y Social Visions selected work   essay   criticism  
Issue Details: First known date: 1993 1993
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'Social Visions is concerned with the ways novelists deal with issues of society and politics. It is an attempt to restore the political dimensions to the reading of both 'classic' and contemporary authors and to explore the formal strategies evolved by writers committed to a vision of society. The social role of literary criticism, as institutionalized by the educational apparatus, has been to absorb literary works into the dominant ideology, to reconstitute by 'interpretation' these works' components into forms expressing, or not disturbing, the dominant ideology ; and to exclude from the accepted canon of 'texts' works that cannot be so absorbed. A radical criticism has as its task the undoing of this false structure by reemphasising the problematic socio-political features of works accorded classic status, and by restoring excluded works to attention, opening up the area of discourse of literary studies.' - Author's comments from Preface.

Notes

  • Includes bibliography.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: Sydney Association for Studies in Society and Culture , 1993 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Politics of Gulliver's Travels, Michael Wilding , 1993 single work essay criticism (p. 3-28)
Beauchamp's Career : Politics, Realism and Romance, Michael Wilding , 1993 single work essay criticism (p. 29-55)
Heart of Darkness : Conrad's Critique of Imperialism, Michael Wilding , 1993 single work essay criticism (p. 56-76)
The Politics of Nostromo, Michael Wilding , 1993 single work essay criticism (p. 77-94)
Alan Sillitoe's Political Novels, Michael Wilding , 1993 single work essay criticism (p. 95-139)
Sexual Politics in The Joke, Michael Wilding , 1993 single work essay criticism (p. 140-163)
Isaac Singer's Stories, Michael Wilding , 1993 single work essay criticism (p. 164-175)

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