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Book chapter

Alexander Veselovsky’s Historical Poetics vs. Cultural Poetics: Remembering the Future

Somoff V.

The chapter juxtaposes Veselovsky’s theory of the persistence of forms with the set of critical practices known as New Historicism, and shows that both approaches exclude the possibility of new forms arising. The chapter suggests that both the oblivion of an old form and the rise of the new result from a fundamental shift in perception that occurs within the order of verbal creativity and does not lend itself to a historical-deterministic explanation.   

In book

Alexander Veselovsky’s Historical Poetics vs. Cultural Poetics: Remembering the Future
NY: Fordham University Press, 2016.