|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Book Title||Literary Studies in Reconstruction: An Introduction to Literature|
|City||Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien|
|Keywords||cultural memory, fiction, genre, literariness, literary discourse, literary history, literary theory, literature and space, style, textual criticism, world literature|
The identity and relevance of literary studies require a conceptual and institutional reconstruction in response to the global reshaping and commodification of knowledge. The author thus proposes a theory of literary discourse and literary history that take into account literariness as an important socio-cultural phenomenon and revisits several critical concepts, such as world literature, literary text, genre, style, fiction, literary space, and cultural memory.