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X-trails: Notes on Another English School

X-trails: Notes on Another English School <p>abstract:</p><p>This article responds to J. Hillis Miller and Ranjan Ghosh’s <i>Thinking Literature across Continents</i> by examining the recurrence of a certain figure of illumination in their readings of Matthew Arnold’s “The Scholar-Gipsy” and Wallace Stevens’s “The Motive for Metaphor.” In this reading, light, as central metaphor for poetic insight and learning, devolves into an <i>x</i>-factor, which is traced back through Joseph Glanvill to Edgar Allan Poe. As a figure for Miller’s and Ghosh’s own deconstructive reading practices, this <i>x</i> puts into question the core assumptions of literary pedagogy, and especially their book’s claim to be a dialogue across continents.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Interdisciplinary Literary Studies Penn State University Press

X-trails: Notes on Another English School

Interdisciplinary Literary Studies , Volume 20 (2) – Jun 15, 2018

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Abstract

<p>abstract:</p><p>This article responds to J. Hillis Miller and Ranjan Ghosh’s <i>Thinking Literature across Continents</i> by examining the recurrence of a certain figure of illumination in their readings of Matthew Arnold’s “The Scholar-Gipsy” and Wallace Stevens’s “The Motive for Metaphor.” In this reading, light, as central metaphor for poetic insight and learning, devolves into an <i>x</i>-factor, which is traced back through Joseph Glanvill to Edgar Allan Poe. As a figure for Miller’s and Ghosh’s own deconstructive reading practices, this <i>x</i> puts into question the core assumptions of literary pedagogy, and especially their book’s claim to be a dialogue across continents.</p>

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Interdisciplinary Literary StudiesPenn State University Press

Published: Jun 15, 2018

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