The end of literature; or, what purposes does it continue to serve?

  • Autors
  • Even-Zohar, Itamar; Torres Feijó, Elias J.; Monegal, Antonio
  • Autors UPF
  • MONEGAL, ANTONIO;
  • Tipus
  • Articles de recerca
  • Títol revista
  • amp; Communication
  • Any de publicació
  • 2019
  • Volum
  • 40
  • Número
  • 1
  • Pàgines
  • 7-31
  • ISSN
  • 0333-5372
  • Estat de publicació
  • Publicat
  • Abstract
  • This article proposes to acknowledge the decline, roughly since the 1950s, in the role of literature as a major mechanism of life models, whether conservative or innovatory, and consequently to reevaluate the rationale of continuing literary studies as they are practiced today. This alleged decline does not mean that nonpractical texts, whether written or oral, have lost their various and often indispensable functions for socialization, developing skills, or emotional intelligence. It essentially means that the centrality of the sociopolitical role fulfilled by such texts -and not less significantly by its producers and promoters- has now shifted to other industries. At the same time, inthe context of intergroup competition for status based on the possession of symbolic goods, literature seems to have preserved its prestige value. q 2019 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics.
  • Citació completa
  • Even-Zohar, Itamar; Torres Feijó, Elias J.; Monegal, Antonio. The end of literature; or, what purposes does it continue to serve?. Poetics Today Theory & Analysis of Literature & Communication 2019; 40(1): 7-31.
Indicadors bibliomètrics
  • 3 Cites a Scopus
  • 2 Cites a WOS
  • Índex Scimago de 0.189 (2019)