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Literary institutions
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1. Definition

The term literary institutions has found a place in everyday language, but it was introduced in response to a series of recent developments in the study of literature (mainly outside the German-speaking world) whose roots go back to the acceptance of sociology as a new leading discipline, an orientation that has become increasingly clear since the late 1960s. In an approach to literature focused more and more on social history, s…

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Tschopp, Silvia Serena, “Literary institutions”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_023432>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801

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