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Quotational Practices: Repeating the Future in Contemporary Art

Patrick Greaney


Literature and art have always depended on imitation, and in the past few decades quotation and appropriation have become dominant aesthetic practices. But critical methods have not kept pace with this development. This book reopens the debate about quotation and appropriation, shifting away from naïve claims about the death of the author. In interpretations of art and literature from the 1960s to the present, this book shows how artists and writers use quotation not to undermine authorship and originality, but to answer questions at the heart of twentieth-century philosophies of history. The ... More

Keywords: quotation, appropriation, gender, identity, Walter Benjamin, Guy Debord, Michel Foucault, Marcel Broodthaers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780816687343
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816687343.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Greaney, author