I begin the article with an account of the background to the German debate on Literaturwissenschaft als Kulturwissenschaft, including the introduction of the concept of cultural orientation as a strategy for achieving interdisciplinarity. This is followed by a consideration of the discussion of the object of literary studies as a way of defining the disciplinarity or identity of literary studies. Finally I summarize some of the characteristics of culturally orientated literary studies.
|Title of host publication||Disciplines and Interdisciplinarity in Foreign Language Studies|
|Editors||Hans Lauge Hansen|
|Place of Publication||København|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
- literary studies
- cultural studies