Literatur, Wissenschaft und Wissen seit der Epochenschwelle um 1800

Literatur, Wissenschaft und Wissen seit der Epochenschwelle um 1800

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Although literature gained its autonomy around 1800, it has since then continually engaged in a poetologically relevant discourse with the alien system of science. The present volume examines this phenomenon from a comparatistic perspective, and considers the following questions: System theory : What is the status of the autonomy of a system if it engages with another system through more than casual borrowings? Aesthetics of representation : What consequences do references to science have for literary form and style? Epistemology: Does literature transmit its own knowledge? If it does, of what does this knowledge consist, and how is it distinguished from non-literary knowledge?It explores how American writers in the late nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century responded to Darwina#39;s model of evolutionary change. My argument unfolds in the three stages indicated by the title of my paper: First, I outline whichanbsp;...

Title:Literatur, Wissenschaft und Wissen seit der Epochenschwelle um 1800
Author: Thomas Klinkert, Monika Neuhofer
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2008-12-10

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