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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 Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823272655.001.0001

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Futilitarianism: An Introduction

Futilitarianism: An Introduction

(p.1) Futilitarianism: An Introduction
Futile Pleasures

Corey McEleney

Fordham University Press

The introduction begins by addressing how current debates about the value of literary studies and the humanities often return to the English Renaissance. It then lays out the argument of the book, outlining the study’s archive, its organization, its methodologies, its contributions to literary studies, and its style.

Keywords:   close reading, deconstruction, futility, humanism, pleasure, queer theory, redemption, renaissance, utility

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