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The Unsolicited Work of the Art of the Word


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Grgas, Stipe. (2017). The Unsolicited Work of the Art of the Word. Književna smotra, 49(185(3)). pp. 79-90. ISSN 0455-0463

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the status of literature, of literary study and of the humanities in the present conjuncture. After rehearsing similar pronouncements on the state of the humanities elsewhere, he positions his take on the problem in the Croatian setting and proposes a Marxist explanation of the plight of present day workers in the humanities. He uses Marx to indicate the domination of the economy in today’s cognitive capitalism but also draws upon Marx to explain why he chose the term ‘unsolicited’ in his title. In addition to describing how the logic of capital marginalizes humanistic knowledge, the author shows how the manner in which the humanities conceptualize time and space prevents them from being solicited by the economic order. In the final section of the paper he proposes a way that humanistic knowledge can still be of relevance in the newest transformations of scholarly disciplines.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: work, labor, literature, soliciting, capital, postdisciplinarity
Subjects: English language and literature > American Studies
English language and literature
Comparative literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Date Deposited: 24 May 2018 10:21
Last Modified: 24 May 2018 10:21

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