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The Routledge Companion to Humanism and Literature

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The Routledge Companion to Humanism and Literature

The Routledge Companion to Humanism and Literature by Michael Bryson
English | March 31, 2022 | ISBN: 0367494116 | 296 pages | PDF | 4 MB

The Routledge Companion to Humanism and Literature provides readers with a comprehensive reassessment of the value of humanism in an intellectual landscape. Offering contributions by leading international scholars, this volume seeks to define literature as a core expressive form and an essential constitutive element of newly reformulated understandings of humanism.

While the value of humanism has recently been dominated by anti-humanist and post-humanist perspectives which focused on the flaws and exclusions of previous definitions of humanism, this volume examines the human problems, dilemmas, fears, and aspirations expressed in literature, as a fundamentally humanist art form and activity. Divided into three overarching categories, this companion will explore the histories, developments, debates, and contestations of humanism in literature, and deliver fresh definitions of the new humanism for the humanities. This focus aims to transcend the boundaries of a world in which human life is all too often defined in terms of restrictions–political, economic, theological, intellectual–and lived in terms of obedience, conformity, isolation, and fear.

The Routledge Companion to Humanism and Literature will provide invaluable support to humanities students and scholars alike seeking to navigate the relevance and resilience of humanism across world cultures and literatures.

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