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Pierre Bourdieu and Literary History, Volume 58
by Marshall Brown
Duke University Press
Paper: 978-0-8223-6457-3

The recent publication in English of The Rules of Art has consolidated the work of the great French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu on literary history. In this special issue MLQ explores the development of Bourdieu’s thought, its philosophical and institutional implications, and a range of applications to the history of English literature.

Essays included in this collection discuss the hesitant response of the American academy to Bourdieu; Bourdieu on Derrida on Kant; “pure poetry,” cultural capital, and the rejection of classicism; and the insight Bourdieu’s work lends to our understanding of the position of eighteenth-century women writers.

Contributors. Marilyn Butler, John Guillory, Elizabeth W. Harries, Jonathan Joesberg, Toril Moi, William Paulson, Trevor Ross

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