Literary Institutions and the Institution of Literature in the Wake of Theory

JVF Conference Papers

Literature is vanishing, no doubt about it. Literature searches in vain, not finding anything to say. And anything said about it vanishes as being literally inscribed in literature that vanishes. The ambition to write about such a predicament without falling into literature's abyss is a kind of vanity, as usual in vain. The more so as, contrary to its long self-lamenting tradition, literature now hardly finds the strength or will to announce its decline, wrapping its failure in muteness...

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