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This essay questions literature as a stable concept, in order to open new possibilities based on its ontological variability. In a world where frames are moving in every direction and thwart attempts to develop normative elements which are often nothing more than a disguised scale of values, Doubinsky advocates a relative position of the critical reader, as well as a redefinition of “works” based on their object nature. He thus intends to go beyond the traditional divisions between “literature” and “World Literature”, by re-framing the fields (in a Bourdieusian way) in which works are studied, through the perspective of a “relative” reader using his/her relativity as a basis of his/her reading.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReframing Critical, Literary, and Cultural Theories : Thought on the Edge
EditorsNicoletta Pireddu
Number of pages20
Place of publicationSchweitz
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication year4 Sep 2018
Pages137-157
Chapter6
ISBN (print)978-3-319-89989-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-89990-9
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2018

    Research areas

  • Literary theory

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