New Formalisms and Literary TheoryFSU Bookshelf
EditorsVerena Theile, Linda Tredennick
Chapter TitleFrom Close-Reading to Cross-Reading: Sacco-Vanzetti Poetry and the Politics of the New Formalism
SubjectFormalism (literary analysis)
DescriptionNew Formalisms and Literary Theory examines the political motivations of a return to formalism. Together with our contributors, we want to propose and challenge the conception of New Formalism as an extension of contextual readings and as a 'mere' return to aesthetic readings. The essays gathered here encourage reflection upon New Formalism's points of intersection with other theoretical approaches and demand a reinstatement of form as the critic's central focus, form, that is, as it reflects a culture's creative imagination and historicizes itself within and against a politically charged background.
Citation InformationBartholomew Brinkman. New Formalisms and Literary Theory. 1Basington, UK(2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bartholomew_brinkman/7/