WorldCat Identities

De Bruyn, Ben

Works: 10 works in 29 publications in 2 languages and 1,083 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: PN441, 809
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ben De Bruyn
Literature now : key terms and methods for literary history by Sascha Bru( )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that modern literary history is currently the main site of theoretical and methodological reflection in literary studies. Via 19 key terms, the book takes stock of recent scholarship and demonstrates hos analyses of particular historical phenomena have modified our understanding of crucial notions like archive, book, event, media, objects, style and the senses. The book not only reveals a rich diversity of subjects and approaches but also identifies the most salient traits of literature and literary studies today. Leading literary critics and historians offer thought-provoking arguments as well as authoritative explorations of the key terms of literary studies providing students as well as scholars with a rich resource for exploring theoretical issues from a historically informed perspective
Wolfgang Iser : a companion by Ben De Bruyn( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although Wolfgang Iser is one of the most influential literary theorists of the twentieth century, there is no authoritative study about his oeuvre. The present work remedies that problem by analysing Iser's German and English writings in detail. Apart from being the first comprehensive account of his work, this study also modifies the established view of Iser's theory. In contrast to the idea that his only contribution to literary studies is the reception theory of the 1970s, this account demonstrates the importance of Iser's work on history and anthropology from the 1950s and 1990s. Instead of exclusively focusing on familiar terms such as 'indeterminacy', this analysis also discusses Iser's view of modernity, fiction and culture. As this discussion shows, his writings develop a consistent theory of the novel and the way in which it allows its readers to articulate new views of reality. To situate this theory, Iser's institutional and intellectual background is described as well, paying special attention to the Poetik und Hermeneutik-circle and thinkers like Blumenberg and Kermode. The continued relevance of his theory is demonstrated via comparisons with recent research on the novel and memory as well as examples from contemporary novelists like Juli Zeh and Hilary Mantel."--Publisher's website
Planetary memory in contemporary American fiction( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book considers the ways in which contemporary American fiction seeks to imagine a mode of 'planetary memory' able to address the scalar and systemic complexities of the Anthropocene - the epoch in which the combined activity of the human species has become a geological force in its own right. Authors examine the recent emergence of a literary and cultural imaginary of planetary memory, an imaginary which attempts to give form to the complex interrelations between human and non-human worlds, between local, national, and global concerns, and, perhaps most importantly, between historical and geological pasts, presents and futures. Chapters highlight distinct regions and landscapes of the US - from the Appalachians, to the South West, the Rust Belt, New York City, Alaska, New Orleans and the Rocky Mountains - in order to examine how the ecological, economic and historical specificity of these environments is underpinned by their implication on networks of planetary significance and scope. Overall, the collection aims to study, develop, and recognise new models of cultural memory and anxious anticipation as they emerge and evolve, thus opening new conversations about practices of remembering and remembrance on an increasingly fragile planet."--Publisher description
The anthropological criticism of Wolfgang Iser and Hans Belting by Ben De Bruyn( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indexdossier by Lode Nys( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On Iser and Introductions [Wolfgang Iser, How to Do Theory, 2006.] by Ben De Bruyn( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wolfgang iser by Ben De Bruyn( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This book is the first in-depth monograph on one of the most celebrated German literary theoristsof the 20th century. Via an accessible analysis of Iser's complete English and German writings, this study explains his acclaimed reception theory and connects the famous notions of 'blanks' and the 'implied reader' to his earlier and later work on English literature and literary anthropology. Iser's views are also compared to those of related thinkers like Hans Blumenberg and illustrated with examples from contemporary authors like Hilary Mantel
Where to Do Things with Words( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Inspired by Leah Price's recent plea on behalf of the study of 'nonreading' and literary logistics, this essay reconstructs a slice of the history of reading locations by analysing the decoration advice, the changing symbolic associations and the modes of print circulation connected with private libraries and toilets in the writings of two modern authors: Edith Wharton and Henry Miller
Modernismus nobilis( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide


1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Ben De Bruyn 1982-: Faculteit: Letteren en Wijsbegeerte Discipline: Germaanse Taal- en Letterkunde

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English (28)

Dutch (1)