BiblioFiles #58: Is Literature Art or Artifact?


To what extent is literature a product of its time? Is there danger in ignoring the historical context of a work of art? Or in focusing too heavily on it? Should we treat literature primarily as art or artifact? The CenterForLit crew takes up this question in our first episode of the new year! This wouldn’t be BiblioFiles if we didn’t start off 2019 with a tough-y.

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Referenced Works:

Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

– “The Death of the Author” by Roland Barthes

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Close Reads Podcast)

– “On His Blindness” by John Milton

– “Paul Revere’s Ride” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

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