000)
  • Literary Criticism (LIT)
    • LITERARY CRITICISM / Feminist (LIT003000)
    • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General (LIT004020)
    • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Eastern (see also Russian & Former Soviet Union) (LIT004110)
    • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh (LIT004120)
    • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / General (LIT004130)
    • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / French (LIT004150)
    • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / German (LIT004170)
    • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Italian (LIT004200)
    • LITERARY CRITICISM / Russian & Former Soviet Union (LIT004240)
    • LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory (LIT006000)
  • Psychology (PSY)
    • PSYCHOLOGY / General (PSY000000)
  • Social Science (SOC)
    • Anthropology (SOC002)
      • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General (SOC002000)
      • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural (SOC002010)

THEMA Classifications

  • Biography, Literature & Literary studies (D)
    • Literature: history & criticism (DS)
      • Literary studies: general (DSB)
        • Literary studies: c 1600 to c 1800 (DSBD)
        • Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 (DSBF)
        • Literary studies: c 1900 to c 2000 (DSBH)
        • Literary studies: from c 2000 (DSBJ)
  • Society & Social Sciences (J)
    • Society & culture: general (JB)
      • Cultural & media studies (JBC)
        • Cultural studies (JBCC)
          • History of ideas (JBCC9)
  • Language qualifiers (2)
    • Indo-European languages (2A)
      • Germanic & Scandinavian languages (2AC)
        • English (2ACB)