Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Humanities and Social Science

Reflections on Literary Realism from Postmodernist’s Perspective

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Xinyan Li
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Xinyan Li
Available Online January 2016.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/hss-26.2016.81How to use a DOI?
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Realism, Postmodernism, Politics, Institutionalization.
Abstract

Out of date and second-rate. Squashed in between the freshness of romanticism and the newness of modernism, it is truly the tasteless spam in the sandwich of literary and cultural history. Compared with other long-established members of the cast of critical players, it has recently been having a really bad press. First, in the sad sense that no one has been arguing about it. The number of critical books on realism from the past couple of decades can be counted on the fingers of one hand; but try doing that with the stars that come before and after it: romanticism still gets a high billing, as it has for some while, but modernist studies, in particular, have expanded far beyond the capacities of any individual bookshelf, leaving realism behind as their dingy Victorian relation, moldering in an unilluminated corner. The corollary of this no-press bad press is the more obvious kind. For secondly, when realism does get mentioned it is usually in the form of a passing, knee-jerk dismissal of it as something self-evidently without interest, not to say a bit dumb.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Humanities and Social Science
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
January 2016
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10.2991/hss-26.2016.81
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2352-5398
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https://doi.org/10.2991/hss-26.2016.81How to use a DOI?
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© 2016, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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