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Rethinking Literary History

A Dialogue on Theory

edited by Linda Hutcheon & Mario Valdes

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2002
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    Publish Date
    Feb 2002
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A collection of six essays by major scholars, this book reconsiders various aspects of literary history, focusing on key questions in contemporary literary theory such as the idea of nations and nationalism, racial memory, and colonialism and postcolonialism. The authors provide synoptic and wide-ranging discussions of each particular issue and reflect on, argue with, and "rethink" each other's formulations, reinforcing a dialogic structure within the volume.

About the authors

Linda Hutcheon holds the rank of University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. A specialist in postmodernist culture and in critical theory, on which she has published nine books, she has also worked collaboratively in large projects involving hundreds of scholars.

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Mario J. Vald�s, FRSC is a professor emeritus in the Centre for Comparative Literature and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Toronto.

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