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De Bruyn, Ben

Works: 7 works in 23 publications in 2 languages and 548 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ben De Bruyn
Wolfgang Iser : a companion by Ben De Bruyn( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 360 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
Literature now : key terms and methods for literary history by Sascha Bru( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 180 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
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

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

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
Indexdossier by Lode Nys( Book )

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

Modernismus nobilis( Book )

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

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.42 (from 0.28 for Wolfgang I ... to 0.99 for Modernismu ...)

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

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English (22)

Dutch (1)