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Futile PleasuresEarly Modern Literature and the Limits of Utility$
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Corey McEleney

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780823272655

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823272655.001.0001

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Coda

Coda

Less Matter, More Art

Chapter:
(p.161) Coda
Source:
Futile Pleasures
Author(s):

Corey McEleney

Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823272655.003.0007

The coda identifies the double binds that the book attempts to grapple with. Specifically, it explains the performativity of the study and argues that rethinking the pleasures and literariness of criticism offers one way of moving beyond the impasses that mark current debates over the value of literature and the humanities.

Keywords:   futility, literary criticism, pleasure, queer theory

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