Against Form: Figural Excess and the Negative Democratic Impulse in American Literature

Scully, Matthew.
2018

Abstract: Against Form addresses the necessity of form as well as form's inevitable exclusions and violence. Moving between art and politics, Against Form shows how both literature and democracy depend on acts of representation through which various "parts" are organized to appear as a whole, whether a political community or a narrative structure. Yet the figures—bodies, tropes—on which representa... read more

Subjects
Tufts University. Department of English.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/014844
ID: tufts:25075
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